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  1. Shitamachi

    Aki 2015 "Poster" (leaflet)

    Also the taping on the fingers.
  2. Shitamachi

    Basho Talk - Nagoya 2015 +++ Spoiler alert! +++

    I don't really understand Oosunarashi's air slapping. He seems to land few blows on his opponent but then wins despite this. How does he keep his balance whiffing so much? Is he summoning a sandstorm from the dohyo?
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    Nagoya 2015 Videos- Days 1-15

    Loved the focus on the kesho mawashi. Was that direct from the feed or some video magic zoom on a wide shot?
  4. Shitamachi

    What did they say today?

    You're totally right. My bad. The credit on Cibersumo was hidden behind a link.
  5. Shitamachi

    What did they say today?

    Hmm. I read the same article on Japan Times. I think this should be credited to Kyodo. Looks like Cibersumo kind of ripped it off without sourcing.
  6. Shitamachi

    Basho Talk - Nagoya 2015 +++ Spoiler alert! +++

    Wow. Major props to Tochizan stepping up to his potential this tournament. I thought he would begin to stall after a yokozuna, but he really impressed with a convincing win over Kakuryu. Hope he can maintain this level and that we see a rise towards ozeki.
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    Natsu 2015 Basho Talk (spoiler alert!)

    I wonder if part of this has to do with his Japanese level. His command of the language doesn't seem to be as good as some of the other Mongolian rikishi and it seemed like he didn't understand some of the questions he was asked in the yusho interview, giving "ganbarimasu" answers as a pretty safe response. Granted he hasn't been here as long, so he has time to learn.
  8. Shitamachi

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Natsu 2015

    Any chance harumafuji could be east Yokozuna next basho?
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    Natsu 2015 Basho Talk (spoiler alert!)

    Not like this... Not like this....
  10. Shitamachi

    Natsu 2015 Basho Talk (spoiler alert!)

    Me too! Tokushoryu practically skipped back to his position on the dohyo!
  11. Shitamachi

    Heya A-Z with (partial) pictorial history

    Wow. These are awesome. I've been wondering if other people on this forum use Anki (to study Japanese). Your page would make an excellent foundation for a deck of rikishi, picture, and heya for those who wanted to study them.
  12. Shitamachi

    Natsu 2015 Videos- Promo and Days 1-15!

    You didn't see his invisible nunchucks?
  13. Shitamachi

    Isegahama Asageiko

    Sorry to revive a long-gone thread, but I couldn't find anywhere more appropriate to ask this question. I recently learned that Isegehama beya is pretty much in my neighborhood (a 10 minute bike ride away) and ever since have been wanting to go to watch asageiko there. When I search online, it seems that there are some beya that are more welcoming than others to watch asageiko. I wonder where Isegahama falls on this spectrum and if any forum members have any tips regarding it. Honestly, as I've never visited a beya period, I'd love any recommendations that members have from personal experience. And of course, if anyone else is in Tokyo and interested in going with one morning, let me know! Thanks for anything you can provide!
  14. Shitamachi

    Kensho for Haru15

    Yes, but in dollar terms, 2012 was still much more impressive as a year (not that most rikishi are overly concerned with the USDJPY rate)
  15. Rare to see sumo in the Economist.