Muhomatsu

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  1. Two new, two return... New is Takakento and Bushozan. Returns are Ichiyamamoto and Nishikifuji. from NSK Twitter. 本日、三月場所の番付編成会議を開き、以下の通り発表しました。 <新十両>貴健斗(常磐山)、武将山(ぶしょうざん、藤島) <再十両>錦富士(伊勢ヶ濱)、一山本(二所ノ関)。
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    It is interesting that the 2021 Sumo Wrestlers "encyclopedia" (大相撲力士名鑑) shows that the Izutsu wrestlers and staff were transferred to Kagamiyama-beya before their move to Michinoku. Wiki (in English): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izutsu_stable indicates that they were also under the care of Kagamiyama - I did not realize it was a sort of "official" transfer, no matter how temporary. What does anyone know about this?
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    Videos (all days) - Hatsu 2021

    If you also have the time, I would like to see Sd6e's Denuma. He is another young tsuki/oshi guy from Futagoyama that has made steady progress. He and Nabatame seem quite similar in style with Denuma being a bit more polished with the extra year's experience. I appreciate your efforts and love your videos.
  4. For Tohakuryu: The kanji 東 likely can reference his home, Tokyo, his stable naming convention/legacy (Azuma/To/ 東), and his University: 東洋大学.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    The Sumo App typically updates the data for the lower division wrestlers.
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    Videos (all days) - Aki 2020

    Hello @mt fuji: I would like to request videos of Nabatame (current Jonidan 4 West). I have not had an adoptee since our original round of adoptions - when I chose Hochiyama. Its been a few years since he became Kimigahama Oyakata (on loan). So I have not had an "official" adoptee in some time. I am feeling a bright future for Nabatame. So - please sign me up and get the videos if you can. Thanks!
  7. CHange in Kabu: Kiyomigata (former Bushuyama) changed to Kasugayama. From a rental to a rental. May say something behind the scenes about the short-term prospects for Tochiozan (apparent owner of Kiyomigata). https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202005290000618.html
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Also Yoshimura from Dewanoumi has the same Yoshi variant. What resource is the sumo reference using when determining what shikona kanji to record? The NHK website? That differs from the on-screen kanji shown in official broadcasts and in the official rikishi dictionaries. The NHK site seems limited in what it presents - likely due to formatting and not the ability to use the kanji variants. For instance, they still use the hiragana for the "hari" in Kitaharima, the "tsuru" in Tsurubayashi, the former Yotsukasa had his "Yo" in hiragana, etc. Could we switch from the limited NHK site?
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    The Toku in Tokunomusashi is the same as Tokushoryu (德). The maezumo Yoshino has a variant of his "yoshi" kanji where the top is not a "shi" (person) 吉but is a Tsuchi (ground) The forum wont let me actually post the new character... As you may have seen these variants on the screen, or in the official yearbooks, I suggest making the changes (whenever possible) to the sumo reference site. I know that the NHK is not the most rapid or consistent with their use on its own webpage, but other official documents seem to show these variants are the true shikona or proper names of the rikishi.
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    Corona and sumo

    If I am reading the Nikkan article right, we have our first kyujo rikishi from jonidan due to fever. If it turns out to be covid -19, the basho is over https://www.nikkansports.com/m/battle/sumo/news/202003090000407_m.html
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    The same 栁 "Yanagi" kanji is also used in Musashigawa's Yanagida (栁田) : http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=12552&l=j The "saki" variant 﨑 I mentioned before in Kizakiumi is also used in Otake's Hamasaki (濱﨑) : http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=12546&l=j
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    Azumazeki-oyakata has died

    I thought the future of Azumazeki was supposed to be announced today. It may have been postponed (or fell through the cracks) due to Goeido's announcement.
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    Number of Sekitori per Heya

    It would be cool to also add columns for “of which: foreigners” and “of which: former university wrestlers”. That way we could see which heya are good at recruiting from colleges and which are good at “developing” sekitori on their own.
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    New recruits for Aki 2019

