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  1. Local Sumo Customs

    I should have used sumo stamps for my letters and packages when I was in Japan!
  2. New recruits for Haru 2018

    I like hearing about the youngsters as early as there is news about them, so that I may have the option of tracking their progress before they get into the limelight. The NSK doesn't even bother to put a picture up on the official site :(
  3. Harumafuji scandal

    How hard an object is a karaoke remote control? Is it still working?

    One can have a good time on the Forum without having to mention the plumbing.

    I had a bad start and never caught up. I'm afraid the games had taken a backseat to other happenings this time. Gambarimasu!
  6. Musashimaru's gyoza restaurant

  7. Sumo Reference Updates

    Looks that way -- 404 error. This happened to parts of the site yesterday as well (the home page and torikumi page were working then but other pages were down)
  8. Makunouchi Yushos in 2018

    Hakuho -- 3 Harumafuji -- 1 Takakeisho -- 1 Hokutofuji -- 1
  9. Aminishiki in 2018

    Hatsu 2019 -- J10
  10. Ozekis and Yokozunas for January 2019

    Hakuho Y1 Kisenosato Harumafuji Y2 Takakeiso O1 Takayasu Onosho O2
  11. Osunaarashi in 2018

    I think you mean the January 2018 banzuke? J8 for Hatsu 2018 J2 for Hatsu 2019
  12. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Ultimately, it's the public paying for the prizes, and given the choice between a very popular guy and a less popular one, which would you think draws more enthousiasm from the public?

    Day 15 -- 5s.
  14. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    You really asking? I'm glad you confirmed that this was a rhetorical question. Maybe there are other things that make this basho even more unique, but it is surely exciting.
  15. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I don't think it was a boring basho by far. Bashos have become a lot more interesting now that we have a large crop of promising youngsters slowly getting into place to challenge the old guard. It is sad to see Kisenosato fight so long and hard at the top of his form to earn his final promotion, only to have his glory at the pinnacle cut short by serious injury. Will he ever reclaim the Y1e spot, I wonder. Not with Hakuho blocking the way. Hakuho is the Dai of Dai-Yokozuna who totally earned his place at the top, and if he misbehaves -- who can forget that crazy ending of his fight against Yoshikaze? -- let it fire up a myriad challengers to throw him down. I'd like to see those fights. I"m sure that everyone else does too. No way would the Kyokai ask him to retire or skip a basho. When was the last time that a pair of M1 rikishi both stood at double digits on Day 14? Takakeisho may be the next Ozeki. Even with all the yushos already decided, the last day is going to be exciting. Five sekitori in Makuuchi and six in Juryo are fighting for their kachi-koshis, Enho still has a match to fight, and there are dozens of dramas still unfolding.