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About sumojoann

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    Houston, Texas
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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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  1. sumojoann

    Would This Work In Suno?

    Here's one more. It shows a lot of the bouts in slow motion so you can really see what they're doing. In this championship, the wrestlers are fighting on top of a LOT of sand! lol There are plenty more videos like this one.
  2. sumojoann

    Would This Work In Suno?

    I sent the original poster a message about it. In the meantime, I found a hilarious Korean wrestling video on Youtube. It's title, believe it or not, is "Korean Wrestling Final ... Idol Star Championships!" It is from 2016 and has almost 8 MILLION views!! lol Lots of very handsome pop-star-looking boys with bleached and dyed hair. And the audience!!! Such screaming! Reminds me of when the Beatles first came to the US! Here it is .....
  3. sumojoann

    Would This Work In Suno?

    I would love to read the article but after a couple of sentences, the Wall Street Journal won't let me read more unless I subscribe!! Would you be able to somehow override that, so that those of us without subscriptions can read it? The beginning of the article sounds like Korea is trying to add sex appeal to the sport! lol
  4. sumojoann

    Sumo history videos Here is Part 2.
  5. sumojoann

    Sumo history videos

    I don't know if these 2 videos have been posted before but I found them to be fascinating. Part 1 is the history of sumo between 1900 and 1960. Part 2 is from 1960-2000. Here is the link to Part 1 (part 2 to follow).
  6. sumojoann

    Greetings from Texas, USA

    Hi and welcome from Houston, Texas! I'm glad you heard about Sumo Forum. I have learned so much from the sumo "elders" on this forum. My husband and I also have TV Japan. Yes, $25/month is outrageous but worth it. I am a night owl and retired, so in addition to watching the highlights, I like to stay up every night for the 15 nights and watch the live broadcast. Here, as well as in San Antonio, it comes on between 1:00 AM and 3:00 AM (or sometimes 2:00 AM to 4:00 AM depending on Daylight Savings Time). The live broadcast covers only the Makuuchi bouts, but I'm thrilled to be able to have that. I have found that no matter how much I learn about sumo wrestling, there is so much more I have yet to learn. I believe it will always be that way but that's part of the appeal. It's so nice to know of another person in Texas who likes sumo. Again, welcome!
  7. sumojoann

    21 Kyushu 19, The Results

    Congratulations, Pandaazuma!! Well deserved win! (I did better than I thought I would).
  8. sumojoann

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I have to agree. Kotoyuki has always taped his fingers into mittens as long as I have watched him wrestle. It seems to add greater power to his slaps and nodowa, giving him an unfair advantage. I'm surprised it hasn't been stopped.
  9. sumojoann

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I have never understood why Kotoyuki gets away with taping his hands like he does. Does anyone know why?
  10. sumojoann

    Preparations of the masses-March 2016

    Here's the old post about Takarafuji.
  11. sumojoann

    21 Kyushu 19, The Results

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  12. sumojoann

    Greetings from a novice

    Thank you so much for allowing us to know more about you. You expressed yourself very well. I think it was very interesting that you focused on trying to get past the stone faces and see into the hearts of the Rikishi. I comfort myself knowing that many of the Rikishi in Makuuchi and Juryo have a girlfriend or a wife and even children. They have a life outside of sumo. I really feel for the anonymous Rikishi who toil in the lower ranks year in and year out, with no financial means to leave the heya and no life outside of sumo. I did not feel that you rambled at all. Your post was very interesting.
  13. sumojoann

    Greetings from a novice

    Welcome!! It's hard not to become addicted to sumo wrestling, isn't it? I love Sum Forum. All are welcome, especially those who are willing to learn, have an open mind and are not know-it-alls. I started watching sumo in March 2013 and became hooked shortly after. But the more I know, the more I realize just how little I do know! There are so many endlessly fascinating aspects to it. Tell us a little more about yourself. Where are you located? How did you first get interested in sumo? It sounds like Ichinojo is your favorite Rikishi. What do you like the most about him? What interests you most about sumo? What does your Shikona mean? I guess these are enough questions for now!! Again, welcome!!
  14. sumojoann

    Another Sekitori Marriage

    I didn't know that!!! Then he'd better hurry up and choose for himself!!
  15. sumojoann

    Another Sekitori Marriage

    I seem to recall an interview a couple of years ago where Araiso (then Kisenosato) was asked, "Have you given any thought to getting married?" And he replied, "Nope. Not a thought!" So I'm not going to hold my breath.