After the intensity of 2018, fans may find themselves suddenly going cold-turkey on sumo news. The thing to note is that during this time of year, there are a handful of jungyo stops, and then everyone takes a breather prior to the release of the banzuke on Christmas Day. The team at Tachiai will scrounge, as always, for any rumblings in the sumo world, but for the most part the news-makers are out of sight and not up to anything obvious.
Many rikishi take a block of time off during this period (especially once jungyo finishes) to spend time with families during the New Years break. Some of the foreign-born rikishi may take trips back to their home country for a visit, too.
So never fear, dear readers! While it may be a quiet time for sumo news, Team Tachiai is still here, and we will share anything that comes to light. But expect light coverage for the next three weeks or so.