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#51 Onnagumo

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Posted 22 February 2003 - 22:09

Wow....now that I read my own message, I see my new avatar!Manekineko-zeki, thanks for posting this pic, and Kotoseiya-zeki, thanks for adapting it to avatar-size!  (Jumping of joy...)
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#52 Kotoseiya Yuichi

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Posted 22 February 2003 - 22:15

I found an old directory with images I intended to upload long time ago. Hohum... (Blush...) There we go.

Ryogoku Kokugikan. One day I'll be there... :-Q

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Gyoji (Shikimori Toshihiro?) writing a new banzuke. Caaaareful with that ink bottle! (Oh my god...)

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Tamakasuga's wedding cake. Mmm, whipped cream... 8-O

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Sally's hair being done. Looks painful.

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'Nada-zeki's been doing tegatas. This time black ones instead of more usual red.

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Always time for pretty girls. :-D

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Toki with a boy sharing the same kensho motif. I'd say his son, right?

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Behold the bespectacled!

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Sansho winners Hokutoriki, Asashoryu & Kyokushuzan displaying their prizes. That kind of silverware would look very good over my fireplace. :-9

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Finally Asashoryu discovers mushrooms in his food. He's rightfully extremely upset as mushrooms aren't to be eaten by humans. (Hehe...)

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#53 Manekineko

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Posted 23 February 2003 - 17:24

Toki with a boy sharing the same kensho motif. I'd say his son, right?

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Behold the bespectacled!

Hey, I wanted to post some of those pictures! ;) :p

Yes, I'd say it's his son. BTW, does anyone know if those baby kesho-mawashi are also made from silk etc like the real thing? And what happens to them afterwards?

It's amazing how many of those guys wear spectacles...
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#54 Tony

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Posted 23 February 2003 - 18:31

I found two webpages with Chiyonofuji's pictures:
http://homepage3.nif...syumi-chiyo.htm
http://www8.plala.or...tak6/museum.htm

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#55 Yoavoshimaru

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Posted 23 February 2003 - 19:24

Gyoji (Shikimori Toshihiro?) writing a new banzuke


That is an awesome picture.  Thank you Kotoseiya Yuichi (Exclamation)

And thanks Tony for the Chyionofuji pics too!

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Posted 23 February 2003 - 20:07

Chiyonofuji fans will be happy to hear that after a weekend of digging through the treasure-trove of scans (thanks again and again to Hahanoyama-zeki) I found some 4-5 pictures of this great yokozuna, which I'll post soon. But I also found 200 ( ! ) other very interesting and/or amuzing pictures... so, this thread isn't dying anytime soon.  :-D
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Posted 23 February 2003 - 20:19

Ouahh!!!!!! GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!


GO ON Manekineko-zeki!

#58 Yoavoshimaru

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Posted 24 February 2003 - 15:18

Chiyonofuji fans will be happy to hear that after a weekend of digging through the treasure-trove of scans (thanks again and again to Hahanoyama-zeki) I found some 4-5 pictures of this great yokozuna


Great!  Looking forward to it.

I'm surprised there isn't a central site for Chiyonofuji with a lot of pictures and other infomation.  Maybe I just haven't found it yet.  Or maybe it's all in Japanese.

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Posted 24 February 2003 - 17:38


Chiyonofuji fans will be happy to hear that after a weekend of digging through the treasure-trove of scans (thanks again and again to Hahanoyama-zeki) I found some 4-5 pictures of this great yokozuna


Great!  Looking forward to it.

I'm surprised there isn't a central site for Chiyonofuji with a lot of pictures and other infomation.  Maybe I just haven't found it yet.  Or maybe it's all in Japanese.

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There is no such homepage in English. In fact, there is little more even in Japanese, although I am not sure some more could have cropped up since I last updated my own bookmarks (quite some time ago...).

Anyway, this is about what I can find for now:

There are a few (not many) pictures at Fukushima towns homepage (observe that this link has changed recently and is still incorrect on most link lists). It is six pages and there is a link to the next at the bottom of each:
http://www.town.fuku...zuna/fuji01.htm

This page has all yusho photos of Chiyonofuji (31 of them!). They are on three pages, being the three top links on this page.
http://page.freett.c...konoe/index.htm

Finally there is a rather nice photo gallery on Kokonoe-beya's official site. Scroll down slightly for link to the photo gallery:
http://www.kokonoe-b...ta/oyakata.html

If anyone find any other good links, please share them!
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#60 Yoavoshimaru

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Posted 24 February 2003 - 18:23

Yubiquitoyama-zeki, you are the man!  Thanks!

I'd never seen this early kesho-mawashi before:
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what does it mean?

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Posted 24 February 2003 - 19:13

This page has all yusho photos of Chiyonofuji (31 of them!).

OK, one quick interjected question... on the topic of Yusho portraits, WHEN are these taken?  They are obviously all different shots, so do the Makuuchi ALL pose for these before the basho?  Cause by the time they get the Cup and the framed portrait, it's obviously all already taken and framed...  So, I would guess they make them for all Makuuchi before the basho?  And if so, what happens to the ones they didn't use? :)

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Posted 24 February 2003 - 19:23

This page has all yusho photos of Chiyonofuji (31 of them!).

OK, one quick interjected question... on the topic of Yusho portraits, WHEN are these taken?  They are obviously all different shots, so do the Makuuchi ALL pose for these before the basho?  Cause by the time they get the Cup and the framed portrait, it's obviously all already taken and framed...  So, I would guess they make them for all Makuuchi before the basho?  And if so, what happens to the ones they didn't use? :)

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I think they are taken after the basho and are lifted to the roof at a later time. Do they really get a copy during the yusho ceremonies? I didn't think so, but I am very uncertain about this, so anyone who knows, please share.
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Posted 24 February 2003 - 21:10

I think they are taken after the basho and are lifted to the roof at a later time. Do they really get a copy during the yusho ceremonies? I didn't think so, but I am very uncertain about this, so anyone who knows, please share.

