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    NHK news9 (hidden) video: dohyo-iri keiko, Taka, Kaku comments http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140327/k10013283581000.html Already on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SitEkF5LNbw making the tsuna Yomiuri fitting it on Mainichi Sponichi Sankei dohyo-iri training Sankei highlight - Kyodo Jiji megapic - I can't decide which is best, so I post both - Kyodo and Jiji with the same pics for this test yesterday News9 - +oyakata comments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x0Fp4SxIyY the late messengers arrive bigger Sponichi Mainichi Asahi some yokozuna acceptance phrases Sunday: the wine of victory
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    Ring ring.. ring ring.. Hakuhou: "Moshimoshi??" Kakuryuu: "Good morning boss.." H: "Oh, the newest member of our exclusive club.. To what do I owe the honor?" K: "Just to thank you for your support, and maybe get some advice from you.." H:" Make it quick, we're going to play golf." K: "Golf? WE? Who is 'we'? I'm your partner.." H: "Yes, you were, and we had great times, but now things have changed and I think it may be a bit inappropriate.." K :"Why? We're still pals, right? So who is your new partner?" H: "Ama. What did you want?" K: "Ama? How is that appropriate then?' H: "Tsuna-brothers." K: "What?" H: "You know, Shiranui.. You decided to go Unryuu." K: "Oh, come on, you know it's not my decision.." H: "Be that as it may.. Now, what is it you wanted?" K: "Well.. we can't find anyone who knows how to tie the knot Unryuu style.." H: "What??? You can't WHAT?? HAHAHAHA.. You just killed me.. I gotta tell Ama..This is hilarious.." K: "Are you done? Can you help me or not?' H: "I can give you Dorj's cellphone number.. HAHAHA.. that was a good one, you gotta admit.." K: "Come on, can't you help me here? It's no laughing matter.." H: "You bet it isn't.. HAHAHAHA.. OK, give me a minute to calm down.." K: "I guess even you can't help me out.." H: "There are limits even to my powers, Anand.. HAHAHAHA.. Sorry.." K: "Ok.. I have to go- I have a dohyo-iri lesson with Takanohana.." H: "Say hi from me and tell him I'm coming over for degeiko to whip Takanoiwa's ass.." K: "Thanks for nothing.." Click. Ring ring.. Brrring ring. Hakuhou: "Ama, you gotta hear this.." Harumafuji: "You did not win that first bout-you were definitely shini-tai.. Get over it already.." Hak: "No, no, not that. Anand just called and told me nobody there knows how to tie the Unryuu knot!! Nobody!!" Har: "What's the problem? I took a video of Dorj during some jungyo- you can totally see how it's done. I'll call Anand and.." Hak: "No, not just yet- wait a couple of hours..let the new guy sweat.." Har: "You are so bad.."
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    Here are the kimarite statistics for all divisions this basho. Many thanks to araibira for his efforts! (Sign of approval...) On the leg trip side of things, there were two chongake this basho, both of them involving Kyokutaisei. Unusually, he was on the losing side of the first one and then on the winning side of the second. Elsewhere, Tosahikari did well to turn a potential sotogake loss into a kakenage win. And there were two kawazugake, the first time in over five years that there has been more than one. Sokokurai's win was only the seventh in the Juryo division. So far this year there have been seven zubuneri, already two more than we saw in the whole of 2013. All of the last twelve have been performed by just three rikishi. Of the four in this basho, the best were those from Ikeru and Terutsuyoshi. That is unless you are a fan of matta, in which case you should watch Satonofuji and Bariki give a masterclass. Yumitori-shiki performer Satonofuji makes another appearance here, providing the first example this year of the rare izori. Actually, for him that move isn't really all that rare - this was his 14th izori win. In my opinion there are few finer exponents of shitatehineri than Satoyama, and he started the basho off with this one against Kyokushuho. He followed that with another on Day 4, seen here in Kintamayama's kompilation (thanks!). The lower divisions provided five more over the next few days. This osakate from Sekizuka was only the 16th example of that kimarite since it was brought into the modern kimarite list in 2001, and the first of the year. This basho also saw the first sabaori of the year, unfortunately that one seems to have slipped through the video net. This uchimuso win for Nankairiki is a good example of how an immovable bulk like Maeta can be brought down with a tap to the inside of the leg. More leg work can seen in this rare susotori win from Ishiura, and this opening day ashitori from Uno, who was accompanied by his cheering squad in the audience. