Akinomaki

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  1. Mr. Hanada (ex-Taka) has his first TV show appearance after retirement in a 2h special of NiTele's Shabekuri 007 - aired on the 29th, 21h JST o o o o he teaches to the 7 (or some of them) his sumo fitness exercises o
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    New recruits Natsu 2021

    with dad at the 1st Hakuho cup, Dec. 19th 2010, where he had the yusho in the 2nd grade https://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2010/12/19/kiji/K20101219Z00001090.html o there was no pic of 4th grade with the team: winning the national middle school championships as 3rd year, as high school 3rd year at an Aomori level tournament May 2020 o
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    Shinjo and Maezumo

    Hattorizakura wouldn't even have passed the shindeshi kensa then, 173cm, 75kg was the limit, for the relaxed limit now of 167cm, 67kg (15y old: 165cm, 65kg) he only had to add a bit of water Takatoriki showed some data about the boom that sumo had in the past and the severe drop of new recruits in recent years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKlzLQoiQyg Apparently over a hundred didn't pass the shindeshi kensa in Taiho's time
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    Corona and sumo

    Shibatayama about the now regular NSK joint keiko planned for mid April: "In the worst case, it might be canceled" http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2021/04/10/kiji/20210410s00005000061000c.html
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    New recruits Natsu 2021

    At the press conference of Mukainakano (178cm, 175kg), as heya representatives, his likely future okamisan, the wife of Hakuho, and Ishiura were present vid
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    Shinjo and Maezumo

    about the shinjo of old Honchu was still banzuke-gai. In Edo times it was even worse: after mazumo, aichu and then honchu.
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    Corona and sumo

    The governor of Aichi and the mayor of Nagoya welcome the decision. The NSK plans new guidelines for activities in Nagoya - Shibatayama: "Eating and drinking related was OK till 21h, as measure to prevent the spread of infections, it will be alcohol till 19h, food and drink till 20h." (so they allow dining outside???) http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202104090000726.html Tickets go on sale May 22nd., the pre-advance sales lottery applications start Apr. 20th - not as usual on sumo pia, but on Boo-Woo ticket WEB, by Boogie-Woogie Entertainment. http://sumo.or.jp/IrohaKyokaiInformation/detail?id=462 The first location of the Nagoya-basho, in 1958, the Kanayama gymnasium, without air conditioning, smoking allowed in the hall: 2 times they had to interrupt for 7 minutes and release oxygen, which cooled the place by 2 degrees. o Since 1965 the Aichi pref. gymnasium is used (Dolphins arena), o the next Aichi pref. gymnasium is planned to be ready for 2025 o
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    Table test

    I paste my tables first into the NVU HTML editor, cut them again and then paste them into Firefox
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    New recruits Natsu 2021

    Another from Nittaidai: Yoh (?) Miyagi 宮城陽 (22) enters Oguruma-beya, apparently as uchi-deshi of sempai Nakamura (Yoshikaze). He is from Okinawa, Hokubu agricultural high (168cm, 68kg as first year Nittaidai). Till the end he thought about following his dream to become a teacher, but "The wish to challenge in ozumo prevailed." http://www.okinawatimes.co.jp/articles/-/734754 in 2019 he won the under 85kg category in the national student weight class championships ooo o seems like he gained a bit of weight since then the Nittaidai graduates Edit: He'll officially join the heya on the 12th. "It's not that in open weight I had no chance at all. I want to face big opponents and win." https://ryukyushimpo.jp/news/entry-1301674.html
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    Amazumo program videos

    Another local news report on Toyoda Rinnosuke. He graduated from primary school and moved to Kashiwa, Chiba, No. 2 middle school, and the Kashiwa sumo youth team, that produced Takanosho and Kotoshoho. In 3 years he wants to join ozumo, the coach thinks he has everything to make it to ozeki and yokozuna, if he doesn't lose the fight with himself. "A talent that appears once in several years" "I want to become a yokozuna who surpasses the yokozuna of the past." http://www.kyt-tv.com/nnn/news104uyz0wteu1tjzj8c0.html leaving Tokunoshima
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    Amazumo program videos

