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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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  1. sumojoann

    Wakaichiro has retired

    Oh, that would be great! A friend of mine likes to travel to the NY area and I know he loves Japanese cuisine and would love eating there.
  2. sumojoann

    Wakaichiro has retired

  3. sumojoann

    Corona and sumo

    Perhaps having only Makuuchi and Juryo bouts?
  4. sumojoann

    Kinboshi Channel Videos (Plus Translations)

    Thank you so much, Mikawa, for translating the lyrics to the second video!!! It's even funnier than I thought it would be. I can't believe he said Kakuryu looks like a dog!
  5. sumojoann

    Kinboshi Channel Videos (Plus Translations)

    You sound pretty busy today! No rush. If you happen to have time in the next few days or a week or so, we would all appreciate it. Thanks!
  6. sumojoann

    Kinboshi Channel Videos (Plus Translations)

    Should these videos be moved to that thread? Or are they already posted on that thread?
  7. sumojoann

    Corona and sumo

    I see your point. I hope it's not cancelled but I would be very surprised if it takes place.
  8. sumojoann

    Kinboshi Channel Videos (Plus Translations)

    This is an older version of the first one. I don't know if the lyrics are different. The first one shows the new location of Miyagino Beya. This one shows the old location. I loved how they got one of the rikishi from Miyagino Beya to participate in their video!
  9. sumojoann

    Kinboshi Channel Videos (Plus Translations)

    Thank you so much for the video you posted above, mikawa, and especially for the translation of the lyrics. Here is another one that looks interesting. ******** SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE LYRICS TO THIS VIDEO ********* Thanks again to mikawa for the translation!
  10. sumojoann

    Corona and sumo

    That's correct that the revenue from the TV broadcast rights is not insignificant. However, how much are they losing from the loss of ticket sales? 11,000 seats X 15 days = ??
  11. sumojoann

    Corona and sumo

    I suspect by May there will be a government directive in effect that will prevent the Basho from taking place. Even if the option is there, I still wonder if the NSK would want to go forward with it. They would be losing the revenue from 11,000 tickets X 15 days. I got the impression that the Haru Basho only went forward because --- 1) there was no government edict forbidding it --- and 2) everyone was already in Osaka, had already paid for their accommodations in Osaka and transportation costs from Tokyo as well as the rent for the venue. Had they known prior to leaving Tokyo that there would be a decision to omit spectators due to the increased numbers of coronavirus cases, I suspect the whole basho would have been cancelled. The only money coming in was from the TV broadcast plus some kensho.
  12. sumojoann

    BBM Sumo trading cards I would recommend that you write to this ebay seller to see see if they could help you track down the 3 cards you want. Also, on ebay, you have an option that might help you. You can do a search for --- BBM Sumo Trading Card Takamisakari 2004 #14. When it responds that there is nothing found, there is a box you can check (I think it says "Saved Search"). If anyone lists it in the future, you will receive an email notifying you of the listing! This has helped me several times. You would need to set up a separate "Saved Search" for each of the 3 cards. Be sure to put in the card # and rikishi's name as well as the year (just like I did above). The "Saved Search" doesn't expire but you can discontinue it at any time. I also recommend that you contact every ebay seller of OLD BBM sumo trading cards, no matter which country they are in, and ask them for help. If you do a general Google search for the cards, you might find a Blog that you could write to. Are there stores in your city or nearby larger cities that might carry the cards? What is your price limit? Assuming the cards are/were manufactured in Japan, are there any clubs there that you could join? If you don't speak Japanese, is there anyone in the Facebook BBM club that does and who act as a go-between? I know that Takamisakari is still well known so he might still have a fan club, either in the US or more likely in Japan. You could join his fan club and ask the members for help. Would either one of the other two still have fan clubs? The name Tamaasuka sounds familiar but not Bushuyama. Good luck!
  13. sumojoann

    BBM Sumo trading cards

    Regarding the 3 cards you're missing, are they for particular rikishi?
  14. sumojoann

    User settings change

    I checked Exil's Profile page & it shows the last time he visited Sumo Forum was April 4, 2017. That can't be right because he posted in the Games section on March 7.
  15. sumojoann

    User settings change

    I'm not going to be of much help (sorry) but one of the other admins would probably be able to help you or if not, they could possibly reach Exil & ask for his help. How did you try to contact Exil? If you haven't already done this, I would suggest scrolling down to the bottom of the screen where it says "Contact Us" and send a message that way. Good luck!