They DO get a framed portrait as part of the long "procession of prizes", IIRC right after they receive the Emperor's Cup and the NSK Banner (or maybe after the Prime Minister's Cup, in any event, pretty early in the prize rotation) :)  I guess many of you never get to see the "procession" on Eurosport or the web feed, but it really seems to drag on and on and on... first time I saw it, I could not believe how many prizes and trophies are handed out! :)

I also fuzzily seem to remember that once one of the NSK commentators said that the Yusho winner gets to keep one portrait, and that an identical one will be hoisted in the arena.  But, it was 4:07 in the morning, or close to it, so I might have heard wrong in my state of semi-delirious quasi-consciousness! :)

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#64 Yoavoshimaru

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Posted 24 February 2003 - 21:18

It seems like a waste to take everyone's pictures.  My guess is on the second to last day they take pictures of yusho contenders.  There's typically only one or two contenders going into the last day.

Then it's no big deal: digital camera, print out picture in a couple of minutes.  They probably buy all 6 frames (or however many they need) in advance, and so it only takes a few minutes to get the framed picture ready.

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Posted 25 February 2003 - 10:52

So, here's Chiyonofuji!

Two dohyo-iri:
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And two pictures taken by fans:
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And more Chiyos to fill the thread:

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Look closely at Taikai's towel, and you'll see another Chiyo... ;)

Tenzan and Miya from those golden times when they were hopes of Ozumo.
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Who wouldn't want to join these four lovelies in there! :D
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(Kaiho, Tenzan, Minatofuji and Aminishiki)

And what a commercial for Pepsi! Mmm, yummy!
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Posted 25 February 2003 - 11:13

I just LOOOOOVE this thread!  (Happy...)
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Posted 25 February 2003 - 11:30

MAGNIFICENT! THANK YOU VERY MUCH MANEKINEKO-ZEKI!!!!

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Posted 25 February 2003 - 17:01

I also fuzzily seem to remember that once one of the NSK commentators said that the Yusho winner gets to keep one portrait, and that an identical one will be hoisted in the arena.

Yes, they are called yusho-gaku.


yusho-gaku, about 350 cm tall pictures of yusho winners; hung on the ceiling of Kokugikan; paid by Mainichi Shimbun newspaper and coloured over black and white photos by an elderly lady; after being in Kokugikan for six years they are given to the respective rikishi; prior to every honbasho held at Kokugikan two yusho-gaku depicting latest honbasho winners are revealed


Here are Kotomitsuki and Musashimaru in January 2002 as they are shown the yusho-gaku of their respective yusho (Aki 2001 for Keiji, Kyushu 2001 for Fia).

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I noticed later this picture shows also the yusho-gaku hung high up near the ceiling.

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Posted 25 February 2003 - 17:28

So, here's Chiyonofuji!


Great!  Thank you Manekineko-zeki!

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Posted 25 February 2003 - 20:39

Still few more. First few of those gaku pictures still.

Here we have Kaio & Takanohana introduced their gaku.

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Kaio with the small one in his hands and the big one in the background.

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Judging by the wood grain this Kotomitsuki gaku is one of those small ones the yusho winner gets either right away with him on the dohyo or later when the big gaku is shown for the first time.

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Then few wedding photos. First Kaio.

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Then Tokitsuumi who, I think, was suspected a bachelor earlier. :-D

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Finally a series of four pictures from Daishi's danpatsu-shiki ceremony. Although he wasn't that famous by his sumo alone (then again a long career in juryo and occasionally in makuuchi as well is naturally relatively speaking a successful one, no doubt), he got name for him as an excellent sumo jinku singer. Here he is with other rikishi singing in turns with his two small sons. I miss him. He was one of us Showa 43ers... (Waving goodbye...)

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Posted 26 February 2003 - 08:26

And here's one I took in 1998-a rare Hanada brothers one, when they were not on speaking terms.
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Posted 26 February 2003 - 09:21

This thread is GOLD! Thank you everyone!

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Posted 26 February 2003 - 14:45

Here are two pictures from a kyokai calendar (2001?). First the gyoji (down to the juryo-kaku rank) and then the three yokozuna of 2000 - 2001. What's that building? Apparently one built for Tokyo Olympics.

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Then I'd like to introduce the newcomers few former maegashira who have retired recently.

First Kitakachidoki Hayato of Isenoumi-beya who got as far as M3. Northern Victory Cry from Hokkaido retired in September 2000. He's now Katsunoura Oyakata in Isenoumi-beya.

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Then we have Ohinode Takaaki of Tatsunami-beya whose highest rank was M9. Great Sunrise retired in September 2000 as well due to lung ailment and intended to establish a cosmetics import firm. Anyone with news about him?

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And finally Minatofuji Takayuki of Minato-beya who had the Tatsutagawa kabu but didn't he sell it? My memory fails again... Anyway he was M2 at his best and spent 46 bashos in makuuchi. The Marshmellow Man retired in September 2002. Another Showa 43er... :~-(

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Finally two images for Kyokutenho fans among us (and I count myself in)! First, he's a drummer and second, he's a komusubi! 8-O

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Posted 26 February 2003 - 15:00

More great pictures from Kotoseiya Yuichi -- thank you!

Is the kyokai calendar available to purchase over the internet?

The three yokozuna look very happy ;)

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Posted 26 February 2003 - 16:13

Is it me or does Maru have a look on his face which tells you Akebono as just hit him with that mallet? I can almost hear the birds twittering above his head.
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