Active Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Akinomaki last won the day on November 15

Akinomaki had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

37,402 Excellent

About Akinomaki

  • Rank
    A dose of sumo a day
  • Birthday 03/03/1962

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Japan: Sumo first - language, food, history, daily life, TV
    PC+net, esp. for learning and reading Japanese


  • Heya Affiliation
  • Favourite Rikishi
    many, my personal ranking changes often

Recent Profile Visitors

42,666 profile views
  1. Akinomaki

    The Graph

    Some, but not really - foreign born who join after becoming Japanese are treated as Japanese, e.g. Agora (Iima) - Brazilian till the year before he joined: apparently he would have been treated as Japanese under the new policy even if he hadn't become Japanese. Once entered as foreign shusshin that can't be changed, even if it's only 1 year difference in the time they spent in Japan before joining. But treating those with 10 years in Japan as with Japanese shusshin is a relatively new turn of events, so they some day may reconsider the whole thing and treat those with 7 years in Japan (high school and university) as Japanese after 3 years.
  2. Akinomaki


    The 172nd Otoi-ozumo in Seiyo, Ehime started today, after 4 years again with ozumo rikishi participating - Seiyo local Kataonami (Tamakasuga) sent the regular Tamawashi for the usual duty: help with the baby dohyo-iri, also Asanoyama was invited for that - CM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTNxamXxydg o About 2000 spectators news clips: vid vid https://sites.google.com/view/otoi-sumou/ホーム The pro-ama tournament includes makushita - no list of rikishi on the site (yet), but old posters https://sites.google.com/view/otoi-sumou/ホーム/乙亥の記録#h.frhgohf8l3nv - with Tamanoshima and Tochiazuma for the 154th edition, Kisenosato and Tamawashi for the 165th The local Ehime TV station streams both days live, day 1 was 10h Shonichi Senshuraku https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJdk9N1zNBA the videos from 4 years ago disappeared soon, those of the last 3 years without pro-rikishi are still there though news about the event from 4 months ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG5-tIW5gLs Both days have pro-ama tournaments and baby dohyo-iri
  3. Akinomaki

    Aki 2023 day After pics overview

    The Tokyo press photographers association announced their Grand Prix selection of outstanding photos of the year. For the sports category/national this photo from Sankei shimbun of Ura oshidashi Daieisho from Aki basho day 6 was chosen as the best - Title: Tonde Shiroboshi 飛んで白星 - win in flight (maybe also inspired by the title of the recent film Tonde Saitama - Daieisho's home pref., with also Tomisakae). o others that day I still haven't added a routine to my overview yet to include the Sankei group pics (Sankei shimbun, Sanspo, ZakZak) again in their present format
  4. Morning after interview o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o showing the papers to the respective papers o ooo o the YDC mainly commented on Hoshoryu's behaviour (not what they want to have as hinkaku for a yokozuna hopeful) - chief Yamauchi comments to the press o watching at the basho o the problem bout o o o yesterday: Arashio-beya senshuraku party o
  5. Akinomaki

    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Sell-out of 6980 on day 15, after Atamifuji lost 10% left, another 10% after the final bout, after the yusho interview about 50% remained - NHK coverage ended there as well. By the time the NHK cup was awarded, about 10% remained, even less than that for the final kami-okuri ceremony that concludes the basho, about 17 minutes after the broadcast stopped at 18h JST. o
  6. Akinomaki

