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About Yangnomazuma

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  1. Yangnomazuma

    New ozeki Asanoyama

    And clearly I need to brush up on my reading comprehension. Ozeki run indeed...
  2. Yangnomazuma

    Re-introducing myself

    Oh..I found it! http://www.anasuya.com/sfi/ Doesn't appear to have been updated since almost the beginning.
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    Re-introducing myself

    Hmmm...seeing Leonishiki's kesho mawashi, I'm reminded that someone used to make those things. Anyone remember who? Would love to see my Yang-Gnome picture on a kesho mawashi. Would be quite hilarious to me. Oh, and welcome back Kashunowaka!
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    Apparently, you can go banzuke-gai on Sumoforum and return with tsuna intact! :)
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    Hoping to identify a sumo-related sculpture

    On closer inspection, it appears to be stamped in, not carved. The stamp would be metal and would be placed on the location and hit with a hammer. Either way, I believe it still to be the "signature", if you will, of the artist.
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    Hoping to identify a sumo-related sculpture

    The writing on the bottom appears to be a name stamp of some sort. The Koreans call it "do-jang" (Hanja/kanji = 圖章, Japanese pronunciation unknown) These stamps were used in many ways - dipped in ink to stamp a parchment, dipped in wax to seal a document, or even made of metal and used to burn the impression in wood. This appears to be carved and would then not be "do-jang" but simply the artists signature or "nak-kwan" (Hanja/kanji = 落 款, Japanese pronunciation appears to be "rak kan"). Might be someone out there with more insight to confirm or deny my expectation of exactly what the carving on the base is.
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    Sumo Reference

    I like that you added the old "scgroup" type matrix when he quit doing that. I really like that feature. :)
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    New ozeki Asanoyama

    I think, perhaps, that timeframe is Akebono's run? Akebono was promoted prior to Takanohana and was promoted, having his Ozeki run entirely after the intai of Asahifuji and Hokutoumi earlier in 1992. Takanohana was promoted after the November 1994 tournament in which he completed his second consecutive zensho yusho. The last victory was against Yokozuna Akebono. He did not fact the yokozuna in the two tournaments prior to that.
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    Bench Sumo news

    It has been ages since I last wore my dark purple mawashi. I hope it still fits!
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Aoiyama had him in that deadly kime hold for a while-that's what caused the pain. I really thought Aoiyama had that in hand - literally. He just got a little too eager and got ahead of himself. He's showing good aggression and didn't temper it with needed patience today.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I've been quite impressed by young Kotonowaka II. He may well have a prosperous career ahead of him.
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    General Corona Banter

    Not sure if you're joking or not. The Masters is held in Georgia, USA. Not Europe. :) That said, it has been postponed with expectation to be held later this year.
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    New recruits for Haru 2020

    LOL, no. Ie-shima is located a nice ferry boat ride NW of Okinawa. Yes, I was stationed on Okinawa, but the airborne operations did, in fact, happen on Ie-shima. Right about here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ie,+Kunigami+District,+Okinawa+905-0505,+Japan/@26.7290256,127.7571173,3077m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x34e50dc0bdd56d15:0x48b841bb24b2ea4f!2sAwase,+Okinawa,+904-2172,+Japan!3b1!8m2!3d26.3188891!4d127.8326572!3m4!1s0x34e4e5a9fba0ff29:0x6ac89f11c9e11b38!8m2!3d26.7317311!4d127.7636253
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    New recruits for Haru 2020

    I have fond memories of Ie-shima. Spent many days either jumping out of aircraft over the island or boating about the coast while other did.
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    Less Sumo Games players?

    Note you'll need to update the Bench Sumo mailing list link. :)