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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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    Isegahama,Miyagino, Michinoku
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    Terunofuji, Enho, Kakuryu

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  1. sumojoann

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    There was an old post from 2016 that said that Takarafuji could benchpress 230kg and deadlift 300kg.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Another great bout was Yutakayama vs Terutsuyoshi. Terutsuyoshi was terrific!!
  3. sumojoann

    Does anybody know where they are?

    I don't know but I checked his profile & it shows the last activity of his was reacting to someone's post on March 29. Nothing since then.
  4. sumojoann

    Preparations of the masses- Aki 2020

    If anyone wants to write to Tobizaru, here is his address --------- OITEKAZE BEYA TOBIZARU MASAYA 5-32-22 SEZAKI SOKA-SHI SAITAMA-KEN 340-0022 JAPAN If anyone has the tel # for the heya, maybe they could call & see if Tobizaru has an e-mail address. Let's let him know he has supporters outside of Japan.
  5. sumojoann

    Who are these rikishi? (all photos from August 2019)

    Could the guy in the first picture be from Juryo? He's wearing what looks like a cream color training mawashi but I don't recognize him as being from Makuuchi.
  6. sumojoann

    Hello from the U.K.

    Welcome, Ollie! Glad you decided to join us. Looking forward to your comments.
  7. sumojoann

    Sumo Art

    I can't stop thinking about the rikishi that's second from the right in red. To me, he looks like Betty Boop if she was old, plump and had a sex change operation!
  8. sumojoann

    Hanada family

    All I could find was a comment in Sumo Forum from Nov 7, 2009 saying that Wakamidori was in Sandanme.
  9. sumojoann

    Sumo Art

    I wouldn't mind having a couple of those, as long as they fix the mammaries!!
  10. sumojoann

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Another thing that wasn't questioned was why the remains weren't removed before washing the mawashi. The mawashi was hanging up to dry when it was stolen. It seems to me that the remains would have been removed and then put back in the fold after the mawashi finished drying. Also, if a deck brush was used to clean the mawashi, wouldn't that have damaged the remains?
  11. sumojoann

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Hahaha!! At least you had to go and find your glasses! I was already wearing mine so I have no excuse!! I know that Makushita rikishi don't have kesho-mawashi but in my confusion, I thought that maybe Asanoyama had given him one, albeit a cheap black cotton one!
  12. sumojoann

    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    The whole time I was reading this I thought it was his KESHO-mawashi that was stolen!! lol I kept wondering why it was hanging up on the wall to dry! And which fold he would he put his little rabbit's remains in. And what was this about wearing it to fight??! I didn't recall any rikishi wearing kesho-mawashi that were black and made out of cotton!! FINALLY, when I read that they were cleaned with a deck brush, I realized I really needed to start over reading this post!!! Seriously, this is very sad for so many reasons. What a blow to this young rikishi. It probably did cause him to go makekoshi. I doubt if he'll ever get it back...... it's heartbreaking.
  13. sumojoann

    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Is Konomi Takayasu's "wife" at present or fiancee? Did they already get married in a civil ceremony, if there is such a thing?
  14. sumojoann

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I would enjoy seeing those videos, Kaminariyuki. It DOES look like him.
  15. sumojoann

    Corona and sumo

    It doesn't sound like he has much going for him. That's a shame. But I am curious as to why Miyagino Beya recruited him in the first place if he had so little promise. They must have seen SOME potential in him.