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

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  1. Akinomaki

    Corona and sumo

    The urakata will be using public transport for the basho. Shibatayama (on the 3rd): "When they use it, it should as much as possible be during the time it is not crowded. I told this the gyoji, yobidashi and tokoyama today." http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202007030000641.html Hakkaku on the 6th told that after the July basho, another antibody test will take place. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202007060000921.html Sekitori answer: Daieisho, Kakuryu vid vid
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    Training pics overview July 2020

    Today the NSK posted Takasago-beya asa-geiko. The media focus on Asanoyama - he has Asabenkei as sekitori opponent, but they had no bouts together - he did about 10 bouts with makushita. The lack of degeiko doesn't bother him. since late June he has a personal trainer o o o oo o Terunofuji has several other sekitori in the heya - he had over 20 bouts with Takarafuji and Midorifuji: "The (Natsu basho) lacking part, I'm in the mood to rampage around." o
  3. The Kaiyo high sumo club had developed gottsan retort curry, to help the club survive. The club at the moment has only 6 members, it used to be about 10, who consumed 30kg of rice in 2 days. The costs per student are much higher at this special fishery prefectural high school, as a public school the budget is limited. A few years ago, when the school had not enough students, there were moves to have it absorbed into other schools. The staff made nationwide PR efforts, appealing with the unique education. Now nearly half of the students come from other prefectures, they are integrated in community activities and get support from the Itoigawa locals. The sumo club members and OBs take part in local matsuri and events, making chanko and teaching sumo to the kids. Gottsan curry was developed last year by 3rd years Takeoka (now Oguruma-beya), Fukasawa (Naruto) and Kurita (now at Waseda university) - that kind of fund raising and that they were allowed to pose on the package is unique for a high school sports club - maybe only allowed for the sumo club. Fukasawa had won the Grand Prix at the Itoigawa business plan contest with the project "Feel Itoigawa with chanko". The 3 developed the product in the school's aquatic resource department nutrition science course. The sumo club in the past had developed the product "garlic miso". The arrangement then was vague, this time they had it fixed that 3% of sales would go to the sumo club. Marketing is done by the local firm Nosui shoten Co., ltd http://nousui-syouten.shop-pro.jp/?pid=151690461, established jointly by the city administration, the school and OBs - Nosui is part of the old name of the school. The company president till 2 years ago was teacher in the nutrition science course. http://diamond.jp/articles/-/242239
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    Amazumo program videos

    PR video of the Ehime pref. Tsushima high sumo club
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    Training pics overview July 2020

    At last we get to see proper sekitori keiko - Kakuryu today did sanban-geiko with Kiribayama - 10-0, after 2 months proper sumo keiko again for the yokozuna. He has a special incentive to get the yusho: a yusho photo with his baby daughter (3rd child), born in April. He like Hakuho and others is anxious, because they are not able to go for degeiko. o o o o o o o o 90 minutes of Michinoku-beya asa-geiko by the NSK - starting with Kiribayama warming up. Kiribayama first lent his chest in butsukari-geiko, then had several bouts with lower ranked - he lost 1, then the 10 with Kakuryu and in the end a message from the 2.
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    Retirees after Haru 2020

    There might be more to retire from Minezaki-beya in the near future, some other perhaps before it it is said (in the article) to disappear next year - the oyakata reaches retirement age in March. He was in Kuwana city, where the heya used to stay for Nagoya, and expressed his sadness to have no last training camp there. http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASN6Y6X93N6YONFB00C.html o
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    New Takanofuji Scandal

    Ex-Takanofuji (23) today declared in a phone interview that he wants to become MMA fighter. At the moment he's looking for a place to join and is training in the Metropolitan area. He aims to enter a RIZIN event and in the future wants to become a member of the worlds biggest MMA organization UFC. o he lost 50kg and is now at 115kg (about)
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    July basho?