    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    The most wins of the year award from the sponsor NishiNippon shimbun, which this basho provided a daily gallery for important rikishi from Kyushu o the company president hands it over
  7. o o o o O1w Kirishima (13-2) tsukiotoshi O1e Takakeisho (9-6) 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 o o o o o o o o the first ozeki Kirishima yusho Hatsu 1991 o O2w Hoshoryu (10-5) yorikiri S1e Daieisho (9-6) o o o o S2e Kotonowaka (11-4) hikiotoshi M8w Atamifuji (11-4) 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 o o o o o both kanto-sho o o o little sister Hina and mom were at the kokusai center to watch o Atamifuji local supporters at public viewing - including his grandma o o o o o o o o o o o o o o and at Hiryu high with his kohai o o o S1w Wakamotoharu (6-9) yorikiri M5e Onosho (3-12) o M1e Asanoyama (4-4-7) tsukiotoshi K1e Abi (6-9) o o o o M4w Nishikigi (7-8) hatakikomi K1w Hokutofuji (5-10) o M1w Ura (8-7) oshitaoshi M7e Hokuseiho (7-8) o o o o o o o M2e Shodai (6-9) oshidashi M13e Takarafuji (6-9) o o o M2w Meisei (4-11) oshidashi M15e Tohakuryu (5-10) o o o M3e Takayasu (10-5) tsukiotoshi M12w Tamawashi (9-6) o o M11e Sadanoumi (8-7) yorikiri M3w Tobizaru (7-8) o o o o o M4e Gonoyama (8-7) oshidashi M6e Shonannoumi (7-8) o M15w Churanoumi (9-6) oshidashi M5w Midorifuji (9-6) o o o M14w Ichiyamamoto (11-4) hatakikomi M7w Kinbozan (8-7) o o o o o o o first sansho o o M16e Roga (5-10) kotenage M8e Endo (5-10) o o M9e Myogiryu (6-9) oshidashi M14e Tomokaze (7-8) o M12e Oho (8-7) oshidashi M9w Mitakeumi (8-7) o o M11w Hiradoumi (9-6) hikiotoshi M17e Kitanowaka (5-10) o o M16w Nishikifuji (6-9) yorikiri J3e Kagayaki (5-10) o o J1e Aoiyama (8-7) hikiotoshi J9e Takahashi (8-7) o yusho ketteisen J1w Kotoshoho (12-3) J5e Onosato (12-3 o o o o o o o o o o o o J12e Shimanoumi (9-6) okuridashi J2w Shimazuumi (9-6) o o J4e Daiamami (9-6) yorikiri J12w Shiden (9-6) o o J5e Onosato (12-3) yorikiri J4w Mitoryu (9-6) o o o o o o o o J5w Shishi (6-9) yorikiri J8e Chiyomaru (4-7-4) o o o Ms4w Tsushimanada (4-3) shitatenage J9w Takakento (3-12) o o o Ms15TD Onokatsu (5-2) yorikiri Ms15e Tsukahara (4-3) o jd yusho ketteisen Dairinzan-Shiroma o o o o o Ms37w Kotoyusho (5-2) oshidashi Ms40e Chiyotora (4-3) o Ms25e Kanzaki (5-2) oshidashi Ms20e Miyagi (4-3) o Ms23e Osanai (3-4) yorikiri Ms27w Kotodairyu (2-5) o o Sd40w Kazeeidai (5-2) oshidashi Sd35w Fukutsuumi (4-3) o the 3 kanto-sho o award ceremonies 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 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 o o o o o o parade with Tokihayate o o o o o o
  8. Akinomaki

    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Sponichi in the next article repeats first the 2nd to Hokkaido's 120 top and later gives Aomori as the top with 120 yusho o The query gives 37 yusho for Aomori http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query.aspx?show_form=0&shusshin=3&form1_y=on&form1_m=on
  9. Akinomaki

    Kyushu Special Prizes

    Yes, in all cases except one somebody else was judged more deserving and got the shukunsho, the only exception was Tochiazuma as o-sekiwake for a basho after which he returned to ozeki. At least Takayasu was definitely robbed (Gonoyama had a weaker case).
  10. Akinomaki

    Kensho Kyushu 2023

    Kirishima packs: day 1:15, 10:5, 11:15, 13:11, 14:31 o oo oo The biggest pack of the basho on day 15: 55 o
  11. Akinomaki

    Heya Watch Kyushu Basho 2023

    Still it remains odd that Ajigawa is listed with 6 - and like I thought in the end it really leads to a faulty result: 33% kachikoshi percentage, calculated for the number of rikishi, though it should only be for those who are on the banzuke, 50% of 4, not 33% of 6
  12. Akinomaki

    Kensho Kyushu 2023

    1374 kensho this basho in the end. Most on one day on senshuraku today with 142. https://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2023112600280 Asanoyama returned, but it rather looks like the big sponsors decide to increase numbers in the end and the basho attracted a lot of attention later on, which is what the sponsors are looking for.
  13. Akinomaki

    Kensho Kyushu 2023

    There were enough on the other kore yori sanyaku bouts to get Hoshoryu above 100 and bring Kotonowaka close to it. Atamifuji had the chance to get to 100 with a win against Kirishima yesterday and then the final bout, but ends below 50. 5 from Nagatanien on the last bout, 5 on Kotonowaka-Atamifuji, the 2 regulars with 2. 2nd after Nagatanien is TamaHome, 5 on the last 2 bouts, 3 on Kotonowaka, 1 on the remaining 2 bouts with sanyaku. 3rd category after Nagatanien, TamaHome and also after others sometimes - 5 from Entry on their regular Shodai, vs. Takarafuji, else only single kensho by them: Ryuden-Tsurugisho, Gonoyama-Shonannoumi. Moderna on Nishikigi-Hokutofuji, Rairaitei on Kotonowaka. None for Ichiyamamoto. Day 15 https://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2311_15.pdf 227: Kirishima 186: Takakeisho 101: Hoshoryu 98: Kotonowaka 71: Takayasu 66: Daieisho 49: Asanoyama 49: Gonoyama 47: Atamifuji 35: Mitakeumi Day 14 big pack: Kirishima o
  14. Akinomaki

    Spirited rikishi Kyushu 2023

    Asanoyama is no regular anymore - only for his first win in the top. Takerufuji may become one: also for his 2nd juryo appearance in the rankings and now at 2, with Onosato, who was losing support later on: we'll see if he'll be regular also in makuuchi next time. Day 15 Makuuchi 1. Ura 2. Kirishima 3. Ichiyamamoto Juryo 1. Kotoshoho 2. Onosato 2. Takerufuji
  15. Akinomaki

    New recruits Kyushu 2023

    Maeda wasn't at the kami-okuri ceremony of the new recruits that ends the basho - already injured during keiko at the heya? o