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  1. Akinomaki

    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    Takakeisho, Hoshoryu, Wakamotoharu, Abi, Daieisho with Wakanohana and Toyonoshima on Junk Sports today, talking as usual about food o o o o oo o o filmed in the restaurants were Enho, Azumazeki, Kagayaki, Chiyomaru Soon on Junk sports: a program on chanko nabe - and sweets (Shibatayama special)
  2. An NHK program announcement about the famous Showa 63 (1988) Haru basho entry group with Waka-Taka/Ake/Kaio 95 in all, 11 becoming sekitori. Taka and Ake are in the studio.
  3. It was canceled, like the 45th in 2020, the 47th is scheduled for Feb. 5th 2023 http://www.grandsumo.jp/ To be aired live on first Fuji CS TV1, then 16:05~17:20 JST on terrestrial Fuji TV o Let's hope he'll be in it and not only on the poster
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    13th Hakuho cup

    To save space and use bigger characters
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    13th Hakuho cup

    Hakuho today at his 2nd appearance on the oyakata talk shows did PR for the 13th Hakuho cup on the 12th next month in the kokugikan, 2 weeks after his danpatsushiki. o The sumo federation doesn't have it on their schedule, but it is generally seen as the 3rd national tournament, though this time it is again an international event, kids from 6 or more other countries, Mongolia, the US and planned also from the Ukraine take part. About 900 participants in all. The official site changed to the 13th as well, when I posted the above news it hadn't https://hakuho-cup.com/ They call the event: the greatest youth sumo tournament in history with kids from all over Japan
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    Setsubun 2023

    A few more pics - Takayasu, Endo, Mitakeumi in Narita o o oo Takakeisho Minato ward o o Sadogatake, Kotonowaka, Kotoshoho in Suzuka o o Nishonoseki at the Kashima shrine o o o o
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    Setsubun 2023

    The setsubun festivities have started and more rikishi are taking part again this year On the 28th and 29th at the Tokyo Skytree Solamachi in Sumida ward, with Naruto-beya rikishi http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/tokyo23/news/20230128-OYTNT50242/ https://sumidoko.com/blogs/setsubun-mamemaki-2023/ on the 29th also with the oyakata https://sumidoko.com/events/5goc9tsbwdy9zjzzipzpuu/ (on the 28th he was at Hakuho's event, but not at Toyohibiki's) On the 3rd Tamawashi will be in Chofu at the Jindaiji o From the Yutakayama thread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShUcTmzwGk4 On the 28th he was at the setsubun fare as station master for a day in Tagami town, Niigata http://www.kenoh.com/2023/01/31_yutakayama.html
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    47th Fuji TV ozumo tournament

    Yusho Daieisho, runner-up and kantosho Hoshoryu oooooo Asanoyama-Bushozan o o Kitanowaka tomoesen 2nd win for the juryo yusho vs. Terutsuyoshi o
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    47th Fuji TV ozumo tournament

    Hakuho already was the main commentator for the event, would have been hard to look good in the proper attire after an OB bout
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    55th NHK Charity Ozumo 2023

    There was a makushita select tournament and makuuchi bouts like at a jungyo, but no juryo A channel on Bilibi has a collection of individual bouts https://space.bilibili.com/19459584/channel/collectiondetail?sid=1085434
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    55th NHK Charity Ozumo 2023

    After 3 years NHK Fukushi ozumo was held again today, aired (except the actual sumo) on NHK-G, usually two weeks later, so on Feb. 18th or 19th https://www.npwo.or.jp/info/26900 Takakeisho was at the talk event o
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    47th Fuji TV ozumo tournament

    Bilibili has both broadcasts already First part (Fuji CS TV1) - first sumo work for fresh entertainer Toyonoshima as main commentator https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV19d4y1n7Cy/ Main part (Fuji TV) https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV14M4y1X7GL/ Another channel has a collection of (so far) 14 individual bouts: https://space.bilibili.com/19459584/channel/collectiondetail?sid=1085395 Spectator videos, including Asanoyama's 2 bouts and 2 earlier bouts of Hokuseiho, who made it to the final Tomoesen - the 3rd was Terutsuyoshi
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    47th Fuji TV ozumo tournament

    The Sumo Channel has created a playlist for the event, videos to appear in a while and likely several more getting added over the next weeks https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL60ei_akshMiCk-aLxOzcojBam4oS0-pU
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    The end?

