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  1. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Holy crap, they’re serious.
  2. New recruits for Natsu 2018

    …How young is that yobidashi?
  3. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    No idea what you’re talking about. Maybe try again linking the picture?
  4. Sumo Wrestlers Featured in Movies

    Thermae Romae had Kotoōshū and I think a few others?
  5. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    I don’t see the big deal, the kyōkai seems to have emergency measures in place already (a man took off where the woman left) so the announcer was just saying to let the staff do what they’re paid for instead of having the audience mess with it.
  6. Rijikai elections results on hold

    I still can’t tell if this was a joke… lol
  7. Immediate after basho news

    ^Kakuryū got the rope way before Kisenosato.
  8. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS) An abbreviation for Yoshitsune hassoutobi 義経八艘飛 or Yoshitsune's Leap over Eight Boats, one of the many legends surrounding the tragic warrior Minamoto no *Yoshitsune 源義経 (1159-89) and a popular pictorial theme. At the end of Dan-no-ura no kassen 壇ノ浦の合戦 (the Battle of Dan-no-ura), the fierce general Taira no Noritsune 平教経 (1160-85) decided his final confrontation would be with the Genji 源氏 (Minamoto) leader and found his way to Yoshitsune's boat. Dodging Noritsune's lunge, Yoshitsune tucked his spear under his arm and made a prodigious leap to another boat more than two boat-lengths away. Both the descriptions in HEIKE MONOGATARI 平家物語 (The Tale of The Heike) and GENPEI SEISUIKI 源平盛衰記 (The Rise and Fall of The Genji and The Heike) report Yoshitsune leaping one boat, yet in later legends the distance grows to eight boats. The incident is illustrated as one part of pictures of the battle scenes of the Genpei War Genpei kassen-zu 源平合戦図 on folding screens *byoubu 屏風 and as the sole subject of warrior pictures *musha-e 武者絵 and sometimes in 'parody pictures' *mitate-e 見立絵 by *ukiyo-e 浮世絵 artists.
  9. I liked the music but I’m kind of a music nut so I can see how I’m alone in that. I agree on the sentiment that the “oooh aaah” guests are super annoying. They’re new to sumō because Abema’s broadcast is targeted towards young audiences that know nothing about sumō to raise interest, so they get like-minded guest commentators (only for makuuchi I guess?), but the 2 I’ve heard (didn’t watch more than 2 days admittedly) were pretty annoying. Made me actually think the Japanese youth may be dumber than I thought. The other “guest” is supposed to be an analysis commentator (one time it was Konishiki and he was fun) but the other time it was someone I don’t remember (former ōzeki) and his commentary was pretty meh as well.
  10. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    It’s called hassōtobi 八艘飛び.
  11. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Doesn’t change the fact that that photo was taken far after Takayasu had already lost. Watch the video instead.
  12. Immediate after basho news

    Kisenosato had been an ōzeki for over 5 times as long as Takayasu has. Even a 15–0 won’t net a promotion for Takayasu at this point.
  13. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    …That torinaoshi was a farce. Takayasu’s left foot clearly turned over and touched down way before Kakuryū could’ve possibly been out.
  14. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    You can tell he has a closed fist on the hair, and lets go near the end of the throw.
  15. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Congratulations to Kakuryū. Ichinojō pulled hair, should’ve been hansoku. I hope Mitakeumi didn’t injure himself…