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#1 Harry

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 15:58

I may go and do some backfilling but for the moment I thought I'd start with the senshuraku entry. Unfortunately it seems the pictures are iffy as usual.

Senshuraku
千秋楽

January 25th, 2009
2009年1月 / 2009年01月25日

Thanks a lot for 15 days of support.
15日間応援ありがとうございました。

I'm a new ozeki so 8 wins is pathetic but it's really turned into a good lesson.
新大関として8勝はちょっとなさけないけど本当にいい勉強になりました。

From the first I've gone and fixed it.
いちからやりなおします。

Ozumo is really hard.
相撲は本当にむずかしい。
But finally I held out to the end and got kachikoshi and that was really good.
でも最後まで粘って勝ち越せたのはやっぱりよかったです。

It was a long 15 days.
長い15日間だった。

Today Asofuji won and it was really good!
今日安壮富士関勝ってよかったな!

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Here we are together with the anideshi, carrying his son.
兄弟子の息子のせなくんと一緒に。

Cute kid eh!
子供はかわいいなぁ

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So, today I drink!
さあ、今日は飲むぞ!

Edited by Harry, 31 January 2009 - 16:01.


#2 Harry

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 15:59

From today on its work
今日から仕事

January 31st, 2009
2009年1月 / 2009年01月31日

Everyone, its been a while! (LOL)
みなさん、ひさしぶりです!(笑)

Today, it was former Tochinohanazeki and Tochisakaezeki's danpatsu-shiki so I went to the Kokugikan for that.
今日は元栃乃花関・栃栄関の断髪式だったので国技館に行きました。

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For the postbasho rest I didn't return to Mongolia, I enjoyed drinking every day!!
場所後の休みはモンゴルには帰らず、毎日楽しく飲んでいました~!!

This evening while I was drinking in Kanagawa hail was falling down...
この間夜神奈川で飲んでいたらあられがふってきて

It was the first time I saw hail, it was surprising!
はじめてでびっくりしたよ。

White stars seemed to be falling down from the sky.
空から白星がふってきたみたいだった。

At any rate, I'm doing lots of daily drinking (LOL)
それにしても、たくさん毎日飲んでますが(笑)

I'm also training.
トレーニングもやってます。

From just a short time of thirty minutes to an hour or so in order to gain speed I run while my muscles are hooked up to a machine...
30分から1時間くらいの短い時間だけどスピードつけるために走ったり、マシーンで筋肉つけたり

Keiko starts soon and I will do my best!
稽古もそろそろ始まるし、頑張ります!

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 20:16

OK, here I am backfilling a bit already....
Day 14
十四日目

January 24, 2009
2009年1月 / 2009年01月24日

Squeezed out a hard win~!
骨にしみる1勝~!

At last I got kachikoshi.
やっと勝ち越せました。

I'm tired.
疲れた~。

Today a big group was watching keiko but the ozeki was able to do good keiko so we displayed a good image.
今日は稽古総見でも大関にはいい稽古が出来ていたので、いいイメージでいけました。

After three losses in a row the reporters calling for 62% kachikoshi odds were blown away.
3連敗して勝ち越しの確率が62%って記者さんから言われてかえって燃えました。

It was good!
よかった~!

One more match tomorrow, I will do my best.
明日も1番、頑張ります。

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 20:20

In reverse order for a bit, perhaps the moderator who moves this to sumo info can put it back in order...

Day 13
十三日目

January 23rd 2009
2009年1月 / 2009年01月23日

Today for Takekazezeki I thought it would be dangerous but I calmed myself down and it went well.
今日も豪風関にさされて危ないって思ったけど、落ち着いてかわせてよかった。

The current basho feels really long...
今場所はほんとに長く感じるなぁ。

I have some pain but for the next two matches I will persevere.
少し疲れもあるけど、あと二番、粘ります。

Tomorrow is the Kotooshu fight.
明日は琴欧州戦。

I will really try my best to win.
勝ちこせるよう頑張ります。

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 20:29

Day 12
十二日目

January 22nd 2009
2009年1月 / 2009年01月22日

Today was dangerous...
今日は危なかった。

Really good!
ほんとよかったよ。

Somehow I persevered today and I won.
なんとか粘って今日も勝てました。

It was good...
よかった。

Finally my record is 6-6.
やっと6勝6敗です。

For the remaining 3 matches, I will concentrate and persevere.
残り3番、集中して粘ります。

Thanks in advance for your support.
応援よろしくお願いします。

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 20:32

Day 11
十一日目

January 21, 2009
2009年1月 / 2009年01月21日

Today too I won.
今日も勝ちました。

For the remaining 4 days, I will continue to win them all.
残り4日、全部勝ち続けます。

As usual thanks a lot for your comments.
いつもコメントありがとうございます。

I will persevere until the end!
最後までねばります!

