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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    The 5 oyakata of the Kyushu team around Sakaigawa oyakata made a courtesy call to the mayor of Fukuoka, after two years again, since last year the Kyushu basho was held in Tokyo. Advance tickets go on sale on the net on Oct. 2nd Local video: https://www.fbs.co.jp/news/news96gh1wall2ap9yszu8.html The poster there looks like no dominant yokozuna will be there
  2. On the 5th in the kokugikan, on NHK-G from 17-18h JST. A report on Kindai's Kanzaki from local NHK: vid The pairings photographed: https://ameblo.jp/sumo-tome123453789/entry-12712812409.html
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    Live concert of my band

    Maybe you need to download the proper 64bit version of msvcr100.dll and put it in the SysWOW64 folder
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    70th All Japan sumo championships

    Nittaidai will again post the results shortly after the (round of) bouts http://blog.livedoor.jp/nittaidaisumo/archives/5302251.html (Nittaidai lineup) no mention of any live coverage before the start of NHK, hopefully full videos will appear later
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    Live concert of my band

    Get it with youtube-dl https://www.facebook.com/Hasixties/videos/229224342661213/
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    70th All Japan sumo championships

    He told right at the start he wants to become a yokozuna, a strong rikishi - he wants a tsukedashi qualification.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    They had one before the Aki basho Another pic with the birthday of Hokuseiho, I don't think they do it every basho
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    Courtesy calls by rikishi and oyakata

    With traveling allowed again, the rikishi use the chance for courtesy calls to the local support places. Chiyonokuni reported his 9-6 kachi-koshi the the mayor of his hometown Iga on the 1st, back home after 2 years again. Local NHK: vid Kotoyusho today reported his juryo promotion to the governor of Nara together with Sadogatake-oyakata. Local NHK: vid Ichiyamamoto today was at the city hall of his hometown Iwanai (don't tell anyone), Hokkaido, to have his juryo yusho celebrated oo On the 2nd he was at the middle school in Fukushima town where he was instructor at the sumo club in his time as town employee, earlier that day he was at his old high school in Hokuto city. He had returned to his parents home in Iwanai on the 29th. o Atamifuji on the 2nd was at Hiryu high school to report his 6-1 result to the rijicho and the sumo club coach https://www.at-s.com/news/article/shizuoka/994408.html Nakamura (Yoshikaze) on the 2nd was at the Oita shimbun (not home in Saiki city, which he sued) to do PR for for his danpatsushiki in February and told that he wants to raise a sekitori from the prefecture - the apparent talk about his future heya is behind the paywall plus VPN for Japan needed: o, pic: https://www.oita-press.co.jp/-/media/Images/oita-press/2021/11/30/0060843594.ashx
  9. That needs a topic of it's own, being so common. Abi on the 3rd visited the mayor of his hometown Koshigaya-city, Saitama, who is a great sumo fan, to report his first kachi-koshi as a sekitori. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/saitama/news/20150605-OYTNT50387.html
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    Hatsu 2022

    The first ticket lottery for the Hatsu basho is under way, applications can be made till the 25th 11h JST. This time it is only for the paying members of the official ozumo fan club https://fanclub.sumo.or.jp/ You can register for free for the juryo course, which allows you to use the site's shop, to get tickets in the first group, you have to have at least the sekiwake course, for the 2nd lottery from the 27th till Dec. 2nd the makuuchi course. The general advance ticket lottery is from Dec 3rd. till the 6th, general ticket sales start on the 11th, 10h JST. You pay at 7/11 convenience stores and get the tickets there, tamari-seki, box seats and 1 person masu seats are only available this way now. Middle school students and kids below that age are forbidden to use the tamari seats. https://sumo.pia.jp/sumo01.jsp
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    Hatsu 2022

    The artistic composition point are the mummy knees 2 in the midle on top and below, connected in 」shape by the dark mawashi 3 with the bandaged left knee.
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    New recruits Haru 2022

    For Dewanoumi-beya after a 20 year blank of new recruits from Hokkaido for the heya: from the sumo club of Hokkai Gakuen Sapporo high, Kengo Wakasa (likely:) 若狭謙吾 (18, 172cm, 85kg). He started sumo properly in 6th grad primary school. This spring he had an experience stay at the heya, where his forward looking, frank and cheerful character was appreciated and he was allowed to join the heya (not all heya take any Japanese youth who wants to do sumo). The connection to the heya comes from his father being acquainted with a koenkai executive: same year at school. Wakasa: I have no anxiety. I want to put my effort into keiko, without trying to hurry it. I want to do my best (gambaritai) The oyakata: First of all getting used to the life in the heya. When he puts real effort into keiko, he'll get strength. His results https://www.hgs.ed.jp/schoollife/club/sumo.html: 2 times runner-up in Hokkaido prefectural tournaments with weight classes, 2020 in the up to 80kg class, 2021 the 100kg class http://www.hokkaido-np.co.jp/article/601449 The oyakata was at the school on the 18th, on the left the headmaster
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    How many Oyakata have you watched on the dohyo ?

