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  1. Kensho Hatsu 2018

    only kyujo can prevent Kakuryu now from finishing top. Takayasu got the usual boost after Kise withdrawals - and Ichinojo profited from it. Day 7 135: Kakuryu 79: Mitakeumi 78: Yoshikaze 56: Goeido 54: Hakuho 46: Kisenosato 42: Ichinojo 42: Endo 39: Takayasu 38: Onosho
  2. Kensho Hatsu 2018

    The news video claims that it will be the first time a kensho is placed with the name of an agricultural produce: an Ishikawa pref., Kanazawa-city cooperative places 1 each day on Ishikawa pref.'s famous boy Endo's bouts - he's from Kanazawa gakuin high. The produce is Gorojima Kintoki satsuma-imo (sweet potatoes). They want to use the kensho banners for nationwide PR of this strictly local Kanazawa brand Kaga vegetable. o o o
  3. Spirited rikishi Hatsu 2018

    Day 7 Makuuchi 1. Mitakeumi 2. Kakuryu 3. Goeido 3. Endo Juryo 1. Myogiryu 1. Chiyonoo 3. Kotoeko
  4. Spirited rikishi Hatsu 2018

    The results from the daily NSK poll among spectators and paying app customers about which rikishi showed the most fighting spirit Day 1 Makuuchi 1. Takakeisho 2. Endo 3. Ryuden Juryo 1. Takagenji 2. Takanosho 3. Amakaze
  5. Day 6 pics overview Hatsu 2018

    The updated bouts Y2e Kakuryu (6-0) yorikiri M2w Kotoshogiku (2-4) o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o --- Kakuryu --- o o o o o o o o M3e Chiyotairyu (1-5) fusen Y1w Kisenosato (1-5) o o o o o o o --- Kisenosato --- o o o *Yoshikazeo *Yoshikazeo o o o o o K1w Onosho (3-3) hatakikomi O1w Takayasu (4-2) o o o o o o o o M2e Yoshikaze (3-3) hatakikomi O1e Goeido (4-2) o o o S1e Mitakeumi (6-0) oshidashi M1e Hokutofuji (1-5) o o o o o o o o o o o o M3w Tochinoshin (6-0) yorikiri K1e Takakeisho (2-4) o o o o o M4w Arawashi (3-3) sotogake M6w Ikioi (1-5) o M5e Okinoumi (2-4) yorikiri M7e Chiyoshoma (4-2) o M8w Kaisei (3-3) fusen M10w Aminishiki (1-5) o o --- Aminishiki --- o M14w Yutakayama (3-3) oshidashi M12w Kagayaki (3-3) o M16w Asanoyama (6-0) oshidashi M15e Ishiura (3-3) o o o o o o o o o o J8w Osunaarashi (1-5) uwatedashinage J5w Gagamaru (3-3) o o J6w Chiyonoo (6-0) oshidashi J7w Homarefuji (2-4) o maezumo - Hoshoryu got his 3rd win o o o o o o o o
  6. Day 6 pics overview Hatsu 2018

    from now on the pics flood should ebb away o the back of the cards you can get with the new digital frame service - the one Mitakeumi produced o o not many people watch now at the public screens in Kise's hometown o color in the daily torikumi sheets o o In English version up (but maybe only the design, not the meager contents) o day 1 unveiled already for HF o o yokozuna kyujo in a row o yokozuna bento o o o PR by Chiyomaru o
  7. Sumo Art

    MyJetSetlife was at an exhibition of photos etc. by Philippe Marinig, KOKODE KAMIGAMA (here are the gods) http://nooe.tokyo/フィリップ・マリニグ写真展『-kokode-kamigami、ここで神々/ o o o o o o o o o o o o
  8. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I don't think I would have become a sumo fan with radio - NHK for the bout with Kaisei put in the radio broadcast, which still goes on each basho, now 60 years after the start of the TV broadcast.
  9. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    Discussed in oblivion that Hakuho was reported as having been the spokesman of the rikishi which saw it at as impossible to take part in the jungyo with Taka as the head of it. This is no direct request, but to see it like this is permissible.
  10. Takanohana-devil's advocate

    We don't know what we get shown. I accept it as a real pic of Takanoiwas's head, possibly after the staples had been removed, and they were added later digitally to show how it would have looked shortly after the treatment - and the injury itself gets blurred by them. It might be that also the injury part received some digital altering or even more parts of the head, but that are all unimportant changes, because enough people from the outside got to see the real thing and nobody ever mentioned that it actually looked different. I see it is as a proper illustration, rather than a photo of evidence
  11. Hakuhou injured.

