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  • Birthday July 14

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    Boston, Massachusetts USA
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    Art, Music, Film, Sumo, Boxing


  • Favourite Rikishi
    Hakuho Tochinoshin Baraki

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  1. Doreen Simmons' Passing

    Sad news.
  2. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    Saw this last night on Youtube and ended up watching it twice. I miss Harumafuji and think that given the current health of the Yokozuna crew, he'd have probably picked up a couple more Yusho.
  3. Osunaarashi scandal

    I vividly remember the excitement Oosunaarashi brought back in 2014 (Nagoya?) when he faced and defeated both Kakuryu and Harumafuji back to back. Very first time facing either Yokozuna and he got consecutive kinboshi. Hakuho then restored order by beating him, but it was a lengthy bout and Hakuho clearly took his time with the Egyptian bruiser. Soon after that Oosunaarashi began to be plagued by injuries and we all know the rest. Sad to see his sumo career coming to such an ignominious end.
  4. Ex-Makuuchi Soutairyuu retires

    Back in 2013 I flew to Tokyo and attended my first basho. Soutairyuu was the first rikishi that I got to see up close and personal. He was walking down the street with his attendants a couple of blocks away from the Kokugikan. He cut a very imposing figure as he sauntered down the street and we scrambled to get out of his way. Wishing him the best in his future endeavors.
  5. 21 Hatsu 18, The Results

    I'm happy to finish in the Top 10!
  6. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Super happy for Tochinoshin. It's tough enough to be a foreign rikishi, but I imagine it was even tougher to see his compatriots like Kotooshu, Baruto, Takanoyama, Roho, Aran, etc. all retire from the sport, while he soldiered on. Through it all he has persevered and it has finally paid off with him hoisting the Cup.
  7. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    You're in Boston too?! Sweet!
  8. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    He's one of my favorite rikishi and I've had him listed as such on my profile for some time. Glad to see him doing well (so far).
  9. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Yup. Give up back to back kinboshi and then pull out of the tournament. Not like he's getting paid anyway. The only thing that would make it better is if he decided to go home to Mongolia for onsen treatment of his toe.
  10. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I find it deliciously ironic that Hakuho is handing out kinboshi while going without pay.
  11. Hatsu 2018 tickets

    Last time that I didn't have tickets for one of the days I wanted to attend was in January 2015. I got to the Kokugikan very early and got in line. Got a ticket and was fine. The seats are for the very back row, but I could see the action just fine. I had tickets for the other days. But getting tickets has gotten increasingly harder. This past January (2016) I bought 6 seats for my friends and I and NONE of them were next to each other. In 2013 I was able to buy 4 tickets all together with no problem. But the times have changed.
  12. 21 Hatsu 18, The Results

    1. A 2. A 3. B 4. A 5. A 6. B 7. B 8. B 9. B 10. A 11. B 12. B 13. B 14. B 15. A 16. B 17. B 18. B 19. B 20. A 21. A CT3
  13. Takanohana-devil's advocate

    I became a sumo fan when Takanohana was Yokozuna. Living in the States, I had no access to any real information about his personality outside of what was seen on the dohyo. I liked Akebono and Musashimaru as well, but Takanohana was my favorite Yokozuna. Sumo coverage stopped being shown in the States and I drifted away from the sport. I started following sumo again (thanks to the Internet) during the tail end of Asashoryu's reign. It was only then that I read about Takanohana's family issues, perceived eccentricity, etc. None of that really changed my perception of him; I retained my fond memories of his performances on the dohyo. But I'll admit that as a result of this recent "scandal", I find it increasingly hard to continue to view him favorably.
  14. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    This entire thing has left a bad taste with me as well. I usually travel to Japan in January to take in some of the Basho but I'm skipping it this year. Now I'm just feeling lucky that I got to see Harumafuji 6 times before his sudden retirement. Gonna miss his dohyo iri....
  15. January 2018 ticket sales

    I made my usual January trip for sumo this year (was there for Kisenosato's first yusho), but will likely skip it for 2018. Glad I already bought a Harumafuji tegata.