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  2. Fay

    Retirees after Hatsu 2019

    I'm a bit sad to see him go. Officially it's talk about an injury but I guess he didn't want to go on with sumo. It was not his own desire to become a sumo wrestler. His father took him to a tournament in Mongolia and he won without any practising. So he tried in Japan. Too bad he couldn't reach Juryo fast, then he would have stayed I guess. He has a wife and two kids (3 and 1 year old) in Mongolia and missed them much, no chance to live with them in Japan as long he isn't sekitori.
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  4. Akinomaki

    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    TBS BirthDay today was about career and 2nd life of 2 rikishi https://www.tbs.co.jp/birth-day/onair/20190216.html First Oiwato and 2nd part Tsurugidake with his forums/topic/38472-sumo-related-ryokan/ http://www.miomio.tv/watch/cc421846/
  5. Akinomaki

    Sumo monuments and statues

    The how many-th yokozuna he was - I think it's part of a quiz/official test: If you can tell his yokozuna number (and similar trivia), you are a certified Hyogo region expert
  6. rhyen

    Another Sekitori Marriage

    but Aminishiki was. https://ameblo.jp/ami-nishiki/entry-12440694062.html?fbclid=IwAR2npv2U9xHS-T27hkzCFARtCL-B4fhHpCsUqwYoXZdWg0x2cBoX9gMGmrw
  7. Chris Gould has just uploaded his video of the team final between Kawakami Dojo and Sumiyo Sumo Club. Will the three musketeers be able to overcome their eternal nemesis this time?
  8. Kintamayama

    Terunofuji's health problems

    Most likely to sit out Haru as well. "I think I will wait till the last minute to decide if I'm in or out. I will listen to my body and my Oyakata. I'm not in perfect shape , but I'm OK ," he said. He has not started doing any sumo in training. "I get all excited when I watch sumo on TV. My feelings for it have not vanished!" he declared.
  9. Kintamayama

    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Takarafuji had his ceremony today, with the 4 month old baby. I was not there.
  10. Jaakunakunshu

    Greetings from the UK

    Nothing wrong with the north either, I went to uni in Hull so I've got plenty of friends up that way :)
  11. Tsubame

    Sumo monuments and statues

    Just out of curiosity: Why are parts of the last picture blurred out?
  12. John Gunning

    Soccer kids visit heya

    https://brilliantmaps.com/football-vs-soccer/
  13. Benihana

    Rikishi Health Check Pics 2019

    Yeah, he could infect the recipient with bad knees
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  15. Yamanashi

    Day 15 pics overview Hatsu 2019

    I don't see it; BBT looks too wimpy. Closer to Charles Bronson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bronson#/media/File:Charles_Bronson_-_1966.JPG or Jack Soo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Soo#/media/File:Jack_Soo_1975.jpg
  16. Gurowake

    Food Prizes

    Indeed. Major accidents get publicity. Minor continuous releases of equally problematic things are just seen as a "cost" (borne by others) of doing business, even if they are worse overall for everyone involved. I won't point fingers so as to not get this dragged into a political discussion.
  17. Asojima

    Food Prizes

    The "radioactive fallout" is almost negligible. It is standard political and media hype.
  18. yorikiried by fate

    Day 15 pics overview Hatsu 2019

    Kataonami-oyakata would for sure win any Billy-Bob-Thornton-lookalike competition.
  19. yorikiried by fate

    43rd Nihon ozumo tournament pics overview

  20. Fujisan

    Greetings from the UK

    Southener hey? Nice area of England that..........
  21. Benevolance

    Food Prizes

    I know Fukushima is not a small prefecture, but I'm always curious about how they are addressing the radioactive fallout when they're handing out these bursaries, and whether heyas would actually want to use the goods they received.
  22. Jaakunakunshu

    Greetings from the UK

    Grew up in Suffolk, currently living in Essex
  23. Kintamayama

    February special one day tournaments

    The NHK tournament including the singing will be broadcast between 15:15 (3:15 PM) and 16:35 (4:35 PM) on February 17th, JST.
  24. Akinomaki

    Haru jungyo 2019

    Tomokaze also had a talk-show and continued the PR at the city hall with the mayor oo Pref. local Fujishima-oyakata today did PR for the Hitachinomiya jungyo on Apr. 14th, after 2 years again, with a press conference at the city hall - Araiso won't take part at the jungyo in his home prefecture. http://www.sankei.com/sports/news/190215/spo1902150031-n1.html Jungyo man Kiyomigata (Bushuyama) was also there with the mayor local NHK vid: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/mito/20190215/1070005485.html
  25. Akinomaki

    Food Prizes

    As the yusho winner, Tamawashi received the 1 ton of ten-no-tsubu rice and other local produce that comes with the Fukushima-gov. cow trophy award. Local JA representatives delivered it to the heya on the 12th. The other produce this time is 10kg of Fukushima beef, and in sum 36kg of local garlic chive, shiitake mushrooms, green onion, shungiku (leaves of edible chrysanthemum ) and anpo-gaki (semi-dry persimon). http://www.minpo.jp/news/detail/2019021360237
  26. Akinomaki

    Retirees after Hatsu 2019

    Sasayama told his brother Daiseido 6 months ago about his plans to retire. Daiseido all the time followed his brother in sumo, from first grade to high school to ozumo, and he wanted to show his gratitude by good results and see him off as sekitori - at least he managed to do it with the return to sekitori ensured. Sasayama will work at a restaurant in Tokyo that serves regional cuisine from his home prefecture Aomori: "I want also from now on help to build up excitement for my brother and the home area." http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/column/sumo/news/201901270000085.html after his last bout on day 13 - at the hanamichi with his brother
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