    Nattosumo2 is gone as well, no Nattosumo3 yet, we'll see what we'll get next basho
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    47th Fuji TV ozumo tournament

    First work for Miyagino without mage as main commentator and first work for the new Kimigahama (Okinoumi) as hanamichi commentator - trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xqcjxdMDOU Kimigahama in front of the kokugikan https://www.youtube.com/shorts/EVrqcA7K5PA Daieisho won against Hoshoryu in the final - his first yusho at this tournament o Takakeisho shouldn't have gone into a belt battle with Daieisho in the 3rd round Asanoyama lost in the 2nd round to the later yusho winner Kitanowaka in the juryo tournament and wants to go for the makuuchi yusho next time o Those with mage won the OB bouts
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    Sumo obituaries

    Former juryo 11 Mutetsuyama (42) died today, intai 1998.
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    Miyagino/Hakuho extra activities

    Miyagino was guest on NHK's TV 70 years Archive release festival today https://www.nhk.jp/p/ts/NZ34Q36WGZ/ Still with mage when it was recorded, 3 minutes starting at 45min in the video: https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV13x4y1j7za/
  18. are enough to fill an extra thread. Hakuho is apparently a PR ambassador for this project. On Oct. 2nd, the Asia launch PR event was celebrated in the Teikoku hotel http://www.ttzixunw.com/html/news/20191008/5171889235198540401.shtml https://ameblo.jp/cherieroses/entry-12532314793.html The platform now contains free magazines as teasers - mainly fashion magazines, some business papers - and BBM's SUMO: so we can assume that the thing is especially meant for sujo. Of course it is planned to sell mags - we'll see if it will be a nice and easy way to obtain sumo magazines https://www.wplus.world/ Hakuho promotes it on all channels: https://ameblo.jp/hakuho-69/entry-12533492400.html https://www.hakuho-club.jp/ http://www.yokozuna-hakuho.com/ On the English side, only the magazine TOKYO is of some interest - it shortly mentions sumo in the kokugikan
  19. A few info on papers for which you have to register to get some full articles For Mainichi you have at the moment the first 2 months for free if you sign up for the pay course, you can cancel the subscription within this period and it costs you nothing. After a full year you can use the next trial period. http:// https://mainichi.jp/sumo/ Asahi has only one month for free and only for the first try, then you have to use a new ID for another trial - and perhaps a new address https://www.asahi.com/sports/sumo/ Some other papers, mainly local ones, have a free contingent of articles Nikkei has 10 per month https://www.nikkei.com/sports/other/news/?uah=DF_SEC4_CA____ Shinmai (Mitakeumi) has 5 per month https://www.shinmai.co.jp/news/list/nagano/sports/oozumou Niigata Nippo (Yutakayama, now Asanowaka) has 5 per month https://www.niigata-nippo.co.jp/category/news-original/相撲 Akita Sakigake (was interesting when Takekaze was active) - 1 per day, but the Takekaze corner is now behind the paywall https://www.sakigake.jp/ Ehime Nippo has 5 per month http://ehime-np.co.jp/ Nihonkai Shimbun (Tottori Johoku, esp. now Ochiai) has 10 per month http://www.nnn.co.jp/sp/sumo/ Hokkaido Shimbun (Kyokutaisei, Ichiyamamoto, Hokuseiho) has 10 per month https://www.hokkaido-np.co.jp/ - till Feb. 10th without limitation Kochi Shimbun (Toyonoshima) has 10 per month https://www.kochinews.co.jp/article/search?keyword=相撲 Most of these papers now have many articles which are only for paying members
  20. I'll try to create a thread with enough sumo content to make in into Sumo Information. I won't go into detail about the costly NSK coverage of all sumo there is at each basho, nor about the also costly alternatives to the late NIJI to get Japanese TV: only the free resources and how to best get them onto your computer - I don't know much about getting them to a smart phone or tablet. Basically you'll find a very complete visual coverage of the basho in the Honbasho Talk threads each basho. Kintamayama does the makuuchi, luispereira7cv posts his links to the complete NSK juryo coverage and dohyo-iri, Asojima directs us to the Mongolian commented NHK access and others fill the Sumo Reference database with links to the bouts of the payed ranks and a selection of lower division bouts. I do only the news side, pics and some videos. Most videos are to be found on YouTube. The embedded videos on the forum and the database have to be opened (again) on the YouTube site itself to get them. To download them many tools exist, my best choice is the "YouTube Video and Audio Downloader" add-on for Firefox. It is one of few able to to get the videos in the best quality available. The others usually can't get the 480p and 1080p superior qualities, because YouTube keeps the video and audio separate for them. You have to set the Video and Audio Downloader to select the best Audio automatically when you select to download as "Video Only" (I think that's the default anyway) and the program joins the 2 after download. You can therefore select the best video quality available and get the best video (careful to select an mp4 version and not one of the other). Most videos from other sites, especially Ustream and NicoNico are best to be downloaded with the VideoDownloadHelper Firefox add-on. Apart from the NSK videos of the basho, Ustream has other free channels, often amateur sumo national and international tournaments, but e.g. Takadagawa-beya has it's own channel with videos from events at the heya about once year. Most live coverage on Ustream can be recorded with the program Livestreamer. To play and with it download most of the videos on NicoNico, which covers live many events like sumo lessons, special jungyo or also had Kakuryu's first official dohyo-iri and shrine visit, you have to register for free and login. Unfortunately I don't know how to get the recorded live coverage videos, for which, to watch them later, you have to make a time-shift reservation BEFORE the event starts. Maybe a tool for screen recording is the only way for them. Downloadhelper wants an extra module installed for that (also needed for downloading most of the higher quality YouTube videos), I haven't found a free one yet that works. And back to YouTube, to find more videos not yet on the forum - and maybe post your finds then - you can of course simply search for "sumo", but you'll find more if you search for words in Japanese. YouTube has a rather intelligent(?) search, searching just for sumo 相撲 gets other videos than if searching for ozumo 大相撲 - though you might think the latter are all included in the first search. Sumo 相撲 gets you maybe 80% crap, because it includes paper sumo, arm wrestling, bugs sumo, robot sumo, backside sumo, leg sumo and some pervert sumo as well. But there you get amateur sumo and sometimes Japanese sumo programs that won't show in the ozumo search. Ozumo 大相撲 maybe has only 50% crap - unfortunately to find the real good contents without having to check all promising ones, you need to know a bit Japanese. Other searches you might try - remember to sort by date to only get the newest videos (and better restrict to video to eliminate playlist floods) and that the words are used for other areas than sumo as well, some more, some less: Yokozuna 横綱 - Rikishi 力士 - Jungyo 巡業 - Oyakata 親方 Rikishi names are more promising, unless they are common names like Endo. You can get the names from the rikishi pages in Sumo Reference when you switch to Japanese. To have maybe more results shown and to play some videos that are blocked in your country, the Youtube Unblocker add-on for Firefox is sometimes helpful, those for Japan only mostly won't play with that either, it's rather meant for US and European contents. If you have a video that's blocked then, regardless from which site, you might have to use a proxy. More on that in my post in the thread for watching region blocked videos. That also contains my old procedure for watching hidden NHK news videos, but that is unnecessary now. So finally, the info that is the reason for this thread. Thanks to Rhyen I found out that the hidden videos can be displayed and saved the same way as those visible for all. I from now on will post the video links of NHK news videos to paste into VLC or a similar media player, to play the video and record it or to use convert to directly save the raw input. The news pages itself are gone in 1 or 2 days for local and a week for the usual news. The videos last less than a month for sports news, this example link of the arrest of Kumagatani-oyakata from general news still works: rtmp://flv.nhk.or.jp/ondemand/flv/news/k10010214781_201509031513_201509031514.mp4 VLC can record nearly everything, at least the windows version (the android version can't do anything). I think the NHK videos have to be accessed with the rtmp protocol, so you need a tool that supports it and can also save it. If you are not used to VLC, you won't get to the raw input saving easily, simply recording won't record the first few seconds (and the recording button is also hidden at first). Ctrl-N opens the "Open media" dialog with "network", into where you have to paste the rtmp link. Alt-O then opens the convert dialog: there select "save raw input" instead of "convert". You either have to paste the complete path of the destination file into the field for that (the file mustn't exist - override usually fails, the folder must), or have to select the folder and enter the name of the new destination file with .mp4 or .flv. VLC can record also (news) videos from other sites, the problem is to find the download link. So much for the introduction. I can go into detail if there is interest and hope of course others will add their info about their ways to get to contents. I might also add more info about getting to pictures, getting to the news may rather be a thread for Japan Japanese discussions.
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    Former rikishi activities

