Kuroyama

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  1. Kuroyama

    Takakeisho injury update

    Yeah, well beating deshi with a stick until they bled used to be the way it has always been done too. They're progressive enough to institute instant replays in judging well before many other, more modern sports, but choose to be conservative about the dumbest things. But there's no changing anything short of a public outcry, I'm afraid.
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    YDC comments Aki 2019

    What a weird metric, to judge absolute strength by relative performance. You know you'd see the exact same thing if they were all strong, right?
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    Banzuke for Aki 2019

    I've had my eye on Midorifuji ever since I saw him at keiko during my trip to watch the May 2017 basho, and I'm so glad that his hard work has come so close to paying off! Hope to see him in Juryo for November.
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    The database ("Sumo Reference" link on the forum's main page) has a list of kabu listing current occupants and owners. Kotoshogiku owns Hidenoyama, currently in use by Tenkaiho. I don't think anyone else on your list has a kabu, but they may have loaners lined up if they want to stay in the Kyokai. There does seem to be a vacant one available if anyone can grab it (Yamashina) but I don't know the politics of that one.
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    Meiji era sumo on film

    You see that in a lot of sumo from around then, including what appear to be official basho. The entire dohyo was less well-packed. I suspect the change came with the construction of the first Kokugikan, moving competition indoors. The dust raised by fighting on a soft dirt surface would have become intolerable in short order.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    His skill is not the issue. It pretty much never is with older rikishi.
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    Ryogoku Area/Hotel Information

    I think it may be based on the type of room. I got one of their standard single rooms and none of them were non-smoking. Perhaps other types of rooms have non-smoking available.
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    Ryogoku Area/Hotel Information

    I stayed at the Ryogoku View when I was there for the May basho a couple of years ago, and would recommend it. Here's my review on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5QacxvdRj9Z59C3j7
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    Silent Violence

    Roman has evidently withdrawn from the tournament. As a first guess, we may assume the NSK has been informed and is trying to keep it quiet for the duration of the basho.
  10. We can probably assume that incident has something to do with it, which would also tend to explain the lack of a normal kyujo announcement if they're trying to keep it quiet.
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    Banzuke for Haru 2019

    Congratulations to Hattorizakura for his new career-high rank! After his victory last basho he has rocketed up to the stratospheric heights of Jonokuchi 15! Can he keep his streak going and get another win this time?
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    Naruto beya-new violence..

    Fine, it's 20. Whatever. I was originally replying to speculation that it was 22-year-old Oju who was the victim. It's clear either way that he was not. Using 20, he's one the 3 rikishi in the heya not potentially the victim, not counting Sumidagawa himself.
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    Naruto beya-new violence..

    Not anymore. https://www.japan-experience.com/to-know/visiting-japan/age-of-majority-in-japan-changed-to-18
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    Naruto beya-new violence..

    Was the victim a "minor deshi" in the sense of being low-ranked, or in the sense of not yet a legal adult? If the latter, then there are three potential victims under age 18.