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  1. Aki jungyo 2018

    After 3 years again an Ashikaga-basho - on Oct. 5th - the twins are from Tochigi now http://hamadai.com/2018_ashikaga/ Furiwake was at the city hall on the 17th to tell it to the mayor http://www.city.ashikaga.tochigi.jp/page/oozumo.html http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/tochigi/list/201804/CK2018042002000164.html
  2. Aki jungyo 2018

    On Oct. 4th, after 24 years again there will be a jungyo in Ota-city, Gunma. Jungyo man Tanigawa was on location to sign the contract. On Oct. 28th after 9 years again a jungyo in Shunan-city, Yamaguchi. http://www.minato-yamaguchi.co.jp/yama/news/digest/2018/0414/1p.html pref. local Tatsutagawa signed (in Japan really sealed) the contract there
  3. Haru jungyo 2018

    Another day off before the final day of the jungyo. Kasama Kise with Chiyonokuni o from the NSK o o o o o o o o o Hachioji - rikishi queue up to greet Kakuryu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqrA4MTdfeM Machida - more than 4000 spectators http://www.townnews.co.jp/0304/2018/04/26/429702.html
  4. Haru jungyo 2018

    The first ever jungyo basho in Toride-city, Ibaraki, will be on Apr. 24th. Pref. local Futagoyama was at the city hall for PR. o
  5. Takayoshitoshi scandal

    apparently this silly new story of a robbery is the followup to that story I wondered how long it would take till the name of the heya would appear - and of course a low end tabloid is the one. The part time employee was a 71 year old man. Since after quitting sumo, Saito worked in the production line at the Gunma factory of the Maruha Nichiro fishing company and had no history of rule infractions. Of course the tabloid mentions that some related person believes that Saito had quit the heya to escape the routinely daily violence by Takanohana towards his deshi. http://www.nikkan-gendai.com/articles/view/newsx/227830/2 There was an upgrade of the story to Yukan Fuji now http://www.zakzak.co.jp/spo/news/180425/spo1804250005-n1.html Apparently it was him, Takaora, who shortly after his intai went to that tabloid, which published the story: Taka punched him up to 2 times a week, at least once a month. The tabloid then lost to Taka at court because they couldn't prove it - what this former deshi now tries to prove (apart from the greed for money) is still a mystery, but I expect more to come.
  6. Former rikishi activities

    Former Osawa held a running class for kids. He had been a middle-distance runner for 5 years before he joined sumo, from high school to junior college, but now his special training includes shiko stamping, to have the kids firmly kick the ground while running. He now is a member of his town's regional revitalization cooperative. NHK local news page with video: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/sapporo-news/20180424/3854661.html
  7. 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
  8. Haru jungyo 2018

    On home ground in Kasama, Kise trained with Chiyonokuni: 8-2, with a 3-2 start o o oo For the 2nd day in a row, Takayasu didn't step onto the dohyo for asa-geiko, due to his back pain: "No need to hurry." He was present - to please the fans in his home pref. http://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2018042500933&g=spo Hakuho is also not in a hurry - he wasn't on the dohyo either for keiko in Toride, but is preparing his body - for the Natsu basho, hopefully. http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/sports/sumou/990712/
  9. Baruto activities

    Baruto had his 2nd tournament at the TBS Downtown Wednesday variety show - I had skipped the first one in December ( youtube-dl www.pandora.tv/view/sbs-tv/55643535/), there will be a 3rd. Sumo against a bunch of weirdo teams - with a total of up to his weight in the team, now 178kg, with wife and kid watching. In the end against 2 kids teams: The last middle school trio from apparently a freestyle wrestling club (hard to believe that to be still quite young kids) managed to get him out with a perfect team effort, which looked a legit win: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doR2cpd4mSs6t=12m38s - better: youtube-dl www.pandora.tv/view/sbs-tv/56012784 On another show this week youtube-dl www.pandora.tv/view/sbs-tv/56006028, Baruto talked about how he lost half of his retired money: to one introduced to him by his sister. That guy talked him into joining the car repair business - and disappeared after 6 months with 20 million yen. But now Baruto is gaining big money from the import of tuna from Croatia to Japan.
  10. Baruto activities

