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    Sumo films

    2 in the leading role, an actor and an actress. The story of the new drama series: she (Rikka Ihara 伊原六花) is the only remaining member of the sumo club of the university, and it is about to vanish, he (Shono Hayama 葉山奨之) joins. http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2240709/full/
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    Sumo films

    A 1944 film with screenplay by Akira Kurosawa: Dohyo Matsuri (both English Wikipedia and the poster are almost certainly wrong with Dohyo-sai https://www.kadokawa-pictures.jp/official/dohyomatsuri/) - I never heard of the film before Plays in the Meiji era, when sumo was in danger to disappear - shot as Japan went towards losing the war http://kakitubata.hanagasumi.net/houga/土俵祭/土俵祭.html http://www.ne.jp/asahi/gensou/kan/eigahyou60/dohyoumatsuri.html http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1944/bt000160.htm
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    Rikishi 2nd careers

    Ex-Masunoyama looked like a ball when active, now he looks like any ordinary staff in the care for the elderly, where he started his 2nd career now, with the initial qualification in the business, work beginner in training. He stopped to eat deep fried food and switched to a low fat diet, that brought him from 187kg down to 102kg, his ligament ossification problems (OLF and OPLL) got better and also the condition of his lower back. He had his danpatsu-shiki on April 2nd and works now at a rehabilitation facility for the elderly in Arakawa ward. http://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/499320
  4. This will my new catch-all thread for former rikishi activities. Ex-Oruri, Saito Takuya for 3 years now works in Chiyoda ward at the PC as administrative scrivener (wearing the official badge), concerned with government administration office documents. o
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    Training pics overview June 2022

    Training at Kasugano-beya o o oo with Tochinoshin, Aoiyama, Tochimaru o oo ooo o ooo oooo
  6. Takayasu at degeiko to Tokitsukaze-beya o oo with Daieisho o o o oo o o
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    Shohozan intai

    Intai press conference
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    2022 Collegiate Sumo

    Nakamura apparently is safe. Nikkan reports, with already having the msTD qualification, he wants to spend this year without getting injured - they call it approach run for joining the pros - and then follow the next path, that of ozumo. At the moment he's back at Kaiyo high for teaching practice (I hope he won't like it too much and changes his mind), as part of his studies, to refresh - till tomorrow. Then he leaves for the world games. in front of the sumo club o o
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    Harumafuji activities

    He is in several threads in ozumo discussions because he is still in ozumo as a member of Isegahama-beya The New Harumafuji school opened today, at first for about 740 pupils with 70 teachers, in the end planned for 1800 pupils and 140 teachers. http://rd.kyodo-d.info/np/2018090101001987?c=39546741839462401 http://www.sankei.com/sports/news/180901/spo1809010038-n1.html
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    Shohozan intai

    Shohozan liked to pose in front of the camera o ooo o o o with wife and kids o o oo o komusubi oooo first kinboshi, from Harumafuji oo another o o more o oooo o o o o o o o o o
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    Shohozan intai

    No tears at the Intai press conference, with Hanaregoma-oyakata ooo o oo o o a surprise appearance by heya mates, Shimazuumi with flower presentation, Ichiyamamoto o next the former shisho made a surprise appearance, with the okamisan, daughter Airi was also there ooo ooo oo
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    Shohozan intai

    At the intai press conference, Shohozan told that he had been asked "Should we arrange for a kabu?", but "I had no desire at all to remain in the NSK, doing something new is best done quickly." "I think I'm not suited to be a coach, I want to be a player. I'm not good at instructing people, with strong perseverance, that's why. I thought about that since quite some time ago." http://www.zakzak.co.jp/article/20220629-Y7JGDGDVZBPR7JJKVESYFDREZQ/
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    2022 Collegiate Sumo

    Today at the Nittaidai appointment ceremony of the athletes for the world games, Hanada told that he's doing mainly sumo, 80% of training, amefuto 20%. He skipped the east Japan student championships on June 12th to cure his injured left shoulder. o o
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    Rikishi 2nd careers

