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.
The ozeki grappler is hoping to boost his chances for promotion to sumo's top rank after the Kyushu Basho by winning a second consecutive title.
Meanwhile, Takakeisho is chasing back-to-back titles to bolster his chances of earning promotion to yokozuna after the 15-day Kyushu Basho.
Infants become champions in the adorable Naki Sumo, or crying baby ceremony, one of Japan's lesser-known traditions celebrating transitions in a child's life.
Veteran grappler Takakeisho triumphed twice on the final day of the Autumn Basho to come from behind and capture his fourth Emperor's Cup.
Former ozeki Takayasu has been in this position before and will need to stay strong over the second week of the Autumn Basho to win his...
Mongolian grappler Hoshoryu was pushed to the brink by Abi but recovered to record an all-important win on Day 1 at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan.
The Mongolian will look to shine in his ozeki debut at the 15-day Autumn Basho. Compatriot Kirishima and others will also be looking to contend.
With one week to go in the Nagoya Basho, Hoshoryu is in a strong position to secure promotion to ozeki, sumo’s second-highest rank.
After winning the Summer Basho in Tokyo with a 14-1 record in May, yokozuna Terunofuji is hoping for more of the same in Nagoya.
Shishi, a 26-year-old from Melitopol, must contend with strong opposition at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament and concern for his loved ones.