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    Gyoji Kyujo

    What illness? Carefully not mentioning Corona?
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    Bout-Length July 2020

    Tochinoshin miraculously changed shikona in the above table. Still the longest bout time. 27.5s M9e Tamawashi...
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite July 2020

    Day 3 -- Aoiyama
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    July basho?

    A silent public is even eerier than no public. Bring your noisemakers along, I'd say. Time for a gadget that can reproduce cheers prepared at home!
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    General Corona Banter

    Ah yes, Australia's success is s showing that remote islands are at an advantage. The key word is distance. Many people elsewhere can only protect themselves by staying at home and keeping away from places where people come into close proximity. Unfortunately, I do need groceries from time to time and it is becoming harder to keep distance when an increasing group of people do not. This is even more difficult in overpopulated areas in Japan, I imagine.
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    Just the thing to ask at a place dedicated to sumo

    As someone who recently broke her back and is lucky to have escaped paralysis, it's a definite 'No'. Perhaps the age at which it would have been easy was about 40 years ago.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite July 2020

    Day 1 -- Abi Day 2 -- Aoiyama
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    General Corona Banter

    The virus had been able to spread everywhere. Even in the countries with the most stringent lockdowns it hasn't gone away. When it can spread hiding in people who don't get ill themselves or hardly develop symptoms, how can you identify and isolate it? We might have had a chance at one time, but even the Chinese lockdown had been too little too late. If given the choice now, would you completely isolate yourself for a month for the chance to eradicate it? Maybe not, because there will be too many who would break quarantaine, too many who don't see the risk or don't care about the risk. Sadly, the disease is not deadly enough to instill enough fear in the population as a whole to make the most simple rules work. Look where this got us. The enemy has to be made more visible and more personal.
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    Past Natsu highlight pics overview

    Great pics!
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    What’s For Dinner Tonight?

    A home made soup with onions, leek, paprika, and noodles, and toast on the side.
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Or 'laughter'.
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    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Some say that this was because he lacked a 'killer instinct'. I really liked him because he was really a gentle giant, friendly and open and with a great sense of humour. I think I'd put him in the #1 favourite spot too but it's so hard to choose. I liked Takanohana's hinkaku and Harumafuji's speed. But Hakuho is an unparallelled phenomenon that is hard to disparage, despite his antics and the deep insult to Japanese customs at times and his crazy behaviour on November 22 1017 when he refused to acknowledge Yoshikaze's kinboshi. He may be the GOAT and has it in him to do much good for sumo for decades to come, but he is not my favourite Yokozuna.
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    Hello everyone! Sumo fan from Bavaria

    Welcome! Have fun being part of our community.
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    Happy Birthday Jakusotsu!

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    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    And Musashimaru stayed at his own heya and took over there. Takanohana made himself into a special case; if he had 'stayed in line' a bit more he might have been able to effect a more successful modernization and immortalized his Name, but it was way too much in too little time. Hakuho, as naturalized Japanese, has far less clout despite his undisputed record. Far better for him not to stand out too much and let his record speak for itself. And the sekitori he is producing.
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    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    Anything is possible. He has already put a stamp on Miyagino-beya with his own deshi and coaching. Why tear the heya apart to form his own and have to build from scratch? More likely he will continue to coach at Miyagino, and quietly reverse roles when Miyagino retires. He's well capable of postponing his retirement till then, and lift a few Cups in the bargain. As long as he can do that, why retire, as long as he can avoid serious injury? No one is going to pressure him to retire. He is still the Yokozuna that the challenger will have to defeat, the one to test the new generation. I'm not in a hurry to see him go.
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    Milk and diary products

    60 years ago, it was considered healthy to drink several glasses of milk a day. I never liked it much and drank it cold when it was more tasteless. Until a vacation in Switzerland, when we got our daily dosage 'straight from the cow'. The memory still makes me gag. After that, milk or runny foods made with milk made me sick. Butter too, but butter was harder to avoid when you have to eat what is cooked with butter and can only scrape off so much from a sandwich. One of the joys of leaving home to live on my own was being in charge of my own cooking and never having to consume milk or butter again. Today, sixty years after the summer of the horror milk, some kinds of yoghurt are tolerable, and I really like sharp, mature cheeses, but anything runny or buttery or curdly... yeeeeccchhh.
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    Wall of Boxes!

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    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Still too much of a beginner, but every funny little bit helps.
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    Sumo related goods

    Imagine furnishing your house with these conversation pieces...
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    Talk sumo - social discourse for the locked down

    Just added your server. I already use Discord for my Japanese lessons, which have been forced to go online due to Covid19.
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    Hakuho Documentary

    Nihonjin no 0 sai desu...
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite March 2020

    Day 13 -- Ryuden
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    Games Talk Haru 2020

    My games scores are terrible. We're going in lockdown with the Corona measures, and I lost all my hotspots. Today is a fluke. I'm not sure if I'll be able to go online at all tomorrow.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite March 2020

    Day 11 -- Hakuho Today I've been able to get online, but with my country in lockdown my participation in the games is becoming uncertain.