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Tokitsukaze stable, Japan

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〒130-0026 Tōkyō-to
3 Chome−15−4 藤和シティホームズ両国

Sumida-ku, Japan
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The Tokitsukaze stable (時津風部屋, Tokitsukaze-beya) is a stable of sumo wrestlers in Japan, one of the Tokitsukaze group of stables. It was founded in 1769 and was dominant during the Taishō period.
In its modern form it dates from 1941 when it was established by Futabayama, who was still an active wrestler at the time. It was known as Futabayama Dojo until it was re-named Tokitsukaze stable in November 1945 when Futabayama retired. Upon Futabayama's death in 1968 the former Kagamisato took charge for a short time, but Futabayama's widow wanted Yutakayama Katsuo to take over, which he did upon his retirement in 1969. He in turn passed control of the stable on to his successor Futatsuryū in August 2002. As of January 2018 it had 14 active wrestlers, two of whom are sekitori.
The death of 17-year-old junior member Tokitaizan (real name Takashi Saito) in a hazing scandal on June 26, 2007, eventually resulted in the dismissal and six years in prison for the head of the stable, Tokitsukaze (real name Jun'ichi Yamamoto). This compelled Tokitsuumi, a long time top division wrestler from the stable, to retire from active sumo and take over as the new head of the stable.


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Tokitsukaze stable

Address: Japan, 〒130-0026 Tōkyō-to, Sumida-ku, Ryōgoku, 3 Chome−15−4 藤和シティホームズ両国