1939 January Basho, 3rd day
Futabayama vs. Komanosato
(the streak's final victory)
Going into this match, Futabayama had not lost since the 7th day of the 1936 January
Basho. An uwatenage, overarm throw win against Komanosato took
this winning streak to 69 consecutive bouts without a defeat. That streak ended
on the following day when he lost to maegashira Akinoumi in a match that
shocked the nation.
(another perfect tourney title)
A victory over newly promoted yokozuna Terukuni by sukuinage
or beltless arm throw on the 15th and final day of this tournament enabled Futabayama
to win his 12th and final top division title with a 15-0 record. This also marked
the yokozuna's 8th perfect championship.