Hakuho, who topped the all-time wins list with a 1,048th victory on Friday, broke a mid-ring stalemate and came out on top of an epic tussle by ousting Harumafuji (11-4) with a frontal crush-out at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. Hakuho wrapped up the tourney with a 14-1 mark, one win ahead of Bulgarian No. 8 maegashira Aoiyama.

"I lost on the 11th day, but the way I turned back the tide after that was in my head so I was able to get on the ring relaxed today," said Hakuho. "To be able to break (former ozeki) Kaio's 1,047 record and (yokozuna legend) Chiyonofuji's 1,045 mark at the same tournament is gratifying. I'd like to go back to my hometown and rest up tomorrow but the thing in my head right now is (the next goal of) 1,000 wins in makuuchi (the top division)."

Aoiyama finished with a flourish, quickly yanking komusubi Yoshikaze (9-6) down by the back of his neck for his 13th win. Aoiyama's impressive form here earned him the Fighting Spirit Prize, one of three awards the Japan Sumo Association gives to wrestlers at the end of a meet.

Sekiwake debutant Mitakeumi closed with a 9-6 mark after blasting out sixth-ranked Onosho (10-5). Mitakeumi, who handed Hakuho his only defeat of the basho, was awarded the Outstanding Performance Prize for the second straight meet. "I didn't think I would be able to win this award twice in a row so I am pleased," said Mitakeumi. "It was good that I was able to wrestle my brand of sumo at this tournament, win on the last day and also get a victory against Hakuho."

Onosho finished at 10-5 again in only his second tournament in makuuchi.

Takayasu claimed ozeki bragging rights by slapping down Goeido (7-8) to close out his first appearance at sumo's second-highest rank with a 9-6 record.

2017 Nagoya Basho Senshuraku