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 20:44

The pictures seem to be transient again so please see http://blog.goo.ne.jp/harumafuji for the pictures.

Day 10
十日目

January 20, 2009
2009年1月 / 2009年01月20日

Thankfully today against yokozuna Hakuhozeki I won.
おかげさまで今日は横綱白鵬関に勝ちました。

I grabbed the front of the mawashi like I did in the prebasho keiko matches.
前みつをとれたので場所前の稽古通りに相撲が取れました。

I beat a zensho yokozuna therefore I will try my best to continue winning until senshuraku.
全勝の横綱に勝てたのだから、千秋楽まで勝ち続けられるように頑張ります。

Today too there were many guests in the heya.
今日も部屋にはたくさんのお客さんでした。

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They sang and encouraged me with the "southern straw bale" anthem (help here if you know what this is, nambutawarazumi?).
南部俵積みの唄を歌って激励していただきました。

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Apologies if I flub the names... sorry if they're famous, I don't know them.
Asano Yukosan and Nemoto Mayasan.
浅野優子さんと根本麻耶さん。

It's a song to sing on happy occasions.
おめでたいときに歌う唄です。

I received energy from it!
元気をもらいました!!

Tomorrow too I will do my best ozeki battle.
明日も大関戦頑張ります。

Edited by Harry, 31 January 2009 - 20:49.


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Posted 31 January 2009 - 20:53

Day 9
九日目

January 19 2009
2009年1月 / 2009年01月19日

I am ashamed to be an ozeki.
大関としてなさけない。

There is nothing else to say...
何もいえねぇ

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 21:15

Day 8
八日目

January 18, 2009
2009年1月 / 2009年01月18日

Because of yesterday's Toyonoshima fight (with Kaio, ending in kyujo after kotenage), I intended to do sumo from the outside (against Kaio today) and thrusted and did my best to grab.
昨日の豊ノ島戦のことがあったから離れて相撲をとるつもりで突っ張って取りました。

Tomorrow I will do my best with ozeki spirit.
明日は大関の意地でかんばります。

I will persevere until the end.
最後まで粘ります。

Thanks in advance for your support.
応援よろしくお願いします

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 21:19

Day 7
七日目

January 17, 2009
2009年1月 / 2009年01月17日

Today I have a good feeling.
今日は気分がいいです。

I feel glad for it to be this sort of "one match one win" thing.
1番勝つことがこんなにつらいって思わなかった。

From tomorrow until the end I will persevere and do my best.
明日から最後まで粘って頑張ります。

Thanks for your support.
応援よろしくお願いします。

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 21:21

Day 6
六日目

January 16, 2009
2009年1月 / 2009年01月16日

Aaa....
あー

I don't understand.
分からないな。

What next.
どうしてだろうな。

Sumo is hard.
相撲はむずかしい。

But the basho remains, I will persevere until the end!
でも残り、最後までねばるよ。

Thanks a lot for your support.
応援ありがとうございます。

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 06:05

Harry, thanks for the blog report.

Can you point out the link to Harumafuji's blog.

Thanks,

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 06:22

Here's the link to his blog:

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/harumafuji

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 06:25

Here's the link to his blog:

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/harumafuji


Much appreciated.
Thank you.


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Posted 01 February 2009 - 18:45

In reverse order for a bit, perhaps the moderator who moves this to sumo info can put it back in order...

Alas, I don't know any way to change dates, and board software automatically sorts posts by posting date. The only solution would be to repost them in correct order, but I see no sense in that.
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#16 Harry

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 19:02

In reverse order for a bit, perhaps the moderator who moves this to sumo info can put it back in order...

Alas, I don't know any way to change dates, and board software automatically sorts posts by posting date. The only solution would be to repost them in correct order, but I see no sense in that.


Thanks for moving it. They are OK as they are. Each entry is dated so people can follow it by the original dates if they want to and we already know how the basho went so it isn't like reading senshuraku first is going to spoil the surprise for anyone.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:17

Back to the present...

