In his final Kyushu Basho match, Kirishima used his superior athleticism against Takakeisho en route to his ninth straight win and first title as an ozeki.
In his first match at the Kyushu Basho, former ozeki Asanoyama used an arm throw to hand the promotion-chasing ozeki his second straight defeat in Fukuoka.
Mongolian grappler Kiribayama posted back-to-back victories on the final day of the Spring Basho to deny Daieisho his second championship.
The grand champion was halted mid-bout, then came back to beat Wakamotoharu in a highly unusual display of sumo.
Five lower-ranked wrestlers share the lead while Terunofuji is in a large group one win back.
The lone yokozuna won his second straight tournament at the sport's highest rank.