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  1. 4 points
    Myougiryuu turned 36 a month ago. Yesterday, he trained at home with Sadanoumi and Hiradoumi and was 12-2. "My usual pace.. I'm using different techniques but the foundations are the same. I'm not suffering from any major injuries, and I'm not tricking my way to winning.. I'm able to train as I planned and I'm healthy, regardless of my age. Tamawashi's yusho was a great stimulus. I feel I want to face the strong guys at the top," he said, his eyes becoming two small slits.
  2. 3 points
    Takakeishou trained at the heya's Fukuoka lodgings today. He had 10 bouts against Takanoshou and was 9-1. "I'm in the final stages of preparations. and I'm easing off on the pace now. I just need to not get fatigued and face day 1 in good form. I'm not looking at the number of training bouts- I'm looking at the contents and concentrating on each bout at a time.," he said. Terunofuji is probably out. "I enter every basho with the purpose of getting the yusho. so nothing has changed. I've never thought that it's OK to lose because the Yokozuna is there. All I can do is to go all out." he added. Kyushu has been good to him- his first Juryo yusho and his first Makuuchi yusho were decided there. "I really shouldn't get carried away by those thoughts. It's really useless to think about that.. I like these provincial bashos- there's a sense of a change of the atmosphere and it is very refreshing," he summed.
  3. 2 points
    According to Naruto it is highly unusual that a municipality finances a kesho mawashi.The Karatsu city council decided on this in September, demanding that the koenkai would would pay at least half of the costs. Oshoma now has 5 kesho mawashi, for Kyushu he'll use the Kyushu one - planned for all days. o o o o
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    Kiribayama underwent surgery in both nostrils to remove some puss at the end of September, it was divulged today. It won't stop him from entering Kyushu. "I no longer wake up in the middle of the night with a stuffy nose.. My sumo consists of hitting with my head, so I hope to overcome the fear.." he said. He had 21 bouts against Makushita and under rikishi from his heya today. "There really is no way of knowing who will win the yusho. I think I have a chance.." he summed.
  5. 1 point
    Dear friends! I am very concerned about Tameiki’s absence. You know that after Tameiki published the rankings he determined, Shatsume reported an error. At first I was hoping Tameiki would react to this himself, but checked the situation and had to agree with Shatsume. I then emailed Tameiki, taking the opportunity to tell him about a few minor errors in his ranking that I found during the review. I only briefly posted in the forum that Shatsume's contradiction is correct. I didn't post the corrected ranking because I thought Tameiki will do that. Unfortunately I have until today still no sign of life from Tameiki, neither peer mail nor in the forum. This worries me so much because I want all players to have enough time to place their bets. Plus I'm not able, to carry out the automatic recording of player tips in the same good way that Tameiki has done very well for the last 6 bashos. Even before the last basho he got in touch relatively late and explained to me in an email notice that he had to stand in for a colleague at short time and had no internet access. At that time, he opened the game online on Sunday before Shonichi just before midnight. Because it now seems to be sure that he can't make it this time, I've prepared a fight selection and will publish here with a bet tailored to my possibilities. I know this can only be a temporary fix. You know that Asojima retired from Game 21 last year for reasons of age. Since I'm even older than Jim, the thought in the back of my mind is that I'll too have to stop one day. I'm only doing this because the game is very important to me. That's why I was very happy when Tameiki offered to work with me and introduced a lot of new and good things this year. For this reason, too, it would be a pity if he could no longer continue. So let's hope that the reasons for his inability to do so are only temporary for him and that he can continue again soon. Tameiki, we need you! Profomisakari
  6. 1 point
    Chiyonokuni for the Aki basho had received a kesho mawashi with an oni designed by Kazuki Takishita, who lately had designed Chiyonofuji goods https://chiyonofuji.shop-pro.jp - https://www.fnn.jp/articles/-/442850
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    https://www.buysumotickets.com/ I highly recommend buysumotickets.com. Jeff is the owner and his company has been in business since 2008 and is based out of Japan. I have used his services on several occasions, once buying 11 tickets (Aki 2014), and also buying just one ticket every year for Nagoya (up until the pandemic hit). He is excellent. I can't say enough great things about his company. Honest, reliable, accurate, with great customer service. They are currently accepting "pre-orders" for the January basho. His site explains how that works. He charges the face value of each ticket plus a service charge for each ticket. Depending on when you order and your preference, he can ship the tickets to your home by EMS (Express Mail) or have them ready at your hotel in Japan. I know you'll have a wonderful time at the basho. Wish I could be there, too! I hope you will take lots of pictures and I encourage you to post them on the Forum for all of us to enjoy. Have a great trip!
  9. 1 point
    34 years old Maegashira 4 Sadanoumi trained at his heya's Fukuoka lodgings today, facing Myougiryuu and Hiradoumi and going 7-12 and then lent his chest to the lower rankers doing butsugari.. "I'm in much better shape than I imagined. The basho is getting closer and I'm looking forward to receiving much love from the fans (he's a local boy)," he said. He's dong a lot of fundamentals as well, working on the speed of his tachiai. "I always think about that," he said.
