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  1. 5 points
    The national tournament was today. The best collegiate rikishi, Daiki Nakamura, wins again, extending his unbeaten run to all 3 tournaments of 2021. In the finals he beat his high school and college team mate Kayo - a short but quick and feisty push and puller. Kawabuchi of Nihon University yet again does well but falls short of a yusho, finishing 3rd. This was all in the 135kg and up division. Nakamura far left Naoya Kusano of Nihon University wins the openweight division, while his own high school and college team mate, the silky smooth Masao Hanaoka, captures 1st in the up to 135kg division, improving on his 2nd place finish in the East Japan tournament. Video (again no embed allowed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv_AVARPdro
  2. 4 points
    After Aki 2021 Day 8: Chiyoootori is 1-3 at Makushita 3E. Joukouryuu is 1-3 at Makushita 4E. Akiseyama at Makushita 5E - Kyujo Rouga is 1-3 at Makushita 6W. Ryuuden, punishment, Makushita 7W Shishi, Ukranian, (Sergey Sokolovski) is 1-3 at Makushita 8E, highest career rank. Kitanowaka, young (20 years old) ex- high-school champion, is 4-0 and kachikoshi at Makushita 11E. Dewanoryuu, Mongolian is 1-3 at Makushita 11W, his highest career rank. Oushouumi (former Oufukasawa), is 3-1 at Makushita 23E. Atamifuji is 3-1 at his highest career rank of Makushita 24W. 28-4 career. Ishizaki, Sandanme 100 tsukedashi May 2021, is 4-0 and kachikoshi at Makushita 25E, his highest career rank, 17-1 career. Amakaze, former Juryo stalwart with one basho in Makuuchi was injured in July 2018 and dropped all the way down to Jonidan 50, is 1-3 at Makushita 27E. Hokutenkai, Mongolian, is 3-1 at Makushita 28W. Shinohara is 2-2 at Makushita 31W. Kanno is 4-0 and kachikoshi at Makushita 34E, his highest career rank. Started off at Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in March 2021. Nishikawa is 3-1 at Makushita 36E, his highest career rank. Started off at Sandanme 100 tsukedashi (special rank for college achievers) in March 2021. Mudouhou, Taihou's other grandson (youngest) is 2-2 at Makushita 36W. Itadaki, Canadian father, eleven years in sumo, is 3-1 at Makushita 38W. Fujiazuma, veteran (18 years) ex-Makuuchi rikishi,is 2-2 at Makushita 40E. Shimoyama is 2-2 at Makushita 45W, his highest career rank. Hagiwara, half Turkish, is 3-1 at Makushita 46E, his highest career rank. Yoshii, 18 year old ex-Junior high Yokozuna boy wonder, is 1-3 at Makushita 51W. Nihonyanagi is 3-1 at Sandanme 1E. Tomokaze, ex- Maegashira 3 piano player, back after a serious injury that sidelined him for 6 bashos, is 3-1 at Sandanme 3E. Fujiseiun, is 4-0 and kachikoshi at Sandanme 21E, his highest rank. 18-0 career. Naya (Houzan), Taihou's third grandson (second eldest) is 3-1 at Sandanme 24E and with a shikona change. There is another grandson, Yukio, but he's a pro-wrestler. Arauma, Mongolian, 2-2 at Sandanme 29E, his highest career rank. First ever foreigner at Isenoumi beya. Osanai, is 4-0 and kachikoshi at Sandanme 52E, his highest rank. 17-1 career. He will not push. Jonidan yusho last basho. Murayama is 2-2 at Sandanme 60E. Suguro, 4-0 and kachikoshi at Sandanme 82W, his highest career rank. Kairou - Mark Aaron Justin Toma- Brazilian-Filipino, is 2-2 at Jonidan 12E. Shunrai, ex-Tokitsukaze's son number 2, is 3-1 at Jonidan 17E, his highest career rank. Jonokuchi yusho last basho. Furanshisu from the Philippines, is 3-1 at Jonidan 40W. Satonofuji the bow twirler is 1-3 at Jonidan 45E. Kiryuukou, ex-Tokitsukaze's son number 1, is 4-0 and kachikoshi at Jonidan 49E, highest career rank.. Hanakaze, the oldest guy in sumo, 51 years old, 35 years on the dohyo, 1-3 at Jonidan 101W. Kagamiou (yes, he's still active..) Mongolian ex-Maegashira with injuries, has been out more or less since day 5 of July 2020, kyujo at Banzuke-gai.
