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  2. Akinomaki

    New Ozeki Takakeisho

    Takakeisho will have the promotion party on June 16th at the hotel were also Kisenosato and Takayasu had theirs, with room for about 2000 guests. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2019/04/20/kiji/20190419s00005000380000c.html For ozeki promotion he will get a 2nd kesho-mawashi from his high school Saitama Sakae, like Goeido did - with the school emblem, but in a color he likes - the standard one for juryo promotion is in the school color. Goeido got a black one. http://hochi.news/articles/20190421-OHT1T50306.html
  3. Akinomaki

    Haru jungyo 2019

    Day 20 Sano the Taka twins o Takasaki had about 4000 spectators o Terutsuyoshi was 6-1 against Ichinojo and Meisei o Takakeisho at butsukari-geiko with Ichinojo o Hokutofuji revealed that he'll be doing the Opening ball ceremony at the baseball match on the 5th, Seibu Lions vs. Rakuten Eagles o the NSK is catching up - they were busy with the new early sales start - Kashiwa: vid vid vid o o o
  4. Akinomaki

    Araiso activities

    In the afternoon, Araiso was at the preview for the new special Kisenosato exhibition in the sumo museum, till June 14th, starting tomorrow - 80 items, especially the Hokuto-no ken manga yokozuna kesho mawashi set, with Rao for him o o o o o o o his first set from his local koenkai o o o ooo vid
  5. Yamanashi

    Trump coming to the basho

    Every President since Ike has been to Japan, usually at least once per term to attend the G7(8) summits. And almost always meet with the Emperor and PM. Since Japan is an important ally, it's always good to meet. G.W. Bush met three times with Koizumi; Obama with Hatoyama, Kan and Abe (can't remember if he visited his "hometown" of Obama). Trump with Abe already. George W. visited Mongolia in 2005; wonder if he met Hakuho's Dad? Since the US Prez spends all that time getting to and from other countries, they always come up with photo ops doing "cultural things" to pass the time. Some profound, some silly.
  6. Rainoyama

    Haru jungyo 2019

    The tour is Sano, Tochigi prefecture today, as often lately no real big news to report. Local boys are the twins Takagenji and Takanofuji (21). Both were raised in Ibaraki but they're born in Tochigi which is also where their father's home town is. "It's the first time I come here since I entered sumo, the countryside is great isn't it ?" explained Takagenji who enjoyed "Sano Ramen" the local specialty. "I remember eating it a very long time ago, it was nostalgic. The flavour is wonderful" he commented. "I'm glad that our teacher from nursery school came to see us" said first born of the twins Takanofuji. Takagenji finished last basho 8-7 while ranked J4E and is as close as ever to his makuuchi's debut. In fact he may be selected from promotion if he is lucky enough given how many the demotable rikishi are. His brother on the other end finished 6-9 for his return to juryo after a year down climbing back after he was suspended for beating his tsukebito and is very likely to fall back down to Makushita once again. Newly promoted Ozeki Takakeisho is one school year older than the twins but entered sumo one year after them. "It's very vexing. He beat me to the spot and reached a prestigious rank beofore me" commented Takanofuji ( well Takakeisho didn't beat his tsukebito and didn't struggle to stay in Juryo...) While there is frustration of course, Takanofuji said there are a lot of things he can learn for his stablemate. " During good times as well as during bad times he his never feels down and always goes forward. He is only one year older yet the difference is so great. I want to follow his example and have the mental strength to get wins at important moments like he does" "I wonder what position we'll be in when we cut our mage" said Takagenji hinting that even if Takakeisho is well ahead for now the end of the race between stablemates is not over yet. https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201904220000513.html
  7. robnplunder

    Trump coming to the basho

    That figures. If it were a left leaning administration, I wouldn't think Trump will be invited. Birds of a feather flock together so to speak.
  8. Akinomaki

