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  2. John Gunning

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Took that avatar shot through the window of the resturant that was in front of the Ryogoku JR exit nearest the Kokugikan. It's now a soba place. Sept 2006 was it?
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  4. Gurowake

    Kimarite Statistics - July 2020

    But he does have 3 losses by yoritaoshi, and if a rikishi really doesn't want to lose by yorikiri, it's pretty hard to force it if he's willing to stay standing until he falls backwards. He's just waiting until reality forces him over than give up easily. Or maybe it's just a coincidence.
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  6. Kujo

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    It shouldn't be too hard to find the truck driver. He should be the only one driving around with a mawashi as a covid-19 mask.....
  7. Otokonoyama

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Might have been Kyokutaisei in that documentary. Yeah, obviously the canvas sort get washed. The silken shimekomi, not so much.
  8. Hakuryuho

    Kimarite Statistics - July 2020

    Oh yeah my bad lmao
  9. Benihana

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Although everybody seems to say mawashi are never washid, i am 100% sure i saw a picture of a rikishi loading/unloading black mawashi into/from a washing machine some years ago. Even the thought of wearing the same underwear for more than a day is gross to me. A cotton mawashi soaked with dirt and sweat from hours of daily training...revolting.
  10. Yubinhaad

    Kimarite Statistics - July 2020

    There were 66 shitatenage here, you were looking at shitatehineri which had 5. Brief moment of panic there when I thought I'd messed the table up!
  11. Hakuryuho

    Kimarite Statistics - July 2020

    Mildly interesting that Shitatedashinage and Shitatenage happened 7 and 5 times respectively, normally the "dashi" version of a throw is used far less often iirc.
  12. Yubinhaad

    Kimarite Statistics - July 2020

    Hi all, sorry for the delay but here are the kimarite statistics for the 2020 July basho. Terunofuji's quest for redemption took a big leap forwards as the former Ozeki took the yusho on his return to the top flight. And although Hakuho's basho was curtailed by a late kyujo, the Yokozuna had already done enough to clinch his 83rd Makuuchi kachi-koshi, surpassing former Ozeki Kaio's record of 82. A total of 53 kimarite were used in this basho (the highest since 2017 Aki with 54), of which seven were making their first appearance of the year. Sekizuka got the ball rolling on Shonichi with a tokkurinage win. Later in the day, Fukuyama hauled Fukazawa down from behind for an okurihikiotoshi win. And still on the opening day, talented Matsuda picked up a ketaguri win - he's used plenty of leg trips and kicks during his sumo career, but surprisingly this is his first ketaguri. On Day 2, Sazanami toppled Kotokume at the edge with an ipponzeoi, although as you can see in the video it was quite unusual as he combined the shoulder throw with a kakenage leg lift. Elsewhere on the second day, Sorakaze collected the third susoharai win of his career. On Day 3, rookie Wakaonehara produced a very welcome komatasukui leg grab win against Takasu, no video of it unfortunately. That kimarite has declined over the last decade or so and is about half as common as it was before. Lastly, Tanahashi got the second chongake win of his career on Senshuraku in a scrappy encounter with Chiyotenfu. Hansoku also appeared for the first time in 2020, ending a run of three basho without any rule breaking, the longest since a five-basho spell almost a decade ago. 43-year-old Satonofuji produced a nice izori win against Miyakojima (see also the pictures below the table) - it's the 16th izori win of his long career, which is now just five bouts away from a total of 1,000. Minor trivia - Tsukahara has passed 100 career bouts without winning or losing by yorikiri. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.08% Amiuchi 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0.12% Ashitori 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 0.16% Chongake 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Fumidashi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Fusen (default) 6 1 2 5 6 0 20 0.80% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Harimanage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hatakikomi 33 17 35 39 66 8 198 7.93% Hikiotoshi 9 4 24 29 17 4 87 3.48% Hikkake 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 0.16% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Isamiashi 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.12% Izori 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Kainahineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kakenage 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.08% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 2 3 8 10 10 2 35 1.40% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.08% Ketaguri 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Kimedashi 3 1 0 2 0 0 6 0.24% Kimetaoshi 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0.16% Kirikaeshi 1 0 0 1 1 2 5 0.20% Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.04% Koshikudake 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotenage 3 6 7 8 7 3 34 1.36% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Kubinage 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 0.16% Makiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Mitokorozeme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Nichonage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Nimaigeri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okuridashi 7 6 9 22 16 1 61 2.44% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.08% Okurinage 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Okuritaoshi 0 1 2 2 4 0 9 0.36% Okuritsuridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okuritsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Omata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Osakate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Oshidashi 53 43 84 175 187 72 614 24.59% Oshitaoshi 7 1 14 21 23 12 78 3.12% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Shitatedashinage 4 0 1 1 1 0 7 0.28% Shitatehineri 0 2 2 0 1 0 5 0.20% Shitatenage 5 5 7 16 26 7 66 2.64% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.08% Sotogake 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 0.16% Sotokomata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sotomuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sototasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sukuinage 6 2 4 19 18 4 53 2.12% Susoharai 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Susotori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tokkurinage 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.08% Tottari 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 13 3 11 14 11 2 54 2.16% Tsukihiza 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 0.16% Tsukiotoshi 34 8 24 31 35 12 144 5.77% Tsukitaoshi 4 0 3 2 1 0 10 0.40% Tsukite 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.04% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Tsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsutaezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Uchigake 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Uchimuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ushiromotare 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Utchari 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 0.20% Uwatedashinage 4 7 5 10 6 2 34 1.36% Uwatehineri 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Uwatenage 17 13 24 33 42 13 142 5.69% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 81 73 90 151 191 56 642 25.71% Yoritaoshi 3 4 20 32 49 17 125 5.01% Zubuneri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Satonofuji's izori win, Day 2:
  13. Kintamayama

