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    I was really worried when I started reading this
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    Kojima 小嶋 Kojima Kosei Minato 181 115 02 - February - 2006 Niigata Miura 三浦 Miura Kotaro Oshiogawa 178 110 05 - July - 2004 Saitama Minato-beya announced Kojima's shikona as Kosei Akira (煌星 朱, こうせい あきら). Oshiogawa-beya announced Miura's shikona as Kazeeidai (風栄大, かぜえいだい).
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    And now we have the first daily players ranking after day 1: But there are still many equal point result with also many equal TB1 values. Here decides still the row of the vote mailing. This will change from day to day. Rk Player Pts TB 1 Tochinofuji 2 15 2 Athenayama 2 15 3 Sumo Spiffy 2 15 4 Flohru 2 15 5 Karasukurai 2 15 6 Yarimotsu 2 15 7 Chankomafuji 2 15 8 Wakatake 2 15 9 Suwihito 1 13 10 Mmikasazuma 1 2 11 Hakuryuho 1 2 12 RaeucherLax 1 2 13 Benihana 1 2 14 Kujo 1 2 15 ScreechingOwl 1 2 16 Hakuhonofan 1 2 17 Fujisan 1 2 18 Profomisakari 1 2 19 Shimodahito 1 2 20 Chishafuwaku 1 2 21 Wamahada 1 2 22 Shatsume 0 0 Tomorrow we'll again have two game 21 bouts. Profomisakari
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    Hello! I’ve just registered here after having been a fan of sumo a while ago. I recently found out that NHK World airs the highlights and sometimes live sumo too, but as a resident in Europe, I was wondering if there’s a way to watch the whole basho live. I only want a legal way of doing so, I’m not interested in pirate alternatives. Ideally, if it can have on demand features, that’d be great, as I sometimes have to go to work early! Is there any service online for watching sumo legally in Europe? Thank you!
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    A further update in taking my own advice: usually, I go to rikishi's JP wiki pages rather than their EN wiki pages as the JP versions contain a lot more information about their background. Nishikifuji, for instance, took the "nishiki" part of his shikona from Aminishiki, to whom he served as tsukebito and, like him, hails from Aomori. That said, Aminishiki's own shikona was indeed bestowed by Isegahama with the proverb "kōgyō ni nishiki o kazaru" in mind, so there's the connection to that proverbial/idiomatic meaning of nishiki in Nishikifuji's shikona via Aminishiki. One more thing which needs to be borne in mind when interpreting Japanese assumed names - the whole idea/concept of lineage is pretty big in Japan. The older a name and the bigger shots its previous bearers were, the more prestigious it is. For a case study in how big it gets, look at the history of stage names in kabuki - e.g. Ichikawa Danjūrō and Ichikawa Ebizō. There is the prestige name - Ichikawa Danjūrō - which is inherited by the iemoto, the "guild head", but there are also lesser names that are assumed by heritors-in-waiting, like Ichikawa Ebizō, and the names are switched in shūmei (name assumption) ceremonies (which is the same word you see on danpatsu ceremonies where the retiring rikishi is set to take up a kabu). This also exists to a certain extent in sumo: one equivalent is the current Kotonowaka being Kotozakura-in-waiting if he ever gets promoted to ōzeki, but starting his career as Kotokamatani, a name with no lineage value as it was "cheaply" constructed, as it were. And it's also worth mentioning that with the kanji-based naming system of East Asia, the privilege/taboo of using a character from an overlord/superior's name in your own is a pretty big deal. In China, violating the name taboo of the current emperor could lead to pretty dire consequences, whereas in Japan, a samurai underling being allowed to assume a name which contained an element of a superior's own name was a sign of favour, or of having "made it". That aspect is obvious in heya-based naming, but it's also present, albeit less obvious, when you trace through individual relationships in the kakkai, like Aminishiki and Nishikifuji, or of the various -hō shikona bestowed on Miyagino rikishi because of Hakuhō's disciple connection with Taihō, and on Ōtake rikishi because of the familial relationship via the Naya brothers.
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    I mean, if sumo started blowing up in America and Nishikigi was doing better, someone would make a bundle off "Well-Dressed Tree" shirts (hopefully him, but I don't know how it works).
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    I totally buy it, but colour me surprised when I realized that nobody ever won the Makuuchi yusho after a 0-2 start.
