Kintamayama

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    Are Abi's days numbered?

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    Corona and sumo

    I disagree- rinji means temporary, as in something that is not regular, as in special or extraordinary or extra. I'm pretty sure it does not denote any emergency or nick of time, just the fact that it's not timely, something that wasn't planned in advance, not something permanent, hence, temporary. As opposed to 緊急, emergency, urgent. https://www.nihongomaster.com/dictionary/entry/53509/rinji
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    In praise of a Sumo gamer..

    In case you missed this on another thread - this should be here, with bells.. Credit to Mr. Gunning for shining a light on this corner of sumo: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/08/19/sumo/englishman-racking-hakuho-like-numbers-online-fantasy-style-sumo-tournament/
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    Corona and sumo

    Special, temporary, out of the ordinary - potato-potatoe.. 臨時理事会
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    GTB Aki 2020- 121 entries - and RESULTS!!

    This is it-two days to go-you have the whole weekend to think it out!! Enter now!!
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    Corona and sumo

    Shibatayama: "Hopefully we'll have a temporary rijikai around the beginning of next week and will decide regarding the September basho. We'd like to make decisions as soon as possible regarding it- how many people will be allowed in, etc. We are hoping to have as many spectators as possible, depending on the situation."
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    GTB Aki 2020- 121 entries - and RESULTS!!

    You can still change your entry.. 3 days to go.
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    GTB Aki 2020- 121 entries - and RESULTS!!

    Won't happen. It's S2E. No K2W. I hope..
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    Abi showed up for the first time in in public today after his sentencing - was at the KKan for the rikishi check-ups but did not answer the media's questions. "Are you reflecting upon your actions?" he was asked, among other things. He nodded in silence.
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    Videos July 2020- All days

    Laconic, since the English commentator says it all.. I had my mask on the whole time and nobody was within 10 feet of me. Somehow, this feels like a jungyo basho because of the very short time between the announcement that the basho is being held and the basho itself.
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Takasago beya, day 2 of the July basho. Makushita Terasawa hangs his keiko mawashi (which is also the mawashi he wears when he fights..) to dry on the heya's rear entrance wall. At 2 PM, a truck arrives in the alley, the driver swipes the mawashi and takes off. "He was a 40-50 year old man," said an eyewitness neighbor. The perpetrator has not been found yet. Terasawa did not have a bout that day, but as Asanoyama's tsukebito, was at the venue with him and was notified of this in the shitakubeya. He then went out and with the help of a gyoji, bought a new one for 8000 yen (75 bucks). Later , the okamisan took it upon herself to pay for it. Terasawa was scheduled to fight on day 3, but due to the urgency of the matter, was switched to day 4. And that is not all. Inside the mawashi, in one of the folds, he had the remains of his beloved 7 year old male pet rabbit Lalky, who had passed away. He has had the remains concealed there since he was an amateur wrestler and he was in deep shock from all this. Maybe the mental aspect of this shock contributed to his going makekoshi (3-4) in July. The police were called and inspected the footage from the CCTV cameras at the heya. Since everything happened very quickly, the cameras did not show the perpetrator's face clearly. There were 4-5 mawashis hanging out there at the time, but Terasawa's was in the middle and was the one taken. "I have been in the sumo world for 40 years and I've never heard of anything like this happening," said my friend ex-Ichinoya, the manager of the heya, and the guy I'm talking to in my avatar, since nobody ever asked.. Keiko-mawashi: Made of cotton and black for those under Juryo. It used to be that a keiko-mawashi was washed only upon the Oyakata's death, but lately this has changed and is cleaned using a *deck-brush, among other things. A black mawashi costs about 1000 yen ($9) per meter. The sekitori use a silk mawashi (shimekomi) during basho and jungyos, while the nonsalaried wear the same black cotton mawashi they usually train in during bashos as well, as I stated before. I'm pretty sure this is the most bizarre article I have ever translated. *Deck brush:
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Oooooohhh..nice avatar..
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    Corona and sumo

    Unless something really drastic happens, the basho is on from September 13th. As for spectators I'm guessing they will leave it as is, i.e. 2500.
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    Corona and sumo

    Tested negative today. No symptoms.
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    Corona and sumo

    We're back to "not going out at night" again. Shibatayama Oyakata PR guy: "We are slowly tightening things up , facing Aki basho." The rules were relaxed a bit after last basho and the boys were allowed to go out at their Oyakata's discretion. This ban includes dinner with members of their support groups. "They can go out to shop but no going to bars and stuff where there is a chance of a third-party contraction. " Today marks the start of another round of virus inspections for all rikishi, so if anything changes, we'll know in two weeks time.
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    Corona and sumo

    I invented typos..
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    Corona and sumo

    Another one?
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    GTB Aki 2020- 121 entries - and RESULTS!!

    A friendly reminder- 10 days to go till the deadline. Also, the site has a habit of going down on the last day, so please give yourselves enough safety time. It's not like you have to wait for any results. Just enter, this weekend even. Who knows where we will be next week.
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Corrected it-May 2006-checked my old passport..When I came to bring Sadogatake to Israel.
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    May 2006, I think. Yes, you were quick with the camera to catch that surprise moment.. As usual.
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    He'd tell me it was ラルキ and we'd still be none the wiser..
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Wow, my secret is out..
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Do you know what Raruki means or If it is a common pet name or did he mean to call him Lucky but his English is bad?
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    I can still grow hair if I so wish. I choose the bald look.
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Ichinoya was short, and I'm not that short..