  10. 1 point
    I will pick the dark horse Chiyonokuni then, he is already in Juryo and has persistent injury woes. He might be tipped to drop into makushita and retire. Chiyonoo might also retire since he is struggling to return to sekitorihood. I can see Chiyotairyu hanging on until 2023 Kyushu even with a drop to Juryo.
  11. 1 point
    More pics from the team event Nichidai captain Haruyama watches from below - he had lost to Nakamura o Kawabuchi's return win after a year in the sf against Toyodai's Odofu o B-class winner Waseda o
  12. 1 point
    Ura is reaching the final stretch of preparations. Today he faced the lower rankers of his heya and was 12-1. He is already in Fukuoka. The weather there is milder than in Tokyo. "It's really nice," he agreed. "Every year, the head of the koenkai here brings me fresh fish from the market so every meal is really a delight.. " he said. Fukuoka has always been good to him. Last year he had 10 wins and got his first special prize. Other than the one time he was kyujo, he always got his kachikoshi in Kyushu. "It feels refreshing to be here and the wind is nice. I prefer cool weather," he added. He had three kachikoshi and two makekoshi this year. "Yeah, I'm a bit unstable.. I'm not getting stronger either. I feel I have been gambarizing well, though. Deep inside, I feel I am really doing well but people around me quite vocally think I should gambarize more," he said. Still, he agrees that he should aim for sanyaku. "People in Fukuoka are cheering me on to go higher. I agree I need to do that. I hope to fight the 15 days without injury. It's all about doing that, right?" he summed.
  13. 1 point
    Terunofuji talks of his plans for the next basho. "I just started moving my body recently. The way I am at present, wouldn't it be unreasonable to enter? I still haven't decided but i will be consulting with my Oyakata and will come to a decision," he said. He has only recently lost his crutches and started walking on his own. Health? "All I have been told is that the surgery was successful." He came down to the keikoba, and was seen giving advice to Atamifuji. "I'm doing what I'm able to do," he said, hitting the teppole and working on his upper body. " I'll be doing my best to get back in shape, just like I did when I dropped to Jonidan. As long as I have a mage, I have a responsibility. The YDC said I could take time to heal, so I feel a lot of pressure has been lifted from my shoulders. If that's how it is, I think I have another chance to gambarize, " he summed.
  14. 1 point
    My western brain finds it awkward that they are using a confirmed-to-be-absent guy as the promotional centerpiece.
  15. 1 point
    Ex-Takamiyama donated kesho-mawashi and other items to the koenkai of Ichinoseki city Higashiyama town, Iwate, where Azumazeki-beya had a summer training camp for 30 years. o The koenkai had thanked him on the 5th for the long time cooperation o
  16. 1 point
    Narutobeya has set up in lodgings on the seanside in Karatsu City for the Kyushu basho. https://www.instagram.com/p/CkkXMYYrHX1/
  17. 1 point
    Watched it. Some stuff truly worrying, some stuff over-hysterical. Nothing we don't know, nothing that doesn't happen in other contact sports, including the bullying. As for the ex-rikishi, well, going shopping for action figures at the age of 24 as a highlight of freedom pretty much sums it up for me. One question which has always bothered me- does anyone have or has anyone even seen a thorough, serious, subjective survey comparing rikishi and "regular" people's life expectancy? I've heard so many things said with conviction, but have yet to se any proof. I really have no idea, but have heard totally opposite things said.
  18. 1 point
    I think they meant it, referring to the rumors that sumo has Yakuza affiliations all the way to the top. Yakuzuna is genius. No?
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    presentation of the yusho portraits for Mitakeumi and Wakatakakage o oo o o o the next special Hakuho exhibition at the sumo museum o o with zabuton experience o oo Dohyo matsuri o o o o o oo
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    Dohyo matsuri today and then the presentation of the yusho portraits for Mitakeumi and Wakatakakage
  21. 1 point
    Dohyo making o o o o Oyakata on guard duty train for emergencies o o o o the dohyo matsuri will be streamed live tomorrow as usual
  22. 1 point
    After last at the Hatsu basho 2020, there will be rikishi bento again on sale at the basho. Usually for yokozuna and ozeki, but this time only the Terunofuji bento in limited numbers, 2nd time for his bento after being ozeki 2015-17. The rikishi themselves chose the ingredients, the bento for Shodai and Mitakeumi still have to be developed, the 2 were promoted in Corona times. http://hochi.news/articles/20220426-OHT1T51198.html
  23. 1 point
    Just like for the Hatsu basho, the kokugikan museum has a special Hakuho exhibition, with some extra items and features: the chance to sit on the zabuton the rikishi sit on at the dohyo while waiting for the bout. There also will again be talk events with oyakata, the full schedule will be announced on the museum page http://hochi.news/articles/20220422-OHT1T51236.html
  24. 1 point
    The gomen fuda for the basho has been put in place at the kokugikan o
  25. 0 points
    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2022/11/09/sumo/should-kyushu-basho-be-moved/