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    Dear Mods (and Yamanashi) --- Feel free to delete this post if you think I am lacking in hinkaku. Ichinojo goes to a bar but doesn't have even one drink. He (yes, Ichinojo again) and the Minato Okamisan sign up for tango lessons together. Ichinojo fires his Tsukebito and informs his Oyakata (through his lawyer) that from now on, his lawyer will also function as his Tsukebito. Ichinijo tries to make a peace offering to his Oyakata by offering him a bottle of that traditional Mongolian drink of hospitality, fermented mare's milk. His Oyakata spits it up & Ichinojo flies into a rage and destroys the Minato guest lodgings in Kyushu. Ichinojo wins his second Yusho for the sole purpose of being able to flip the bird at his Oyakata. We get to witness his biggest smile ever. In an effort to boost ratings for his "Sumo Prime Time" show, Hiro Morita climbs onto the dohyo with his microphone just as Shodai is beginning his shiko prior to his match. Shodai gets confused and thinks Hiro is his opponent. At the tachiai, Hiro shoves his microphone in Shodai's face, causing Shodai to fall backwards off the dohyo. Shodai pops his head up and in unison, he and Hiro shout 'SUMO PRIME TIME"! The NSK is so thrilled about the incredible success of the "Sumo Fan Appreciation" event that they decide to incorporate some elements of it at the Kyushu basho. For the first time ever, men and women who have purchased Premium Tickets are allowed to fully participate in the Basho, everything from becoming official Gyoji, Shimpan, Yobidashi, Guarder of the Salt Basket, Water Boy, Giver of the Holy Napkin and even Official Announcers. They would have daily drawings to see which lucky winners get to dress their favorite rikishi in his mawashi!! (Lots of money to be made there!!). The NSK invites NHK to join the fun by inviting members of Sumo Forum to be guest expert commentators in the studio on Live TV! Fifteen magical days! It would be the talk of Kyushu (and Sumo Forum!) for weeks! Okay, folks, I'm off to rehab. See y'all later!
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    A video from the shindeshi kensa by the NSK - all 10 presented and measured, then some glimpses from the grip and back strength checks
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    Imagined English translation of NHK awards announcer: "Like the almond flour that goes into the regular macaron, the polystyrene in the Pierre Herme Giant Sumo Macaron adds a neutral flavor note." Note: I believe, seriously, that one of the most impressive pieces of art I've ever seen is a marzipan-and polymer-clay "Sushi Supreme" display at a Japanese restaurant I once visited.
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    German TV documentary with english subtitles!
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    Kiribayama katasukashi! Unique kimarite achieved on day 1! 4) There will be at least one day when Kiribayama wins with a Kimarite not used in any other Makuuchi bout in a day.霧馬山、幕内の取組でその日唯一の決まり手で勝つ日
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    I suggest a chill. Nothing happened. The rikishi get drunk all the time. So do the Oyakata. Remember the Oyakata who was so drunk he fell asleep on the highway in his car? Remember a certain rijicho getting hammered and making indecent proposals to a waitress? Happens all the time, mostly away from the limelight. Ichinojou didn't attack the okamisan- she went with some other guys to try to bring her boy home safely and quietly without causing any more problems in a bar. In the scuffle that ensued (he probably wanted to stay a bit longer) the tiny guy must have pushed her by mistake. There was no intentional attack, like in the Futahaguro case so the comparison is not correct. A dead drunk Asashouryuu once broke the glass at the entrance of his heya. Everyone tsk tsked and went on their way. On what grounds is Ichinojou to be suspended? On being a heavy drinker? If that's the case, the whole upper echelons of sumo should be suspended, leaving Hiro Morita talking to himself for a while. The Kyokai, as flummoxed as it is, usually does bring out the heavy stuff when needed. If this is all, then this is all. Now, if there are other things involved, including financial misconduct, well then that's a wholly different bag of nuts..
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    Okay, special mention to Benihana for being the only player to get question 2 correct, and again to WAKATAKE for being the only player to get question 9 correct. Over half of entrants only got only 4 out of 10 correct. With 5, Kashunowaka, did as good as a coin toss. With 6, chishafuwaku, just_some_guy, hakutorizakura, Benihana and WAKATAKE all got 6 correct. But, easy winner was Morty with 8 correct. As @Morty also came (joint) closest with question 2, he is the winner of the yusho!