    Former juryo Kiyonofuji (47) has turned body-builder. He opened a business for medical care as licensed Anma masseur when 40. After the business was on track, at 45 he wanted to have a new challenge and intensified his gym training. From top 150kg (174 cm) he went to 83kg, with a body fat percentage of 6%. Gym representative Miyahata (72), who was 4th in the mister universe middleweight class: “A former rikishi turned body builder is a novelty.” He went to that gym since the age of 19 while rikishi, noticed the members who trained for body-building events and was interested in it also then. He trains to compete at local events. http://www.chunichi.co.jp/chuspo/article/sumo/news/CK2013101602000165.html 元Kiyonofuji with Miyahata
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    Rikishi or heya support events

    Home in Kurayoshi they are busy to set up a koenkai for fastest ever juryo promoted Ochiai and have a kesho mawashi with 倉吉 Kurayoshi on it for him for Haru https://www.nnn.co.jp/news/230204/20230204070.html
  23. Ōsunaarashi has now a fan club in Egypt. His father speaking at the inauguration event in the Japanese embassy: NHK news (hidden) video: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20131129/k10013433141000.html http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=spo_30&k=2013112900044 http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/11/29/kiji/K20131129007103190.html http://mainichi.jp/sports/news/20131129k0000e050177000c.html
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    55th NHK Charity Ozumo 2023

    A quite new sumo spectator channel posted a video of makuuchi and yokozuna dohyo-iri in excellent quality (much better than the stream above)
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    Hakuho retires

    Videos getting added all the time to the channels I already posted, the Sumo Channel still has no playlist for Hakuho, but the most detailed coverage, including all torikumi and dohyo-iri Today someone posted a 98min digest video of the whole event