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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. Aki jungyo 2017

    Kyoto (15th) o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Takayama (17th) o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o videos from a spectator in Hamamatsu the whole shokkiri by Baraki and Aqua https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CPOILrvOYk dohyo-iri - juryo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoPZ2Jsyjfw - makuuchi, Harumafuji, Kisenosato https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2UkqR100Sk - Kakuryu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHDqEfTz3MI bow twirling ceremony by Satonofuji https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMwvHHc9CDU
  2. NHK broadcast facts

    NHK broadcasts all 90 days of the 6 basho a year, NHK-G, BS and radio combined for about 7 hours a day. For makuuchi, 14 cameras are in action, the position of the 9 main ones are shown below, then there is one in the interview room, the kokugikan outside view, view from the 2nd floor etc., with NHK staff of 50 people in all. The tachiai collision sound is brought to us via a mic in the hanging roof (position 5). The change the broadcast brought to sumo and other facts 1928 With the start of the radio broadcast, time limits and the shikiri line were installed (1), to have the day finish at 18h. The left mukou shomen shimpan is the time keeper and gives the sign to the gyoji to call "it's time" - jikan desu. Makuuchi has a shikiri time of 4 minutes - with many kyujo like last basho, the number of times the rikishi do the shikiri and the time the yobidashi sweep the dohyo is increased by the shimpan. 1952.9 The 4 dohyo pillars that obstructed the view were replaced by the 4 tassels at a now hanging roof (2) 1953.5 TV broadcast starts, also the private stations did some and at times there even were competing programs 1975.3 Takanohana I's first yusho with most viewers so far, now no. 2 ratings of 50.6% (3) 1981.1 Chiyonofuji's first yusho brought the all-time high in TV ratings for sumo of 65.3% (4) 1985.1 The present kokugikan opened. The last broadcast in the Kuramae kokugikan in 1984 had to speed up in the last minute before the broadcast switched at 18h to the newly lit up Ryogoku kokugikan - winner Tagaryu and all others were in a mad rush to get the handover of the cup done. 1996 Live torikumi internet broadcast on the NSK homepage 2006 A camera is installed in the hanging roof 2010.7 No live broadcast of the Nagoya-basho because of the baseball gambling scandal 2016 Sponavi starts to broadcast the torikumi of all divisions on the internet 2017.3 With new yokozuna Kisenosato, the sumo boom reached a new high, and TV ratings of 24.4% on day 15 (5) http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASKBB72QFKBBUCVL03N.html
  3. Ozumo beyond 2020 basho for foreign visitors

    Rikishi interviews on the 2020 channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh0aZ0AjoyF0JYLnxdBUsVA/search?query=大相撲beyond2020場所
  4. Not in the shoes of a rikishi

    Shoemaker Hanada keeps advancing massively into the geinou world. He was in Tetsuko's heya yesterday, where he also talked about his kesho mawashi design https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-k4xUxRrs8&t=18m37s (likely for longer: http://video.9tsu.com/videos/view?vid=112358) Another one for Takagenji is shown as well: showing a taka - the sponsor is game maker Quintet And his first book "Namaiki" - Impertinent - went on sale today o
  5. Aki jungyo 2017

    Kanazawa: Kagayaki as police helper o and off to the next location o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o the papers about Kyoto with bigger kids o Kisenosato - Hakuho o oo
  6. GTB -Kyushu 2017

    My favourites are "Fat" and "Eat it" - I don't think that has anything to do with my love for sumo (or has it?)
  7. Sumo monuments and statues