    Araiso activities

    The traditional event with always Sakana-kun, again with Kakuryu and also Kumamon this year - Kyodo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sxjPc0IRXI http://www.mhlw.go.jp/photo/2018/04/ph0423-01.html Araiso is taking over the event for the child welfare week from the active yokozuna, who now are too busy at the jungyo - with Sakana-kun as always http://this.kiji.is/492892860300510305 o o TBS news Yahoo video https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/jnn?a=20190422-00000032-jnn-soci -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy9qbDyc5WY 2017 instead of injured new yokozuna Kisenosato, sekiwake Takayasu did the koinobori ceremony https://www.mhlw.go.jp/photo/2017/04/ph0425-01.html 2009 Hakuho o 2010 Baruto o 2011 Hakuho https://www.mhlw.go.jp/photo/2011/04/ph0417-01.html 2012 Kakuryu - no sakana-kun till then o 2015 & 2016 Hakuho https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0PVpnUo_xE http://www.mhlw.go.jp/photo/2015/04/ph0427-01.html http://www.mhlw.go.jp/photo/2016/04/ph0425-01.html The event takes place since 1958, each year with a rikishi - I have found no list yet - 2001 it was Kaio
  9. Otokonoyama

    Trump coming to the basho

    This article suggests it's the Abe administration that has pushed for Trump at sumo, among other things. Wooing Trump with sumo wrestling, a future carrier and the Chrysanthemum throne
  10. Tochinofuji

    Videos Natsu 2019

    As another long time subscriber, I will greatly miss your uploads this coming basho. Hope to catch more of the fantastic Moti humour in July, but completely understand the need for a break. You've put in a tremendous amount of work over the years, and have in many respects singlehandedly carried the sport for a lot of us far flung fans. Thank you for everything you've done to date, and we look forward to more when the Moti-vation returns!
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  12. Yangnomazuma

    Videos Natsu 2019

    As a LONG time subscriber, I will miss your uploads. Alas, I'll have to find another source. Hope to see you back in July! Thank you, thank you for everything you've done and will do. You make things possible for those of us in parts of the world where "Live" is not an option.
  13. Akinomaki

    PR for Nagoya 2019

    The pre-advance sales application time has started http://sumo.pia.jp/ticket07.jsp New is that now also 1, 2 and 3 person masu seat boxes can be selected (not for A rank)- so far it were only the 4 person masu seats, those in the last row are sold for 2 person use. Unlike promised, only 3 choices and so far no option for multiple visits.
  14. Akinomaki

    Haru jungyo 2019

    Day 19 Takasaki Hakuho at the dohyo-iri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWfDHUS0ffI Goeido 11-0 with Daieisho - he lost to him last basho o Takayasu did 16 bouts with Asanoyama and others and thinks "the contents were good" o more from Kashiwa Takakeisho with Takayasu and Tochinoshin oo Final torikumi Kakuryu-Takayasu
  15. Benihana

    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    I think makuuchi hasn't seen something like that since the days of Konishiki. On the one hand i WANT to see that match, on the other hand i fear for Enho's health. But more curious am i, if Enho can make it high enough on the banzuke. You got a typo there...
  16. yutarotanaka

    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/2vRBVCLuZH47Aj6h8 Ichinojo and Enho #BiggieAndSmallie Should this photo be transferred to the 'Sumo with kids' thread? I mean look at the size discrepancy. I would probably take 2 1/2 Enho's to match Ichinojo's mass. Yikes!
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  18. Akinomaki

    Haru jungyo 2019

    Day 18 Kashiwa - home basho for Takanosho nothing from the NSK, but Chiganourawith a flood of pics Takanosho meets local mascot Kashiwani - which also is on the kesho mawashi from his locals oooo he also had a photo shoot with a Shiba dog in yokozuna kesho mawashi attire - looks like the dog lords (tonosama) in the Genroku era, for which the people had to bow and got killed if they mistreated one o there were more around o also for Kakuryu o Takanosho had a torikumi with Enho o o o o o o o o o o o o 3 from Chiganoura after the juryo dohyoiri o o Takagenji o o o o o Takanofuji oo o o o Taichiyama and Takatenshu o Takakeisho's tsukebito Takataisho and Takkento o Takakeisho with Goeido oooo withTochinoshin o o o o oo oo ovid with Takayasu o o dohyoiri and torikumi ooo o oo o o o Kakuryu with Shodai o Goeido and Nishikigi o o Hoshoryu also had a local jungyo - he graduated from high school in Kashiwa - and had his first oicho-mage: he was in the juryo torikumi against fellow Mongolian Kiribayama o oo Turbold (Mitoryu) got portrayed by Kototsurugi o o Yesterday in Gyoda Takakeisho lent his chest to Daieisho for butsukari-geiko o
  19. Kintamayama

