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About sumojoann

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    SUMO!!! My husband! Also Mongolian language, history, customs and culture. All things Japanese (except sushi, sorry!). I love all animals and some insects, M.C. Escher, Louis Wain, epic music, linguistics, gardening, genealogy, gargoyles, crocheting and baking.


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    Terunofuji, Enho, Kakuryu

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  1. sumojoann

    issues with reactions, quotes

    I'm ignorant so my thoughts are probably unhelpful. I've been on SF for almost 7 years and have never had this problem, never heard of anyone having this problem and I use Mozilla Firefox. Could there have been an updated version to your browser effective yesterday? I use an out-of-date version and various sites have threatened to stop supporting my version unless I update it which I haven't done. Would you object to updating your Firefox browser to the latest version? Maybe that would help, although it seems that you can only update if your computer meets certain requirements. Is your computer old like mine is? Have you contacted the admins? At the very bottom of the screen, it says "Contact Us". I would try that. The admins helped me with a problem (not like yours). Good luck!
  2. sumojoann

    Makunouchi yushos in 2020

    Congratulations to Kaminariyuki!!! What an amazing accomplishment!
  3. sumojoann

    the Dark Side of Hakuho....

    I have been able to find and post Youtube videos for almost all of Hakuho's controversial behavior that I can think of with two exceptions. (Also, I haven't posted the large number of bouts involving extra shoves) . There was one bout that occurred RIGHT AFTER his bout so he was sitting ringside. During this bout, he apparently saw something that the gyoji and shimpan missed. He raised his hand to stop the bout which many people felt was improper for a wrestler to do. It was determined later that though rare, this was not a violation of the rules. If I recall correctly, one of the wrestlers had stepped out without it being noticed, and the bout officially ended a few seconds later with the wrong wrestler awarded the win. As a result of Hakuho raising his hand, a monoii was called which ruled in favor of the other wrestler (so the gyoji's decision was overturned). And I believe it was in Hakuho's self-interest that the win be overturned because that wrestler's win/loss score was perilously close to his. A video of the other incident would probably be easier to find. I believe it was within the last 3 years and it, once again, involved Yoshikaze. When Hakuho defeated Yoshikaze, I believe Yoshikaze was sort of on all-fours. Hakuho reached down, put his hand under Yoshikaze's chin and lifted his face upward as if Yoshikaze were a dog. Yoshikaze looked humiliated. I'm sure hoping I'm remembering these correctly. If anyone finds these videos, please post them.
  4. sumojoann

    the Dark Side of Hakuho....

    You are correct. (See my edited comment above). In 2 of the videos I posted, that particular bout is shown. Hakuho didn't hesitate and he didn't hold back. The bone that was broken was the femur and the Oyakata was out for 3 months.
  5. sumojoann

    the Dark Side of Hakuho....

    ***************** You are correct. I have edited my comment that I thought it was Harumafuji who did it.
  6. sumojoann

    the Dark Side of Hakuho....

    At the Jan 2015 Basho, Hakuho was very angry that a torinaoshi was called on his bout with Kisenosato. The next morning, he stated, "Even a child could see that I won". The shimpan were outraged. Here are the 2 bouts starting at 3:45.
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    the Dark Side of Hakuho....

    Hakuho was criticized for showing poor judgment for leading the crowd in the traditional "sanbon-jime" hand-clapping ceremony during his Yusho interview. This ceremony is normally performed at the very end of Senshuraku. Hakuho defended himself by saying he just wanted to rouse the crowd at the end of the Heisei era. The hand-clapping starts at 5:37.
  8. sumojoann

    the Dark Side of Hakuho....

    In this video, Hakuho was criticized for commenting during the Yusho interview that he would do what it took to see Harumafuji and Takanoiwa back on the dohyo again. This, of course, was inappropriate because it wasn't his decision to make. In addition, he exhorted the crowd to join him in cheering "Banzai!" three times. This word makes some people uncomfortable because of its association with World War 2. The "Banzai!" cheering starts at 5:20.
  9. sumojoann

    the Dark Side of Hakuho....

    This video, despite it's title, actually shows much that is bad about Hakuho's behavior. 1) Starting at 2:05, it shows the henka that Hakuho did to Harumafuji that was mentioned above. 2) Next, it shows Hakuho violently throwing Yoshikaze out of the ring, resulting in quite a bit of blood on Yoshikaze;'s face and chest. (This same bout was in a previous video I posted above). 3) Next, it shows a weird bout with Tochiozan. He starts off clapping his hands in front of Tochiozan's face followed by a henka. Tochiozan recovers from the henka, they fight but Tochiozan loses. Hakuho stands very close to Tochiozan with a strange smirk on his face, and then puts his hand on Tochiozan's shoulder and gives it a push. As Hakuho walks away, the smirk increases. Very weird. The whole time, even during the bout, Tochiozan has a wtf look on his face. 4) This is a much more detailed video of Hakuho injuring Miyogiryu. It is the same bout from a previous video I posted above, but this one shows it in show-motion from several angles.
  10. sumojoann

    the Dark Side of Hakuho....

    Another hilarious encounter between Hakuho and Kiasenosato. A double matta followed by Hakuho henka'ing Kisenosato. Poor Kisenosato ends up covered in wet sand.
  11. sumojoann

    the Dark Side of Hakuho....

    Who can forget the infamous bout where Hakuho kachiagied Miyogiryu's face (not jaw), causing a near knockout. Not to be content with knocking him down so violently, as the back of Miyogiryu's head is about to hit the dohyo, Hakuho shoves him in the jaw to make him fall faster. Miyogiryu looked like a sack of potatoes. The smug look on Hakuho's face afterwards is sickening. As is his indifference to the injuries he has caused. I read somewhere that Miyogiryu had defeated Hakuho at the previous Basho and had the temerity to brag about it.
  12. sumojoann

    the Dark Side of Hakuho....

    Hilarious and very satisfying video showing not ONE but TWO stare-downs between Hakuho and Kisenosato plus Hakuho getting defeated!! The first stare-down starts at 3:15 & lasts for 35 full seconds and the second stare-down starts at 4:45 & lasts 25 seconds. The crowd goes absolutely crazy, especially after Kisenosato defeats Hakuho. They were still cheering and screaming while the Yobidashi for the next bout was on the dohyo trying to sing.
  13. sumojoann

    the Dark Side of Hakuho....

    Here's a a video showing the infamous face-shove Hakuho gave Ichinojo after Ichinojo was already defeated.
  14. sumojoann

    the Dark Side of Hakuho....

    Here is a video showing Hakuho monoii'ng his own bout! It goes on to show other encounters with Yoshikase, including the time Hakuho hurled Yoshikaze out of the ring with unnecessary violence resulting in quite a bit of blood on Yoshikaze's face and chest.
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