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  1. Videos -Wacky Aki 2017- Promo and Days 1-15

    Is that tomorrows video forecast?
  2. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Do we really need an icon or smiley for 'that f*** hurts by just watching at!'? I personally don't feel any pleasure for lookig at broken limbs or bleading eyes… Perhaps I'm too sympathetic… A basho, where 'half' of the sekitori is already in hospital and we still cheer for a bleeding eye… #WackyAki
  3. The other one is Ikioi, right?
  4. Preparations of the Y/O-Nagoya 2017

    degeiko at Tomozuna? Mmmhhh…? I can clearly read 宮城野部屋 (Miyaginobeya) in mirrored writing at the tent.
  5. Tom Brady trains with Goueidou

    How sweet.^^This tiny little boy amidst these huge athletic muscle trunks of men…
  6. You need to get weighed..

    Before or after you wheighted her?
  7. You need to get weighed..

    I guess that's weigh too fishy…
  8. I dare to disagree. Shikona always have a meaning! It's just not always a one to one dictionary translation word meaning. Usually shikona are chosen with a lot of consideration. 大砂嵐 (Ōsunaarashi) is a good example for such untranslatable meanings. Prima facie it translates to 'big sandstorm', but there is more behind it. The 大 is a stable Kanji. that links him to 大嶽部屋 (Ōtake-beya) and the late Yokozuna 大鵬 (Taihō). 千代 (Chiyo) links a rikishi to Kokonoe-beya and 琴 (Koto) to Sadogatake. This link in tradition IS a meaning! If you read 'sunaarashi' with its chinese reading you get 'sharan'. It's no coincedence that Osunaarashi's real family name is Sharan. For other rikishi a Kanji can be taken from their home town, home prefecture or the like. Maybe that's where your 'chestnut' comes from? With such personal links a shikona conveyes a well thought of meaning. Alas, a meaning that is not always translateable to a single word; but meaning is always there!
  9. Probably the most important shō in sumo. It's also the shō in yusho and zensho. Learning kanji is a long, long hard work… but it can make so much fun.^^ PS: But don't confuse this 勝 (shō) with this 賞 (shō) that we know from 三賞 sanshō.
  10. @6 azuma An uncommon reading mainly used in names. @9 鵬 = hō A mythological bird like 鳳 ōtori, also used in shikona names. A phoenix as it were. 里山 and 山口 are not proper shikona. These are real family names like 遠藤 (Endō). 18) 丸 = maru The usual suffix for ship names. ;) 19) 高 / 貴 = taka Different meaning. The ‘sho’ problem A very (!) frequent reading of kanji. Among the ca. 1000 kanji taught in primary school 40 of them have a reading of shō or sho. PS: Who the f*** inventted this f*** useless forum editor!? §$%&$§"
  11. This 'crown' is actually a small a small 山 (yama) mountain. Storm 嵐 (arashi) is a mountain of a wind 風 (kaze). King as a kanji would be 王 (ō).
  12. Drug free sports? Really? Oh. Look there. A pink elephant is flying in front of my window!. Seriously.
  13. Kensho for 2017 Natsu

    I can already see the NHK anouncement: "The 6 o' clock news broadcast will be delayed by 5 minutes due to kensho congestion."
  14. RINGSIDE SEATS for Natsu Basho

    Well, we all know they will appear before for their doyho-iri.
  15. Topics for Articles / Videos etc

    I'd be interested in Kyokutaisei. There is this documentary whith him when he entered Sumo. The documentary gave a depressed impresion. At the end he was thinking about quitting. Now he finds himself in upper Juryo. I'd like to know what has made him to stay. Was it worth it? How does he look back? What has changed over times? Does he have any advice for Shindeshi? Nice you're asking what we are interested in.^^