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  1. Washuyama

    Hakuho retires

    I impressed... A well written article about sumo in western press. It doesn't happen often.
  2. I never would've pegged you as a "Home Fry." Welcome to the club!
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    Colorizing old sumo photographs

    I don't know, but he does look familiar for some reason.
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    Colorizing old sumo photographs

    Just for gee-whiz, that's Aobajo behind Taiho's left elbow.
  5. Washuyama

    Banzuke for Aki 2021

    Takagenji's spot? Just guessing.
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    Classic Sumo Video

    There were 18 Shikimori Inosuke before him...
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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    I know what you meant, but this is what came to mind...
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    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    I was wondering that myself. For some reason I have always enjoyed seeing the pictures/videos of current and retired Yokozuna teaching the newest member of the fraternity how to do the dohyo-iri. The first one I remember seeing was Wakanohana I and Wajima teaching Wakanohana II back in 1978.
  9. Washuyama

    Ring entrance of the Mageshira ranks + Taiho

    I loved the old Kuramae KK. Iremember hanging outside the shitaku-beya telling each rikishi "gambatte" as they headed towards the hanamichi.
  10. Washuyama

    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Obviously, I have a different perspective than Araiwa, but I can honestly say I never missed watching a Makuuchi bout during my time in Japan. (I even quit playing little league baseball because practice was held between 4-6 pm and I refused to miss sumo.) I stand by my opinion, but it's just that: my opinion.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    I never thought of him as fierce but maybe that's because I always thought of Kitanoumi as the fierce one. I considered Wajima as more mellow.
  12. Washuyama

    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

    That's why I added the "?"... I couldn't remember if it was for weed or yaocho..
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    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

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    Nagoya Yusho Predictions?

    I wasn't too far off.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    I feel privileged to have witnessed a couple things this basho: 1) The reemergence of the greatest to ever don a mawashi and 2) (IMHO) the greatest comeback in professional sports history. I would love to see Hakuho hang on for a few more basho in the hopes of witnessing the maturation of Yokozuna Terunofuji. Also to see a few awesome yotsu battles between the two of them. Unless Hakuho actually believes he can't beat Teru on the mawashi, I don't think we'll see the tactics he used here again.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

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    Lower-division Torikumi Nagoya Basho 2021

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    Nagoya Yusho Predictions?

    Yeah... I really underestimated Terunofuji's genkiness.
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    Lower-division Torikumi Nagoya Basho 2021

    Does that mean he's getting (dare I say) better? If he does get this KK, he'll get close to his career high rank.
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    Lower-division Torikumi Nagoya Basho 2021

    Look at Moriurara going for his first KK in two years.
  21. Washuyama

    Nagoya Yusho Predictions?

    I just wanted to bring this up now in case it's not entirely accurate after senshuraku.
  22. Washuyama

    16th Century Sumo

    Get used to it. I've been on this forum for 14 years and following sumo since 1976 and I still get educated on almost every visit to this site!
  23. Washuyama

    Ikioi retires

    Not just A KK, but his first ever KK after turning in six years of MK records. He clinched his KK with a final day "utchari."
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    Preparations of the masses- Nagoya 2021

    Maybe that's why the first car I ever bought was a Trans-Am.... Jesse (Takamiyama) used to do commercials for Trans Am back in the '70s.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Tessio never made it through the first one. "It was only business, Mike..."