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  1. 7 points
    On the fourth day of Christmas the shimpan sent to me Four komusubi, three sekiwake, two wobbly ōzeki and a yokozuna with a bum knee~ (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
  2. 3 points
    Like last basho we have another short list of four shikona changes. Of those, two are for Onoe-beya rikishi. Nakai finally gets his first shikona after just short of nine years - Kukio. It's an interesting one, though I have no idea yet if it has a particular origin story. He also changes the given name. Meanwhile, son-of-shisho Hamasu gets his first shikona after four years - Terutaka. He also changes the first kanji of the given name, but the reading stays the same. Over in Oitekaze-beya, Okunidake is now Okuniiwa. Finally, Isegahama-beya newcomer Ishioka makes his banzuke debut as Takerufuji. Sd79e Nakai Kimitaka > Kukio Kimitaro (九鬼王 公太郎, くきおう きみたろう) Jd14w Hamasu Motohiro > Terutaka Motohiro (照寶 元啓, てるたか もとひろ) Jd83w Okunidake > Okuniiwa (大国巌, おおくにいわ) Jk15w Ishioka > Takerufuji (尊富士, たけるふじ) A further four rikishi change only the given name to their shikona, again half of them from Onoe-beya. Sd81w Ryuseiyama Ryosuke > Ryuzaburo (龍三郎, りゅうざぶろう) Jd17w Satsumasho Ryuen > Hakkai (八戒, はっかい) Jd42w Genbumaru Yusho > Yuki (雄基, ゆうき) Jd99e Fujinoteru Kazuyoshi > Kazuki (和季, かずき) The new given names for Genbumaru and Fujinoteru now match the reading of their real given name, but with different kanji. I wonder if Satsumasho's new given name, Hakkai, is intended to refer to the Eight Precepts observed by lay Buddhists.
  3. 2 points
    Shiden has really been screwed over lately. A 6-1 from Ms10 or above usually gets you right at the top of the next Makushita banzuke, but effectively never gets you into Juryo, even if you'd be ranked in Makushita ahead of rikishi who might have gotten promoted if there were more slots (like Tsukuhara and Shonannoumi). He's had two of those recently, plus he lost a lot of ground from the gambling thing which was really not much of his fault. This means he's had stronger results than are reflected in his rank, to the extent that my ranking system thinks based on his results that he should be in Makuuchi! Ok, a lot of that is there isn't much of a difference between the top and bottom of Juryo, but I thought it was rather interesting.
  4. 2 points
    Kyushu 2022: Fujiseiun is at Makushita 2WE, his highest career rank. Asanoyama, ex-Ozeki, is at Makushita 4E. Back after a six-basho suspension. Shishi, Ukrainian, is at Makushita 7W. Ishizaki is at Makushita 8E, his highest career rank. Entered at Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in May 2021. Tomokaze is at 8W. Ex- Maegashira 3 piano player, returned a few basho ago after a serious injury that sidelined him for 6 bashos. Dewanoryuu, Mongolian, is at Makushita 9E. Yoshii, 19 year old ex-Junior high Yokozuna boy wonder, is at Makushita 10E. Kawazoe is at Makushita 13W, his highest career rank. Joined ex-Hakuhou's heya last basho and entered at Makushita 15 tsukedashi. Kanzaki, is at Makushita 18E, his highest rank. He started from Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in March 2022. Akiseyama, ex-Makuuchi, is at Makushita 18W. Hokutenkai, Mongolian, is at Makushita 20E. Fujitoushi is at Makushita 22E. Nabatame is at Makushita 22W. Half Thai. Kiryuukou, ex-Tokitsukaze's son number 1, is at Makushita 28E. Miyagi is at Makushita 30E, highest career rank. Mukainakano is at Makushita 33E. Another Hakuhou recruit. Wakatakamoto is at Makushita 33W. Eldest bother of Wakatakakage and Wakamotoharu. Kototebakari is at Makushita 37E. Kotoshouhou's younger brother. Highest career rank. Arauma, Mongolian, is at Makushita 45E. First ever foreigner at Isenoumi beya. Kayou is at Makushita 45W, his highest rank. Started off at Sandanme 90 tsukedashi in May 2022. Osanai is at at Makushita 47W. He will not push. Ishiura is at Makushita 50W, losing his sekitori status after 7.5 years. Fourth straight KYUJO Wakanoshou is at Makushita 51E, highest career rank. Hatsuyama is at Makushita 51W, his highest rank. He started March 2022 from Sandanme 100 tsukedashi. Oushouumi is at Makushita 54E. Sandanme yusho last basho. Maikeru, half Filipino, is at Makushita 55E. Mudouhou, Taihou's other grandson (youngest) is at Makushait 59E. Shinohara is at Sandanme 3W. Hanafusa, Ex-Kisenosato's favorite recruit is at Sandanme 4W, highest career rank. Nobehara is at Sandanme 13W. Kazekenou, is at Sandanme 18W, his highest rank. Kotokenryuu, 18 years old Mongolian, is at Sandanme 21W, highest career rank. Shunrai, ex-Tokitsukaze's 17 years old son number 2, is at Sandanme 26W, his highest career rank. Naya, Taihou's third grandson (second eldest) is at Sandanme 29E. There is another grandson, Yukio, but he's a pro-wrestler. Suguro is at Sandanme 30W. Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in November 2021, brother of Fujitoushi. Second straight KYUJO Itadaki, Canadian father, twelve years in sumo, is at Sandanme 36E. Takahashi, another ex- Kisenosato recruit, is at Sandanme 63W, at his highest rank. Jonidan yusho winner last basho. Daiseizan is at Sandanme 70W, Inner Mongolian. Second straight KYUJO Hayashiryuu - Ex-Kisenosato's recruit- 16 years old, one of the Hayashi twins - is at Sandanme 80W, his highest rank. Rinko - Ex-Kisenosato's recruit- 16 years old, the other Hayashi twin - is at Sandanme 81E, his highest rank. Ootani, ex-Hakuhou's new recruit is at Jonidan 14E. Jonokuchi yusho last basho. Highest career rank. Suyama, small first ever student/graduate from Tokyo University, is at Jonidan 18W, his highest rank. Furanshisu from the Philippines is at Jonidan 20E. Kaitoma (Kairou) - Mark Aaron Justin Toma- Brazilian-Filipino, is at Jonidan 52E. Satonofuji - the bow twirler is at Jonidan 89E. 45 years old. Hokuouzan (Hagiwara), half Turkish, is Banzuke gai. Kyujo for the last 6 bashos. Kagamiou (yes, he's still active..) Mongolian ex-Maegashira with injuries, has been out more or less since day 5 of July 2020, banzuke-gai.
  5. 2 points
    Makushita promotion zone: Shiden Tokyo Kise #1 Shonannoumi Kanagawa Takadagawa Tsukahara Saitama Kasugano #2 Fujiseiun Kumamoto Fujishima Tokihayate Miyagi Tokitsukaze #3 Daiseiryu Aomori Kise Asanoyama Toyama Takasago #4 Asanowaka Niigata Takasago Daishomaru Osaka Oitekaze #5 Hakuyozan Yamagata Takadagawa
  6. 2 points
    The JCI Tokyo channel also has posted day 1 now
  7. 2 points
    I wish to give my thoughts about this channel. There have been enough episodes already to form an opinion. Disclaimer : this is being written out of extreme jealousy and subjectivity. Grrr. This is pure gold. Only long term fans like myself can really and truly appreciate this fully. Of course newer fans can thoroughly enjoy this, but it’s a different kind of enjoyment. Hiro has the charisma to make even a mundane subject seem interesting. Really fun. The only small drawback I could find (and believe me, I was looking..) is that the translations are sometimes lacking, surprisingly. The Tamawashi episode was pure platinum. I liked that he didn’t even need to don a mawashi to take on Tamawashi. Damn.
  8. 1 point
    News clip about 6th grade winner Sugama-kun from Shibushi-shi, Kagoshima, 5th grade runner-up at the Hakuho-cup this year - he had lost to same Kyushu rival Oote-kun at the Kyushu tournament from 1st to 3rd grade https://newsdig.tbs.co.jp/articles/-/192248?display=1 with youtube-dl
  9. 1 point
    https://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2022/oct/30/the-weekends-best-photos-junior-sumo-wrestlers-and-the-longest-train
  10. 1 point
    New komusubi Tobizaru wants to turn into a speedy gorilla ooo oo return komusubi Tamawashi - the saying goes "things that happen twice, happen thrice" 二度あることは三度 - Mitakeumi already showed it oooo o o New makuuchi Atamifuji aims for a sansho o with Isegahama-oyakata oo o
  11. 1 point
    oo the 2 directors o
  12. 1 point
    Phew! Just made it. Joining Terutsuyoshi and Hiradoumi in a collective sight of relief!
  13. 1 point
    Honestly a really good joi here. The two at Ms4 will be hungry to make a comeback, Tsuka and Fujiseiun are two top prospects, and Shiden wants back after the gambling scandal. should be excited
  14. 1 point
    60 points, my first time above 55. Happy to see my accuracy and rank steadily increase in this game. With every new mistake comes a new theory
  15. 1 point
    And the winner is the one who has the nerve to put Tamawashi ahead of Kiri. Yep. I'll take a top ten, though.
