2019 January Picture Banzuke - Tamawashi's First Win; Kisenosato's Last Banzuke
Imported from Japan and the Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan (Tokyo Sumo Arena).
This is a Picture Banzuke representing the wrestler's rankings for the January 2019 Grand Sumo Tournament (basho) held in Tokyo. Unlike other character based Banzuke, this one has very colorful images of the top division wrestlers wearing their Kesho-mawashi making for a very striking wall display. In addition to the wrestlers it includes some of the Referees (gyoji) and Announcers (yobidashi).
The Yokozuna listed on this Banzuke are Hakuho, Kakuryu, and Kisenosato.
Ozeki are Goeido, Takayasu, and Tochinoshin.
Sekiwake are Takakeisho and Tamawashi
Komusubi are Myogiryu and Mitakeumi.
This banzuke is Tamawashi's first makuuchi yusho win. Since Kisenosato is retiring this will be his last Picture Banzuke. It is also the first Picture Banzuke with up and comer Yago in his makuuchi debut.
This Banzuke has been folded and comes in a flat envelope.