    Haru jungyo 2019

    Busy day at the jungyo today, it seems. Takakeishou had promised Tochinoshin they would train together. Takayasu decided to join. Three way session. Takakeishou 5-8, second time doing sumo after a week. Strong sumo at first, tired out in the end and out of breath. He hadn't done much sumo till now, concentrating on the fundamentals. "It was good keiko. The feeling as I hit my opponents cause my power to surge. It was much better than a week ago. I have to take my body one step further and it will get even better. It's not often that we (the Ozekis, you know what I mean..) can train together," he said, seeming happy with his performance. Tochinoshin was 7-5, beaten easily once by Takakeishou's pushes, 4-2 against him in all. "I want to be able to do my own sumo against opponents I am having difficulties with.. " he stated. Takayasu was 7-6. His lower body is still lacking balance and he was seen pulling a lot. "The content was not good. I want to do better keiko. My stamina is OK and so is my physical power. I could have done more, but the content.." he said. New Ozeki-old Ozeki:
  20. Kintamayama

    Haru jungyo 2019

    Or maybe some of them just decide to start doing sumo during keiko later than others. First Haru jungyo sumo during keiko for Goueidou and Kakuryuu today as well. After the under-sanyaku boys wrapped up their keiko, Goueidou mounted the dohyo, facing Shoudai and Nishikigi for 11 bouts, winning them all, going for the front of the mawashi maemitsu attack a lot. Immediately after that, Kakuryuu mounted the dohyo, facing Shoudai for 7 bouts, winning them all, mostly checking out his moves. "Tachiai-that's the important thing. The rest is how my body responds and moves. I'm totally OK. I was planning on starting seriously during the second half of the jungyo anyway so I was building my body towards that. It was totally OK ," he said later. "It's been a while since I did sumo so I was checking out how my legs are moving.. It's not perfect yet, but it wasn't that bad. I will do serious keiko and will up the pace from here on. It's going to be a basho people will take notice of (new era, etc.), so I think I will be aiming for the yusho," said Goueidou.
  21. Kintamayama

    Haru jungyo 2019

    Endou just had his first keiko bouts this jungyo. No reason given for that, but some kind of injury for sure. "I decided to go for it during the dohyo iri today," he said. He faced Takarafuji and Ryuuden for 7 bouts going 4-3. Then he was called out by Takayasu for an additional 4 bouts, losing them all. "I will be mounting the dohyo from here on whilst consulting with my body," he summed.
  22. Akinomaki

    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    Ah, another careless miss, which also changed the meaning
  23. since_94

    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    He owed a lot of working hours from the previous couple of years and needed to start paying them back.
  24. Otokonoyama

    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    It was my understanding that Chiyonofuji declined the offered ichidai toshiyori, and instead took over the Kokonoe kabu from his stablemaster.
  25. Miki points to the need for Takakeisho to improve his "jump-off" (? initial charge) if further promotion is on his mind. http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0005650636
  26. Akōgyokuseki

    Sumo A-Z 2019

    Love the pictures update, Naganoyama, thanks as always for doing them.
  27. Akinomaki

    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    The point is to get rid of the ichidai toshiyori system: 4 eligible in the past, 1 declined the honor (Chiyonofuji), 1 left early - Demon seems to think it's not popular within the NSK - and that they don't want to have that last bastion also taken by the foreigners
  28. Gurowake

    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    What would be the point of not giving one to him? I don't think the bigwigs at the NSK can stop Hakuho from becoming a member the regular way. All they would be doing would be denying a kabu to someone else - someone most likely Japanese. To say that he doesn't deserve one would be a true farce.
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