    Less than 10 I haven't watched, because they retired before end of 1988, but a few more I have no recollection of, e.g. Tagaryu and Koboyama - they left no impression in my memories. Also Fujinoshin and Dairyu, they dropped to juryo when I started to watch and I didn't follow that division in detail then. I remember their intai, but not their dohyo appearance.
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    Rikishi-kai reports

    Several things were brought up at the Kyushu rikishi-kai on the 31st, mostly aiming to improve the health of the rikishi http://www.hochi.co.jp/sports/sumo/20171101-OHT1T50002.html While Kakuryu wants all sekitori to pray for health together at the new Year shrine visit and get purified by the priests there, Hakuho's plan is more practical: The check-up where Shotenro's cancer was detected was at a doctor Hahuho introduced him to, so Hakuho has a strong case here for demanding such thorough human-dock check-ups and PET scans made obligatory 2 times a year: he also called for improved health support in general for the rikishi. Another demand was for better food and lodging during the jungyo tour - bigger beds - and the food is worlds away from the healthy chanko at the heya. Another subject was the demand for rikshi seats at the basho - the family members of many sekitori have problems to get seats now - like everybody else, apparently nothing is reserved for them so far. The rikishi-kai of all sekitori was installed in 1932, after the Shunjuen Incident, where the rikishi walked out on the kyokai to demand better conditions NSK pics from the rikishi-kai o o o o
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    Hakuho retires

    A report about the first basho work of Magaki appeared http://www.fnn.jp/articles/-/278747 o He experienced makushita, juryo, makuuchi 1st and 2nd half shifts - and also had arrived at 7a.m. for an early shift o the boring work, at the west hanamichi - Kakuryu was on the east some days, retired earlier he's ranked higher as oyakata o fan service o o o meeting Asashoryu talk about his experience, being a rikishi was better o oo
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    Corona and sumo

    75% in Osaka means about 5500 spectators. 4 person masu-seki will again be for 2 persons, but all ringside tamari-seki and all chair seats will be used - or not http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20211202/k10013371741000.html
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    Corona and sumo

    Shibatayama after the rijikai today spoke to the press and was very critical about allowing degeiko again, with the new strain around: "There is talk by the doctors concerned with infections that it is extremely difficult." The relaxations to go out etc. till Dec. 12th may be revoked as well, if things get worse. All heya have received a notice yesterday, demanding thoroughness of infection prevention. http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXZQOKC02BRV0S1A201C2000000/
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    Schedule around Hatsu 2022

    The rijikai was held today and the schedule for the next weeks was announced The toshiyori-kai of all oyakata will be on the 9th, budget and business plan will be presented The rikishi-kai will take place on Dec.25th Shindeshi-kensa on Jan. 5th The yokozuna dohyo-iri at the Meji shrine (by Terunofuji only now) will take place after the basho instead of before as usual. No decision yet if there will be a joint keiko before the basho http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXZQOKC02BJ00S1A201C2000000/ Degeiko like the YDC demands is also seen critical by Shibatayama http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXZQOKC02BRV0S1A201C2000000/
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    Rikishi-kai reports

    After a year of Corona cancellation, the rikishi-kai will be held again, on the 25th in the kokugikan, with a lecture by NSK no.2 Oguruma. http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXZQOKC02BJ00S1A201C2000000/ New head of the rikishi-kai after Kakuryu can only be Terunofuji.
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    Rikishi and oyakata as police chiefs

    Kasugayama/Ikioi on Dec. 1st was police chief for the day in his hometown Katano, Osaka.
  21. Another sub-branch of extra activities, police chief for a day or the like. Usually they call for traffic safety or better driving manners and caution against bank transfer scam and similar. Sadanoumi in Konan-city, Aichi, on the 29th. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1670634.html Takasago-oyakata in Kariya-city, Aichi. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/aichi/news/20160628-OYTNT50211.html on patrol
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    Yusho portraits donated

    Kotoshogiku/Hidenoyama donated his yusho portrait from Hatsu 2016 to his hometown Yanagawa - the ceremony was today with mayor and family oo his parents were there as well o ooo o ooo
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    Yusho portraits donated

    After getting removed from the kokugikan walls, yusho portraits usually get donated somewhere Hakuho donated the one from Kyushu 2012 to Sasaguri-town, where MIyagino-beya has its Kyushu lodgings since 2011. He was there on the 15th for the ceremony. On the portrait he wears a kesho mawashi from the Miyagino-beya Kyushu koenkai .http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/f_toshiken/article/487237 older news from other threads
  24. This might be on the rise, so I split it from the other activities. Especially because this one is no extra activity by Kotoshogiku - Softbank Mobile simply was allowed to (ab)use real scenes - that's why I don't put it in the off-topic CM thread. Kotoshogiku being asked about his weight and the odd voice of the Giga-chan CM character answers "200 Giga", the Koto-Bauer turns into the Giga-Bauer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKFu9QTbihA the information about the CM: http://www.softbank.jp/mobile/tvcm_media/cm/detail/?id=kotoshogiga_30&caption=0 Especially since Softbank has a new service to show the (whole) basho, I'm closely looking at everything that comes from them.