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  1. Getayukata

    Hakuho - 17th annual poll!

    Wow! I'd forgotten about this completely. I cannot explain the discrepancies in my predictions for the number of wins for the year - a slip of the finger perhaps - certainly not intentional. Hakuho always felt rather special to me, because we share the same birthday - March 11th (but not the same year!), and I am proud to share it with such a stellar performer. I too, feel privileged to have been watching sumo during the time of his reign and I will miss his presence on the dohyo. I wish him well for the future, and look forward to seeing him pass on all his learning to his own rikishi. I wish him good luck with his own stable, and I think he's going to need it with the current folk in the NSK.
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    Araiso-heya branch out

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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    So? Not even Hakuho the GOAT can hold off Father Time indefinitely, and one senses that it's now or never for him to zensho, or even to get another yusho. His recovery from the knee surgery seems little short of miraculous to me - I never expected him to last this long this basho- and I guess I'd just like to see one last hurrah before retirement. Terunofuji will have other chances to win, and indeed may well win this basho. Being old myself, I guess I just like to see a good oldie still able to beat younger opponents (I really wanted Federer to win Wimbledon too, but that didn't happen! ) I'm keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that this one does.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Surely a zensho yusho by a 36 year old Yokozuna is a very rare event? And one that is not likely to happen again any time soon.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    I do hope Hak gets a zensho yusho but I think it may be difficult for him to get past Terunofuji as he is now. Best of all would-be Hak gets zensho, Teru gets the rope, Hak retires covered in glory, and everyone is happy except possibly the YDC. Jim
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    I too, am hoping to see Hakuho win the basho. Surely now he's done enough to silence all the negative comments from the YDC etc.
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    I had exactly the same thoughts as I read this story. It just boggles my mind that the sumo authorities do not have doctors ringside all the time a basho is on. Having to wait 3 or 4 minutes for a doctor to appear may be too long in the worst case scenario.
  8. Yes, I remember someone doing that, but had forgotten who! And indeed it was a rikishi called Asahiyutaka, who was active when I was newly into sumo, who gave me the inspiration to call myself Getayukata!
  9. Google translate gives the kanji for my shikona as下駄 浴衣 A direct translation into English would be Wooden clogs Summer informal kimono, but I've always thought of it as Get a yukata.
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    Happy birthday Getayukata !

  11. Getayukata

    Happy birthday Getayukata !

    Thank you! You almost got it right
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    Happy birthday Getayukata !

    Thank you Oyakata-san. I shall be like Eeyore and spend many happy socially distanced hours putting the burst party balloon into the empty honey pot and taking it out again! (I did have a party with my grandkids though, and the birthday chocolate cake was delicious!)
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    Happy birthday Getayukata !

    Lucky me! More flowers from a gentleman, and these ones even look like birds too! What could be better than that? Thank you!
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    Happy birthday Getayukata !

    Thank you! I love it when gentlemen offer me flowers!