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  1. orandashoho

    Kensho Hatsu 2022

    It seems to be the day of Pokemon sea creatures...
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    Hatsu 2022 day 1 pics overview

    Thank you for bringing the picture thread back!
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    Video of Young Girls Training For Sumo

    Unavailable due to legal reasons.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    Terunofuji yusho!
  5. orandashoho

    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    It will take some time before I understand enough Japanese...
  6. orandashoho

    Banzuke for Kyushu 2021

    I am missing the new banzuke in the sumo db. How long does it normally take after publication for it to show?
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    Oitekaze-beya has a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows at the back of the oyakata platform. I went there in 2017 to watch their asageiko. A sign outside says people are wecome to watch if they remain respectfully quiet and refrain from eating or drinking. While I was there, some people came and went, nobody spoke. We didn't see Endo but we saw Iwasaki (now Tobizaru), Daieisho and others in top form.
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    Should I wash a new Mawashi to soften it

    In the film 'Perseverance' (A Normal Life) that follows the first steps in the sumo career of Kyokutaisei, one of the household chores was to go to the laundrette to wash mawashi, and later you could see the long strips hung out to dry.
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    Should I wash a new Mawashi to soften it

    'Machine washed mawashi' alliterates even better... <ducks for cover>
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    Hakuho retires

    He looks very spiffy.
  11. orandashoho

    Hakuho retires

    Maybe it was just to keep the right number. 42, you know, the Answer to Everything.
  12. orandashoho

    Hello from the American Midwest

    Welcome @LLCoolKay taking the step from lurkerhood into the realm of those who post!
  13. orandashoho

    Asahifuji kanreki dohyo-iri

    I wish I could be there for both events. I am one of those long standing Aminishiki fans, from the days of his first appearance in Makuuchi.
  14. orandashoho

    Hakuho retires

    Unbelievable how much flak he is getting. Don't Ishiura, Hokuseiho, Enho, the youth in the Hakuho Cup count for anything at all? Sure there were hinkaku violations and some of it was hurtful, but there have been oyakata less suited to the task than he. In criticizing past transgressions the YDC sounds spiteful, continuing a policy to set foreigners apart as being no good. I am sure that Hakuho will be a great oyakata and shisho raising great deshi, tons better than a certain other who raised horrible deshi and almost tore the NSK apart. Just my 2cents, YMMV.
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    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    Shorter bouts would be better for the knees than a sustained driving effort, surely. But the weakness has also forced him to develop other weapons, to become less of a one-trick pony, reinventing his sumo. I have great respect for that, it can't have been easy. So he is putting a lot more thought into his bouts, defense as well as attack. I'd say we getting more entertainment than we would have gotten had he not been injured and become Yokozuna in 2018.