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    He'd tell me it was ラルキ and we'd still be none the wiser..
  14. Kintamayama

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Wow, my secret is out..
  15. RabidJohn

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    According to Chris Gould, the rabbit's ashes were in a 'lucky charm' hidden within the folds. I was under the impression that mawashi were never actually washed. Brushing with a yard brush would removed encrusted salt from sweat, and airing on a wall in sunlight would dry them and somewhat neutralise odours. Either way, you'd have thought the charm would be removed before cleaning and airing.
  16. sumojoann

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Another thing that wasn't questioned was why the remains weren't removed before washing the mawashi. The mawashi was hanging up to dry when it was stolen. It seems to me that the remains would have been removed and then put back in the fold after the mawashi finished drying. Also, if a deck brush was used to clean the mawashi, wouldn't that have damaged the remains?
  17. Kaminariyuki

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    I have a good friend, not an enormous gal but a solidly built woman, who taught English in a small village up in Iwate. She'd done her laundry and gone to work one day, but when she returned from school she found all her delicates had been snagged from the clothesline. She was furious and knew immediately that because Japanese women are somewhat smaller than westerners, the missing articles were going to be very difficult to replace. Then her female neighbor came over with half of her laundry in a basket. It had started to rain and she brought half of my friend's laundry inside. I'm amazed this mawashi incident happened in Japan.
  18. Katooshu

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    On the topic of our beautiful Kinta---apparently he used to be a war reporter on the side.
  19. Akinomaki

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    One bone (or more - in Japanese you never know - unless you know) as talisman
  20. Benihana

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    I read crap... One thing that wasn't questioned 'til now...how do remains of a dead bunny fit into the fold of a mawashi? Did he sit on it? Just wondering...
  21. Otokonoyama

    Corona and sumo

    Any coinfections? https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/medical-community-increasingly-mindful-of-co-infection-during-coronavirus-pandemic/ar-BB11YV2Y
  22. Asojima

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    I can still grow 10-15 hairs in a month or two. I too choose the bald look.
  23. Akinomaki

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    You could ask Ichinoya if he can ask Terasawa - so far we don't even know if it's Raruki (ラルキ Hochi) or Rarukii (ラルキー Nikkan -> Indian curry Ladki), which r could be l and if the -u would be dropped in romaji.
  24. Akinomaki

    Corona and sumo

    He was tested negative on the 11th, but complained of bad physical condition on the 13th and then was tested positive. According to Shibatayama, the route of infection is unknown. http://www.sankei.com/sports/news/200814/spo2008140021-n1.html
  25. Yamanashi

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Too bad Ichinoya can't do the same thing about his height.
  26. Kintamayama

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Do you know what Raruki means or If it is a common pet name or did he mean to call him Lucky but his English is bad?
  27. 16 - Kitano Soma (北野 颯馬), Tochigi Type of Wrestler Big, strong Major Achievements Wanpaku quarter-final (Grade 5) Personal Stories Oyama City, Ibaraki. A full 90 minute journey by car to Sensoji Temple in the heart of Tokyo. It is a journey that Kitano Soma makes every Saturday and Sunday to attend sumo training at Komatsuryu Dojo (John Gunning's club). His coach once joked that with the amount of dedication that Soma shows to the sport, it would be hard for him to not improve. Kitano Soma is a pusher and thruster through and through, preferring to stay off the belt. A bit like this (Soma is on the left):
  28. Height requirements are also overlooked in some cases eg. if they have a certain level of attainment in university sumo.
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