This was an exciting tournament for sure! Newly promoted Yokozuna Kisenosato recovered from a late-tournament injury to secure his second championship in a row after a great playoff with Ozeki Terunofuji. What makes this championship unusual is that Kisenosato won it right after being promoted to sumo's highest rank. Usually being promoted to Yokozuna means media calls, appointments, and a lot of commitments that leaves less time for training and more distractions and many newly-minted Yokozuna struggle to be competitive in their first tournament after promotion. In fact, Kisenosato almost set a record for most consecutive wins after Yokozuna promotion. He set such a hype that all tickets were sold out of the tournament and I was unable to watch any matches in person this go around and I missed the playoff match since I was on a plane heading back from Japan. Next time. To celebrate, here are a few BBM cards of Kisenosato.