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    Invite for GTB- July (Nagoya) 2022- 155 entries - RESULTS!!

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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Relentless Takayasu continues his live tour of heyas and visited heya number 4- Arashio yesterday. He faced Wakatakakage, visiting Abi and others for 12 bouts. Kiribayama was there as well. "Everyone is strong here so it's fun. There is a lot to gain by facing all types of rikishi.." said, Takayasu again. Wakatakakage was 5-4 and said the same thing..
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    It has come to my attention that Kotoshouhou was 7-7 against Takayasu and others yesterday. So I am passing this along to everyone. Also, Kotonowaka was 8-6 and one tie. "I started off slowly but got better as the session progressed," he said.
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Gounoyama, yes..
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    New seating at the KKan

    Starting January, there is a plan to establish two VIP super- premium group of seats. Situated on both sides of the NHK booth, it will include 2 box seats and 7 masu seats and should be able to include 20 fans. Cost? 400,000 yen a day. Plans are to include a special person to take care of you, parking in the underground parking lot, alcohol is included, tv monitors, live explanations by an oyakata, commemorative photos, a tour of the shitakubeya, etc. "The virus has hit us hard financially so we are looking for ways to compensate,"| said an oyakata. @ sets of these seats will be sold a day. Multiply the cost by 45 days a year and you get something like 40,000,000 yen in revenues. Feel free to correct my numbers-I'm in a hurry for a change.
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Sadogatake beya hosted another degeiko day yesterday with Ouhou visiting Kotonowaka and Kotoshouhou . New Juryo Gounoyama was there as well.All four from Saitama Sakae who proceeded to face each other. . Gounoyama at first faced Makushita and lower guys for 15 bouts going 11-4. Then he proceeded to face the big boys. 0-5 against Takayasu and 3-3 against Kotoshouhou, altogether 7-11 in his first degeiko experience. Ouhou was 7-10 against the sekitori.
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    Invite for GTB- July (Nagoya) 2022- 155 entries - RESULTS!!

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    Preparations of the Y/O Nagoya 2022

    Shoudai trained at home with visiting Nishikigi and was 7-1, and including some Makushita guys had 13 bouts in all. He still intends to put on weight etc.. etc.. and to work on his high tachiai mumble mumble.
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Kotonowaka was working hard at home today, facing Kotoshouhou, Kotoekou and visiting Takayasu for 22 bouts, 18 of them against Takayasu, no results given between them, but his overall result was 8-14. "It's the first time I faced him for so many bouts. The keiko was of good quality," said Kotonowaka. Takayasu, who has nobody serious to train against at home, has visited three heyas these last few days and had the most bouts today, 27 and was 17-10. In contrast to a 24 year old Kotonowaka seen out of breath, the 32 year old Takayasu looked to be in fine shape. "I gambarized so as not to lose to youth.. I want to build my body and enter Nagoya in good shape," he said.
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    Nishonoseki-beya happenings

    The press is wondering aloud why the okamisan did not appear in any of the pictures during the official opening of the heya. She was there and was in some pictures taken, but the Oyakata specifically asked for her not to appear in any official photos. The press finds that strange. When Kitanoumi became Oyakata and rijicho way back then, his wife was never seen in photos for 37 years as she supported her husband. The question is what will happen when an Ozeki will be born out of Nishonoseki, since she has to appear in public next to her husband during the ceremony..In Kitanoumi's case, the okamisan had declared she would be by his side when that happens, but alas, it never did.
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    Lower division celebs results

    Ex-Tokitsukaze's sons training at Tatsunami beya: Kiryuukou- Shunrai
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Big degeiko day today. Wakatakakage hosted Abi, Kiribayama and Hokutofuji for some fierce training. "I am grateful I was able to train with all sorts of sekitori," he said later. A lot of fans were standing outside the heya pressing their noses against the glass windows to watch. There were actually six sekitori, with Wakamotoharu and Koutokuzan there as well. Wakatakakage had 17 bouts, attacking from a low stance as usual. 9-8 against the likes of Abi and Kiribayama. "I want to properly start off from day 1. All i can do is seriously and properly go about my preparations.." he summed. Abi had 16 bouts and was looking sharp. "The basho is around the corner so I think I'm in good shape. Things didn't go my way last basho (7-8). I have learned from that. I plan on coming here for the next three days to train. Other than that, i will be listening to my body," he said. Kiribayama came to the degeiko with ex-Kakuryuu and had the most bouts, 20, winning12, mostly facing Wakatakakage. "I really got into it today. It was great. I was really wild during the session and had to apologize after it was over, " he told us. He has been going to Arashio beya for a few days now. Wakamotoharu had nine bouts and was 4-5, facing the stiffest opposition he ever faced. "I faced the joi guys today and they are all strong. I can't even measure up to my brother..I was just looking for a small reward.. I've got some ways to go..I wonder if the advantage we had as a heys with relatively many sekitori will vanish because degeiko is allowed now for a while. I climbed the banzuke while during the no-degeiko period, so I wonder.." he wondered. "Sanyaku? I can't see that yet. All i can see is the next banzuke. I haven't been a year in Makuuchi yet and it will be an honor facing the top guys next basho. I'm just happy to be here.." he summed.
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    Invite for GTB- July (Nagoya) 2022- 155 entries - RESULTS!!