    former Baruto now is Yamagata sightseeing Tsuyahime(rice)-ambassador. with the governor of Yamagata: http://yamagata-np.jp/news/201402/24/kj_2014022400517.php http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/news/20140224-OYT1T00027.htm
  11. Haru jungyo 2018

    Day 23 Kasama - still in the home pref. for Kise and Takayasu Kise dohyo-iri: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfsa0mqdBqc and again with Goeido at the torikumi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IShfJD8D99M at the zenya-sai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2WmCggU3Lg including a talk-show with Sadanoumi, Myogiryu, Tochiozan, Tochinoshin and Mitakeumi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S08pNhe7FYs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP9-qqwG4AI presents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBCEzv1u5RM a sujo posted her digest from the Yasukuni event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1HaX2K6eDc&t=32 Toride Kagayaki at keiko with kids o and at Kise's doyho-iri oo Hakuho at last really back at the jungyo o Takayasu at the dohyo-iri oo Kise 7-1 with Ryuden oo Ryuden watches Hakuho's tube training, another with Enho, who next week may be his tsukebito again oo Kise with Goeido o o the NSK has caught up by now o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Hakuyozan still in black and at the heya, not the jungyo: aiming for the first ever juryo zensho yusho (15-0) in the first basho as sekitori, after a 6-1 at ms1e o o The shikona Hakuyouzan 白鷹山 is made from the kanji for the local volcano Shiratakayama 白鷹山 and the pen name Youzan 鷹山 of the local daimyo Uesugi Harunori
  12. Former rikishi activities

    I wondered how long it would take till the name of the heya would appear - and of course a low end tabloid is the one. The part time employee was a 71 year old man. Since after quitting sumo, Saito worked in the production line at the Gunma factory of the Maruha Nichiro fishing company and had no history of rule infractions. Of course the tabloid mentions that some related person believes that Saito had quit the heya to escape the routinely daily violence by Takanohana towards his deshi. http://www.nikkan-gendai.com/articles/view/newsx/227830/2
  13. Not in the shoes of a rikishi

    On a Tokyo MX program yesterday, talento Shinji Uchiyama (36) talked about having being a step away from entering a heya at age 15, 16. He was at keiko at a heya and ate the chanko, and got encouraged to enter by a heya related person: "Here you can eat this delicious food and you can get a lot of money, the sumo world is fine." But a new recruit told him: "Better give it up. Actually, I'll also be escaping tonight, so it's absolutely better not to enter." http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20180424/geo18042421320031-n1.html this was about the news from a radio show from the 17th ( that episode hasn't made it to the channel) where Takatoriki had talked about the cruel keiko when he entered, at the time where heya where more severe than the military. 100 new recruits a year, but 70 did quit within a year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7LLy39nizI&t=16m10s http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20180418/sum18041816230003-n1.html
  14. Not in the shoes of a rikishi

    The son of Takanohana, Yuuichi Hanada (21) will appear (with 20 others) on Sanma's job change show special on NTV Oct. 10th, 19:56~22:54 『明石家さんまの転職DE天職』(あかしやさんまのてんしょくでてんしょく) to promote his shoes. Actually to talk about why he didn't go into sumo and rather studied shoe making in Italy for 3 years, after leaving home at age 15 to study in the US. http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2016/10/06/024/
  15. Not in the shoes of a rikishi

    I expected to have another use for this thread - today the sumo news search is flooded with the news of her marriage o o o o Model Kozue Akimoto has married actor Shota Matsuda
  16. Kensho Natsu 2018