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Abisetaoshi 0 1 1 0 3 0 5 Amiuchi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ashitori 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Chongake 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 Fumidashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fusen (default) 3 1 2 0 1 1 8 Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hansoku (foul) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 Harimanage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hatakikomi 24 31 44 60 41 4 204 Hikiotoshi 7 8 18 25 28 3 89 Hikkake 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Isamiashi 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 Izori 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Kainahineri 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 Kakenage 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Katasukashi 4 0 5 7 3 1 20 Kawazugake 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 Kekaeshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kimedashi 6 0 2 4 4 0 16 Kimetaoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kirikaeshi 1 1 2 2 6 0 12 Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Koshikudake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kotenage 7 1 8 10 10 0 36 Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kubihineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kubinage 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 Makiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 Mitokorozeme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nichonage 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Nimaigeri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Okuridashi 12 5 17 26 18 1 79 Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Okurinage 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Okuritaoshi 2 1 2 2 4 1 12 Okuritsuridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Okuritsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Omata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Osakate 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Oshidashi 59 46 107 164 114 28 518 Oshitaoshi 3 8 18 19 30 6 84 Sabaori 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Sakatottari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Shitatedashinage 3 1 2 1 1 0 8 Shitatehineri 2 0 0 3 2 0 7 Shitatenage 6 4 16 16 19 3 64 Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sokubiotoshi 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 Sotogake 2 1 1 3 4 0 11 Sotokomata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sotomuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sototasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sukuinage 9 1 7 17 9 1 44 Susoharai 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Susotori 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 Tasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tokkurinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tottari 2 1 1 1 0 0 5 Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tsukidashi 8 9 12 14 10 5 58 Tsukihiza 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Tsukiotoshi 16 14 21 39 29 5 124 Tsukitaoshi 2 1 2 2 1 0 8 Tsukite 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tsuridashi 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 Tsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tsutaezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Uchigake 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 Uchimuso 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 Ushiromotare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Utchari 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 Uwatedashinage 6 4 5 8 9 1 33 Uwatehineri 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 Uwatenage 17 10 16 22 25 9 99 Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Watashikomi 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yorikiri 92 49 72 193 171 38 615 Yoritaoshi 16 5 23 39 45 2 130 Zubuneri 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 [/td][td]__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________
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    FNN (Fuji) - best image quality http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlSMNBDg0sQ TBS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qVk6tGGkaA NHK news (hidden) videos: They usually don't publish the same scenes again on the news site, but have this time Ohayo-nippon with about the same as yesterday: asa-momi, interview http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140326/k10013239191000.html dentatsu-shiki: the ceremony and words of acceptance http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140326/k10013242471000.html news at noon dentatsu-shiki+ comment of the new yokozuna http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140326/k10013246121000.html that is already on youtube pics when the day's papers have all pages complete
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    I think this movie will collect many awards - Golden Raspberry Awards that is...
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    Looks slow and fluid. Like tai-chi. I agree. And I don't think Hakuho is quite there yet, if this is the effect he's going for. He approaches the pacing, but lacks the fluidity.
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    Looks slow and fluid. Like tai-chi.
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    Even given that this is apparently at his danpatsu-shiki, Futabayama's dohyo-iri was extremely slow-paced and impassive.
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    I see nothing wrong with this question. There have been accusations of "unmotivated" sumo before - to use kyokai jargon here. As to the bout in question, it looked legit to me. Hakuho was slow at the tachiai and when he woke up and it was simply too late.
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    today in the papers Trailer (a glimpse of Akebono)
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    I beg to differ. His shiko is rather substandard.