  3. 4 points
    Ama. He had great technique and ferocious tenacity. He never let go of a mawashi hold and never broke a fall if winning was in the balance. I was doubtful he'd be able to make ozeki at 126 k, and had mixed feelings about his being promoted to yokozuna because I wasn't sure he'd be able to hold the rank and didn't want him to be forced to go intai. But he sustained his rank and during the reign of the dai yokozuna of all dai yokozuna he won 9 yusho (3 zenyusho). Harumafuji was simply magnificent. And I'd throw in Kotoshogiku in second place. In a sport where so many rikishi underachieve, he was an overachiever. Kisenosato was the rikishi almost everyone thought would end the Japanese yusho drought, but it was Kotoshogiku who did it. And Kotoshogiku beat Kise to ozeki too. He had a limited technique and ability and he made the most of it.
  4. 2 points
    Seems to be 5 in makuuchi. And 7 in juryo, but with a larger division at that time.
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    I never would've pegged you as a "Home Fry." Welcome to the club!
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    Apparently Terunofuji has four yokozuna kesho mawashi sets, the first he used the first four days, the one from Nagatanien, the only one presented in the news, he used for three days. Tomorrow he will change again, so the other sets he will all use four days. https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202109180000876.html
  8. 1 point
    Okay, who DIDN'T think Chiyoshoma was going to henka? (Takayasu obviously, but around here...)
  9. 1 point
    Great pictures of those ring girls. What was the in-between stuff about?
  10. 1 point
    Though like Takayasu (see above) he started as a teenager (16). Slow-but-steady rises at that age should be viewed with that in mind. Not that I disagree with the overall assessment of Kakuryu as an underrated prospect.
  11. 1 point
    Kakuryu for me. Musashimaru took a long, long time to get to Yokozuna, but he almost literally never had an MK, so there was never a doubt of his quality. Kakuryu took 4 year to Juryo (~) and 1 year to Makuuchi (+), but seemed to dither a little in Maegashira, taking 15 basho to reach sanyaku (for comparison: Kaio 6, Kotoshogiku 13, Baruto 14 including 3 kyujo, Ikioi 16, Kotoyuki 20 w/ 2 kyujo, Ama 9, Hakuho 4, etc.). After his first basho at Sekiwake, he was 77-73 for the next ten basho; those were Tamawashi numbers, except Tamawashi went 83-67. All in all, not someone you'd pick for Yokozuna until he actually made Yokozuna. Kakuryu's gift seems to have been the ability to get hot at the right time; his next 6 basho were 64-26 and he's an Ozeki. In a crowded field (4 Ozeki) he hardly stands out. Then ... 14-1, 14-1 and he's a Yokozuna! EDIT: I have a serious side-question: how the hell did Kakuryu go from J1w to M8w with a 9-6 record?? No one else on the db was within three ranks of that promotion. I'm obviously missing something, what is it?
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    Wrestling videos,music videos(especially five finger death punch,Avenged sevenfold and My chemical romance.)Cop videos
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    Takanosho got up to sekiwake (and spent 4 straight basho there) very quietly. Usually that type of thing would make him a prime 'next ozeki' candidate, but you don't hear much about him. Despite climbing the ranks very quickly and being a highly accomplished amateur, there was little fanfare over Hokutofuji, probably because he came up with Ura and got caught in his shadow.
  15. 1 point
    Perhaps they realized Hoshoryu had his tonsils removed years ago?