    A short program in a series to (yell) cheer for athletes from Wakayama, about Hanada Hidetora
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    Other NSK member activities

    Ginjiro likely gets his wish for Nagoya, but without the sumo train. o Arranging the tickets for that is the job of his transport department. "The tickets for which we did a tentative reservation will be canceled. The NSK members will move according to schedules of each heya." After he wrote his book, some fans commented on the news that there will be no sumo train: "Gijiro will surely be disappointed" "That's not so, it's the feeling of thanks to the sumo fans who remember my face when they hear the keyword 'sumo train'."
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    Other NSK member activities

    Soon to disappear Minezaki-beya's makuuchi gyoji Kimura Ginjiro wrote his first book, about sumo related trains and stations「大相撲と鉄道」"Ozumo and railway". Mineko Nomachi had intended to write it, with Ginjiro providing the information, in the end he wrote it himself. A group of 6 gyoji are in charge of transportation, getting also the tickets for the trains to regional basho and jungyo. Some oyakata and rikishi want to have special seats, e.g. not feeling too much of the Shinkansen pressure when entering a tunnel (Minezaki-oyakata), in view of Mt. Fuji, not having the setting sun in view, special numbers ... Then there is the problem how to place the extra big rikishi. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202102250001252.html 2nd half to follow At Dai-Gyoji station oo o
  14. Likely no Interhigh this year, when the prelims get canceled: the all Kyushu koukou soutai was to be held in June, sumo was scheduled to take place in Saga pref. http://www.saga-s.co.jp/articles/-/509867
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    Yoshikaze situation

    She was found guilty in a criminal trial (though a shortened one), so she has a criminal record now, but some traffic violations in Japan may lead to a bigger fine.
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    Interhigh 2021

    So far it is still on schedule, August 6th-8th in Itoigawa, Niigata, the location of Kaiyou high: the sumo event of the Hokushinetsu soutai. Pupils from another local high school designed the countdown board and were at the unveiling ceremony in the city hall on the 2nd. Yomiuri shimbun is one of the sponsors of the interhigh http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/niigata/news/20210405-OYTNT50078/ https://www.koukousoutai.com/2021soutai/activity/post.php?xcd=0053
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    Basho attendance

    The TV ratings for Haru 2021, 2nd half of makuuchi in the top 20 of Kanto (Asahi) and Kansai (blog), plus data from Video research, with a bit from the 1st half and/or juryo (early), and also total actual average and peak viewer figures from all of Japan, as million viewers. http://www.videor.co.jp/tvrating/2021/04/42172.html http://www.videor.co.jp/tvrating/2021/03/42097.html http://www.videor.co.jp/tvrating/2021/03/41997.html http://www.videor.co.jp/audience/2021/04/42222.html http://www.videor.co.jp/audience/2021/03/42147.html http://www.videor.co.jp/audience/2021/03/42062.html http://www.asahi.com/articles/DA3S14855493.html http://www.asahi.com/articles/DA3S14845992.html http://www.asahi.com/articles/DA3S14836899.html http://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12665657741.html http://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12664266768.html http://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12662907414.html Haru 21 mil. viewr. early Kan sai Day Kanto % peak avrg peak % avrg peak % 1 12. 13.4 8.19 14.22 5.6 3.25 9.76 22. 12.0 2 3 4 12. 14.6 8.44 10.36 5 6 20. 12.5 7 6. 15.8 8.0 4.34 10.12 8 5. 16.4 9.76 15.91 7.1 5.18 10.48 6. 14.5 9 14. 14.1 10 12. 14.2 11 12 8. 14.4 13 10. 14.3 14 3. 15.6 15 7. 14.6 8.80 14.46 8.3 4.70 14.34 17. 12.6
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    Basho attendance