    You looked in the right place - I tried as well, but didn't find anything on the net - I got it from a long TV interview with Kyokutenho as the oldest in makuuchi - might be still on YT, but it would take hours to find it
  12. Takanohana-devil's advocate

    can't be much different from this The cut on Takanoiwa's head looks like he got hit with the edge and not the corner - that could surely cause a more devastating damage. If there had been more head trauma than the first 2 certificates mention, then the probability that it would have been detected in the 5 days in hospital is still overwhelming compared to that of a fit rikishi suddenly deteriorating much later without extra cause. The fact can't be changed that Taka has no proof for his story of the one month after the hospital, but that there is medical evidence that contradicts it. And if there had been anything, it had been the duty of Taka to have Takanoiwa see proper medical doctors - and they would have given him the certificate for the jungyo demanded by the NSK rules, if there had been anything.
  13. Trivia bits

    If you believe what the papers write and his mother says, it's a fact - but only he himself knows
  14. As of course we could have guessed (but it was too obvious for a good joke), the tabloids know that a Takanohana-ichimon gyoji heard of it and reported it to the NSK. The young gyoji is said to be 16, having entered not yet 6 months ago. http://www.zakzak.co.jp/spo/news/180119/spo1801190023-n2.html ZakZak is presently printing a lot of stories about the gyoji: basic salary is 14 000 Yen a month, plus the costs for costumes, plus an allowance of 126 000 Yen for a starting gyoji. The allowance rises due to the tasks the gyoji is performing and the rating of his work, the basic salary also is according to rank: makushita 100 000, tategyoji 400-500 000. A juryo gyoji has over 6 million yen a year, a tategyoji is said to have 13 to 15 million. http://www.zakzak.co.jp/spo/news/180118/spo1801180017-n1.html
  15. Takanohana-devil's advocate

    It is not the keeping away of Takanoiwa from the public that makes it suspicious: it is keeping him away from doctors for about a month after he left hospital, while claiming that his head was split open and that he was in a very bad condition - though he at that point was seen by the doctors as able to move and to do sumo, already 2 weeks after the thing that is blamed for all of this. If we were to assume that this is not exaggerated by Taka, we have to believe that it is Taka who is to blame for the aggravation (and the tabloids slowly start begin to gossip into that direction) - and that he had to hide Takanoiwa from doctors who give medical certificates, because they could have seen that the state Takanoiwa was in, could not have been from what was mainly a deep cut inflicted by a light object. And the thing is only suspicious, because Taka has provided more than enough evidence that he can't be trusted - with any other oyakata, there would be no serious doubts about the present situation. It's hardly meaningful to compare Takanoiwa to elderly patients who have not trained their heads to take much bigger hits on a daily basis than a simple remote control can cause. The doctors of the first 2 certificates saw a fit top division rikishi - so they didn't consider mentioning that general health warning of the 3rd certificate. "Hospitals" in Japan can be all kinds of facilities, who knows in what Takanoiwa was presented to the crisis committee. Taka is out-overdoing himself now - if he not starts to act reasonable soon, this may lead to his own downfall.
  16. Trivia bits

    Because he loves sumo. Imagine you are a big sumo fan and actually have the chance to be part of it.
  17. Kensho Hatsu 2018

    Day 6 97: Kakuryu 78: Yoshikaze 68: Mitakeumi 54: Hakuho 46: Kisenosato 39: Takayasu 38: Onosho 36: Goeido 36: Takakeisho 31: Tochinoshin 31: Endo
  18. Spirited rikishi Hatsu 2018

    Day 6 Makuuchi 1. Kakuryu 1. Mitakeumi 3. Onosho Juryo 1. Myogiryu 1. Chiyonoo 3. Osunaarashi
  19. Day 5 pics overview Hatsu 2018

    pics from the morning arriving o o M2e Yoshikaze (2-3) oshitaoshi Y1w Kisenosato (1-4) o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o --- Yoshikaze --- o o --- Kisenosato --- o o o o o o *Kakuryuo *Hakuhoo *Kakuryuo o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Y2e Kakuryu (5-0) yorikiri M3e Chiyotairyu (0-5) o o o o o o o o --- Kakuryu --- o *Kisenosatoo M2w Kotoshogiku (2-3) fusen Y1e Hakuho (2-3) o --- Hakuho --- o o o o o o M3w Tochinoshin (5-0) yorikiri O1e Goeido (4-1) o --- Tochinoshin --- O1w Takayasu (4-1) oshidashi M1e Hokutofuji (1-4) o --- Takayasu --- S1e Mitakeumi (5-0) oshidashi S1w Tamawashi (2-3) o o o K1w Onosho (2-3) hikiotoshi K1e Takakeisho (2-3) o o M5w Endo (4-1) yorikiri M5e Okinoumi (1-4) o M7w Chiyonokuni (1-4) tsukiotoshi M10w Aminishiki (1-4) o o o o o o o --- Aminishiki --- o o M14w Yutakayama (2-3) oshidashi M17e Daiamami (2-3) o M16w Asanoyama (5-0) yorikiri J1w Kyokutaisei (3-2) oo --- Asanoyama --- o J7w Homarefuji (2-3) oshidashi J10e Seiro (1-4) o J11w Takagenji (4-1) yorikiri J14w Kizenryu (1-4) o Maezumo - Naya vs. Hoshoryu o o o o o o o o o o o o Saitama Sakae high Yamada with wife and his pupils, Naya on the right o Taka left after Takaeisho's bout - but not unnoticed o o o o o pamphlet PR by Nishiki o older pics posted new day 4 o day 1 *Onoshoo day 0: the dohyo matsuri and the riji-kai to condemn Inosuke Chiyonoyama, Musashimaru, Hakuho 2002 o o o o souvenirs o o o o
  20. Day 5 pics overview Hatsu 2018

