Highway

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  1. So I'm going to Japan and Tokyo for first time in September, have been a fan of sumo for years. I only have a short time there though and am with other people. I really want to go to one of the tournament days, but would only have the final hour or hour and a half to stay at most. Ideally I'd stay longer but not an option. So would is still be a good idea to go for that short amount of time? I don't want to come off as a clueless tourist, but that's kind of what I will be. Very unlikely I'll get to visit Japan again anytime soon. Any advice? Thanks,
  2. Highway

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Lol this was epic in some ways. No one can say anything against Tochi pulling a henka, after the FIFA-level referring yesterday the sumo elders can't complain. Plus a yokozuna should be ready for anything. Congrats to Asanoyama, what can you say. Imagine if a month ago someone told him he would be basho champion and getting a cup by Donald Trump.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Did they hire FIFA referees for that bout?? That's one of the worst calls I've ever seen.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Someone please slap Aoiyama before the start of every bout, look what he does when fired up!
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Aoiyama crashing and burning out a bit after that great opening day bout. :( Kakuryu and Tochinoshin the clear favorites even at this point now that Takakeisho is out. My money is on Tochi, when he is healthy he looks absolutely unstoppable.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Aoiyama my man one of his best opening bouts in ages! He looks a force to be reckoned with. Can he keep it up?
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2019

    My man Aoiyama such a massive leap to Komusubi? I am pleasantly surprised, that's like 7 places he leaped up, I can't remember that happening often. Hopefully he has a new strategy for dealing with the top guys though, I think he has a fairly bad record and looks pretty helpless when he faces someone with clearly more technique.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Hakuho the GOAT of GOATs.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Did Takakeisho think he has Abi's arms there for some reason? My man Aoiyama ending up with a great double-digit tournament so I'm very happy - but I do enjoy seeing him go forward instead of backwards so often. Unforunate for Tamawashi, I guess it really shows the difference between a healthy roster and injury-hit one. Wow what a massive matchup tomorrow Tochi vs Takakeisho. If I had to pick though I'd root for Takakeisho... Hakuho is a show all by himself...
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Aoiyama and Takakeisho both gave it a heck of a good go, but wasn't to be this tournament. Hakuho seems to have re-entered invincible mode.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Aoiyama still looking like a boss, blew Shohozan away. Two absolute mountains clashing tomorrow with him and Ichinojo, really looking forward to that.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Brilliant basho so far for my favorites Aoiyama and Goedo, the former especially has looked very powerful the last couple of bouts. Has to be careful about getting henka'd though with those charges... Hakuho again looking like the master that he is, but then his losses usually come out of nowhere. The (injured) irresistible force vs the immovable object tomorrow, usually one of the funnest bouts in a basho.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I may have to eat my words but I see Aoiyama giving him a good run for his money tomorrow.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I'm as mystified as everyone else at Hakuho's losing streak. He doesn't look like he's injured, it's just straight out losses. Makes things incredibly exciting though, it's a 3-way race now.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Mitakeumi THE MAN today. wow.