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  1. Raishu

    Banzuke for Haru 2021

    Chiyomaru proudly presents NSK's new cushion hemorrhoid donut seat. (hopefully, he doesn't need it himself)
  2. I've been speculating for myself for a very long time about what will happen with all these shares. After the introduction of the consultant position, we have had kind of a kabu-drought for quite some time and certainly, a few riksihi would have had retired already, hadn't it been for that tricky situation. Let's take a look and guess (feel free to agree or disagree): Chiganoura: Very hard to tell tbh. The oyakata's stable had been moved from Dewanoumi-ichimon to Nishonoseki-ichimon with the takeover of his successor, but reports on the forum indicate, he still sees himself connected to the former. Tokiwayama-beya has eligible sekitori already (Takakeisho, Takanosho), so he could potentially equip one of the two with a share. In case he is willing to keep the share in the Dewanoumi-group (also because of political reasons), maybe one of the current loaners might benefit from it (regardless whether it is a loan or a purchase). The Bushuyama/Kasugayama dilemma (as pointed out before) could be solved with Chiganoura. I wouldn't be surprised at all, when we see Bushu switching in April with Ikioi retiring at the same time. Matsuchiyama: Don't nail me on that one, but I only see two scenarios here. 1.) The share goes to Satoyama, who is currently borrowing Sanoyama (so tricky), because: ex-Banryuyama has a direct connection with Onoe and Sanoyama (he trained both of them) and is willing to give his share to the latter the move would keep the former Mihogaseki-share in a Mihogaseki offspring stable 2.) One of the eligible sekitori from Kise-beya will get his hands on the kabu, because: the Mihogaseki-Kise-connection will play a role they simply have eligible active rikishi, who could pay for the share, unlike other powerhouses like Kasugano or Fujishima Dekiyama: This is more wishful thinking, but I really hope my guy Toyohibiki can swipe up this one and finally gives his body a rest. He has been in Makushita for almost three years now and at age 36 (with a decent sekitori portfolio), he hopefully can stay in the NSK as a trainer. Since Sakaigawa is a Dewanoumi offspring, this connection might help here, too. Kiriyama: I will go with themistyseas' prediction and give this one to Takarafuji. I'd be more than surprised to see it go somehere else. Takarafuji is from the same stable, he has been sekitori for more than ten years, he hopefully has saved some kabu-money and at age 34, it's definetely a good time to look around for a share. Even if he can continue his career for several more years (his sumo style might allow him to), he can still lend it to someone else. We have plenty of candidates. Now slaughter me!
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    Preparations of the masses- Haru 2021

    These are indeed very good news! Maybe it's just my personal perception, but I felt that 180kg Mitakeumi clearly lacks agility compared to his former self from ~ 2 years ago. If he can keep his weight in the 165kg area, I think that would suit him just fine.
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    Tokitsukaze under house arrest

    He was indeed subject of discussions back then. IIRC, it was learned that the Tokitsukaze share was still controlled by ex- Yutakayama (Katsuo), who - as a graduate from Tokyo University of Agriculture - favored Tokitsuumi (also a grad from aforementioned university).
  5. Raishu

    Corona and sumo

    I am missing a detail, which I haven't found neither here nor on other channels: Has Kotokantetsu asked for a normal kyujo (with the regular drop in rank) and was denied, or to stay away from the tournament out of fear to contract the virus and keep his rank like the ones already infected? If the latter was the case, a denial of kyujo doesn't come as a surprise. If he had handed in a regular kyujo notice for whatever injury, that would have also done the trick to stay away. Looks like he wanted to play with open cards and we have to respect his decision not to be part of the NSK anymore. Very weird scenario!!
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    New Juryo - Hatsu 2021

    There are four promotions (translated shikona just guesses. I will edit this post, if neccessary): Shin-Juryo: Oho (王鵬) - former Naya (Otake-beya) Tohakuryu (東白龍) - former Shiraishi (Tamanoi-beya) Returnees: Yago (Oguruma-beya) Ryuko (Onoe-beya)
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    Retirees November 2020

    After the November basho, the following Rikishi are now retired: Former Sekitori: - Kotoshogiku - Gagamaru - Hitenryu ------------------------------------------------- Non-sekitori retirements: - Kotoseigo - Kihonoumi - Asahijo - Sasazaki - Wakaryusei - Uminishiki - Haruku - Taiga - Oju
  8. Do we know whether he will become wakaimonogshira/sewanin (can't remember which post), or is he set to leave the NSK alltogether?
  9. Raishu

    Arashio Criticizes China

    That phenomena is called "language attrition" and can be observed quite often, when someone has left his/her native speaking environment for a longer period of time. Your example of the British man living in Spain prefectly fits the pattern. Especially children are more prone to forgetting about their first language, but basically, the amount of time is the major contributing factor overall. Hence, Sokokurai's preference of Japanese makes perfect sense, since he has been using this language primarily for the largest part of his life. Although there are several other Mongolian speaking Rikishi in Ozumo, we don't know a) how often he interacts with these guys and b) whether their encounters happen in groups where Japanese is predominant? It has also become a field of research: https://languageattrition.org/
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    Preparations of the masses- November 2020

    I am almost 100% sure that the last unnamed Rikishi is probably Kainoryu from Tomozuna beya - currently ranked Ms21w. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=7130 https://tomozuna-beya.jp/about/makushita/
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    Retired after Aki 2020

    Sounds plausible. I can't find the documentary anymore (probably got taken down?), but it highlighted Daigonishiki as the one responsible for chanko. A quick search shows that Akinomaki also named him as the chanko-ban here on the forum: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/38278-new-recruits-for-kyushu-2018/?page=2
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    Retired after Aki 2020

    There goes the Takasago-beya chanko nabe chef. He had been in charge of the kitchen for years and would appear in documentaries (Asashoryu-days) to give information on how cooking was done in his heya.
  13. Raishu

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Going by memory, only this guy with three JK-Yushos under his belt comes to my mind: LINK EDIT: Seiyashi was quicker!
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Basic rule: A win improves your chances to climb higher, a loss doesn't do any harm (so a 4-4 is still technically a 4-3). This is what I learned in the past.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    So, the question should be about form and not outcome, right? I know it is nitpcking, but it is somewhat funny to often read yusho predictions made by users within the first three days of the tournament, only for them to revise their view on day 8 (when day 3 leader has crumbled already) and dropping their day 8 pick on day 12 to commit themselves to the actual yusho winner. But all good here! This is just my personal take on this.