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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. Harumafuji scandal

    Kagamiyama came again today, got refused entry and as usual put the letter to Takanohana into the letter box o ooo o oo will somebody show up and talk to the press? ooooo the voice of the heya, Takanohana-okamisan is busy doing PR for their cause o the victim o the godfather-wrap gets many comments, a doctor: "wrap it properly!" ooo the other side oo oo Harumafuji's case is now in the hand of the public prosecutor o o o oo o o oo o o o o o o o o o o o o a letter by Harumafuji's lawyer o older scandals - Asashoryu in tears at the intai conference o NSK press conference after Wakakirin was arrested for drug abuse o
  2. Winter jungyo 2017

    You can't expect all Japanese to have a good handwriting - and that is one part I skipped completely from learning Japanese: no learning by writing - all Japanese and japanologists have to do it though - only on PC (since even my handwriting in German becomes unreadable to me after 30min).
  3. Winter jungyo 2017

    Kagoshima today - home pref. of Daiamami - so he had to train with Kakuryu - lost 9 bouts and had to do 10min butsukari as well oo Kakukuryu about the weak home-boy: "Because you don't train it's like this." oo more with Shodai from yesterday - Kakuryu: "I have no pain at all" o Kasugano really apologizes every day o videos Kagoshima Takayasu-Goeido https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90YlCI7Psh4 Hakuho-Kakuryu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmwvuAkynyw Miyazaki: the rikishi get their luggage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS-GBLHEjxo
  4. 2017 Kokutai in Ehime

    The local paper had an article about Choijilsuren, バドジャルガル・チョイジルスレン and another Mongolian exchange student, (e.g.) Dalaibaator, シャグダルスレン・ダライバートル. Both 2nd year at Asahigaoka high in Odawara, Kanagawa. Both want to first proceed to university and then either serve the sumo world or Mongolia. Choijilsuren has Mongol-zumo and wrestling background, he won the Kanto high school championships in June, lost in the ketteisen to enter the final tournament at the interhigh and helped the Kanagawa junior team to the best 16 at the kokutai. Dalaibaator did judo in Mongolia, he was 2nd at the Kanto select tournament this autumn. http://www.kanaloco.jp/article/296537 Dalaibaator (17, 181cm, 120kg) and Choijilsuren (17, 185cm, 115kg)
  5. Sumo monuments and statues

    With the recent shrine murder, the Tomioka Hachimangu appeared in the sumo news, with pics of the murdered chief priestess Nagako Tomioka with the 3 recent yokozuna on the days they had their name engraving ceremony at the yokozuna stone. The shrine not only hosts the yokozuna stone(s), but also an ozeki stone, one for very big rikishi and more sumo monuments http://www.tomiokahachimangu.or.jp/htmls/sumou.html http://4travel.jp/travelogue/11110172 yokozuna: older part from Asashio till Wakanohana new part with names of the recent yokozuna ozeki stone http://www.asahi.com/area/tokyo/articles/MTW20171116131520001.html hand- and footprints of very big rikishi
  6. Sumo goods

    Mitakeumi's local official sponsor since Feb. 2016 has produced (cheer for) Mitakeumi goods - Ohtaki group, which runs restaurant and soba shops (they regularly serve "cheer for Mitakeumi"-chanko http://ohtaki-gp.net/info/2017/05/post-71.php): A white (as shiroboshi = win) daruma (for luck) in 2 sizes and 2 types of keyholders. http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO2376003021112017L31000/ http://ohtaki-gp.net/info/2017/11/post-90.php Only slightly sumo related are this aprons in the style of Kisenosato's Hokuto-no-ken yokozuna kesho-mawashi set. To be reserved now and available from Feb. 9th on. http://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/nl/articles/1711/22/news053.html original
  7. KONISHIKI activities

    The threads on him are all too old, so I put this in a new one. KONISHIKI met with the governor of Hokkaido on the 20th to exchange ideas. He was special guest at the HOKKAIDO & HAWAII Sister-state Party. http://sapporo.keizai.biz/headline/2694/ age is catching up with him a bit
  8. Day 8 pics overview Kyushu 2017