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    Comedian does keiko at Takanohana Beya. Amusing: http://youtu.be/csD54V3kDcM http://youtu.be/5vllpeTJgu8 http://youtu.be/EHYylsMQgJU
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    More money has been earned. Career Income from Salary, Basho Bonus and Prize Money ● Until Natsu 2014 Name Rank Income ¥ Basho Bonus ¥ Prize Money ¥ Sum ¥ Appr. $ Appr. € Hakuho 299.394.000 139.360.000 294.000.000 732.754.000 7.290.170 5.729.404 Harumafuji 236.982.000 36.610.000 82.400.000 355.992.000 3.541.764 2.783.501 Wakanosato 252.367.178 47.482.000 28.600.000 328.449.178 3.267.741 2.568.144 Kyokutenho 250.900.766 42.510.000 22.000.000 315.410.766 3.138.022 2.466.197 Kotooshu 255.550.000 33.586.000 18.600.000 307.736.000 3.061.665 2.406.188 Aminishiki 230.552.000 38.642.000 20.000.000 289.194.000 2.877.191 2.261.208 Kisenosato 198.784.000 24.842.000 18.500.000 242.126.000 2.408.912 1.893.183 Kotoshogiku 193.088.000 19.996.000 16.000.000 229.084.000 2.279.157 1.791.208 Asasekiryu 180.002.000 23.740.000 10.200.000 213.942.000 2.128.509 1.672.812 Baruto 160.126.000 18.620.000 30.800.000 209.546.000 2.084.773 1.638.440 Kakuryu 160.448.000 15.502.000 28.300.000 204.250.000 2.032.083 1.597.031 Takekaze 177.588.000 20.640.000 6.000.000 204.228.000 2.031.864 1.596.859 Toyonoshima 160.948.000 19.856.000 22.300.000 203.104.000 2.020.682 1.588.070 Tokitenku 156.654.000 17.348.000 4.600.000 178.602.000 1.776.911 1.396.489 Homasho 127.310.000 16.234.000 16.300.000 159.844.000 1.590.288 1.249.820 Goeido 124.972.000 14.008.000 19.400.000 158.380.000 1.575.723 1.238.373 Yoshikaze 133.406.000 14.262.000 6.400.000 154.068.000 1.532.823 1.204.658 Tochiozan 126.924.000 14.578.000 10.300.000 151.802.000 1.510.278 1.186.940 Toyohibiki 109.298.000 11.608.000 10.200.000 131.106.000 1.304.374 1.025.118 Tochinoshin 92.518.000 9.856.000 8.500.000 110.874.000 1.103.085 866.924 Kitataiki 97.622.000 10.590.000 2.000.000 110.212.000 1.096.499 861.748 Tamaasuka 89.432.000 10.970.000 5.000.000 105.402.000 1.048.644 824.138 Tamawashi 89.334.000 9.124.000 2.500.000 100.958.000 1.004.431 789.391 Aran 82.370.000 9.050.000 6.100.000 97.520.000 970.226 762.509 Shotenro 79.954.000 8.952.000 6.000.000 94.906.000 944.220 742.070 Wakakoyu 80.932.000 8.630.000 2.300.000 91.862.000 913.935 718.269 Kimurayama 79.184.000 7.670.000 4.000.000 90.854.000 903.906 710.387 Okinoumi 74.182.000 7.590.000 4.500.000 86.272.000 858.320 674.561 Gagamaru 66.652.000 6.948.000 6.600.000 80.200.000 797.910 627.084 Hochiyama 63.364.000 6.104.000 2.400.000 71.868.000 715.015 561.936 Myogiryu 50.094.000 5.062.000 14.500.000 69.656.000 693.008 544.640 Sagatsukasa 59.220.000 5.266.000 2.500.000 66.986.000 666.444 523.764 Tosayutaka 59.444.000 5.704.000 1.800.000 66.948.000 666.066 523.466 Kaisei 54.866.000 5.242.000 6.000.000 66.108.000 657.708 516.898 Satoyama 58.128.000 5.266.000 2.500.000 65.894.000 655.579 515.225 Shohozan 52.702.000 4.886.000 5.200.000 62.788.000 624.678 490.939 Sadanofuji 55.300.000 4.890.000 2.000.000 62.190.000 618.728 486.264 