Bean scattering ceremony
豆まき

February 2nd, 2009
2009年2月 / 2009年02月03日

Today I did the bean scattering ceremony with everyone at the Izumo Taisha Sagami shrine.
今日はみんなで出雲大社相模分祠の豆まきに行ってきました。

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They were great people!
すごい人だったよ。

In order for good fortune to come to everyone, I tried with all my might.
みなさんに福が来るように、一生懸命まいてきました。

Just myself eh (LOL)
自分にもね(笑)

It was fun!
楽しかったよ。

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:08

Just myself eh (LOL)
自分にもね(笑)

For me too, eh!

This conveys that the bean throwing he did was to bring luck to everyone (as the previous sentence said) but that he also hopes it will work to bring him luck as well.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:20

Just myself eh (LOL)
自分にもね(笑)

For me too, eh!

This conveys that the bean throwing he did was to bring luck to everyone (as the previous sentence said) but that he also hopes it will work to bring him luck as well.


Thanks as always for the correction. I thought it was 'nimo' only as he was the only rikishi or only ozeki scattering beans at that shrine but your translation makes much more sense!

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:13

They were great people!
すごい人だったよ。



I think this means there were a lot of people there.


Could be, that certainly would make more sense though I've never seen it used like that. Thanks!

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 13:13

Good morning!
おはよう!

February 4th, 2009
2009年2月 / 2009年02月04日

I'm off!
行ってきます~!

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There's a promotion party in Mongolia so, together with my oyakata its Mongolia.
モンゴルで昇進パーティーがあるので、親方も一緒にモンゴルです。

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:40

They were great people!
すごい人だったよ。



I think this means there were a lot of people there.


Could be, that certainly would make more sense though I've never seen it used like that. Thanks!

I think the thing is that in reading Ama's blog we need to think like a foeigner who has learnt Japanese is a functional sense. he is not a native speaker, and I doubt he has learnt the language formally like most foreigners do. Certainly reading the stuff he has written so far it is to the point and not always entirely correct. I think Nishi's sense of what he is trying to say is correct.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 20:39

I'm back
ただいま

February 7th, 2009
2009年2月 / 2009年02月07日

I have returned from Mongolia.
モンゴルから帰ってきたよ。

Mother made preparations for the promotion party, it was even better than I had imagined and I'm deeply grateful.
昇進パーティーはお母さんが準備してくれて、想像してたよりすごいパーティーで感激した。

Because my oyakata was introduced to my father in Japan / supporter's association leader Kohei Komakisan, this sort of great party was made possible so I am very happy.
親方と日本のお父さん・後援会長の小巻公平さんを招待してこんなすごいパーティが出来たことが、すごいうれしい。

To my mother, I give thanks to god!
お母さんに、神様に感謝したよ。

I will do my best to return the favor to sumo and my oyakata.
相撲と親方にもっと恩返しできるように頑張らないと。

I haven't done a lot of training lately.
もっと体も鍛えて大きくしないと。

Now I will do my best to turn my attention to the coming honbasho.
来場所に向けて頑張ります。

Every day in Mongolia, I drank too much delicious alcohol!
毎日モンゴルで、おいしいお酒を飲みすぎました!

Now, the fiery taste of alcohol is in my throat! (LOL)
今、酒でのどがひりひりしてるよ(笑)。

It was a lot of fun but I'm kind of tired!
楽しかったけど、ちょー疲れた!

Edited by Harry, 08 February 2009 - 20:48.


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Posted 08 February 2009 - 20:45

Tournament
トーナメント

February 8th, 2009
2009年2月 / 2009年02月08日

Argh, I finished with a loss.
あーあ…負けちゃいました。

For some reason, I couldn't concentrate at the tachiai.
なんだか立ち合いで集中できなかった。

I wonder if my fatigue has piled up a little...
ちょっと疲れもたまってたかな…

From tomorrow on it's keiko, I must recharge my fighting spirit, eh!
明日から稽古、気合い入れないとね。

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 23:46

Because my oyakata was introduced to my father in Japan / supporter's association leader Kohei Komakisan, this sort of great party was made possible so I am very happy.
親方と日本のお父さん・後援会長の小巻公平さんを招待してこんなすごいパーティが出来たことが、すごいうれしい。

My oyakata and my father in Japan/supporter's association leader Mr Kohei Komaki were invited, and I am so happy that we could have this kind of great party.


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