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  1. Morningstar

    Mitakeumi new ozeki pics overview

    Yusho, Marriage, and Ozeki promotion all in short order. I hope he is recovered enough by March from all the celebration. I also wish him a happy married life and great sucess.
  2. I would like to think that the punishment will be proportionate with the kind of gambling they did. I'm not aware of any details having leaked out, but there is a huge difference in my mind between Pachinko and Mahjong Vs betting on Sports or worse yet Sumo. If they bet on Sumo, then expulsion is the likely outcome, just small amounts on games then maybe a fine and short suspension, on Sports or large amounts then everything is on the table. Last time I was in Japan Pachinko and Mahjong parlors were everywhere. I learned to play Mahjong and Shogi in a back ally parlor in a part of Yokohama I was technically not allowed to be in. Frankly if this is what they got in trouble for, the NSK should have just laughed it off and told them to be more discrete.
  3. Morningstar

    Miyagino beya out of Aki

    Previously infected and/or vaccinated persons can still catch and transmit the virus. It is also transmittable by asymptomatic persons. Infact according the the World Health Organization two days before symptoms show is when it is most transmittable. So the ban on participation is totally reasonable if not disappointing for those of us wanting to see win number 46 for Hakuho and Hokuseiho first Juyro tournament. But, we will just have to look forward to their dominance in November.
  4. Morningstar

    Miyagino beya out of Aki

    The perfect 15 and 0 performance? It seems like he sure is struggling against the super duper talented new guy's /s Hakuho is well knows for being super competitive and driven to win. I very much doubt that he wants to miss any Basho. And coming off a perfect tournament he looked to be in a favorable position to win this one. It is sad that he will not get to try, and that no one will get the opportunity to test themselves against the best of all time.
  5. Morningstar

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2021

    I do not think Meisei did enough to force a 3rd Sekiwake slot. Had he managed to put dirt on any of the Ozeki he faced and maybe won a few more against the lower rankers he faced, then I could see it. But, a weak 8-7 just does little to justify opening a third slot for him. I'm 50/50 on a third Komusubi slot opening for Ichinojo, but leaning right now to no. While he did beat two Ozeki, one Sekiwake, and both Komusubi, his day 12 &13 losses to lower rankers really hurt him. If he had picked those up, I could see them doing it for sure. He looked good and dominate, even Ozeki like. But, his past meltdowns after being promoted to a high rank really hurt him here. If he has another great tournament in September, I can see them fast tracking him up to Ozeki if no one else is on a good promotion run, as I expect they are going to be needing some replacements soon.
  6. Morningstar

    The difference between a sekitori and a non-sekitori

    Shintoism's forced split from Buddhism is relatively recent. Prior to the late 1800's they were the same religion. And, both still retain numerous connections. So there is no reason that they can not be Buddhist origin taboos.
  7. Morningstar

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    Ms3's that go 4-3 are routinely also not promoted. With the latest being Kitaharima in November 2020 going 4-3 and only making it to Ms1e. In the last decade alone there have been over a dozen examples. A J14 having a losing record and staying in Juryo has less precedent, but is not unknown. Wakakosho did it two times in a row with 7-8 scores till he finally got a 6-9 on the third try and got demoted back in 2004.
  8. Morningstar

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    Not really. They did not have a lot of good demotion candidates, and no one forced the issue with a very strong performance. So one to replace Kakuryu due to his retirement, and the other to replace Yago for his 4-11 from J10. Bushozan loos to get a lucky break. Or it could be the other way around.
  9. Morningstar

    YDC meeting after Haru 2021

    The YDC was instituted to rubber stamp and give an air of extra legitimacy to decisions the NSK had already decided to make. This was done after a scandal in the 80's. They have held no real power and are should be put out to pasture.
  10. Morningstar

    Banzuke for Hatsu 2021

    Two Rikishi from his Ichimon (Tatsunami). Usually Kaisei and someone else.
  11. Morningstar

    Most kinboshi?

