Hanaregoma stable

Hanaregoma stable (放駒部屋, Hanaregoma beya) was a stable of sumo wrestlers, one of the Nishonoseki ichimon or group of stables. As of September 2010 it had eight active wrestlers.[1]

The stable was established in 1981 by former ōzeki Kaiketsu Masateru, as a breakaway from Hanakago stable.[2] Among the wrestlers who went with him was Ōnokuni, who reached the top makuuchi division in 1983. In 1985 its parent stable folded and it took in the remaining Hanakago wrestlers, including future makuuchi Hananoumi and Hananokuni. Ōnokuni became the 62nd yokozuna in 1987. The stable had less success in later years, and did not have a sekitori ranked wrestler after the retirement of Shunketsu in 2008.

In August 2010, Hanaregoma became the head of the Japan Sumo Association,[3] a position he held until 2012.

On 7 February 2013, due to Hanaregoma′s imminent mandatory retirement, the stable was absorbed into Ōnokuni′s Shibatayama stable, which had branched off from its parent in 1999.


Notable wrestlersEdit


  • Tamamitsu Kimura (real name Nobuhide Ueda) - san'yaku referee[4]
  • Kichijiro Kimura (Masahiro Nishino) - makushita referee


  • Katsuyuki (Katsuyuki Koyama) - san'yaku usher

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Aki 2010 Banzuke". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 25 September 2010.
  2. ^ Sharnoff, Lora (1993). Grand Sumo. Weatherhill. p. 198. ISBN 0-8348-0283-X.
  3. ^ Buckton, Mark (27 August 2010). "Does a new Sumo Association boss signal a new direction?". Japan Times. Retrieved 25 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Gyoji (Referees) - goo Sumo". Japan Sumo Association. Archived from the original on 11 February 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2010.