    o arriving o o o o o o M2e Yoshikaze (2-3) oshitaoshi Y1w Kisenosato (1-4) o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o --- Yoshikaze --- o o --- Kisenosato --- o o o o o o o o o Y2e Kakuryu (5-0) yorikiri M3e Chiyotairyu (0-5) o o o M2w Kotoshogiku (2-3) fusen Y1e Hakuho (2-3) o o o o --- Hakuho --- o o o o o o o o o o o M3w Tochinoshin (5-0) yorikiri O1e Goeido (4-1) o o o o O1w Takayasu (4-1) oshidashi M1e Hokutofuji (1-4) o o o o o S1e Mitakeumi (5-0) oshidashi S1w Tamawashi (2-3) o o o o o o K1w Onosho (2-3) hikiotoshi K1e Takakeisho (2-3) o --- Onosho --- o M5w Endo (4-1) yorikiri M5e Okinoumi (1-4) o M7w Chiyonokuni (1-4) tsukiotoshi M10w Aminishiki (1-4) o o o o o M9e Shohozan (4-1) hikiotoshi M9w Chiyomaru (3-2) o M16e Ryuden (2-3) yorikiri M15e Ishiura (3-2) o M16w Asanoyama (5-0) yorikiri J1w Kyokutaisei (3-2) o Ms1e Yago (3-0) okuridashi Ms1w Terutsuyoshi (2-1) o maezumo only about Naya-Hoshoryu - the bout with the 2nd most pics today o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Takanohana at the basho - his fashion deteriorates o o By request of the guests, the new lactation room got a TV - there was just hall sound so far (like on the toilets) o Support for Raiden by the mascot of his hometown Kofu - the Yata-inu as yokozuna o o o o o o
  21. New recruits for Hatsu 2018

    I thought we had him already in this thread, but I didn't find one. Finally ending his amateur career with a failure to reach even the main tournament at the All Japan championships, Kounosuke Naya, 3rd son of Takatoriki will be the first grandson of Taiho to enter ozumo, in Otake-beya, as announced earlier. He now definitely plans to enter the shindeshi kensa for the Hatsu basho. http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20171203/sum17120321130007-n1.html he got at least twice as much publicity as the winner of the tournament o o o on his (and his brothers') amateur careers: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/search/?q=Naya&type=forums_topic&nodes=5 and in the older recruits thread: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/search/?q=Naya&type=forums_topic&nodes=4
  22. Basho attendance

    All sell-outs this basho, so just the weekly TV rankings are some news. Day 1 was 3rd with 17.6%, same percentage as day 1 of the first basho with new yokozuna Kisenosato - Haru last year. The other basho last year had about 15% for day 1, with kyujo Aki just 11.9%. http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/180117/ent1801170001-n1.html It always pays off to have Kisenosato at least start.
  23. 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
  24. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    I had mentioned it in the thread that's now in oblivion: The lawyers of Yomiuri TV and the NSK are presently discussing about the letter of protest the NSK sent to the TV company to complain about biased reporting in the Miyane-ya wide show from Dec. 1st, presenting as news the hearsay that Takanohana had told Hakkaku about it before he went to the police. The NSK had demanded an apology and a correction of the broadcast. The discussion aims to decide if it was a clear violation of broadcast ethics. http://www.daily.co.jp/gossip/2018/01/17/0010905764.shtml Meanwhile Yukan Fuji published a correction http://www.zakzak.co.jp/spo/news/180118/spo1801180009-n1.html for an article on the 16th (on page 1) http://www.zakzak.co.jp/spo/news/180117/spo1801170004-n1.html - about a gang of 4 in the NSK having ordered to conceal the events - the NSK had claimed on the day that there is no such truth and gave some more comments.
  25. NSK sues a former advisor

    Another breach of trust this Kobayashi is apparently accused of, is to have been the one to issue a 2nd kabu certificate for Kasugayama, who didn't get it back from the former holder. http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/32037-another-growing-scandal-kasugayama-wants-his-kabu/ In May 2015 he made the then Kasugayama file an untrue report that the certificate got lost, though he knew that the former still had it in his possession. http://www.zakzak.co.jp/spo/news/180118/spo1801180014-n1.html