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About Sasanishiki

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    Auckland, New Zealand
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    Amateur sumo
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    Takanoyama, Mizuguchi (Ten'ou), Hidenofuji

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  1. Sasanishiki

    A Whole Bunch of Foreigners Do Sumo

    Why does everyone think it is throwing rice? Yes, there is a lot of rice in Japan, and it is white, but don't people think that rice would make the dohyo slippery?
  2. Sasanishiki

    Atsuta shrine dohyo-iri

    Highly unlikely. The kesho mawashi are from the Kinki regional Miyagino koenkai.
  3. Sasanishiki

    European Sumo Championships - Ukraine or Hungary

    Mark, that is a pretty even-handed treatment of the issue. I think there are a few more issues at play than you probably had space to explore, but you've hit to the heart of the current divide. Prior to the talk of the ISA, several European federations were unhappy with the original charges for the hotel and that this was tied to registration for the tournament. I think, also, that the IFS has demonised Stephen Gadd for very minor actions. In turn, I think Stephen has quite rightly been prickly toward them in response. I'd like to know if this gets picked up in Europe (or elsewhere) on the basis of your discussion with the media outlet.
  4. Sasanishiki

    good evening...

    Welcome! Have a look around, and enjoy.
  5. Sasanishiki

    New Egyptian recruit- Oosunaarashi

    Certainly a former commentater has told me that one new recruit asked her whether he would be expected to drink alcohol and eat pork. When told he would, apparently the shin-deshi said he would keep his religion in his heart.
  6. Sasanishiki

    European Sumo Championships - Ukraine or Hungary

    Any update on this? Which publication and when?
  7. Sasanishiki

    European Sumo Championships 2012 (Hungary)

    Do you have links to the online content you mention?
  8. Sasanishiki

    Manny grounds Delta

    So presumably he did not fly Delta Airlines on the way over. You would think that something was said when he booked 3 seats under his own name...
  9. For the sake of full disclosure, as this is a commercial activity, may we know which forum member is associated and how?
  10. Sasanishiki

    Musashimaru's nephew

    Very interesting. He will be the first new entrant from Hawaii since November 1991 - more than 20 years!
  11. Sasanishiki

    Baruto honoured by President of Estonia

    The original post said third class, didn't it?
  12. Sasanishiki

    Eastern Japan University Championships

    The rugby club member helping out harks back to the early years of university amateur sumo tournaments, around a century ago. Schools often had members of the baseball drafted in to make up numbers.
  13. Sasanishiki

    Izori question

    Maybe kakezori?
  14. Sasanishiki

    Baruto honoured by President of Estonia

    Nice colour choice by Baruto as well. Fits well with the flag.
  15. Sasanishiki

    Marvin now

    For those who don't follow Japanese, you'll see Marvin Lee Jr (former Daishoyu) from about 10:30 into the video. The set up here is two people who want to become performers in the entertainment industry and this is a brief competition between the two to see who the panel favour as the more interesting. He is on for about 3 mins. FYI, this is one of the most popular early afternoon weekday TV programmes in Japan: Waratte ii tomo