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    Moderna this basho has kensho on Atamifuji, Oho 2nd basho in a row and after Nagoya again Ichiyamamoto - he had only the first 8 days in the disaster basho, today he collected 2 (Oho), tomorrow he has again 2 on his bout (Atamifuji). Ichinojo has none on him personally, 3 against Tamawashi (1 fix kensho), tomorrow he has Mitakeumi in a bout with only 2 kensho: the ex-ozeki has lost most of the sponsor support. Ryuden on the other hand is very popular with them, tomorrow 4 against Nishikifuji, who also has none personal. Hoshoryu has 2 fix from 1 sponsor, not much for a now constant sanyaku and sekiwake in a row. Shodai at home has big packs from the start, tomorrow the first time in the last bout, but about the same size, because it's day 2. Day 1 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2211_01.pdf 34: Takakeisho 22: Tobizaru 17: Takayasu 10: Ryuden 7: Hoshoryu 6: Kagayaki 6: Mitakeumi 6: Sadanoumi 4: Ichiyamamoto 3: Hiradoumi 3: Ichinojo 3: Wakamotoharu
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    NSK data: SHIKONA KANJI NAME HEYA HEIGHT WEIGHT DOB BIRTHPLACE Kojima 小嶋 Kojima Kosei Minato 181 115 02 - February - 2006 Niigata Miura 三浦 Miura Kotaro Oshiogawa 178 110 05 - July - 2004 Saitama Negishi 根岸 Negishi Kosuke Takekuma 176 111 15 - November - 2004 Saitama Okano 岡野 Okano Sora Takekuma 173 126 22 - March - 2005 Hyogo Ragucha ラグチャー Ragucha Jamintkutoho* Takasago 181 146 08 - January - 1999 Mongolia Sakuraba 櫻庭 Sakuraba Ryo Isegahama 174 93 26 - February - 2005 Aomori Sato 佐藤 Sato Nobuyuki Sadogatake 176 169 13 - June - 2001 Chiba Toriyama 鳥山 Toriyama Yutaro Hanaregoma 190 105 18 - January - 2003 Fukui Tsendosuren ツェンドスレン Tsendosuren Toshigu* Asahiyama 178 125 18 - May - 2003 Mongolia Tsuru 鶴 Tsuru Kanato Fujishima 176 133 19 - December - 2004 Saitama * unconfirmed spellings as per ISJ
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    Juryo Torikumi for Day 2, November 2022 Bout East Record West 1 Tsushimanada (J14e) 1-0 3-1 Shonannoumi (Ms1w) 1-0 2 Gonoyama (J14w) 0-1 1-0 Roga (J13w) 0-1 3 Tokushoryu (J12e) 1-0 1-1 Shimazuumi (J13e) 0-1 4 Oshoma (J12w) 1-0 1-0 Takakento (J11w) 0-1 5 Chiyosakae (J10e) 1-0 2-0 Enho (J11e) 1-0 6 Kaisho (J10w) 0-1 3-6 Daishoho (J9w) 0-1 7 Daiamami (J9e) 1-0 0-2 Kotokuzan (J8w) 1-0 8 Tochimusashi (J7e) 1-0 0-0 Shimanoumi (J8e) 0-1 9 Kinbozan (J7w) 0-1 1-1 Kitanowaka (J6w) 0-1 10 Akua (J5e) 1-0 0-0 Hokuseiho (J6e) 1-0 11 Chiyonokuni (J5w) 0-1 5-4 Yutakayama (J4w) 0-1 12 Tsurugisho (J3e) 1-0 13-10 Hidenoumi (J4e) 1-0 13 Mitoryu (J3w) 0-1 3-2 Bushozan (J2w) 0-1 14 Tohakuryu (J1e) 1-0 4-1 Churanoumi (J2e) 0-1 Makuuchi Torikumi for Day 2, November 2022 Bout East Record West 1 Chiyomaru (J1w) 1-0 0-1 Hiradoumi (M16w) 1-0 2 Kagayaki (M15e) 1-0 7-3 Terutsuyoshi (M16e) 0-1 3 Ichiyamamoto (M14e) 1-0 0-0 Atamifuji (M15w) 0-1 4 Azumaryu (M14w) 0-1 2-2 Oho (M13w) 0-1 5 Kotoeko (M12e) 1-0 8-7 Chiyotairyu (M12w) 0-1 6 Okinoumi (M13e) 0-1 1-2 Kotoshoho (M11w) 1-0 7 Aoiyama (M10e) 0-1 7-6 Onosho (M11e) 1-0 8 Chiyoshoma (M10w) 0-1 2-3 Abi (M9w) 1-0 9 Takarafuji (M8e) 0-1 2-7 Takanosho (M9e) 1-0 10 Tochinoshin (M8w) 0-1 14-18 Myogiryu (M7w) 1-0 11 Nishikigi (M6e) 0-1 0-7 Endo (M7e) 0-1 12 Ryuden (M6w) 1-0 0-1 Nishikifuji (M5w) 1-0 13 Wakamotoharu (M4e) 1-0 1-2 Hokutofuji (M5e) 0-1 14 Sadanoumi (M4w) 1-0 1-1 Midorifuji (M3w) 0-1 15 Tobizaru (K2e) 1-0 2-6 Meisei (M2e) 0-1 16 Ura (M3e) 0-1 4-5 Daieisho (K2w) 0-1 17 Wakatakakage (S1e) 0-1 4-7 Kiribayama (K1w) 1-0 18 Ichinojo (M2w) 1-0 7-15 Mitakeumi (S2w) 1-0 19 Tamawashi (K1e) 0-1 3-4 Hoshoryu (S1w) 1-0 20 Takakeisho (O1e) 1-0 4-1 Kotonowaka (M1w) 0-1 21 Takayasu (M1e) 1-0 9-17 Shodai (O1w) 0-1
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    Atamifuji is the favorite of the papers now o o o o o o o
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    2022 Kyushu Basho Banzuke Kumi Banzuke Yoso Banzuke Kattints a shikonádra, ha látni akarod az eddigi eredményeidet. Click on your shikona if you want to see your results. Ha valami hibát találsz benne, szólj, légy szíves. If you find any error in it, please inform me.
