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    Kakuryuu getting married

    oh yes, Takamisakari should get hitched if he isn't already.
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    Kotomitsuki danpatsu-shiki

    Sad and ignominious ending... take a few steps back and it's not hard to imagine all the great men in the limelight, on and off the dohjo, manoevered like pawns in the Great Game of NSK, the Powers That Be sheltering and pampering them when they behave, striking them down when they step out of line. Still, this game is played with conviction and as outsider looking in on it I find it fascinating and awesome. I can't think of a greater alternate reality on Earth that really exists or it must be religion.
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    Japan Guide Sumo Game

    The first time I joined, I didn't get the announcement (it got deleted as spam) which resulted in kyujo.
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    The Sumo Game

    You can remove it by clicking X up right in it chishafuwaku Thanks!
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    Hatsu 2015 Nikkan money banzuke

    How so?
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    The Sumo Game

    There should be a law against excessively long and obtrusive signatures.
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    New kesho mawashi

    CMs looked good and the 'behind the scenes' compilation at the end was funny. Earlier, I saw a clip about the young guys (a boy band?) learning to do the keiko split, which was funny too. Wish I could understand more Japanese! Speech and grammar patterns seem relatively easy, but the scripts are a barrier. Time to get serious about lessons.
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    Ichinojo in 2015

    Sekiwake
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    Polls discussions

    How about a poll for the other veteran Aminishiki?
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    Ozekis and Yokozunas for January 2016

    Hakuho Y1 Kakuryu Harumafuji Y2 -- Kisenosato O1 Tochinoshin Goeido O2
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    Hakuho in 2015

    4 Yusho 81 wins 32 consecutive wins 1 zensho
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    Osunaarashi in 2015

    M13E 2KK Best 9-6 Alas, I foresee injury if he doesn't work on making himself less predictable. I can't see him in sanyaku with just his present bag of tricks.
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    Kyokutenho in 2015

    M12 3 KK Best 10-5 Let those jealous folk berating his strategic sumo try to keep him from attaining those records.
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    Goeido in 2015

    4 KK 1 10+ OE I think he will hang on, but with difficulty, a patchy performance and a rare 10+ and perhaps kadoban again by July.
  15. Happy Holidazs everyone!

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      orandashoho

      Happy holidays everyone!

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    overseas media covering Hatsu 2015

    Any idea on when they are planning to air?
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    Tochinowaka calling it quits.

    Who is that rather dejected-looking gentleman sitting next to him? OOps, sorry, it was mentioned in the post. Disregard....
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    Mainoumi - whoa

    Thank you for the link! Part of his popularity must have surely been the David beating Goliath, and everyone wanting to see the underdog win. I surely do like to see that weight isn't everything, and that skill can win over brute force.
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    Hello there...

    Hello Ferdinand, I am new to this forum but your introduction struck me because it could be my sumo-story too... watching the Eurosport reruns, seeing Musashimaru's promotion to Yokozuna, watching Taka and Waka in their glory days... seeing Dejima oshidashi Akebono... just loving Mainoumi... the great Ozeki battles at the time Asashoryu was Ozeki... and then Eurosport stopped showing sumo and I lost contact with what was going on, until this year... and seeing, to my surprise, both Aminishiki and Kyokutenho still there in the top ranks more than ten years later! Needless to say I am a big fan of them both. It takes a lot to be up there, and it takes even more to stay up there. As European surrounded by people who don't know Japanese culture, it's sometimes hard to show enthousiasm for sumo. It is difficult to find others who understand it's a way of life as well as the preservation of ancient traditions, and watching it is to partake in a celebration. Bedankt en tot ziens!