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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    Terunofuji yusho!
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    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    It will take some time before I understand enough Japanese...
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    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.
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    Hakuho retires

    Maybe it was just to keep the right number. 42, you know, the Answer to Everything.
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    Hello from the American Midwest

    Welcome @LLCoolKay taking the step from lurkerhood into the realm of those who post!
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    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.
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    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.
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    Kensho Aki 21

    Yeah, counting them is a bit of a pain. It would be much better if the commas were all in the same spot but I guess they don't have enough room on the sheet for that.
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    Kensho Aki 21

    I'm counting 48, excluding the Morinaga-sho that isn't known at the time the torikumi is printed. Parading all those banners around the ring surely takes some time!
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    Kensho Aki 21

    Another question: is there a Morinaga-sho every day, awarded post-bout so not mentioned in the torikumi, and does the envelope contain the same amount as the kensho? Two questions, really. And a ruthless efficiency. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
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    Kensho Aki 21

    @Akinomaki I was looking at the kensho for Day 4 and I noticed that Chiyonokuni had been granted 3 kensho placed on his bout with Tsurugisho. But Tsurugisho had a fever and went kyujo to be tested. Isn't it usual to withdraw the kensho for a fusensho?? Note: he had 5 on Day 1, 3 on Day 2, and 2 on Day 3. For Day 4 there were 3 placed kensho, not 2, but these should not be counted... so the lists after Day 4 could be wrong too.
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    Heya Watch Aki Basho 2021

    Still under construction, isn't it?
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    New recruits for Aki 2021

    It's not just you -- I thought there was a likeness as well.
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    Ridiculous Predictions Aki 2021

    As for a ridiculous prediction, how about this one: Ishiura, having perfected his hinerite, remains undefeated till day 15, and has tt face Hakuho in the kettei-sen for the yusho, and is henka'd by the Yokozuna causing an immediate call for his retirement.
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    Ridiculous Predictions Aki 2021

    I think this, and the earlier novella by @sumojoanngoes waaaay beyond a ridiculous prediction and can be best classified as sumo fiction deserving its own thread.
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    Sumo Limericks (in case Haikus are not your thing)

    Oh. Oops. Sorry, I didn't realize ...oops. Doing it again. Me and my big mouth.
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    Sumo Limericks (in case Haikus are not your thing)

    I presume this is quadruple posted in error?
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    Rolls-Royce

    That's definitely not pink. Besides, Ura just minimalized his possessions.
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    Rolls-Royce

    Drove a Silver Shadow RR once, encouraged by the owner. Petrified when he asked me to parallel park it in a small spot on a busy street in the center of The Hague. It was surprisingly easy! More frequently, I piloted planes powered by RR engines.
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    Araiso-heya branch out

    He'll just have to get a designated driver and a medium size bus for the necessary travel.