Takayasu 51.490.000 5.478.000 4.500.000 61.468.000 611.545 480.618 Daido 54.754.000 5.274.000 300.000 60.328.000 600.203 471.705 Takarafuji 51.156.000 4.766.000 300.000 56.222.000 559.353 439.600 Tochinowaka 51.156.000 4.838.000 0 55.994.000 557.084 437.817 Masunoyama 47.992.000 4.432.000 2.300.000 54.724.000 544.449 427.887 Oiwato 50.274.000 4.122.000 0 54.396.000 541.186 425.322 Fujiazuma 48.104.000 4.464.000 0 52.568.000 522.999 411.029 Aoiyama 44.182.000 4.422.000 2.800.000 51.404.000 511.418 401.928 Yoshiazuma 41.006.000 4.464.000 0 45.470.000 452.381 355.530 Chiyonokuni 39.046.000 3.672.000 2.200.000 44.918.000 446.889 351.214 Ikioi 37.086.000 3.500.000 4.000.000 44.586.000 443.586 348.618 Chiyotairyu 35.560.000 3.870.000 4.000.000 43.430.000 432.085 339.579 Tokushinho 39.368.000 3.144.000 500.000 43.012.000 427.926 336.311 Tenkaiho 39.046.000 3.480.000 300.000 42.826.000 426.076 334.856 Sotairyu 37.842.000 3.186.000 100.000 41.128.000 409.182 321.580 Kotoyuki 35.882.000 3.168.000 2.000.000 41.050.000 408.406 320.970 Kyokushuho 33.264.000 2.930.000 2.200.000 38.394.000 381.982 300.203 Takanoyama 33.810.000 3.278.000 0 37.088.000 368.989 289.991 Asahisho 33.264.000 2.958.000 500.000 36.722.000 365.347 287.129 Ryuo 33.264.000 2.950.000 0 36.214.000 360.293 283.157 Tokushoryu 31.738.000 2.758.000 400.000 34.896.000 347.180 272.852 Jokoryu 28.686.000 2.594.000 2.900.000 34.180.000 340.057 267.253 Chiyootori 28.574.000 2.534.000 2.200.000 33.308.000 331.381 260.435 Nionoumi 27.482.000 2.500.000 0 29.982.000 298.291 234.429 Towanoyama 25.176.128 2.710.000 1.000.000 28.886.128 287.388 225.861 Takanoiwa 23.884.000 2.042.000 2.300.000 28.226.000 280.820 220.699 Homarefuji 25.410.000 2.190.000 500.000 28.100.000 279.567 219.714 Akiseyama 24.864.000 2.064.000 600.000 27.528.000 273.876 215.241 Daikiho 21.266.000 1.804.000 500.000 23.570.000 234.498 184.294 Sadanoumi 20.720.000 1.702.000 800.000 23.222.000 231.036 181.573 Masuraumi 20.720.000 1.664.000 500.000 22.884.000 227.673 178.930 Shironoryu 18.648.000 1.588.000 0 20.236.000 201.328 158.225 Kitaharima 18.648.000 1.496.000 0 20.144.000 200.413 157.506 Kagamio 17.668.000 1.522.000 0 19.190.000 190.921 150.047 Azumaryu 17.668.000 1.344.000 0 19.012.000 189.150 148.655 Tanzo 16.576.000 1.324.000 1.000.000 18.900.000 188.036 147.779 Kimikaze 15.050.000 1.252.000 2.500.000 18.802.000 187.061 147.013 Endo 12.544.000 1.152.000 4.000.000 17.696.000 176.058 138.365 Osunaarashi 11.998.000 1.056.000 600.000 13.654.000 135.844 106.761 Dairaido 12.432.000 1.078.000 100.000 13.610.000 135.406 106.417 Oniarashi 10.360.000 1.020.000 500.000 11.880.000 118.194 92.890 Kotoyutaka 10.360.000 960.000 500.000 11.820.000 117.597 92.421 Terunofuji 8.834.000 758.000 2.000.000 11.592.000 115.329 90.638 Tochihiryu 10.360.000 824.000 400.000 11.584.000 115.249 90.575 Chiyomaru 8.834.000 734.000 2.000.000 11.568.000 115.090 90.450 Seiro 10.360.000 826.000 300.000 11.486.000 114.274 89.809 Arawashi 10.360.000 948.000 0 11.308.000 112.503 88.417 Chiyoo 10.360.000 826.000 0 11.186.000 111.290 87.463 Kotokuni 8.288.000 