  16. 1 point
    Y1w Terunofuji (6-0) kimedashi M3e Wakatakakage (3-3) o o o o o o o o o --- Terunofuji --- o *Takarafujio o o M4e Tamawashi (3-3) oshidashi O1w Takakeisho (2-4) o o o o o o o o o o o o M2w Kiribayama (5-1) yorikiri O1e Shodai (4-2) o o o o o o o o o o --- Shodai --- o M4w Daieisho (4-2) hatakikomi S1w Meisei (2-4) o S1e Mitakeumi (5-1) oshidashi M3w Kotonowaka (2-4) o o o o o o o o o --- Mitakeumi --- o K1e Takayasu (2-4) tsukiotoshi K1w Ichinojo (2-4) o --- Ichinojo --- o o M1w Takanosho (3-3) oshidashi M5e Chiyoshoma (0-6) o M8e Okinoumi (4-2) yorikiri M5w Takarafuji (3-3) o M6w Onosho (5-1) okuridashi M8w Tobizaru (4-2) o o o M6e Ura (3-3) oshidashi M9e Aoiyama (2-4) o o o o o --- Ura --- o M7w Terutsuyoshi (3-3) yorikiri M9w Hidenoumi (2-4) o o M10e Chiyotairyu (3-3) oshidashi M7e Shimanoumi (3-3) o M10w Myogiryu (5-1) oshidashi M14e Kaisei (2-4) o oo M15w Chiyonoo (3-3) uwatenage M11w Kotoeko (2-4) o o o o M11e Endo (4-2) uwatedashinage M16e Chiyomaru (3-3) o o o o M12w Tochinoshin (2-4) yorikiri M14w Yutakayama (3-3) o M13w Tsurugisho (3-3) tsukiotoshi M16w Tokushoryu (1-5) o o --- Tsurugisho --- o M13e Kagayaki (4-2) oshidashi M15e Ichiyamamoto (1-5) o o o J3w Sadanoumi (5-1) oshidashi M17e Chiyonokuni (5-1) o o J5e Abi (4-2) oshidashi J2e Daiamami (2-4) o o o --- Rest --- o o o o o o o o o Ms42w Nionoumi (2-1) oshidashi Ms39w Hokutoki (1-2) o
  17. 1 point
    Juryo Torikumi for Day 8, September 2021 Bout East Record West 1 Asashiyu (J13w) 1-6 0-0 Midorifuji (J11w) 2-5 2 Azumaryu (J8e) 1-6 5-0 Yago (J10e) 4-3 3 Churanoumi (J14e) 4-3 0-2 Kotoshoho (J8w) 5-2 4 Daishomaru (J7e) 6-1 16-3 Nishikigi (J10w) 5-2 5 Takakento (J13e) 2-5 1-4 Tohakuryu (J7w) 2-5 6 Oho (J6e) 3-4 2-1 Nishikifuji (J9e) 6-1 7 Daishoho (J14w) 5-2 2-0 Hakuyozan (J6w) 1-6 8 Kyokushuho (J12e) 2-5 0-2 Bushozan (J5w) 4-3 9 Wakamotoharu (J3e) 3-4 0-1 Abi (J5e) 5-2 10 Daiamami (J2e) 2-5 0-3 Sadanoumi (J3w) 5-2 11 Mitoryu (J1e) 2-5 1-0 Shohozan (J4e) 3-4 12 Kaisho (J4w) 5-2 2-2 Akua (J1w) 6-1 Makuuchi Torikumi for Day 8, September 2021 Bout East Record West 1 Kaisei (M14e) 3-4 4-5 Chiyomaru (M16e) 4-3 2 Kagayaki (M13e) 4-3 3-6 Tokushoryu (M16w) 2-5 3 Yutakayama (M14w) 4-3 5-2 Tsurugisho (M13w) 3-4 4 Ichiyamamoto (M15e) 2-5 0-1 Tochinoshin (M12w) 2-5 5 Chiyonokuni (M17e) 5-2 2-1 Kotoeko (M11w) 2-5 6 Chiyonoo (M15w) 3-4 2-3 Myogiryu (M10w) 6-1 7 Okinoumi (M8e) 5-2 6-10 Chiyotairyu (M10e) 4-3 8 Shimanoumi (M7e) 3-4 0-4 Endo (M11e) 5-2 9 Aoiyama (M9e) 3-4 2-5 Terutsuyoshi (M7w) 3-4 10 Ura (M6e) 3-4 0-1 Tobizaru (M8w) 4-3 11 Hidenoumi (M9w) 3-4 6-4 Onosho (M6w) 5-2 12 Wakatakakage (M3e) 3-4 2-0 Takarafuji (M5w) 4-3 13 Kiribayama (M2w) 5-2 1-7 Takanosho (M1w) 3-4 14 Takayasu (K1e) 3-4 2-0 Chiyoshoma (M5e) 0-7 15 Hoshoryu (M1e) 1-4-2 5-3 Ichinojo (K1w) 3-4 16 Mitakeumi (S1e) 5-2 4-2 Meisei (S1w) 3-4 17 Shodai (O1e) 5-2 0-0 Kotonowaka (M3w) 2-5 18 Daieisho (M4w) 5-2 7-9 Takakeisho (O1w) 3-4 19 Tamawashi (M4e) 3-4 5-9 Terunofuji (Y1w) 7-0
