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    Have you ever noticed?

    Thank you for your answere. "mattarashi" vs. "mattarashi" I wasn't really that far away. But your explanation at least makes sense. :) I know the glossary and use it actually from time to time since sumo terminology is still quite new to me. Don't know, why I didn't look there first before asking this time. However on "mattanashi" there's a typo. The glossary writes it with a single t. Generally I'm missing the Japanese writing for the lemmata in the glossary. I find that helpful if you know some Japanese like me. I started adding them to a local copy some time ago, but quit somewhere through letter b, it's quite a lot of work... If there would be a general interest in that, I might give it a second try though... And thanks for answering the kamaete in advance. Actually I wanted to ask that too.
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    Have you ever noticed?

    This gyoji here has a very clear pronunciation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYMkKG_Up0A Whithout any doubt one can clearly hear the "shoubu ari". Good to know better now. Thanks for this thread. What's the first thing the gyoji is saying? Sounds like "mattarash", but I can't make anything out of it. Could someone explain?
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    Have you ever noticed?

    Is that really what they usually say? I allways thought they say "owari" it's over.
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    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    better not to. Just skipped over it (whithout understanding every kanji) and... gosh... what pursuite of trivia, anybody could invent... However, it shows pretty much how much attention this guy gets.
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    Pictures from the Kyokai - 2013 Nagoya, Day 4

    Ahh, thank you very much! That of course makes sense, alltough the usage of "e" instead of "he" seems a bit awkward to me. I tried to follow this up on the net, but failed with my English and Japanese google search, apparently using the wrong key words. But I found this: The Japanese Wikipedia offers s.v. 幟 (=nobori) a picture of a Sumo nobori where the proper particle へ "he" is actually used. http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB:Sumo-Nobori_Flag.jpg It's a flag for former Yokozuna Asashoryu. LOL Didn't know this word before. :) Is it actually OK to aks such language question in this forum? At least if they are somewhat sumo related?
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    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    Sounds like injury-day. Enshunada WSd75 also seems to got severely injured.
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    Pictures from the Kyokai - 2013 Nagoya, Day 4

    Thanks for the pictures Yubinhaad. I especially like those showing the background of sumo. After the name of the sekitori 江 "e" is written, usually meaning "inlet, bay". Anybody here who knows what it stands for in this context? The chart in the background is flipped upside down. It just says "July basho - Chart". Not really self explanatory. Anybody with a clue what it is about? A schedule plan for the gyouji?
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    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    It's less a sumo thing than a Japanese thing, I think. Rinsing out your mouth is also done when visiting a Shinto shrine, although in those cases one usually doesn't drink directly from the dipper. Ah i didn't know the rinsing was also done outside of Sumo, makes sense i guess as Sumo is more than a sport and very much tied to Japanese culture. In this case you might have a look at e.g. this YT video. There it is explained how it is properly done.
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    Yobidashi Keisuke

    Thank you. I found a recording of one of his anouncements on YT:
  10. Don't post personally sent messages publically!
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    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    Morty. Morty? Mmmh... Sorry to ask this, but you are not by any chance akin to Morty Arty? Are you?
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    Video Stream - Nagoya 13,

    @bettega Stream is working fine here in Germany. @Asojima Thanks for posting the links and schedule. Especially the schedule is very helpful for me, because of the time dif.
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    Preparations of the masses-Nagoya 2013

    Ah, thank you. I see. But it's still unclear for me what sort of club or assembly 会 this would be. Is this some sort of personal supporters group of the stable master as opposed to the stables supporters group? I'm also wondering what the difference between a stables koenkai an its tomonokai would be. Sorry for being off-topic...
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    Preparations of the masses-Nagoya 2013

    I can see 大阪大竜会. How is the 大竜 read? Dairyu or Otatsu? And what actually is the 大竜会?
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    New tachi for yokozuna

    Look at the 1st and 5th post of this thread. Its just right there. Quite an expensive "hobby".
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    Hakuho promotes Hakuho-rice (pics)

    Question concerning the golf video. I thought sumotori have to wear traditional clothing. How ist it possible that Hakuho is dressed like that?
  17. @Osunaarashi & Ramadan The Quran makes exceptions concerning the fasting at ramadan for the ill, old aged and pregnant. It also makes an exception for travellers. They don't need to obey the fasting rule. So when Osunaarashi is going to travel to Nagoya for the basho, he does not necessarily need to fast. This issue has widely been discussed during the last summer olympics, which overlaped with the 2012 Ramadan. Here's a New York Times article about it: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/sports/olympics/ramadan-poses-challenges-for-muslims-at-the-olympics.html?_r=0 One Quotation from it: "In Egypt, for example, the fatwa committee at Al Azhar University in Cairo said flatly that athletes did not have to fast at the Olympics." Perhaps somebody should tell Osunaarashi.
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    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    This preview on his FB site somehow confirms https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=575457255807646&set=a.316999988320042.73083.315982338421807&type=1&theater :-D
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    Foreign rikishi totals since WWII by country

    mmmh... maybe academic attitude... maybe I'm interested in Osunaarashi and would have found it interesting to read more about him... maybe because i would like to improve my broken Japanese and find it interesting to try to read articles which interest me. I just think a link would have been fair and easier to follow up. But I'm not doubting your expetise or reliability in any way. And anyway sorry, if I sounded rude or unpolite... I'm just new to this forum. Chears PS: English is not my native tongue. Edit: well.... cheers QED
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    Foreign rikishi totals since WWII by country

    Thanks for sharing this information. But, why are you not linking to the original source? It's this article, isnt't it? http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/sumo/news/20130518-OHT1T00227.htm Interesting overview, I think. More foreign rikishi and from more countries than I expected. I guess most of the US boys come from Hawaii..?
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    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    I'm not an expert and wasn't aware of this practice, but could it because both rikishi are listet on the east? saying 'nishi' sounds awkward and 'higashi' would be unclear. @bettega I thought so too.