1.070.000 500.000 9.858.000 98.077 77.080 Chiyoarashi 8.288.000 642.000 300.000 9.230.000 91.829 72.169 Amuru 6.216.000 624.000 500.000 7.340.000 73.026 57.391 Yotsuguruma 6.216.000 606.000 500.000 7.322.000 72.847 57.251 Higonojo 6.216.000 482.000 400.000 7.098.000 70.618 55.499 Dewaotori 6.216.000 484.000 100.000 6.800.000 67.653 53.169 Masakaze 6.216.000 480.000 0 6.696.000 66.619 52.356 Sensho 4.144.000 436.000 800.000 5.380.000 53.526 42.066 Kaonishiki 4.144.000 436.000 100.000 4.672.000 46.482 36.530 Kotomisen 4.144.000 402.000 0 4.546.000 45.228 35.545 Hitenryu 4.144.000 360.000 0 4.504.000 44.810 35.217 Kizenryu 2.072.000 160.000 700.000 2.932.000 29.170 22.925 Toyonokuni 2.072.000 180.000 500.000 2.752.000 27.380 21.518 Keitenkai 2.072.000 160.000 500.000 2.732.000 27.181 21.362 Ryuden 2.072.000 160.000 500.000 2.732.000 27.181 21.362 Dewanosato 2.072.000 270.000 0 2.342.000 23.301 18.312 Sakigake 2.072.000 164.000 0 2.236.000 22.246 17.483 Hishofuji 2.072.000 160.000 0 2.232.000 22.206 17.452
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    http://youtu.be/CTmHJ5LpuN8
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    That phrase is quite frequently heard in our office (which happens to belong to a japanese company with a loooong history,...)
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    Kotooshu, Takekaze and Daikiho at the completion event for the film http://news.walkerplus.com/article/45592/ http://www.cinematoday.jp/page/N0061696 http://eiga.com/news/20140326/16/ Much much more: 13 rikishi and 4 former rikishi take part due to cooperation with the NSK, including Kotooshu. And Akebono takes part as well. http://sankei.jp.msn.com/entertainments/news/140207/ent14020710300014-n1.htm List of rikishi and former rikishi appearing at http://natalie.mu/comic/news/109407 Film homepage: http://thermae-romae.jp/ Leading actor Abe with Takekaze,
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    older pics new on the day Hochi Nikkan, Sponichi Sanspo/Sankei Daily Zakzak Tokyo-np Sankei variation yusho fishes Day 12 win against HF
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    Dentatsu-shiki - the messengers were late Hochi Tokyo-np Jiji Sankei Mainichi most papers like Nikkan have this Kyodo main pic Kodawari highlight from Sankei biggest in Japantimes several variations in other papers - I list just Mainichi Sanspo Sankei Asahi Yomiuri Jiji Sponichi Mainichi Sanspo Sankei - one of the hidden big ones so maybe it disappears soon Another(?) fish Sankei Japantimes Jiji Mainichi Zakzak nnn Sankei Daily Asahi kiss from the parents Sanspo Sankei Jiji Yomiuri Mainichi Sankei Mainichi Sankei Jiji Nikkei - the first one disappeared Sankei
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    The actual tsuna will be made tomorrow, I believe. Today rikishi from the ichimon gathered at Izutsu-beya to carry out the asamomi, preparing the hemp for the tsuna by kneading it with rice bran. Pictures in the spoiler box.
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    Only on cereal killers.