    Shikoroyama (Terao) and Naruto (Osh)
  9. Local Sumo Customs

    Not only hype rikishi in ozumo get stamps - also Otoi-ozumo got some, though this year due to the scandal no pro-rikishi took part in the bouts. Old pics are used, but for a reason - it's Nomura local Tamakasuga helping with the baby dohyo-iri etc. 1000 sheets went on sale on the 28th in Ehime and around and one week later on the net. http://www.post.japanpost.jp/kitte_hagaki/stamp/frame/detail.php?id=409
  10. Winter jungyo 2017

    more from Usa in Oita (careful to keep your hands off the spell-checker for this city) o doyho-iri with kids - Yoshikaze is from nearby Saiki - in goes Takakeisho Shohozan went to high school there - out goes Takakeisho shokkiri Miyazaki is the home pref. of Kotoeko o o o o Kakuryu doho-iri o Shodai is the man for yokozuna to train with - with Hakuho in Miyazaki oo And Shodai is the home boy in Kumamoto today - with Kakuryu o o Takayasu picked Nishikgi o I guess this is from day 1 of the jungyo - or is Kasugano apologizing every day? o
  11. Harumafuji scandal

    Because the photo journalists switched to the shrine murder, we have not many new pics of the 3rd attempt of Kagamiyama to meet Takanohana - today nobody answered the door, so he put the message into the letter box again. http://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2017120900483&g=spo o this is still yesterday o o o o The next NSK protest - this time with demand of apology, and not simply from a tabloid: from Fuji TV. The NSK didn't like the Goodday news show on the 6th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATslsgkEe4k There was an interview with an supporter of Takanohana, who told that Taka told him on the 15th "I was completely betrayed" (by the NSK, presumes Fuji TV) - by breaking a promise they allegedly gave him. "Just hearsay, not based on facts" is the angry NSK comment. http://www.hochi.co.jp/sports/sumo/20171209-OHT1T50268.html The NSK has the whole country against them on the side of Taka - by acting weird, he makes everybody think he acts weird because the NSK makes him act like this - nobody on TV dares to imply that it's Taka who is weird
  12. Amateur Sumo main competitions

    This year we have video coverage of the best 8 (Sept. 17th): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoVuKOpp4is sf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck0DlCELycg Final Kurokawa-Saigo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2myn1ha4f0Q
  13. Amateur Sumo main competitions

    Looks like you got the main college competitions, but that are not all main amateur ones. For giving ms and sd tsukedashi status there are also the All Nippon corporate championships - for that we rarely have a thread here because we for one don't have much information and usually not all best 8 results and then the top 8 mostly contain those too old or without intention to quit the career to go into ozumo, but Ichinojo and Daiamami got the ms TD entry from there. The top 4 are here: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cv4a-kwhr/amasumo/game/09-jitsugyodan_all.html What we also don't have yet is a thread to list all present ms and sd TD qualifiers. I think that would be quite useful - we list the qualifiers at the tournament results of course, usually with likelihood of entering ozumo. The interhigh (koukou soutai) is a pretty big amateur competition, too - as are the kokutai juniors as the 2nd big high school tournament, with many top finishers going to ozumo (but with maezumo start) - this time so far Naya (kokutai juniors winner) and Byambasuren (interhigh 2nd) The Japanese list with the schedule of all mayor amateur tournaments (also for kids and women) is at http://www.nihonsumo-renmei.jp/yotei/index.html Before you know it, Usa turns into USA
  14. Winter jungyo 2017

    videos Miyazaki - Hakuho-Kakuryu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-1tzZDVBN0 Asakura - from NHK news9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT5wMEFJk9A dohyo-iri with babies in Nogata: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsF1lpw-_zA from Goto from NHK news7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QknTXiMERRo Kakuryu dohyo-iri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_dtm8Z9r5M Hakuho dohyo-iri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfpwoLHAwi4 jinku : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxlvYwqZHW0
  15. 2017 All-Japan Amateur Championship

    The NHK broadcast