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    Golf Holes-in-one by a sumo wrestler?

    Thanks for the great discussion. According National Hole In One Registry it looks like the odds of the average golfer making a hole-in-one are 12,000 to one and you would have to play 3500 rounds of golf before you got one. Seems like if Kasugano (ex-Tochinishiki) got one back in late 1960s/early 1970s there is a good chance someone in sumo has gotten one since.
  2. Maybe a strange topic for here, but was reading the January 1973 issue of Sumo World and it mentioned that Kasugano Oyakata (former Yokozuna Tochinishikj) was the only man ever in sumo to make a hole in one in golf. That was 47 years ago, has anyone ever remembered hearing about any other retired or active wrestler having a hole in one since? Thanks in advance and Happy New Year!
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    BBM Sumo trading cards

    Congrats, that is a huge accomplishment, can't imagine many have done it before you outside of Japan.
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    Do you collect BBM Sumo cards?

    We have a Facebook Group going for those that are interested in collecting the BBM cards.
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    Back Covers of Sumo World on Instagram

    Awesome, I have all the Sumo World Magazines from 1973 to about 2002. My goal is to capture all the Tables of Content on my website at some point as well as the scans of the covers. Glad to see you have them here too!
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    1915 Sumo Tobacco Card

    I just picked this old sumo card from 1915 printed by the Cuban tobacco company Susini. I was wondering which rikishi were depicted on the front so looking in my Grand Sumo Encyclopedia for reference. It appears the rikishi in front in Maegashira Atariya. Not sure who the rikishi in back is yet. Anyone have a better reference or any ideas? Thanks! Ryan
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    Nice to meet you.

    Welcome to the forums!!
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    Book Review - Sumo by Lyall Watson "A Channel Four Book"

    So far it is a pretty good book and a nice, simple overview. I love Ozeki Konishiki in his pink "Sailors" outfit on page 75! I saw a lot of that on the ski slopes when I was living there. A lot of pink, red, green and purple ski outfits.
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    One-man sumo at Oyamazumi Shrine

    I was reading Lyall Watson's Sumo and he mentions one-man sumo at Oyamazumi Shrine on 9 September each year? Has anyone ever been to watch? I looked online for some videos, but only found some random pictures.
  10. Sumo Fans, A few months ago or so we looked at all the books that were written on sumo in English we came up with the following list: 1. The Essential Guide to Sumo by Dorthea Buckingham (1994) 2. Gaijin Yokozuna by Mark Panek (2006) 3. Sumo from Rite to Sport by P.L. Cuyler (1979, revised 1985) 4. The Book of Sumo by Doug Kenrick (1969) 5. Sumo Wrestling by Bill Gutman (1995) 6. Grand Sumo by Lora Sharnoff (1989) 7. The Big Book of Sumo by Mina Hall (1997) 8. The Giants of Sumo by Angela Patmore (1990) 9. Rikishi: The Men of Sumo by Wes Benson (1986) 10. Takamiyama: The World of Sumo by Jesse Kuhaulua (ghostwritten by John Wheeler) (1973) 11. Dynamic Sumo by Clyde Newton (1994) 12. Sumo by Andy Adams and Clyde Newton (1989) - Reviewed December 2009(Thread #2) 13. Sumo: The Sport and Tradition by J.A. Sargeant (Tuttle, 1959) 14. Sumo Watching by S.W.A. (1993) 15. Sumo: A Pocket Guide by Walter Long (1989) 16. Sumo: A pocket Guide by David Shapiro (Tuttle, 1995) 17. The Joy of Sumo by David Benjamin (1991) - Reviewed September 2009(Thread #1) 18. Sumo by Lyall Watson "A Channel Four Book" (1988) 19. Sumo: A Fan's Guide by Mark Schilling (1994) 20. Grand Sumo Fully Illustrated by PHP Institute Inc 21. Sumo Showdown: The Hawaiian Challenge by Philip Sandoz 22. Jesse: Sumo Superstar by Adams and Schilling 23. Makunouchi Rikishi of the Showa Era by Clyde Newton 24. Sumo - Japanese Wrestling (Tourist Library 34) 25. I am a Rikishi by Reiko Yokono 26. Makunouchi Rikishi of the Showa Era by Clyde Newton In September 2009 we reviewed "The Joy of Sumo" by David Benjamin In December 2009 we reviewed "Sumo" by Andy Adams and Clyde Newton As you can see from this month's thread topic we'll discuss the book written by Lyall Watson titled "Sumo: A Channel Four Book." Title: Sumo Author: Lyall Watson Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited Pages: 96 ISBN: 0-283-99771-0 First Edition 1988 Softcover ................................................................................ ............................................................... I just recently picked up the First Edition off of E-bay. I haven't seen the Second Edition, but it looks like the Second Edition was printed in 1989 with updates and revisions and a slightly different title. Post all your comments about this book on this thread. Thanks! Cheers! Ryan
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    Rikishi smoking

    Didn't Yokozuna Takanohana and Yokozuna Wakanohana's father, Ozeki Takanohana, die of throat/mouth cancer because of smoking? I don't think he was that old.
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    Hi all sumofans

    Welcome to the boards! I was in the Jet Program and had the best experience of my life. Fell in love with sumo and sumo cards. Cheers and keep coming back to the boards! Ryan
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    NSK Video Stream - Haru 10

    I'm in! First and last day I've been able to watch this basho!
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    Another Mongolian gets Japanese citizenship

    Can you hold dual citizenship in Mongolia and Japan or did Daitenshou have to renounce his Mongolian citizenship?
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    Book Review - Sumo by Andy Adams & Clyde Newton

    Thanks for the great information! My interest in Chiyonofuji stems from collecting sumo cards. I've only catalogued two sets of cards that have been dedicated just to certain rikishi/ozeki and those ozeki all went on to become Yokozuna. In 1961, there was a 20+ cards set that was dedicated just to Ozeki Taiho and Ozeki Kashiwado. Less than a year later they went on to become Yokozuna. In 1981, Amada printed a 20+ card set of Ozeki Chiyonofuji and less than a year later he went on to become a Yokozuna. I am intrigued that people could see the greatness in these rikishi, invest money to print cards of just them and then they go on to be some of the greatest Yokozuna ever(with maybe the exception of Kashiwado).