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    Kyushu 2022 Day 1: Fujiseiun is at Makushita 2W, his highest career rank. Asanoyama, ex-Ozeki, is 1-0 at Makushita 4E. Back after a six-basho suspension. Shishi, Ukrainian, is at Makushita 7W. Ishizaki is 1-0 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 1-0 at Makushita 10E. Kawazoe is at Makushita 13E, 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 1-0 at Makushita 18W. Hokutenkai, Mongolian, is 0-1 at Makushita 20E. Fujitoushi is 1-0 at Makushita 22E. Nabatame is 0-1 at Makushita 22W. Half Thai. Kiryuukou, ex-Tokitsukaze's son number 1, is 1-0 at Makushita 28E. Miyagi is 0-1 at Makushita 30E, highest career rank. Mukainakano is 1-0 at Makushita 33E. Another Hakuhou recruit. Wakatakamoto is 0-1 at Makushita 33W. Eldest bother of Wakatakakage and Wakamotoharu. Kototebakari is at Makushita 37E. Kotoshouhou's younger brother. Highest career rank. Arauma, Mongolian, is 0-1 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 1-0 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 0-1 at Makushita 55E. Mudouhou, Taihou's other grandson (youngest) is 0-1 at Makushita 59E. Shinohara is 0-1 at Sandanme 3W. Hanafusa, Ex-Kisenosato's favorite recruit is at Sandanme 4W, highest career rank. Nobehara is 1-0 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 1-0 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 1-0 at Sandanme 81E, his highest rank. Ootani, ex-Hakuhou's new recruit is 1-0 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 1-0 at Jonidan 20E. Kaitoma (Kairou) - Mark Aaron Justin Toma- Brazilian-Filipino, is 1-0 at Jonidan 52E. Satonofuji - the bow twirler is at Jonidan 89E. 45 years old. Kyokutaisei - ex-Makuuchi, dropped all the way to Jonokuchi after missing four bashos, is 1-0 at Jonokuchi 5. He starred in a French documentary about life in a heya a few years back. 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.
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    I said it fully understanding the premise of the thread.
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    3. Midorifuji For the absolute bottom, I have the 14s and 16s fighting each other. Whether or not that actually happens (since, last time, it seemed as though they were shuffling the bottom four or five ranks almost randomly), does that at least make sense in terms of making matchups all the way down the line? Edit: I realize this is a question in the territory that actually affects the game, so I understand if no one wants to answer it, but: was it as weird as it seemed that, on day 2, they put Shodai against Takayasu (O1W v. M1E) and Takakeisho against Kotonowaka (O1E v. M1W), but then they put Daieisho against Tamawashi (K2W v. M3E) and Tobizaru against Meisei (K2E v. M2E)? Did I miss something, or is this one of those moments where they randomly decided not to follow the tendency/guideline/rule in one spot? I want to make a video on how the torikumi is made at some point, but I need a better understanding of how some matchups are created, especially how the sanyaku is sorted out all the way through. Some parts are going to be "(shrug-emoji) sometimes they just do stuff!", but I want to lock down as much of what's "supposed" to happen as I can.
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    I kind of wonder if the reason the Kyokai only felt the need to shut down half the stable's rikishi for Covid back in May is hiding somewhere in this mess, too. That was an odd departure from protocol at the time, especially considering they were back to sidelining all of Tagonoura two months later.
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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!