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    Kakuryuu will be doing his first dohyo-iri on the 28th (that's three days from today..) at the Meiji Jingu shrine and on the 30th at Ise Shrine.. Some logistic problems: Problem 1: Kakuryuu needs the three-piece suit dohyo-iri garb (mitsuzoroi) that he and his two attendants wear during the ceremony. None in the Ichimon, as ties with ex-Kashiwado's family (the last Yokozuna to come out of Tokitsukaze Ichimon back in 1961) have not been maintained. Solution 1: Borrow it from Kitanoumi rijicho, outside of the Ichimon. Problem 2: Tokitsukaze Ichimon has not had a Yokozuna since 1961 (Kashiwado). Nobody there knows anything about doing the Unryu style dohyo-iri. Solution 2: Ask Takanohana (outside of the Ichimon) to teach him. Problem 3: Nobody in the Ichimon has any idea how to make an Unryuu style tsuna for the tsuna uchi.It is different in length etc. As both current Yokozuna use the Shiranui style, that won't help. Solution 3: Go to Takasago beya (outside of the Ichimon..) where some of the guys used to make it for Asashouryuu, who did it the Unryuu way, and ask for their help. Interesting piece of trivia that I did not know: In December of 2011 on the 100th anniversary of the great Futabayama's birthday, Hakuhou (who is his greatest fan) did a dohyo-iri Unryuu style!!! Back then he also was helped by the Takasago lads.
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    That's far too simplistic. The overall quality of non-yusho performances matters. For a yusho the W-L record isn't important, or at least shouldn't be - it makes no sense to penalize the best rikishi of a basho for not having been even better. Fortunately, the YDC and the NSK seem to agree, given the Wakanohana3 promotion - his second yusho was only a 12-3, but it was hardly his fault that nobody else put together more than 11 wins. On the other hand, while there's only one yusho winner per basho, there are always 41 rikishi who don't win the yusho, and it's silly to treat them as completely alike. The only objective measure we have for judging them are their win-loss records. And something like Kakuryu's 14-1 playoff loss is quite simply miles ahead of, say, Kaio's best-ever "tsunatori runner-up" score of 12-3 (which wasn't even good enough to get him into a playoff). To not acknowledge that is intellectual laziness - laziness that the Kyokai itself finally started moving away from after nearly two decades (see ScreechingOwl's point about Tochiazuma, which IIRC was also applied to Kaio two years earlier), and that move has found its inevitable conclusion in Kakuryu's promotion now. People forget that Futahaguro was a fine rikishi, and if he hadn't run into his off-dohyo trouble and had been able to see through a normal career, he'd almost certainly have lucked into a yusho or two in the following few years. (Heck, the Chiyonofuji machine probably would have made sure of it at some point...) If things had played out that way, nobody would ever have got the idea that yokozuna promotions must be "two yusho or bust" to begin with. It's a simple accident of history that has finally been overcome.
