Katooshu

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  1. Katooshu

    Arawashi intai

    I always liked how he conducted himself on the dohyo. Calm and respectful.
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    New recruits for Haru 2020

    Having just completed his final year of university sumo, he'd be 22 or 23 I'd think
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    New recruits for Haru 2020

    I've read on a Japanese amasumo blog that Yukihiro Hasimoto, last year's captain of Waseda University, will be turning pro with Onoe beya (apparently his family has Kumamoto ties like the oyakata). He has a sandamne qualification as a result of making the best 8 of the student championships. He was also runner-up in a national tournament earlier that year, and in his 2nd-year was the 135kg national weight class champion. On the right. He is about 178cm and 125kg, and is an oshi-specialist. He reminds me a bit of Chiyonoumi. He is also the guy beating Naya in the second video above
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    Kindai sumo club coach Ito in memoriam

    Rather shocking! I noticed him in the background at most of the college events, and he was always smiling, even when his guys lost. He had a good rivalry with Nittaidai's Dr. Saito, with them facing off in back-to-back All Japan yusho matches and each winning once. In the mid-80s he was also thorn in the side of the biggest amateur star of the time, Kushima/Kushimaumi. Some of his matches are on YouTube but I can't search at the moment...a small but very skillful competitor.
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    Terunofuji Watch

    Teru! Teru! Teru!!
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    Terunofuji Watch

    Looks like keiko with the kids so far
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I mean Asanoyama was at M2 for his 10-5, would that really not be considered legit when his rank still put him in a position to face virtually everyone? And dang about Hak's pullout, I wanted another kinboshi for Hokutofuji
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    My man Hokutofuji with kinboshi #7 in only 20 makuuchi tournaments ! The bright side of just missing out on sanyaku so often
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    Terunofuji Watch

    Ya, it may 'only' be juryo, but it's great to see him with some swagger and the 'mean' face again
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    Ishiura keiko violence - the next scandal

    I blame Hakuho
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    Mikawa's Amateur Sumo Awards 2019

    Absolutely, great work on this!
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    Mikawa's Amateur Sumo Awards 2019

    Nakamura!! Monster!!
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    Araiso activities

    Well, they are probably more useful than trophies
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    Araiso activities

    Winners get a pillow?
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    Azumazeki-oyakata has died

    When I saw the thread title I was expecting to read that Jesse died. Waaay too young.