    No. 2 Oguruma confirmed that today, but also told that the NSK will watch the situation in pro-baseball for reference: they already started and from the 10th on plan to have spectators. Several days then till the basho starts on the 19th, so maybe "1 person in a masu box and then 3 empty till the next one or the like. Such things are not yet understood." Rumor are about having the maintaining members, also from other locations, especially from robbed Nagoya, spread about the hall.
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    Training pics overview July 2020

    Kotoshoho at butsukari-geiko - yesterday he had an remote interview o oo Enho was interviewed today on the phone - training with the young ones, forging his feet oo o Training at Naruto-beya today o
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    Asahifuji kanreki dohyo-iri

    Isegahama-oyakata (Asahifuji) turned 60 today. About the dohyo-iri: "I think the prediction will be for next year. It would be fine to have it in December though." He is keeping himself fit: after dinner, each day a walk of at least 1 hour, and 5, 6 times a week 1 hour of weight training, not too heavy, to avoid injury, but at bench press he lifts 100kg or more. "I have to lose weight. For the dohyo-iri (planned for May) I gained weight. Now I'll lose weight once and when the time comes, gain it again. Not that good for your health though. If I'm too lean, the tsuna falls off." http://www.daily.co.jp/general/2020/07/06/0013487348.shtml Reaching kanreki on the same day today is sumo cartoonist Kototsurugi - for him it is easy, he draws himself a kanreki dohyo-iri. Kototsurugi got several congratulation video letters: Kotoshogiku, Kotonowaka II and KONISHIKI vid vid vid
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    July basho?

    The rijikai to make the final decision about holding the basho will be on the 13th (not 3, 6 days before the start). Till then - or longer, no degeiko. Today would have been the banzuke publication, if there were a new one. http://mainichi.jp/articles/20200706/k00/00m/050/171000c So it's time for sumo to come back to life: Asanoyama today held the first ever sumo remote press conference on the NSK Zoom(o) channel oooo vid vid with a kind of banzuke presentation o new makuuchi Kotoshoho also was interviewed vid vid
  12. Akinomaki

    Corona and sumo

    The results: other than at Takadagawa-beya, where several infections had happened, among 891 tested, affiliates of 44 heya, 5 were tested positive. Those of the 5 who had developed symptoms within the last 3 days before the test, undertook a PCR test at once, all were negative. 4 of the 5, who consented, had another PCR test later, all negative. The 1 other had a high potency of antibodies and is seen as having had an infection at least 5 months ago and being completely cured. http://hochi.news/articles/20200706-OHT1T50153.html sekitori answer at home: Hakuho, Daiaamami, Tobizaru, Tsurugisho vid vid vid vid
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    Araiso activities

    Araiso is trying to apply the triple mission model "wins, funds, popularization" for sports top businesses, devised by his teacher Hirata, to rikishi and sumo-beya etc. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202007030000573.html Some day we may find his graduation paper among the list of ideas for other sports for the model google_q=triple+mission+model Google top find of a Waseda paper about the use of the model http://www.waseda.jp/student/shinsho/html/69/6919.html
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    Ancient banzuke and results

    The site presently has complete banzuke and torikumi from the 1801-1830 basho. It uses the same collections for 1801-1853, in a better scan by the National Institute of Japanese Literature https://kotenseki.nijl.ac.jp/biblio/100163262/viewer, which can only be viewed in the browser, but has a load of features to get a better look at the pages (the banzuke is in better resolution from the Bavarian state library: jonokuchi is better to read). The Bunsei 4 Natsu basho banzuke is on the left of page set 141, torikumi on 144 and 145. There are definitely 2 Sazanami in a row on day 1, it is ゞ for both and not ゝfor the 2nd - on the banzuke they are written differently, one in 1 kanji 漣, one in kana and a kanji part さゞ浪 - rather Sasanami though withゝ, but in the torikumi they are identical as さゞ浪, no first name marker added like on the site. The memo at the site mentions the nowadays wrong order of torikumi - this was quite common till later in the Meiji era, but it doesn't comment on rikishi with the same shikona on one banzuke.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    I don't like the search feature which displays a rikishi page at once if there is only 1 find, because I then still have to use a result page to get to the proper page URL for the rikishi many rikishi of the older past are not in the DB and the search would open the page of a recent rikishi with the same name, instead of the result page. There I could and can see with multiple finds, at once both when the time is not right and that the shikona was in use