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About Churaumi

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    Oklahoma, US
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    Sumo, mostly. Figuring out how to make the food I ate when I lived in Japan at home. I make a mean chanko, rice balls, taco rice, barbecue beef (Okinawa dish, not American barbecue), decent soba, Okinawa soba, and yakisoba, and I'm trying to figure out the intricacies of various styles of ramen. Can you tell what I did when I lived in Okinawa?


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    Terunofuji, Hakuho, Enho, Shonanzakura

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  1. Maybe if the Kyokai had manufactured something, or closed the door on his future as a stablemaster I could see him rage quitting. But Hokuseiho was being a terror. And the Kyokai sending him to learn from a successful oyakata. It's basically them giving him a second chance. Maybe he'll bail if it looks like the Kyokai doesn't mean it, and tries to relegate him to supportingoyakata roles?
  2. Yokozuna Kirishima, Ozeki Takakeisho and Hoshoryu. Honorable mention to Daieisho who will continue to perform well but keep falling victim to the same handful of poorly timed dumb losses that kept him from being an ozeki already.
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    Shikoroyama Oyakata (Former Terao)

    I remember seeing him there that basho. He had pulled back on a lot of his duties due to health and on the day I saw him he looked kind of gray but was enjoying the crowd. Too sad.
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    Miyagino/Hakuho extra activities

    Rereading my post, it looks like I was throwing shade when I didn't mean to. Have a like in case I ruffled feathers. That's too bad, BEGIN is one of my favorites and Hakuho isn't an incompetent singer. I was in Okinawa when that album came out, it was everywhere. They gave me a lot of translation practice before the internet made it easy.
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    Miyagino/Hakuho extra activities

    For those of us with access...which isn't most of us
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    YDC convenes after Kyushu 2023

    A wise coworker once told me, when it comes to bending rules or breaking them to get stuff done, "do what your career can support." The problem with that is you don't always know what your career can support. Hoshoryu doesn't yet have the record to support a 90-second staredown.
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Hinkaku matters a lot. It's why ozeki and yokozuna are revered. They can win AND do it through dominance, not tricks. If it becomes about winning any old way, might as well just bring on the cheerleaders and ring entering nĂ¼metal songs.
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    True. He probably didn't expect that from an ozeki, and so he committed it all to the tachiai. Maybe it's a mental adjustment rather than a physical one.
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    Videos Aki 2023 - Days 1-15

    Which one of us is the gent in the red aloha shirt on Sumo Prime Time?
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    What a disappointing final bout. Henka are part of the game but It's just cheap. Takakeisho showed some fear by not going toe-to-toe. However, Atamifuji needs to work on his tachiai, so he can react when opponents do the inevitable legal but cheap things.
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    Newer Ozeki Kotonowaka?

    He hasn't had double-digits since March last year. If he gets double-digits again, I'll be on the ozeki watch. He's been a reliable kk since then but hasn't seemed up to his potential. I hope he's over whatever has been holding him back from being a reliable double-digit kk wrestler and back on track.
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    New clothing guidelines

    My cynical side would wonder if stock in a blue-dye company changed hands recently.
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    Retirees after Nagoya

    That's how low-key it was, I hadn't heard about it until this thread. I might have just missed it in the avalanche of news and social media posts, but I usually see tributes and photo collages and all that. I can't even find the usual short tweet from the Kyokai that has the pic in their kesho-mawashi that just says they are intai. Or is it not "official" yet?
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    Retirees after Nagoya

    A little surprised there hasn't been more of a to-do about Ishiura, but he has been off the dohyo forever.
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    Chiyonokuni Intai

    I enjoyed watching him a lot when he was healthy, which was sadly pretty rare in my decade or so of really watching. I'd have to weigh in and say Tokushoryu counts as a great one to never make sanyaku. He was a makuuchi regular and won a pretty impressive yusho. I know a lot of people criticize it for competition being weak, but he was still the best of who showed up, and kept it together long enough to win.