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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    But wait, here's trouble: Takanoiwa suing Harumafuji
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Written after attending day 9 (I think?) in the basho of Sept 1990 Mountain v midget Konishiki - Terao The little one wins!!
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    I've only just discovered this thread, and am really enjoying all the great poets that we have. Here is my entry: 1. This was written on first seeing the top of Mt Fuji clearly: Fuji san, are you So coy a cone, that oft you Clothe yourself in clouds 2. Written after a kanji writing lesson in a temple in Kyoto The monk chants a song My brush is full of black ink So many kanji!
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    Heya sizes

    After just reading Naganoyama's always fascinating (to me anyway) posting "Heya Watch" in Honbasho Talk, I am idly wondering what the ideal size is for a sumo heya. Some of the heyas seem to be large. Sadogatake Beya with 47 rikishi is enormous. How on earth does everyone there get enough practice time on the dohyo? Even assuming they have more than one practice dohyo, you would just about need to book ahead for your time on it. On the other hand Kagamiyama Beya with 2 rikishi, Kataonami with 3, and Izutzu with 4, seem too small - not enough people to practice with/on, so one would constantly need to go for degeiko. I have never had a chance to wtch asa geiko, but I wonder - do the oyaakata in the smaller heyas put on a mawashi themselves and join in the training? I have a feeling I've seen a photo of exKotooshu doing just that. There must be an optimum size for a stable, but what is it? My guess is around 15 rikishi.
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    Persistence Watch - 2018 edition

    I remember Eddie the Eagle with great fondness! And I don't think I will forget Hattorizakura either.
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    What other sports do you watch?

    I like tennis, show jumping and 3 day eventing, figure skating, skiing and even some golf occasionally (Tiger Woods on the top of his game was incredible to watch playing). I'm not so interested in team sports, though I used to like watching the cricket test matches as a teenager - don't see them broadcast much in Canada though.
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    Trivia bits

    Hmmm, well I guess we have to accept that his mother knows what he's really thinking, and what he wants to do. Will the NSK keep him as a rikishi indefinitely even if he continues to lose all his bouts, or will there come a time when he requested to retire? Thanks for the information Akinomaki.
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    Trivia bits

    But does he really? Is this known for a fact? He looks more terrified than in love with the experience.
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    Trivia bits

    Hattorizakura really interests me. What on earth keeps him going at something he is obviously so bad at? I have watched videos of some of his matches when he looked almost paralysed with fear and literally fell over backwards before his opponent had a chance to lay a finger on him. Why does he not just call it quits when he does not enjoy what he's doing?
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    TORCHBEARER 2018: invitation, rules, and your picks

    J10 W Tsurubayashi Not at all sure I understand the finer points of this game, but I'll give it a try. Let the torch shine on! Getayukata
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    How long have you been interested in sumo?

    For me, my first basho was May 1990. My husband and I and our two children had just moved to Japan for a year. I had never even heard of sumo before arriving in the country, and I was just blown away by this strange sport which had so much ritual attached to it. It helped that this was the time of Chiyonofuji, Kirishima, and Terao, not to mention Konishiki.
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    Games Bugs

    No it isn't. I can't make my entry either. - Getayukata
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    Games Bugs

    Is it just me, or is everyone missing the bouts for their rikishi in Bench Sumo? When I go to make an entry, all I see are my 10 rikishi to be placed in order. I don't know who they are fighting, or how well they have done in the past. This information has been available for you in the past. Yes, it is a minor bug, (if it is one at all) as I can look the info up elsewhere, but it takes time, which I am finding in short supply. Cheers, Getayukata
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    Yaocho by mobile scandal-

    Couldn't understand a word he said (In a state of confusion...) Getayukata
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    Top 10 Rikishi to Challenge Hakuho?

    That same thought had occurred to me too ........ but it wouldn't really happen, would it? Getayukata