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  1. 4 hours ago, yohcun said:
    8 hours ago, Otokonoyama said:
    10 hours ago, orandashoho said:

    Why Shirokoyama? He's not even in the same ichimon.

    He's Izutsu oyakata's younger brother. 

    Also, Shikoroyama-beya originally branched off from Izutsu. Both brothers wreslted for Izutsu, and their father was a previous Izutsu-oyakata. A lot of ties.

    Thanks for putting me straight with this information.

  2. Doing sensible training and becoming more confident, is my guess. 
    He may have adapted to what is possible. He sees what works and concentrates on that. Whether that will be enough when he gets to the Makushita joi, let alone in the paid ranks, is a big question.

  3. It was getting to be almost impossible when I was there two years ago, and I arrived a week early not to have to disrupt proceedings when everyone was too busy concentrating on the tournament to allow foreign visitors, who would not know how to sit still for hours on end and not be a nuisance. Foreign tourists had gotten a bad name by then.
    Calling did not turn out to work. The only possibility was to wrangle an invitation somehow. 

    In the end I went to stand outside Oitekaze-beya, which has floor-to-ceiling windows with a good view on  the Oyakata's back and the proceedings in front of him. Endo hadn't come out, but everyone else had, and a week before the basho they were training hard. It was well worth the trip.

    Training does not stop because there is a basho, but unless you have connections, I'd say you have little chance.  

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  4. I don't know it is a good thing that these youngsters already have a huge weight. That could spell trouble for them in the longer run with stress on their joints and ligaments that have not been supported by solid muscle. It's far better for them to build their bodies along with gaining sumo experience. They may have to lose weight first before they can do that. Look at Iwasaki/Tobizaru. He was a stick man on his debut. Somewhere along the road, a rikishi has to find the shape and the weight that lets him do his most effective sumo. Can he do that while he is carrying a lot of excess bulk?

  5. 14 hours ago, Eikokurai said:

    A single win by fusen ruined the losing streak for this guy:


    That was the only ‘win’ of his career.

    And then there’s this guy, who lost 25 in a row, plus three kyujo bouts.


    OK, I stand corrected. So SATO Takahiro has a bigger losing streak since pro debut, thanks to Hattorizakura's surprise win on Day 6 of Natsu 2016. But I'm sure he holds the record for persistence. Imagine. Living a penniless life and making a career out of being constantly defeated,  

  6. 18 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

    End of  August courses about violence prevention will be held for makushita and below rikishi. On the 28th for those till their 3rd year in sumo, on the 29th from 4th to 9th year, on the 30th for those longer in sumo. The division was made because violence by senior deshi is frequent and because the things taught in the heya were different in different times. http://www.daily.co.jp/general/2019/07/25/0012548181.shtml

    That looks like a good approach. Also, rikishi at different seniority levels face different challenges, responsibilities and temptations.