(May 6 to 20 Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena)

Outstanding Performance Award:
Outstanding Technique Award: Myogiryu
Fighting Spirit Award: Tochiozan, Kyokutenho

Final day
Bulgarian Aoiyama pushed out Aminishiki for his 11th win. Kyokutenho and Goeido played a very close match in which the Mongolian got hold of the belt with his right and tried to throw. Goeido's foot touched the outer dirt and with that Kyokutenho was given a win. It's his 12th. Tochiozan also leading for the tourney victory came on the ring with no opponent. That's because Koto-o-shu suddenly pulled out complaining of a foot injury that will take him weeks to recover. So Tochiozan automatically earned a win, disappointing fans who wished to view a serious bout. Kotoshogiku shoved and shoved, and in the end use both hands to push Kakuryu out the ring. Kotoshogiku finished the tourney with 10 wins. Kisenosato tried to push Baruto but his shoves were ineffective. Baruto got hold of Kisenosato with his right and threw him, shattering Kisenosato's hope to go into playoff. Harumafuji shifted his position as he stood up to fight Hakuho. The small ozeki kept on trying to move sideways. Hakuho could not keep up and was driven out from behind. Harumafuji secured a majority win. It's Hakuho's 5th loss. As a result of the day's bouts, Tochiozan and Kyokutenho faced eachother in a playoff. Kyokutenho skillfully pulled away and thrust down Tochiozan. Kyokutenho became the oldest to win the Emperor's Cup for the first time or at age 37. It's the first time in 11 years to see a non champion class rikishi victorious.

14th day
Tochiozan shoved Kakuryu and shoved the ozeki's head forcing him to fall on the dirt. It's Tochiozan's 11th win. Kyokutenho got a hold of Koto-o-shu's belt with his left and threw the tall ozeki down. Kyokutenho won his 11th bout. Kotoshogiku shoved Toyonoshima out. It's the ozeki's 9th win. Kisenosato charged into Harumafuji and quickly walked the Mongolian out. Hakuho faced Baruto. In the end, the yokozuna got behind the Estonian and drove him out. Kisenosato, Kyokutenho and Tochiozan tie for the Emperor's Cup.

13th day
Koto-o-shu struggled against Kakuryu but in the end managed to shove the Mongolian out for his majority win. Goeido banged into Kotoshogiku then threw the ozeki down. It's Goeido's 7th win, while Kotoshogiku's 5th loss. Harumafuji pulled Baruto's arm. With that the Estonian lost balance and was driven down the ring. Hakuho immediately shoved Kisenosato. Kisenosato tried to shift position and put the yokozuna off balance and that worked, as Hakuho fell from the ring. But before that, Kisenosato was out of the ring first.

12th day
Homasho managed to push out Toyonoshima for his 2nd win only. Tochiozan pushed against Kisenosato and drove the young ozeki out. It's Kisenosato's 2nd loss. But he still is the sole leader. Koto-o-shu grapped Baruto and drove the big Estonian out.Its the Bulgarian's 7th win. Harumafuji lost control and Kakuryu got behind fellow Mongolian ozeki to drive Harumafuji out. Kakuryu as new ozeki secured a majority win. Hakuho shoved then threw Kotoshogiku on the ring. It's the yokozuna's 8th win.

11th day
Those who were with 8 wins the previous day were not able to earn a win on this day. That includes Takarafuji, Tamawashi and Tochiozan. Baruto clinched a majority win by getting a grip of Homasho's belt, driving him out. Kotoshogiku quickly shoved Harumafuji out also for his 8th win. Kakuryu got a hold of Kisenosato's belt with both hands and shoved him, but Kisenosato shifted and both went down. It was decided they touched the dirt the same time and so redid the bout. Kisenosato this time had a better position and shoved the Mongolian out. It's his 10th win. Hakuho skillfully defeated Koto-o-shu for his 7th win.

10th day
Harumafuji went low and threw Goeido to win his 6th bout. Koto-o-shu tried to shove Kisenosato but in the end Kisenosato pushed down the Bulgarian for his 9th win. Baruto had a firm grip of Kotoshogiku's belt then lifted him out the ring. Both are 7-3. Hakuho immediately went into Kakuryu and drove the new ozeki out. There was a applause of relief from the audience.

9th day
Gagamaru pushed Baruto's throat, but Baruto pushed forward and drove out the chunky man. Aminishiki charged forward and pushed out Kakuryu. It's the Mongolian's 2nd loss. Koto-o-shu got hold of Harumafuji's belt with his left and forced the Mongolian on the dirt. It's his 6th win. Kotoshogiku shoved and shoved but Kisenosato shifted slightly and drove him down. Kisenosato secured a majority win. Hakuho's shove was not effective. He tried to throw Toyonoshima by the neck, but he fell first on his hand while his body was floating lifelessly. For the first time as yokozuna, Hakuho succumbed to his 4th loss. After the bout it's reported Hakuho had a broken finger.

8th day
Harumafuji got hold of Takekaze's belt and forced him down. Koto-o-shu shoved and shoved against Homashou and won. Toyohibiki pushed against Kotoshogiku, but the ozeki kept himself in the ring and stepped aside to drive down Toyohibiki. Kotoshogiku was clearly in pain after the bout. Kisenosato pushed out Toyonoshima. Kakuryu made Baruto fall after driving him out. Hakuho was powerless, as he was taken to the edge of the ring by Goeido and shoved out. It's the yokozuna's 3rd loss already.