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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Juryo Asanowaka faced Asanoyama today in training and was 3-9 against him. "He has experience as an Ozeki, so I really couldn't compete with him. I hope we will both be fighting in Makuuchi soon," he said, checking to see if his rabbit foot was still there.
  15. Posted here as well: Returning ex- Ozeki Asanoyama trained at home today. He had 24 bouts in total, going 9-3 against Juryo Asanowaka. "He is steadily moving better It's been a while (a year.) but he's back for Nagoya, probably from Sandanme, but I want him to gambarize as it is a come-back.." said his Oyakata. He has not been receiving preferential treatment this past year, doing all the heya chores, cooking, cleaning, etc.. like all the other Makushita and unders. "He's just like the others so it goes without saying..Those are the heya rules," added the Oyakata. Additionally, he has been living at the heya in a room with 3 other rikishi ("our Makushita guys live in the Makushita rooms", explained Takasago Oyakata..). At the beginning of his punishment he seemed to be dejected but has gotten over it gradually . "After about half a year he seemed to be returning to his old self and has been training seriously. I advised him not to forget his sumo, even though a year has passed. We have a month till next basho and I'm sure he will be preparing himself mentally and physically. If he goes about it as usual when he steps on the dohyo on day 1, that would be good!" summed Takasago Oyakata.
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Returning ex- Ozeki Asanoyama trained at home today. He had 24 bouts in total, going 9-3 against Juryo Asanowaka. "He is steadily moving better It's been a while (a year.) but he's back for Nagoya, probably from Sandanme, but I want him to gambarize as it is a come-back.." said his Oyakata. He has not been receiving preferential treatment this past year, doing all the heya chores, cooking, cleaning, etc.. like all the other Makushita and unders. "He's just like the others so it goes without saying..Those are the heya rules," added the Oyakata. Additionally, he has been living at the heya in a room with 3 other rikishi ("our Makushita guys live in the Makushita rooms", explained Takasago Oyakata..). At the beginning of his punishment he seemed to be dejected but has gotten over it gradually . "After about half a year he seemed to be returning to his old self and has been training seriously. I advised him not to forget his sumo, even though a year has passed. We have a month till next basho and I'm sure he will be preparing himself mentally and physically. If he goes about it as usual when he steps on the dohyo on day 1, that would be good!" summed Takasago Oyakata.
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    Nishonoseki-beya happenings

    First training session on the new dohyos today. "I want to produce strong, sturdy rikishi!" declared the Oyakata. The boys trained for two hours. "The two dohyos let me divide the group into two-those that have to work on something, and those that do outright keiko.. The training was intense as usual.." he added .
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    Nishonoseki-beya happenings

    Add a walk-in freezer (ex-Yoshikaze was marveling about that..), a bathroom as equipped as a public bath-house (2 baths, 10 users possible at a time),and a fully-equipped training room, where he intends for other sportsmen from the area to train as well. "I want to produce some Yokozunae and Ozeki from this stable. I want to turn Ibaraki into a sumo site!" concluded the proud Oyakata.
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    Nishonoseki-beya happenings

    The heya officially opens. 10 minute walk from the nearest train station, many gigantic supermarkets in the vicinity. "The doors are high, the ceiling is high, the entrance is wide-everything to make it livable for the rikishi," said the Oyakata. The roof color reminds us of the KKan, two dohyos, a basketball court- very different. "It's a great location. It's as I envisioned," added the ex-Kisenosato.Asked what the cost was he answered: "About a few million apples.." And the rikishi? "We are even more surprised than you reporters. There are a lot of single rooms and some double rooms but we won't fall into being lazy.." said ex-Makuuchi (and soon to return?) Tomokaze, hinting at the guys' seriousness. The air conditioning is great as well. "It's an environment where we can totally concentrate on sumo, so i want to gambarize," said 19 year old great prospect Hanafusa who just lost the the Jonidan yusho playoffs. "The first target is to produce some great rikishi. Then, we'd like to have a good basho, the kind that would make the local people in our area proud of us, " summed Nishonoseki Oyakata. ס
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    Invite for GTB- July (Nagoya) 2022- 155 entries - RESULTS!!

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    Ex-Kaounishiki finds a new job in sumo

    Indeed.
  22. Ex-Kaounishiki retired last March after 20 years in sumo and at the age of 43. It took him 60 basho to reach Juryo, although if it were not for the yaocho scandal and the mass exit of rikishi, I'm not sure he would have made it in the first place (Kakizoe was promoted to Juryo with a 3-4..). Anyhow, Kaounishiki is now joining Tagonoura beya as a coach. He was in Azumazeki during his career- different heya, different ichimon. Rare occurrence. Thank you.
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    More Takatoriki nonsense.

    Takatouriki had things to say about his son Ouhou. "You're the great Taihou's grandson- you gotta do better. Don't aim for what I did- aim for Taihou. The way things are looking, I'm not sure you'll even eclipse my achievements. I find it hard to watch his bouts, he irritates me. He is too high. He should train more and learn how to come from under," he said. He did state at the onset that he is not in touch with his children. Still he is rooting for him. "Every parent has feelings for his son. If he can, I hope he becomes stronger and gives us good memories.." he summed.
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    Invite for GTB- July (Nagoya) 2022- 155 entries - RESULTS!!

    GTB Haiku number two: Time flies while you sleep Guess the Banzuke is here Where is your entry?