    Sanspo publishes that in each early morning article for the day before, for NEARLY all days. I'll update this post for all 15 days and plan to add only one post like it for each further basho and perhaps one for all local basho of a whole jungyo with data available. I will also post news about the subject in this thread. Osaka 2014 Day 1: full house with 6700 spectators (80% - with 8300 as 100%) no data for day 2 - maybe so few they were ashamed to report it ? Day 3: 5000 spectators Day 4: 5900 spectators Day 5: 5900 spectators Day 6: 5200 spectators Day 7: full house with 7378 spectators (89%) Day 8: full house with 7378 spectators again - exactly that same odd number ? Day 9: full house with 6500 spectators (78% - borderline is maybe 75%) Day 10: full house with 6600 spectators (79%) Day 11: full house with 6550 spectators (79%) Day 12: full house with 6800 spectators (82%) Day 13: full house with 7378 spectators again? - do they use this as the sell-out number? Day 14: full house with 7378 spectators - obviously that's the NSK sell-out number Day 15: full house with 7378 spectators
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    Retired after March 2021

    The NSK announced today that 4th class tokoyama Tokohama of Onoe-beya retired as of the 5th. He was kyujo with the whole heya http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202104060000384.html
  20. 両国花錦闘士, read Ryogoku oshare rikishi, originally a manga I wouldn't present on the forum. I skipped the topic so far, but I found the full video and thought it's time https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Vy4y1b7wS If it's violating forum rules, I'd like the moderators to delete the topic. Homepage https://www.ryogoku-oshare-rikishi.com/ Misako Konno plays the okamisan, maybe that's why she is absent often in the OH council. Demon kakka sings the theme song, sumo instructions were by ex-Shoeito, now Hiroshi Ryogoku 両國宏 Pictures and background http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2178355/full/ http://www.m-on.press/whatsintokyo/0000280929?show_more=1 YT channel https://www.youtube.com/c/ryogokuosharerikishi2020/videos
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    Sumo and the Olympics

    Today Tokyo governor Koike was at the kokugikan for talks with the NSK top. She thanked the NSK for their cooperation by having the kokugikan used for the boxing event at the Olympics. And she wants to have sumo presented to the foreign guests: the NSK for this will display especially kesho mawashi and nishiki-e that show sumo in the Edo period in the sumo museum within the kokugikan. http://www.nikkansports.com/general/nikkan/news/201901210000864.html
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    Hype rikishi goods

    Another collaboration for Chiyonofuji is with Kinnikuman - one result is with the wolf as pro wrestler, the Wolfman character These stickers, but mainly tabi socks. http://www.goodspress.jp/news/341234/2/
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    Hype rikishi goods

    After a set with Endo now the post office releases 2 sets of stamps with Ichinojo. http://www.post.japanpost.jp/notification/pressrelease/2015/03_tokyo/0603_01_02.pdf http://www.post.japanpost.jp/notification/pressrelease/2015/03_tokyo/0603_01_03.pdf The press release text is in this pdf: http://www.post.japanpost.jp/notification/pressrelease/2015/03_tokyo/0603_01_01.pdf
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    Takanohana activities

    Apparently he left the Harley unused for 7, 8 years, the engine didn't work and gasoline was leaking out of the tank.
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    Sumo and the Olympics

    Looks like the basho really will be in Nagoya, and Hakuho with that knee may hardly finish the basho - but so far he has not declared he won't run. Today he started rehabilitation in the heya by walking around the keiko ground - the time to start shiko stamping again will be carefully chosen. o NHK streams the torch relay run live and the videos remain (VPN for Japan needed) https://sports.nhk.or.jp/olympic/torch/ Izutsu is the first of interest here, on April 19th he runs at home in Sukumo, which is the goal for that day, as one of 17 runners for the city, in between 18:57h-19:40h JST - maybe he's in the celebration as well. https://gtimg.tokyo2020.org/image/upload/production/phzwj2zndj9g61ecgkc1.pdf