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  1. 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.
  2. @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!? §$%&$§"
  3. 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).
  4. Drug free sports? Really? Oh. Look there. A pink elephant is flying in front of my window!. Seriously.
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    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."
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    RINGSIDE SEATS for Natsu Basho

    Well, we all know they will appear before for their doyho-iri.
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    I don't know what the record difference is between winner and runner up, but this time it's not. In the aforementioned Hatsu basho 2015 it was 376! Take a look at the kensho of that basho: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=33525&p=273914
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    There is a Japanese WP page about the prize money in Sumo: 懸賞 (相撲) According to that the record for the most kensho for a single rikishi during a tournament is held by Hakuho with 545 envelopes he got during hatsu-basho last year. This tournaments 486 kensho make it to 3rd place. 2nd place is Hakuho with 515 kensho in Kyushu 2010.
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    Day 15 Final standing. 1. Hakuho 486 (+59) 2. Kisenosato 247 (+47) 3. Kakuryu 232 4. Harumafuji 160 5. Kotoshogiku 154 6. Goeido 58 7. Ichinojo 56 8. Endo 55 9. Okinoumi 49 10 Kotoyuki 47 As I expected, not the maximum number of kensho in the last bout. Thanks for reading. Looking forward to seeing you next basho.
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    Day 14 1. Hakuho 427 2. Kakuryu 232 3. Kisenosato 200 4. Harumafuji 160 5. Kotoshogiku 124 6. Goeido 58 7. Ichinojo 56 8. Endo 55 9. Okinoumi 48 10 Ikioi 41 Todays musubi-no-ichiban between Kisenosato and Kakuryu had the maximum of 61 kensho. First time this happened on a day before senshuraku.
  11. I don't know and I don't think he is injured. He doesn't look so. He seems to be just unconcentrated the latter part of the basho and unfocused. If I remember correctly this happened before a couple of times. When he had the chance to get this extra thing, promotion, sansho, yusho, whatever; at the end of a tournament he was loosing bouts unneccessarily. I think last basho he had easier opponents and was much more eager to get repromoted. This basho with perhaps slightly harder opponents he seems to be OK with being safe in Makuuchi and not take the chance for sanyaku, now even struggling for kachikoshi. Just my thoughts.
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    Day 13 1. Hakuho 398 2. Kisenosato 200 3. Kakuryu 171 4. Harumafuji 160 5. Kotoshogiku 109 6. Ichinojo 56 7. Endo 49 8. Okinoumi 46 9. Ikioi 41 10 Goeido 39 10 Takarafuji 39 58 kensho in the last bout of the day between Hakuho and Kisenosato. The maximum allowed is 61, which was only awarded twice in the past on senshuraku. I guess it's a record for day 13.
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    Day 12 1. Hakuho 340 2. Kisenosato 200 3. Harumafuji 160 4. Kakuryu 156 5. Kotoshogiku 90 6. Ichinojo 53 7. Okinoumi 46 8. Endo 42 9. Ikioi 41 10 Takarafuji 36
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    Day 11 1. Hakuho 324 2. Kisenosato 175 3. Kakuryu 156 4. Harumafuji 122 5. Kotoshogiku 76 6. Ichinojo 53 7. Okinoumi 46 8. Ikioi 41 9. Kotoyuki 33 9. Endo 33
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    Day 10 1. Hakuho 298 2. Kisenosato 156 3. Kakuryu 123 4. Harumafuji 115 5. Kotoshogiku 76 6. Ichinojo 53 7. Okinoumi 45 8. Ikioi 41 9. Goeido 32 10 Kotoyuki 28
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    Day 9 1.) Hakuho 253 2.) Kisenosato 135 3.) Kakuryu 119 4.) Harumafuji 104 5.) Kotoshogiku 76 6.) Ichinojo 51 7.) Okinoumi 45 8.) Ikioi 41 9.) Goeido 32 10) Kotoyuki 28
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    Day 8 1.) Hakuho 239 2.) Kisenosato 117 3.) Kakuryu 110 4.) Harumafuji 104 5.) Kotoshogiku 66 6.) Ichinojo 51 7.) Ikioi 41 8.) Goeido 32 9.) Kotoyuki 22 9.) Myogiryu 22
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    Day 7 1.) Hakuho 218 2.) Kisenosato 99 3.) Harumafuji 77 4.) Kakuryu 66 4.) Kotoshogiku 66 6.) Ichinojo 51 7.) Ikioi 41 8.) Goeido 25 9.) Kotoyuki 22 10 Myogiryu 21
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    Day 6 1.) Hakuho 171 2.) Kisenosato 78 3.) Harumafuji 71 4.) Kakuryu 66 5.) Ichinojo 51 6.) Kotoshogiku 49 7.) Ikioi 41 8.) Myogiryu 21 9.) Goeido 19 10) Takarafuji 17
  20. Like with Endo. Somehow, rising to quickly up the ranks to realize for the oyakata what to instantiate and when as a proper shikona. Actually, it's even worse with Endo. He was promised a certain 'heir to the throne' shikona when he makes it to sanyaku, which was taken as granted. He still didn't. In turn, this means he won't get a proper shikona before that happens. His oyakata even didn't take the 'chance' when he droped down to Juryo for an 'intermediate' shikona, which would have been a very (!) Japanese auspicious move. In addition, 'Endo' is even much more of an actual every day name like 'Smith' or 'Müller'. 'Shodai' does actually fit quite well into an expected shikona pattern...
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    Missed out day 4, sorry guys. But here is Day 5 1.) Hakuho 155 2.) Kisenosato 68 3.) Kakuryu 61 4.) Ichinojo 51 5.) Kotoshogiku 49 6.) Ikioi 40 7.) Harumafuji 37 8.) Goeido 19 9.) Takarafuji 17 10) Terunofuji 14
  22. Well... shall this mean that this is my first prediction to become true already that early? :) Err... actually it would be the second, I think: Have fun with your Sumo-Snoopy!^^
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    Kensho for Natsu16

    Day 3 1.) Hakuho 95 2.) Kakuryu 56 3.) Ichinojo 44 4.) Kisenosato 43 5.) Kotoshogiku 39 6.) Harumafuji 24 7.) Goeido 16 8.) Terunofuji 14 9.) Ikioi 7 9.) Osunaarashi 7 9.) Endo 7
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    Nishikido situation; split from kyujo thread

    What are you comparing? 'non-English speakers' vs 'natives'? *confused* A 'futon' is the general Japanese word for a 'cushion' or 'mattress'. The Japansese usually and traditionally sleep on futons whithout the need of additional 'bed-sorroundings'. The word is nowadays widely understood around the world. Acchh... come on! Don't minitiurize (?) you all the time on this forum! You are a fkn freakin' sexy Frank'N'Furter.^^ I like you for being Tim Curry or the Beast! :-) Everybody, at leat after puberty, has a story to tell. You tell real storries. My storry is: I'm drunk and I f***d up this post...
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    Natsu 2016 Videos- Days 1-15

    Well, you can sleep anytime you wish... Err... as long as I get to see the bouts on time. ;-) Seriously. Thank you very much for your effort you put into it.