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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    The outside grip is the dominant hand? Or is it the inside grip?
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    Haru jungyo 2021

    Time travel sure is interesting; guess the world will end before 2021, hence the reset point goes back to 2012.
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    Former Takanofuji activities

    At what point will this thread will go so far on his mma career that it will not be relevant to the ozumo discussion?
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    How many have relatives in sumo?

    Wakanohana I, Takanohana (ozeki) are brothers. Wakanohana III and Takanohana are sons of the ozeki. current 3rd generation would be Kotozakura, Kotonowaka (son-in-law), & Kotonawaka II. Taiho, Tatoriki (son-in-law) & grandson Naya, Mudohou, & Hozan
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    Tamanoi Beya & COVID-19

    I would start contract tracing those that sat near them during the seminar.
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    Solfeggio Shikona

    Try Aminishiki & Kisenosato
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Obviously you never notice Sadanoumi’s ponytail.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Didn’t Baraki retired?
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    Sumo goods

    Probably depends on when the pictures were printed on the cookies? Proofing, prebaking, postbaking?
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    Corona and sumo

    The funny thing is didn’t everyone, including the Tamanoi rikishi attend the talk inside the kokugikan on the 30th? Shouldn’t they all be quarantined?
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    Corona and sumo

    The closest heya to tamanoi heya would be Oitekaze heya.
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    Corona and sumo

    Nope. Tamanoi heya with 18 infected.
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    Trivia bits

    If we divide the yokozuna by their rope style and rank them by Yusho. we get Unryu style: Taiho, Chiyonofuji, Asashoryu, Kitanoumi, Takanohana.... now, try filling in the blanks for Shiranui Hakuho, ... , ... , ... , ...
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    Ridiculous Predictions September Basho

    Since the start of the honbasho, Tokyo has been hit by daily typhoons with wind speed of 50km/hr. All outstation heyas are advised to move to Ryogoku hotels and to train on the sole dohyo inside Edo Noren next to the train station (Sadotagake, Oitekaze, Naruto, Katanonami, etc), since all trains are no longer operational within the greater Tokyo network. Enho, Terutsuyoshi, Ishiura & Tobizaru are seen being windborne the moment they step out of their transports, necessitating the installation of handrails for them to grab ahold as they make their way into the kokugikan. All 4 developed amazing grip strength and are vying to win the Yusho in a four way 13-2 ketteisen playoff. On Senshuraku, a mega typhoon actually makes landfall during the musubi-no-ichiban, where both yokozuna were vying to avoid a 0-15 makekoshi record. The roof of the kokugikan is swept clean and Hakuho manages to throw Kakuryu out of the dohyo with an izori. Kakuryu unfortunately fails to land on floor but is instead carried by the wind up past the second floor and out of the kokugikan. The ketteisen playoff is then called off as all 4 contenders get windborne the moment they step out of the hanamichi and fly out of the kokugikan (and even if they could make it to the dohyo, there are no handrails to stabilize themselves and touching them is hansoku). The Kyokai then crowns the heaviest rikishi as the Yusho winner, which also happens to be Ichinojo at 198kg since he is the only one able to stand on the dohyo throughout a turbulent award ceremony that saw every single trophy get airborne the moment the yobidashi bring it onto the dohyo.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Aki 2020

    His clothes probably weigh 14 kgs. All part of his secret training regime https://dragonball.fandom.com/wiki/Weighted_Clothing
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    Older yokozuna dohyo-iri

    I would love a historical comparison. Kotozakura taught Asahifuji. Asahifuji taught both Hakuho & Harumafuji.
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    Rikishi health check pics overview 8.2020

    Now he looks even more like Matsuko deluxe
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    Gagamaru Status

    Maybe he is apply for citizenship, the paperworks take about a year?
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    Future basho schedule

    That is very optimistic.
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    Courtesy calls by rikishi and oyakata

    Let me dig up the FB post from the high school too. EDIT: found it.
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    The NHK English commentary crew outed her, calling her Miss O (a soon to be ex-colleague?)
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    Corona and sumo

    Same with Naruto beya
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    Corona and sumo

    I suppose the challenge if the basho is allowed to go on (despite a citywide lockdown) will be the transportation of rikishi, since Sadotagake, Oitekaze, Onomatsu and several other heya are located far from the epicenter of ryogoku. Remember that the rikishi were not allowed to use public transport during the Haru Basho. methink the basho will go on, unless the Tokyo governor outlaws sporting events (several pro baseball and football leagues are expected to restart, and the clubs are all in isolation).
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    Retirees after Haru 2020

    Should it be after Natsu 2020 (even though the basho is cancelled, the banzuke has been released)?