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  1. Senkoho

    Hoping to identify a sumo-related sculpture

    I think I can help. I believe the top seal says: 紀念浅草 (right column) 国技館 (left column) - Kinen Asakusa Kokugikan , meaning something like a memory of Asakusa Kokugikan? or a souvenir from Asakusa Kokugikan? I did some research and it seems like Asakusa Kokugikan was a building (probably in the Asakusa district of Tokyo?) that burned in 1920. According to the description from this source, it appears that it was a judo facility rather than a sumo one: Could someone with a better grasp of Japanese confirm if the above is correct?
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    Terunofuji Watch

    Shouldn't the thread be renamed to "Terunofuji's comeback" or something like this?
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    What happened? I don't remember that story.
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    Low ranked rikishi stories

    Fortunately he seems to be exercising a lot, he often uploads pictures and videos from the gym. In the post I pasted above he says that he takes walks every morning and works out at the gym. He eats 4-5 times a day and doesn't take any weight-loss pills.
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    Low ranked rikishi stories

    I don't know if this is the right thread to post this in but here we go. Good news from ex-Orora's Instagram! He's losing weight - he's currently at 235 kg (down from 293), having lost 58 kg in 3-4 months. His current goal seems to be 205 kg, which he writes would be okay for him given his height (193 cm). Fingers crossed!
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    sumo on Fightbox

    just wanted to let you know that a TV channel called Fightbox HD is broadcasting sumo tournaments. At the moment it's Haru 2009 (for some reason) they're showing. you can stream it at
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    Takanohana resigns

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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Aki 2018

    Attention, please! I won't be able to post the Senshuraku entry form as I usually do. Anyone else willing to help Sakura out with that task?
  10. Welcome to the 22nd edition of the Sekitori Heya Game! As always, RECRUITING NEW PLAYERS for this easy pre-basho game!!! TOPICS: We're back to 10 teams again, as Team Takadagawa left us after just one basho. No newcomers this time. In Nagoya 2018 we have not one but two teams with 7 sekitori: Kise and Oitekaze. Lots of points to be scored there! SHG Nagoya 2018 ENTRY FORM Rules: The player's task is to sort the sekitori within their respective heyas by how many wins he/she thinks those sekitori will get during the upcoming basho. TOP - most wins, BOTTOM - least wins. In case of two rikishi with identical number of wins, the score of the one with a higher rank will be considered better. If a rikishi withdraws before the Day 1 torikumi is published (i.e. is NOT listed on the Day 1 torikumi), he will automatically be moved to the bottom spot of all players' entries and his score will not be included in the averages for bonus questions. No need to resend the entry or correct the picks in such cases. If such a rikishi enters the basho later, it does not "activate" him in any way. Scoring: Base points: After the basho, 1 point will be awarded for every correctly guessed A>B-type (A has more wins than B) relation between every two members of each "team". Bull’s-eye points will be awarded for getting the order of the whole "team" right (a bull's-eye) (the more sekitori in a heya, the higher the bonus): +3 for a 3-sekitori heya, +5 for a 4-sekitori heya +8 for a 5-sekitori heya +12 for a 6-sekitori heya +17 for a 7-sekitori heya etc. There are also 2 bonus question for 4 points each: 1. Which of the featured teams do you think will have the highest average number of wins? 2. Which of the featured teams do you think will have the lowest average number of wins? (1. In case of an identical average number of wins, the scores of bigger teams will be treated as better. In case of two or more equally big teams getting the same best average number of wins, all of them will be considered "winners". And vice versa for 2. - in case of two or more identical lowest averages, the biggest team is considered worse) TIE-BREAKERS: 1. Most base points (that is, excluding bull's-eye points and bonus question points) 2. Base points for 6-sekitori heya 3. Base points for 5-sekitori heya 4. Base points for 4-sekitori heya 5. Base points for 3-sekitori heya SHG Nagoya 2018 ENTRY FORM DEADLINE: beginning of the first sekitori bout on Day 1 (hopefully someone will be able to provide this information if needed)
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Nagoya 2018

    Entries received Day 15 I'm sorry it's not a neat table but I'm on mobile and in a hurry: Unkonoyama: Goeido, Shohozan, Sadanoumi Gaijingai: Goeido, Ikioi, Tamawashi Gansekiiwa: Shohozan, Ikioi, Okinoumi chishafuwaku: Goeido, Ikioi, Okinoumi shimodahito: Tamawashi, Kotoeko, Chiyomaru Kuroimori: Tamawashi, Ikioi, Okinoumi Achiyama: Shohozan, Ikioi, Chiyotairyu RaeucherLax: Goeido, Ikioi, Chiyomaru Tenshinhan: Goeido, Shohozan, Tamawashi Sakura: Goeido, Shohozan, Tamawashi gernobono: Tamawashi, Ikioi, Chiyomaru WAKATAKE: Goeido, Takakeisho, Okinoumi ChickyStarr: Tamawashi, Shohozan, Sadanoumi Jakusotsu: Tamawashi, Ikioi, Takakeisho Senkoho: Goeido, Shohozan, Tamawashi
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    Games Talk Nagoya 2018

    @Feginowaka good luck tomorrow ;)
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    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Nagoya 2018

    Entry form Day 15
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    Trivia bits
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    Games Talk Nagoya 2018

    three 10 - 10 bouts in Sumo Game on Day 2. I don't think we see this very often? not a great feeling to be on the losing end in one of these...
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    Sekitori Heya Game (SHG) - Nagoya 2018 ENTRY

    Entries received so far: 1. chishafuwaku 2. Tenshinhan 3. just_some_guy 4. Ryoshishokunin 5. wolfgangho (welcome back!!!) 6. WAKATAKE 7. Pandaazuma 8. Sakura
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    Juryo Winning Streak Nagoya 2018 (NEW GAME)

    except you don't get eliminated after a loss, you can start all over.
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    Tokoyama training

    So another myth falls apart! It's not only during the danpatsu-shiki that the lower ranked rikishi can get an oicho mage done - they can be models for tokoyama training and get it done this way!
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    New Juryo for Nagoya 2018

    yes, but I wasn't sure whether we were talking about the same thing. I guess we are
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    New Juryo for Nagoya 2018

    My point is it's a small 'yu'! You don't write "Kotoshiyougiku", right? Because it's a small 'yo'.
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    New Juryo for Nagoya 2018

    Wouldn't it be Churanoumi, with a small ゅ?
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    Ramos foul on Salah - monoii

    They would probably call it a tsukiotoshi, as in most cases where no-one can tell what the hell happened.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    This sounded interesting, so I ran a quick Database search. The result is surprising: if I'm not horribly wrong, 65 out of 511 rikishi ranked in makuuchi in the six-basho era won at least one championship, which equals to 12,72%. Way more than I expected!