    The 5th of those rare kensho from a municipality, new for the Natsu basho: from Kikugawa-city in Shizuoka, ordered by the Kikugawa Green Tea Association It will be placed on the 4th before the last torikumi each day, with the announcement of "The place of origin for deep steamed green tea, Shizuoka prefecture's Kikugawa-city" http://mainichi.jp/articles/20180421/ddl/k22/050/190000c
  17. PR for Natsu 2018

    Just where and when I want it: at the Takashima-ya in Kashiwa, during the golden week, when I'm staying just around the corner: another OH! Sumo Exhibition - by Toei co., backed by the Kashiwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the NSK, BBM publisher, TSUNA free sumo magazine, Hochi Shimbun and the Hamanakakonpou freight traffic co. on display things like a kesho mawashi from Kisenosato (which used to get ordered for him from Takashima-ya) and one of his tsuna and one from Chiyonofuji With extra events, on the 30th with Kashiwa local boy Takanosho, on the 4th 2 sumo ji writing performances by a gyoji, for 20 persons each but not free entry: 600 yen for the exhibition http://mainichi.jp/articles/20180423/pls/00m/020/260000c more pics: https://news.walkerplus.com/article/144993/images
  18. PR for Natsu 2018

    The pre-advance sales applications for the Natsu basho ticket lottery have started http://sumo.pia.jp/ticket05.jsp The results are available a day before the advance sales start on Apr. 7th o
  19. Natsu jungyo 2018

    Several locations were in the news already, esp. Ryugasaki as support for Kisenosato: On Aug. 21st, the jungyo tour after 2 years is again in Akita-city. Jungyo man Edagawa was at the local Akita Sakigake shimbun office to seal the performance contract - the paper and Akita Broadcast are the promoters. http://www.sakigake.jp/news/article/20180221AK0031/
  20. New recruits for Natsu 2018

    A bit unusual to have this thread that early, but the young guy plans to enter in May, really after graduation: The next uchi-deshi for Futagoyama-oyakata to enter Fujishima-beya - or will he have his own heya by then and Souma Imai 今井颯真 (14, 176cm, 117kg) from Ogano town wants to wait till then? Imai wants to become the 2nd sekitori from the town, Tsurugidake was the only one so far - he made Imai to start sumo in 1st year middle school - Imai was in the tennis club. That same year he met for the first time with Futagoyama, who had come to the town to meet his old heya-mate - and he came again and again to invite Imai to enter. Imai of course wants to aim for yokozuna, the rikishi he longs to become like is Takayasu. ex-Tsurugidake, Imai, ex-Miyabiyama o
  21. Haru jungyo 2018

    even when the mawashi gets unraveled, no disqualification at keiko
  22. Haru jungyo 2018

    Kawasaki had changed the poster because Harumafuji was no longer there o oo o but in the end, Kisenosato and Hakuho also were not there - next time they want to have a poster without rikishi pics Day 22 Toride - all 3 yokozuna were there - NHK local newspage with video Kisenosato did sanban-geiko with Ryuden oo ooo and had a torikumi with Goeido o Hakuho - barely OK - tube training - water from Enho ooo The NSK from Oume o o o o o o o o
  23. Doreen Simmons' Passing

    That is very sad. Last time I met her was 2 years ago at the kokugikan - it was always a pleasure.
  24. Natsu jungyo 2018

    This year will again have a Tokokorozawa-basho, on Aug. 7th. Edagawa had a relaxed visit again, to the Tokorozawa city hall. News page with video from Saitama TV: http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180423-00010004-teletamav-l11 o o
  25. Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    Again a program with focus on Musashigawa-beya, esp. the okamisan, who donated a kidney to save the oyakata http://www.daily.co.jp/gossip/2018/04/23/0011191887.shtml the one on YT so far is with an awful quality, the one on Pandora is HQ: https://www.google.com/search?tbm=vid&q=人生が変わる1分間の深イイ話+180423