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    A dose of sumo a day
  • Birthday 03/03/62

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    Herten, Germany
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    Japan: Sumo first - language, food, history, daily life, TV
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  1. Rikishi extra activities

    Mitakeumi had a kickoff event with mascot Gans-kun of Matsumoto Yamaga FC, before the club match against JEF Chiba yesterday. http://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/nagano/20180624/CK2018062402000017.html also a talk show
  2. Rikishi on the way to the regional basho

    It is time again - to get the new banzuke tomorrow morning, many lower ranked rikishi arrived in Nagoya today by sumo train. o NHK local news page with video: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/tokai-news/20180624/5608341.html
  3. Rikishi extra activities

    Ichinojo yesterday was on a sympathy call to the Nagoya No.2 red cross hospital, Since 2009 oyakata or rikishi fulfill this duty, for Ichinojo it's the 2nd time. o o
  4. Training camp news and pics

    Kokonoe-beya is staying each time before Nagoya for 20 years or more now at a retirement home in Yokkaichi On the 21st, members from a local high school rugby club came to watch keiko and train, some also on the doyho with Chiyonoumi, whom they couldn't move o o
  5. Oyakata activities

    Hak and Tak - 2 different oyakata walking (and dressing) styles - the tabloid pretends both happened this month, same weekend
  6. Heya Nagoya lodgings

    Nishikido-beya had lodgings in Kiyosu so far, but now will stay in Ichinomiya, a bit farer away from Nagoya. They had a new dohyo built at the premises of the house of city Councillor Fumiko Kyogoku (on the right with the oyakata at the city hall), and the rikishi will stay separately nearby. http://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/aichi/20180623/CK2018062302000053.html
  7. Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    Yokozuna monogatari had posted 6 days ago the TBS documentary BirthDay, about the birth of ozeki Tochinoshin and also as usual Gappuri Soken for the Natsu basho https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mku1_PlLsOY
  8. PR for Nagoya 2018

    The exhibition started today: news pages with videos (and a few pics) NHK local http://www3.nhk.or.jp/tokai-news/20180622/5754801.html Yahoo with better version of Nagoya TV : http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180622-00182594-nbnv-l23 another local TV, VPN for Japan required for the video: http://www2.ctv.co.jp/news/2018/06/22/12286/
  9. Takanohana Ichimon-the end?

    Taka told the oyakata of his ichimon that he'll leave till today and become independent. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20180622/k10011490621000.html The ichimon name changes to Onomatsu group, with just Onomatsu, Chiganoura and Otake. Tatsunami and the former Chiganoura-oyakata Tokiwayama will be independent. https://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2018062201242&g=spo
  10. Heya Nagoya lodgings

    Musashigawa-beya has new lodgings for Nagoya at the Bansho-ji. The dohyo is constructed in the park next to the temple. The oyakata remarked after hearing that the temple is connected to top 2 leaders of ancient Japan, Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu: "Well, if my o-sumo-san aim for the top ..." http://www.chunichi.co.jp/chuspo/article/sumo/news/CK2018061902000181.html the list for all heya stil has the old lodgings in Kita ward http://www.o-sumo.site/nagoya/sumo_yado_nagoya2018/
  11. Rikishi birthday pics

    Today was Takakaze's 39th birthday o ooo with Amakaze and Yago posing as 39 o o
  12. Training pics overview June 2018

    Tochinoshin finished keiko at the heya and plans to arrive in Nagoya on the 24th o Today from the NSK: Oitekaze-beya o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o with plenty of sekitori to do PR: Daishoho, Tobizaru, Tsurugisho o o ooo Daishomaru, Daiamami, Daieisho and Endo o o o o
  13. Courtesy calls by rikishi and oyakata

    While in their Iwate training camp, the Isenoumi-beya rikishi etc. on the 15th went to the town hall of Hiraizumi Sazanamni standing, then Tokio, on the other end Itadaki, , Nishiki and the oyakata. o The (reduced) Isegahama group on the 17th was on a sympathy call to to a welfare facility in Tanabe, Wakayama, like every year in June. o
  14. Local Sumo Customs

    This year the first event of 2 events was on June 18th. There had been a break of 15 years till 1999, with no suitable candidates for the job. This present Ichirikizan and gyoji pair then wanted to have the custom revived, and now they are 43 and 45. The performer trains for the role of Ichirikizan with walking and mountain climbing: "I'll do it while the body lasts." The records show that already in 1707 there were 2 performances, then on May 5th and Sep. 9th. The 2015 news video had claimed that the tradition goes on for 650 years now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpWNx95nKLk o o
  15. Training pics overview June 2018

    foreign visitors from high school in Alabama at Onomatsu-beya o o The NSK posted Arashio-beya pics in 2 parts - 2 days ago without Sokukurai and without the concluding PR, but with the Onami brothers and the oyakata with cat oyakata o o oo o o o o o o o o o o today the rest - still without Sokokurai and the PR especially by the Onamis - and more pics of course from both famous cats of the heya o o o oo o o o o o o o o o o o o o Michinoku came for degeiko with Kiribayama o o