7th day
Kakuryu drove out Aran. Koto-o-shu grabbed Gagamaru out.Myogiryu powerfully drove Kotoshogiku out. It's Kotoshogiku's first loss. Kisenosato pushed out Takekaze. Goeido and Baruto fought an exciting bout in which both tried to lift eachother. In the end Goeido hooked his leg around the Estonian, forcing Baruto to fall. Harumafuji with his left threw Toyonoshima. Hakuho slapped Toyohibiki as he got up to fight, then gave a throw. The referee gave the bout to Hakuho, but the judges reversed the call and gave the bout to Toyohibiki. Toyohibiki was in tears of happiness to defeat the yokozuna for the first time.

6th day
Koto-o-shu disabled Aran from using his arm by keeping one up, and drove him out. Kotoshogiku shoved and shoved to defeat Aminishiki and the only on with a perfect record. Kisenosato gave a powerful thrust to force Goeido down. Baruto drove out Toyohibiki. Myogiryu shoved and as he fell forced Harumafuji out. Both are with 3-3. Kakuryu shoved Homasho's head and he fell. It's Kakuryu's 5th win. Hakuho threw the heavy Gagamaru to win.

5th day
Miyabiyama won his first bout by driving Tochinoshin out. Tochiozan lost his first bout pushed out by Gagamaru. Kotoshogiku shoved Takekaze. Takekaze rolled on the dirt. Kotoshogiku has a clean record. Myogiryu pushed down Kisenosato. It's the ozeki's first loss. Baruto lifted Aran out the ring. Toyohibiki powerfully forced Harumafuji out the ring. It's the Mongolian's 2nd loss. Kakuryu pulled back and shifted position to drive Takayasu out. Koto-o-shu tried to throw but without enough grip and was instead forced down by Aminishiki. It's the Bulgarian's 3rd loss. Hakuho drove Homasho out. Homasho has not won a bout yet.

4th day
Miyabiyama lost again. This time to Toyohibiki. Kisenosato drove Gagamaru out the ring for his 4th win. Aminishiki got hold of the lower part of Baruto's belt and shoved. Baruto walked out the ring for his first loss. Harumafuji threw Takayasu by holding his arm. Kakuryu and Toyonoshima fought hard against eachother, and in the end Kakuryu won. Koto-o-shu got hold of Takekaze's belt and forced his down the ring. Kotoshogiku quickly drove Aran out. Hakuho slapped Myogiryu, then thrust him again, forcing Myogiryu to touch the dirt.

3rd day
New makuuchi rikishi Chiyotairyu won his 2nd bout by defeating Yoshikaze a senior of his university. Baruto pushed out Myogiryu. Harumafuji had his left hand on Aran's belt and threw him to win. Kakuryu gave thrusts then pulled back by forcing Goeido down on the ring. Koto-o-shu threw Toyohibiki while Toyohibiki kept his hand on the lower part of the Bulgarian's belt. It appeared both fell on the dirt at the same time,but the win was given to Toyohibiki and none of the judges argued. Kotoshogiku shoved the heavy Gagaryu out the ring. Kisenosato moved forward with thrusts against Homasho and won. Hakuho slapped Takayasu then pushed him out.

2nd day
Gagamaru charged into Harumafuji. Harumafuji tried to keep his one foot in the ring and tried to force out the Georgian, but the referee gave Gagamaru the win. Kakuryu pulled back and was forced out by Myogiryu. Koto-o-shu tried to throw Goeido, but his arm slipped and instead, he fell. Kotoshogiku grabbed Homasho, shoved and shoved to win. Aminishiki who defeated the yokozuna on the first day lost this time to Kisenosato who attacked him from the side, which made him fall. Baruto got hold of Takayasu and drove him out. Aran got hold of Hakuho's belt, but so did Hakuho. Hakuho lifted Aran to force him out.

1st day
Brazilian Kaisei pushed out Sadanofuji for his win. Wakanosato gave thrusts and pushed out Yoshikaze. Shouhouzan and Aoiyama had to redo the bout. In the 2nd bout, the Bulgarian pushed Shouhouzan out. Miyabiyama fell forward on his belly in the fight against Wakakouyou. Goeido gave Takekaze thrusts and pushes then drove him out the ring. Kakuryu banged into the very plump Gagamaru. The new ozeki won with tn underarm throw. Koto-o-shu forced Miyogiryu down the ring. Kotoshogiku drove shoved Takayasu out. Kisenosato's thrusts forced Aran to leave the ring. Baruto picked up Toyonoshima and dropped him outside the ring. Harumafuji forced Homasho to fall on his belly. Hakuho moved forward but lost balance as he pulled away and was forced out of the ring by Aminishiki It's the first time in 4 years that a yokozuna lost in the first day of the grand tourney.

Pre Tourney highlight
Record 6 ozeki
With Kakuryu's promotion to ozeki, the record has been broken for the number of ozeki fighting in a grand tournament. Aside from Kakuryu, they are Kisenosato, Kotoshogiku, Harumafuji, Koto-o-shu, and Baruto.

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