sumojoann

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About sumojoann

  • Rank
    Juryo
  • Birthday 12/10/1948

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Houston, Texas
  • Interests
    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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    Miyagino Beya
  • Favourite Rikishi
    Enho

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  1. sumojoann

    Hello everyone! Sumo fan from Bavaria

    I, too, liked the name. However, it was a little jarring to me to see "Hakuho reacted to this". Haha! I did have to remind myself a couple of times that the real Hakuho was NOT A MEMBER OF SUMO FORUM!!!!
  2. sumojoann

    Hello everyone! Sumo fan from Bavaria

    I'm sorry to see you go, especially so soon! Is there any room for compromise, like calling yourself HakuhoFan or Hakuhoyama or another name that incorporates Hakuho but with something added so there's no confusion between you and the real Hakuho?
  3. sumojoann

    1940's Short Clip of Japanese Sumo Wrestling

    My browser won't let me watch this. It was uploaded by the same person that uploaded the previous footage (see above post). It looks interesting!
  4. sumojoann

    1940's Short Clip of Japanese Sumo Wrestling

    Here's some fascinating footage from the 1940s. Part of it features Azumafuji, the 40th Yokozuna (Oct 28, 1921- July 31, 1973). It consists of lots of training, both indoors and outdoors in front of the general public.
  5. sumojoann

    Who is this rikishi please?

    Here's a compilation video which includes Tamawashi in his kitchen making Gyoza!
  6. sumojoann

    Who is this rikishi please?

    Here's a video showing Tamawashi's Jan 2019 Yusho ceremony. It starts at 1:50. During his Championship interview, it was announced that his wife gave birth that same day to their second child!!
  7. sumojoann

    Who is this rikishi please?

    Here is a short video for your enjoyment! (I like Tamawashi, too! Seems like a friendly guy). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAQUtEQLwTo
  8. sumojoann

    1940's Short Clip of Japanese Sumo Wrestling

    Since this is just a film that was shot in a studio mocked up to look like a Japanese scene, those sashes undoubtedly have no meaning in the real world. In the film, they might even have had the wrestler's name on them!
  9. sumojoann

    1940's Short Clip of Japanese Sumo Wrestling

    https://www.huntleyarchives.com/results.asp?txtkeys1=sumo You are correct about those silent films from the 1900's!! At the very top of these videos, a website is listed (www.huntleyarchives.com). I Googled it & came up with the above (see link). I did a search for "sumo" and got 15 responses. These films were filmed in a studio mocked up to appear like a Japanese scene. The Youtube videos that I posted are not on the list of 15, so I did a search on the site using one of the film #'s which was # 665. This film came up as a special order. The company scans it to order and there's a "technical fee" that starts at GBP250.00. In the synopsis, the wrestling is described as "sumo style".
  10. sumojoann

    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    This is supposedly an updated video of the Takanohana vs Akebono bouts. It was recently uploaded. Parts 1 & 2 above were uploaded 7 years ago. (I don't know what the differences might be).
  11. sumojoann

    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    From a great new Youtube channel "Best of Sumo".
  12. sumojoann

    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Part 2
  13. sumojoann

    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Great video of Takanohana vs Akebono bouts.
  14. sumojoann

    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Here is a great video posted 2 months ago of all of Takanohana vs Asashoryu's bouts.
  15. sumojoann

    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Here's a great new video that was posted just a month ago. It shows all of the bouts of Hakuho & Asashoryu. Excellent!