  18. 1 point
    We've seen ballet on the tawara from time to time, but was that a break-dancing move Kiribayama pulled in his loss to Daieisho?
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    Of all underrated rikishi I would have thought Kakuryu would be the best example amongst recent yokozuna (by definition the most underrated would be the most unlikely yokozuna). His career record is good, but I don't think anyone ever expected that much of him, considering his ozeki and yokozuna promotions were at times where there were much stronger rikishi occupying that rank and overshadowing him.
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    Aki 2021, Day 6: Notably, Fujiseiun remains undefeated for his career. There are 6 wallees currently competing for yusho in 3 divisions (bold). J12w Hokuseiho: 0-0-6 (6* KK, 39-3-13) Ms8e Shishi: 1-2 (7 KK, 39-12-1) Ms24w Atamifuji: 2-1 (4 KK, 27-4) Ms25e Ishizaki: 3-0 (2 KK, 16-1) Ms45w Shimoyama: 2-1 (6 KK, 33-12) Ms46e Hagiwara: 2-1 (7 KK, 36-14-2) Sd21e Fujiseiun: 3-0 (2 KK, 17-0) Sd29e Arauma: 2-1 (4 KK, 23-8) Sd41e Kyoda: 0-3 (4 KK, 20-11) Sd52e Osanai: 3-0 (2 KK, 16-1) Sd82w Suguro: 3-0 (2 KK, 15-2) Sd99e Nagata 2-1 (3 KK, 17-7) Jd4e Hogasho: 3-0 (2 KK, 14-3) Jd16w Tanimoto: 0-1-2 (2 KK, 10-5-2) Jd33w Tatsuguchi: 2-1 (2 KK, 12-5) Jd34w Goseiryu: 0-0-3 (2 KK, 10-4-3) Jd36e Moji: 2-1 (2 KK, 12-5) Jd36w Nishihara: 2-1 (2 KK, 11-6) Jd39w Asakiryu: 1-2 (2 KK, 10-7) Jd42e Akisada: 1-2 (2 KK, 10-7) Jd51e Yoshino: 3-0 (2 KK, 11-6) Jd52e Kitamura: 0-0-3 (2 KK, 8-6-3) Jd53w Mizuno: 2-1 (2 KK, 10-7)
  21. 1 point
    This Thursday I accidentially forgot to mute before I opened the stream. Chance had it they just announced a rikishi, and a young staff member of mine checked into my office as she heard somebody screaming . The expression on her face when I explained to her what was going on was priceless, she will never view me the same again.
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    Those are the links of the young version of the famous Peony Pavillion. I can't help you with the translation, 'though. But the story is available anywhere on the web, and you can more or less understand what's going on from their acting. I grew up watching these kunqu operas because of my dad, and now that he's no longer around, it's one of sources of comfort for me.
  24. 1 point
    A great tutorial on replacing the front brake rotor on my car.
  25. 1 point
    Pretty much describes his entire sumo life