  16. 1 point
    Results are in- Yusho winner is Unkonoyama ( literally, a pile of sh*t..) for the second time. High scoring all around. Tiny difference at the top - Only 4 points between the winner and the 23rd place!! 2 new players, one of them takes the 6th place. I don't remember results ever being this close at the top. Milestones: Ullishimaru- 130th basho!!! Yubinhaad- 130th basho !!! Jakusotsu - 110th basho!! Screeching Owl - 50th basho Kamogawa - 40th basho Ulsimitauki - 30th basho Goshobiyama -20th basho.. Thanks for playing and thanks to Doitsuyama and Andoreasu for making this happen. And now- on with the Ba-show!! You can see how you did right here.
  17. 1 point
    Another possible explanation (although related to yours) is that Hakkai is the Japanese rendering of part of the name of Sanzang/Tripitaka's second disciple from Journey to the West. AKA Pigsy, Zhu Bajie, or Cho Hakkai. No doubt, being a Buddhist-related tale, the reason why that character was named such was related to your explanation and from there our rikishi might have derived his name. Certainly doesn't hurt that of the three disciples, Zhu Bajie has a physique and appetite quite closely related to sumo wrestlers. An oblique reference I can find online suggests that this derives from the story of Hou Yi, who in Chinese mythology shot down 9 suns from Earth's original 10. After the suns were shot down, they first became three legged ravens, then became ghost kings. https://zhidao.baidu.com/question/52345362.html That said, there's only one very sparse response to that question on Knowledge Baidu which suggests that there isn't much in the way of written records regarding this part of Hou Yi's tale, and most of the easily available sources stop at the suns turning into ravens. It might be a folkloric extension that survived in oral traditions, but I have no idea how to even begin searching for something like that.
  18. 1 point
    Definitely watch the fight from 1.55.30
  19. 1 point
    Dear TUG Supporters and Gamers, The 2022 Kyushu TUG Banzuke was made by Oshirokita. I express my continuous gratitude to him for helping me with the making of TUG Banzukes in a very short notice. Here is the Banzuke: Kyushu 2022 Banzuke TUG East Rank West Shikona (Aki 2022) Shikona (Aki 2022) Katunazuma Y1e, 13--2 J-Y Y Jakusotsu O1e, 8-7 O1 Athenayama O1w, 8-7 O2 Profomisakari O2w, 8-7 Achiyama S1w, 8-7 S1 Pitinosato K1e, 9-6 Holleshoryu O2e, 5-10 S2 Wamahada K1w, 8-7 K1 Flohru S2w, 7-8 K2 Fujisan M3w, 12-3 ScreechingOwl M1w, 9-6 M1 HaraKiri NEW, 15-0 Y Benihana M3e, 10-5 M2 Chishafuwaku M4w, 10-5 Gansekiiwa S1e, 5-10 M3 SumoSpiffy M2w, 7-8 Oshirokita M6w, 10-5 M4 Philioyamfuji M1e, 5-10 Andonishiki M9w, 10-5 M5 Ziggyama M2e, 5-10 Gaijingai M7w, 8-7 M6 Akogyokuseki M5e, 5-10 Wakatake M4e, 4-11 M7 Joaoiyama M6e, 5-10 RaeucherLax M8e, 7-8 M8 Mmikasazuma M8w, KOSHO Hakushin M7w, 6-9 M9 Kyoju M9e, 7-8 Jejima M11e, 6-9 M10 Shimodahito M11w, 6-9 Andrasoyama M10w, KYUJO2 M11 Kishikaisei M10e, KYUJO3 BANZUKE-GAI Sakura M5w, Intai INTAI
  20. 1 point
    Day 2 digest Picture report https://ananweb.jp/anan/444462/ Day 1: https://ananweb.jp/anan/444446/
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  22. 1 point
    Miyagino today held a talk-show like lecture at the Fukui university of technology Miraijuku (future's coaching school), the usual subject "Go for your dream". About 300 students and locals listened. https://www.fukui-ut.ac.jp/school_lecture2/ local NHK vid FNN Fukui TV news clip: http://www.fnn.jp/articles/-/434773 with youtube-dl: o On the 19th Miyagino was at the new Hochi shimbun head office next to the kokugikan o o
  23. 1 point
    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20221013_26/ nice video and story.
  24. 1 point
    His name is Gelegjamts Usuhkbayar, 4 times naadam winner , whose grandfather was also 2 times naadam winner. Also uncle of Yoshoyama. Hakuho’s father admired Usukhbayar’s grandfather Jamiyan Avarga or Yokozuna, he was like a mentor to him. Later on he became Usukhbayar’s mentor. So Usukhbayar and Hakuho are pretty close, he is like uncle to Hakuho. i tried to upload some photos but it says there are some problems or error.
  25. 1 point
    The star shaped things is Hero of Labor. The other one is Order of Sukhbaatar which comes with Hero of Labor. The Champion of Mongolian wrestling Bukh (guy with brown rope- which called Deel) has Honorary sportsman title and medal of champion (title).