    He has 8. He needs one more to even break into the top 10. 17 to have the most.
  12. Morningstar

    Number of Sekitori per Heya

    Here is a list from SumoDB sorted by Heya with Shusshin & University. Rank Rikishi Heya Shusshin University J3e Wakamotoharu Arashio Fukushima M8w Wakatakakage Arashio Fukushima Toyo University M1w Takanosho Chiganoura Chiba O1w Takakeisho Chiganoura Hyogo S1w Mitakeumi Dewanoumi Nagano Toyo University K1e Okinoumi Hakkaku Shimane M2e Hokutofuji Hakkaku Saitama Nippon Sport Science University J10w Midorifuji Isegahama Shizuoka Kinki University J13w Nishikifuji Isegahama Aomori Kinki University M1e Terunofuji Isegahama Mongolia M3w Terutsuyoshi Isegahama Hyogo M5w Takarafuji Isegahama Aomori Kinki University J1e Ikioi Isenoumi Osaka J1w Nishikigi Isenoumi Iwate M4w Tochinoshin Kasugano Georgia M7w Aoiyama Kasugano Bulgaria M2w Tamawashi Kataonami Mongolia J10e Akiseyama Kise Aichi Nihon University J12e Kizakiumi Kise Okinawa Nihon University J7e Churanoumi Kise Okinawa Nihon University J9e Hidenoumi Kise Tokyo Nihon University M15e Shimanoumi Kise Mie Kinki University M8e Tokushoryu Kise Nara Kinki University J11w Chiyonokuni Kokonoe Mie J3w Chiyomaru Kokonoe Kagoshima J4e Chiyoshoma Kokonoe Mongolia J6e Chiyonoo Kokonoe Kagoshima J9w Chiyootori Kokonoe Kagoshima M11e Chiyotairyu Kokonoe Tokyo Nippon Sport Science University M5e Kiribayama Michinoku Mongolia Y1w Kakuryu Michinoku Mongolia M17e Ichinojo Minato Mongolia M13w Ishiura Miyagino Tottori Nihon University M9e Enho Miyagino Ishikawa Kanazawa Gakuin University Y1e Hakuho Miyagino Mongolia J8e Mitoryu Nishikido Mongolia Nihon University M15w Shohozan Nishonoseki Fukuoka Komazawa University J12w Daishoho Oitekaze Mongolia J4w Daiamami Oitekaze Kagoshima Nihon University J5e Daishomaru Oitekaze Osaka Nihon University J8w Tsurugisho Oitekaze Tokyo Nihon University K1w Endo Oitekaze Ishikawa Nihon University M14e Tobizaru Oitekaze Tokyo Nihon University S2e Daieisho Oitekaze Saitama M9w Onosho Onomatsu Aomori J2e Kotoyuki Sadogatake Kagawa J2w Kotonowaka Sadogatake Chiba M10w Kotoeko Sadogatake Miyazaki M11w Kotoshogiku Sadogatake Fukuoka M12e Kotoshoho Sadogatake Chiba M10e Sadanoumi Sakaigawa Kumamoto M3e Myogiryu Sakaigawa Hyogo Nippon Sport Science University J13e Oki Shikoroyama Niigata M14w Abi Shikoroyama Saitama M6e Takayasu Tagonoura Ibaraki J11e Hakuyozan Takadagawa Yamagata M6w Kagayaki Takadagawa Ishikawa M7e Ryuden Takadagawa Yamanashi O1e Asanoyama Takasago Toyama Kinki University J14e Fujiazuma Tamanoi Tokyo J7w Azumaryu Tamanoi Mongolia Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences J6w Akua Tatsunami Ibaraki M13e Meisei Tatsunami Kagoshima M16w Hoshoryu Tatsunami Mongolia M4e Yutakayama Tokitsukaze Niigata Tokyo University of Agriculture S1e Shodai Tokitsukaze Kumamoto Tokyo University of Agriculture J5w Kyokushuho Tomozuna Mongolia M12w Kaisei Tomozuna Brazil M16e Kyokutaisei Tomozuna Hokkaido J14w Kitaharima Yamahibiki Hyogo
  13. Morningstar

    Ishiura keiko violence - the next scandal

    I think a significant fine would be more appropriate. Along with some additional mandatory training and perhaps being made to clean the toilets in the Ryƍgoku Kokugikan on the day after the Basho.
  14. Morningstar

    Would This Work In Sumo?

    Sounds like what they need to do is add weight classes like most other combat sports.
  15. Morningstar

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Any reports yet on how the two new Juryo guys are doing? Both are only 20, but have a great record coming up from the bottom. I have great hopes for both of them.