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    Maezumo Haru 2014 Group A (even-numbered days) Rank Name Heya Born Height Weight Shikona Shi-k East side Mz3 Eguchi Hideto Kokonoe 1996 186 cm 157 kg [/td] Mz10 Nagao Yuki Kasugano 1995 173 cm 121 kg Mz11 Yahagi Arashi Kasugano 1995 190 cm 123 kg Mz12 Taniguchi Sho Kasugano 1995 170 cm 115 kg Mz20 Miura Tatsuki Shibatayama 1998 176 cm 105 kg Yokuyusei 翼雄星 Mz21 Nakatani Yoichi Michinoku 1993 175 cm 105 kg Mz23 Sakai Shoichi Otake 1995 175 cm 104 kg Mz32 Sasaki Daichi Tatsunami 1998 170 cm 107 kg Kitadaichi 北大地 Mz33 Ishinoda Yuto Tatsunami 1998 170 cm 71 kg Byakkomaru 白虎丸 Mz34 Okamoto Masahiro Tatsunami 1995 179 cm 100 kg Kokuryunami 刻竜浪 Mz45 Kawamoto Fukuto Miyagino 1998 178 cm 79 kg Mz46 Oshima Yuki Miyagino 1998 170 cm 111 kg Oshimayama 大嶋山 West side Mz5 Mori Kisara Hakkaku 1996 186 cm 133 kg Mz6 Nakamura Kodai Hakkaku 1995 185 cm 112 kg Nakamurayama 中村山 Mz15 Yamazaki Toshiki Asakayama 1998 175 cm 86 kg Mz16 Imaizumi Kiichiro Asahiyama 1998 175 cm 79 kg Mz25 Otaki Ryosuke Azumazeki 1999 171 cm 99 kg Mz26 Nakata Hiroyuki Azumazeki 1999 178 cm 100 kg Mz27 Niina Ryota Azumazeki 1998 180 cm 115 kg Mz37 Kimura Junya Onoe 1998 179 cm 112 kg Takakurayama 高倉山 Mz38 Akutsu Kazuki Onoe 1998 166 cm 72 kg Mz41 Nakatsuji Shin Asakayama 1998 169 cm 107 kg Mz49 Yamashita Ikki Matsugane 1998 172 cm 111 kg Mz50 Nakaishi Rui Matsugane 1998 180 cm 125 kg Maezumo Haru 2014 Group B (odd-numbered days) Rank Name Heya Born Height Weight Shikona Shi-k East side Mz2 Hirabara Shohei Isegahama 1995 171 cm 134 kg (Hatsu class) Mz7 Akashi Ryuto Isegahama 1999 176 cm 109 kg Mz9 Kogure Takuma Kataonami 1995 187 cm 136 kg Mz17 Maeda Shuji Kise 1995 174 cm 128 kg Mz18 Takagi Ryuta Kise 1992 180 cm 202 kg Mz19 Shiba Takumi Kise 1991 176 cm 159 kg Mz28 Iida Junshi Tamanoi 1998 173 cm 116 kg Mz29 Suzuki Akifumi Tamanoi 1998 166 cm 102 kg Mz35 Fujiwara Daisuke Tagonoura 1995 183 cm 103 kg Tagonofuji 田子ノ藤 Mz36 Kojima Ayato Tagonoura 1998 175 cm 121 kg Mz42 Nakao Yuma Onomatsu 1998 174 cm 86 kg Yuma 勇磨 Mz47 Yamamoto Nozomu Miyagino 1998 175 cm 74 kg Shoki 翔希 Mz48 Watanabe Kensei Miyagino 1999 178 cm 107 kg West side Mz1 Musashitaira Junpei Musashigawa 1990 177 cm 91 kg (returnee) Mz4 Yamamoto Daisuke Minezaki 1998 170 cm 76 kg Mz8 Shodai Naoya Tokitsukaze 1991 182 cm 150 kg Mz13 Kasai Yuto Takasago 1998 173 cm 98 kg Asakasai 朝河西 Mz14 Kanai Kenshin Takasago 1998 178 cm 110 kg Asakenshin 朝健真 Mz22 Shirai Hiroki Oguruma 1998 172 cm 84 kg Mz24 Komatsu Yuhi Isenoumi 1998 173 cm 79 kg Mz30 Takigawa Ayumi Sadogatake 1996 172 cm 132 kg Kototakigawa 琴滝川 Mz31 Kimura Takuto Sadogatake 1997 173 cm 113 kg Kotokimura 琴木村 Mz39 Tanimatsu Shoto Takadagawa 1998 192 cm 143 kg Shonannoumi 湘南乃海 Mz40 Bando Kazuki Izutsu 1998 ? ? Ichiryu 一竜 Mz44 Amano Hirotoshi Musashigawa 1995 174 cm 79 kg Ichiryu I'm relatively sure about, the other three question marks are pretty blind (deaf?) guesses though. Any help appreciated. I do think I've identified the correct rikishi. (I may have the wrong Tagonoura rikishi as one of them wasn't in action yet, but the one on the dohyo looked more like 183/103 than 175/121 to me.) Edit: "Shoruki" changed to Shohoki, question marks removed. Day 9 edit: Errors fixed (Shohoki->Shoki, Shoranoumi->Shonannoumi), various shusse-only shikona added (listed in red).