    Any updates of the Mae-zumo results for Matsuzaki and someone else?
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    The sumo site may be limited in the kanji it is using. The sumo reference book (大相撲力士名鑑) (https://www.amazon.co.jp/平成三十一年-2019年-大相撲力士名鑑-「相撲」編集部/dp/4583112033/ref=sr_1_2?__mk_ja_JP=カタカナ&keywords=相撲&qid=1564682897&s=gateway&sr=8-2) and even Abema show the shikona using the kanji described above.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Just like correcting the different versions of "Hama", there are a few kanji variants that could be used to "perfect" the wrestler's names in this database. Among current wrestlers, for instance: Taka in "Takayasu" and "Takaryu" and "Takakurayama" and "Takamayama" is: 髙 Toku in "Tokushoryu" and "Tokushinho" is: 德 Saki in "Kizakiumi" and "Yabugasaki" and "Kotourasaki" is: 﨑 Tsuru in "Tsurubayashi" is: 靍 Da in "Hidano" is: 驒 There are also variants of "Umi" that Tosanoumi and Tokitsuumi used (current Mihamaumi).
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    GTB Nagoya Basho 2019-results too!

    What??!! Yusho? Me? Wow! Totally surprised! Thanks for all the kudos!
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    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    My thoughts are sort of the opposite when it comes to ichi-dai toshiyori status. I see that there will be an eventual need for more Oyakata, not less. Especially as the sport moves further away from the public control to acting more like a private corporation. The ichi-dai toshiyori could become a natural way to grow the number of kabu, since a dai-yokozuna who deserves the title comes around only once in a generation (or so). Doing so would permanently memorialize the yokozuna's accomplishments and contributions to the Kyokai and society in general. At this time we would have only added a handful of new kabu through this system: Taiho, Kitanoumi, Chiyonofuji, Takanohana, and eventually Hakuho. If we really wanted to go further back, I suppose we could consider Futabayama. Justin
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    Videos Natsu 2019

    Panic Attack mode!!!!
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    New recruits for Hatsu 2019

    Who are the five returnees? I gather that one of them is Terasawa.
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    New recruits for Aki 2018

    Who is restarting from mae zumo?
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    Futagoyama-beya coming back

    Former Ozeki Miyabiyama has expressed his intention to branch out from Fujishima-beya and establish his own hey - reviving the Futagoyama name. http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20150206-00000046-nksports-spo Futagoyama-beya was the 1990s powerhouse that included the likes of Takanohana, Wakanohana, Takanonami, Akinoshima, Takatoriki, Misugisato, Takamisugi, Wakashoyo, and Naminohana - a tough schedule for the likes of the Hawaiian yokozuna at the time. It seems the new Futagaoyama also has scouted his first deshi.
  23. I don’t know the English commentators other than reading some items online here. I want to say I was quite disappointed by the content and quality of the English commentary. I am sorry to put this here, online, but as they may read this I think there is an opportunity for feedback. This was a first chance to bring new viewers to the sport and you blew it. It’s better to give some explanations and dumb it down in case you pick up someone new who was intrigued by the adverts. Instead, you lost new viewers right away. There was no means of introduction to the sport or to the wresters. No attempt to emotionally connect with the viewers to connect them with individual wrestlers. It was really like joining a binge watchable show mid-season. Newbies would have no idea what they were watching, and most importantly why they are watching it. Yes, you may annoy some old timers with the simplicity of the explanations, but we are already regular watchers anyway. You wouldn’t have lost us, and you still could have taught us something new, I am always learning even though I have followed the sport for 20+ years. Conclusion, this was a chance to bring in new international viewers and I think the broadcast was a massive failure in that respect. These chances don’t come around very often and I only hope that the next broadcast will do a better job to take advantage of it. Just an opinion and one man’s feedback. Take it as you will. No desire to start any flame wars but happy to pass along personal contact info to discuss further and provide specific feedback recommendations based on the broadcast. Cheers, Muhomatsu
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    Heya A-Z with (partial) pictorial history

    Do you have it scanned, or typed up? I am interested in the kanji variants.
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    Heya A-Z with (partial) pictorial history

    Is there any chance of getting this in Japanese? Even if it is just a scan of the shikona?