    Seems like I could use a thread for this - not only the new for Chiyonofuji and recently a new statue for Kitanoumi - just in time for the Kashiba jungyo a plaza of about 120sqm opened to show that the city claims to be the location where sumo originated - namely the location of the first recorded fight The location of this fittingly is Hipbreakfield, Koshioreda 腰折田. The 1.8m high stone statue of a rikishi was designed by students of a local middle school, with a kesho mawashi showing 2 city symbols. The doyho is of Edo period size, 3.94m in diameter. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/nara/news/20171015-OYTNT50068.html Nishiiwa (Wakanosato) was at the location so far Koshioreda had only this signboard: The one in Sakurai, where the sumo shrine claims to be at the location of this fight The Nara English PR video about it: not statues but famous 2m sumo dolls from 1890 about the final stage of the fight - currently on display in the Kumamoto museum of contemporary art http://www.asahi.com/articles/DA3S13173731.html from other threads the recent statue at the Sumiyoshi shrine in Hakata ward, Fukuoka city, depicting an ancient-times rikishi
  8. Yesterday was a Buddhist ceremony for the completion of the new stone monument in honour of Chiyonofuji and his achievements, at a sub temple of the Myoshin-ji complex in Kyoto. 1.9m high, 1.3m wide, with shin-gi-tai 心 技 体 engraved on top. Chiyonofuji had close connections to the temple, since his active days he took part in the temple's autumn festival to enjoy autumn leaf colours. http://www.sankei.com/west/news/171016/wst1710160027-n1.html
  9. PR for Kyushu 2017

    The gomen-fuda for Kyushu is in place
  10. Sumo goods

    On the 11th, chanko-nabe Tamanoi-beya style went on sale at Aeon retail stores http://www.tamanoi.com/?p=917
  11. Aki jungyo 2017

    Not much from Kanazawa so far o o o o o papers o rikishi in touch with fans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIsrKRj0PgE Kise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfQj55HL_kE Hakuho with Kagayaki ooo torikumi: Hakuho-Kisenosato o Kise strikes back in Kyoto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7TEZAyIeP8 Hakuho with Asanoyama in Kyoto o o o o oooo
  12. 元Takatoriki activities (beaten up)

    The (Italian) name "Drago" is said to have been proposed by Takanohana. The main Drago is in Koto ward, Ogibashi, there is one in Sumida ward, Oshiage, one in Koto ward, Kiyosumi: the Yokozuna avenue shop in Monzen-nakacho. In Monzen-nakacho he also has the kuimonoya Sushiriki and an izakaya Takatoriki. Also one in Saitama - apparently he now owns at least 10 in Japan (the new one maybe wasn't counted yet) and 2 overseas https://yulilog.com/552.html His success was analysed in a recent article. http://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/192045 In the restaurant business, usually 35% of new shops cease to exist within a year, 50% within 2 years and only about 10% remain after 10 years. Former rikishi usually open a "chanko-" - like Kirishima and Masuiyama. Takatoriki offers high quality Kobe beef in "rikishi-volume" for a very reasonable price: 700g of a mixed selection for 7500 Yen. While usually the ratio of the costs for the ingredients in the business is now 35-45% (10 years ago only up to 30%), he has 50% and gets his profit from selling in great quantities. And yakiniku needs not as much personnel costs for food preparation as other types of restaurants. He is from Kobe and already during his active days had connections which delivered Kobe beef to the heya. At present there is a meat boom in Japan, especially beef, especially wagyu. What also is a key for success in the business is a "story" - and the guest surely get one when they visit his restaurants: sumo=plentiful, plentiful=meat, meat=beef, beef=Kobe, Kobe=Takatoriki It looks like other shops have other displays the new shop others the menu in banzuke style the typical outside design with a kind of logo Sushiriki
  13. Ceremonial dohyo-iri

    Apart from the jungyo duties with another one, Kisenosato today did a dohyo-iri at the Kamigamo shrine in Kyoto ripped from the NHK news page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdU-40lgfeQ o o o Asahi news page with video (for downloadhelper): https://www.asahi.co.jp/webnews/abc_2_006_20171015001.html from a spectator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yakpiTOx18U all 4 had one there now - 3 of them with the Aki jungyo there
  14. Sumo goods

    The separate souvenir shop in/at the kokugikan (with extra entrance) is open again o o o o goods on sale at the jungyo (Kanazawa) o o o 10L size underwear (Konishiki had that size, Orora now) in the Lion-do shop with goods especially for rikishi o a 10L vase as a present for Hakuho - named "Hakuho Sho" o An app with face recognition for rikishi has now reached 95% exactness for makuuchi o
  15. Aki jungyo 2017

    The 4 yokozuna back together in Kanazawa today o Hakuho gave Kagayaki a training lesson o o Takekaze o Enho o Nagano Kise with Shodai o jungyo boss Taka is pleased that Kise does his work to get the people to do keiko o local Mitakeumi as police chief o o he took a photo (or video) with the camera of a spectator - but we get just shown the photo of taking a photo ooo Kise and his toy