    Saito is using the shikona (and image) Hayateumi on his election poster, but only applied for the elections under his real name - he could have applied for both. He and his helpers use the site hayateumi.com and a YT channel for PR - and his older twitter. The posters on the site show him only now though: hayateumi.com/download His data now: 184cm, 129kg, chest 120cm, grip strength 90kg, 5.6s on a 50m dash His former occupation is sumo, it is not listed among the sports he is good at. He talks about his youth, amateur beginnings and pro sumo career at first in the presentation video for the elections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBX-h5nnuwk&t=30s The highlight is his trademark jump, also in his profile https://hayateumi.com/profile/#sumo Chanko preparation at a local matsuri at the Hakuho cup PR for Aomori in Taiwan as background election poster
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    Kakuryu on Twitter, FB

    It is not "his" Twitter/FB but that of the intai zumo event executive office. That is in fact he - and helpers, because all is organized by the oyakata who has the event. If he will continue to use it after the event remains to be seen.
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    New kesho mawashi

    Masunoyama (21) got a new kesho mawashi from his local koenkai with the image character of his home town Chiba, Sakae-cho, the dream dragon mascot Drum/Doramu: D(o)ra<gon><Drea>m(u). The source is that during the Nara period, when the town suffered from a drought, the legend tells that a dragon rose to the sky and let it rain (which is the profession of the Asian dragons). Masunoyama: "Following this, I want to rise up the banzuke. I want to reach sanyaku." He will rise up to the upper half of maegashira next basho (w13 with 11 wins). "I will meet strong opponents, therefore I want to do my sumo with all my strength."
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    Natsu jungyo 2022

    The posters have quite a standard this jungyo, Funabashi and Saitama have the same basic design as Kasukabe above The 2 Saitama pref. jungyo have exactly the same group on the posters, Funabashi has Chiba local Kotonowaka instead of Saitama local Abi. Tachikawa has the same Shodai and Mitakeumi Only Koga has something different and they have sold out https://anfini.co.jp/hoiku/topics/2022531_sumokoga.html Tatsunami is the responsible for that jungyo and was at the press conference end of May
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    Natsu jungyo 2022

    The NSK is considering to restart the jungyo next year for the Natsu jungyo, usually after the Nagoya basho. The final decision will likely be made in February. It was announced at the toshiyori-kai today. The Haru jungyo is again cancelled. https://www.sanspo.com/article/20211209-V7NYTXGMFJPP7EHABZBMJJKR5E/
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    Aki jungyo 2022

    For October 15th a jungyo is scheduled for Kuki, Saitama, the last there was 22 years ago, the one scheduled for April 2020 was among those of the first Corona canceled jungyo. Different oyakata, same pose: Tatsutagawa was in Kuki on the 24th http://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2022062700217&g=soc
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    Interhigh 2022

    After being canceled in 2020 and without spectators from the general public in 2021, this year there will again be ordinary spectators for some disciplines, including sumo. Those held indoors and with a high ratio of athletes and coaches among the people who fit in the halls are still without spectators or with a limited number, also just parents. https://www.kochinews.co.jp/article/detail/574480
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    Interhigh 2022

    The countdown for the Interhigh 2022 in 4 Shikoku prefectures has started in Kochi prefecture, where also sumo is held - but it is not on the poster this time https://www.kochinews.co.jp/article/detail/544469 Start on July 23rd, sumo starts on the 26th. Canceled so far is the first national tournament of the school year, the 39th Uwajima student select tournament https://www.ehime-np.co.jp/article/news202202190067 The sumo federation schedule for this year is not up yet, the school year is not over Videos from last year's interhigh have appeared on the sumo archives channel youtube/sumoarchives/query=2021%2F08%2F07 相撲 インターハイ
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    Shohozan intai

    Career digest - the intai press conference was today, he'll go into the food and drink business https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXZQOKC28ADD0Y2A620C2000000/
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    Banzuke day pics Nagoya 22

    New juryo: Gonoyama, Chiyosakae, Oshoma o The new makuuchi: Nishikifuji press conference, with Isegahama-oyakata o o ooo o o o o Online press conference of the yokozuna o o oo o
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    Banzuke for Nagoya 2022

    Hochi hints that he changed back to his real first name to show his feelings for his family. During the suspension, his grandfather died last year in June and his father in August. https://hochi.news/articles/20220627-OHT1T51173.html
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    Sports Gambling In Japan

    Gambling is illegal IN Japan, any provider within the country would be prosecuted, if he gets found out. There may be workarounds that avoid direct gambling for money, like the pachinko model with some prizes you can sell again nextdoor. I guess the article is complete nonsense, definitely completely misleading. Japanese gambling from Japan at foreign sites have to be careful to hide their winnings.