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  1. Benihana

    Sokokurai is Japanese and Arashio now

    I don't know if there is still some animosity towards him in the kyokai. He looks sooo smug. "They see me rollin they hatin..."
  2. Benihana

    Wakaichiro has retired

    Rejoice, sumo fans in the NY area! He'll start as apprentice in a japanese restaurant.
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    Basho attendance

    I wouldn't read too much into percentages. If the number of total viewers was higher, a lesser percentage still can stand for a plus.
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    Sumo related goods
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    Corona and sumo

    Why just not stay on the ship? Those things are large enough for the whole sumo circus. Open air sun deck sumo. And for the basho's last ritual, they could blob the gyoji. I wonder how high +300kg of sumotori could blob a 60kg gyoji.
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    Sanyaku promotion

    The Reputation comes from the reactions you get. Click on the number and you'll get details. 171 likes, 57 thanks and 11 laughs make up your +239. The 1 confused and 2 sad you received, don't count.
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    Haru 2020

    Kiribayama missed Kotonowaka missed Kotoshoho missed wide, taking the juryo jusho and debuting in makuuchi next basho Midorifuji hit --- Takakeisho is kadoban next basho Asanoyama got promoted --- The macaron is a lie --- Zannah got the most correct and takes the poll yusho
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    Name it - The Day After...

    One big upside of the whole situation for me is the reduced social interaction. Finally Waldeinsamkeit without having to go to the forest.
  9. Benihana

    Name it - The Day After...

    Oooh, that's a good one. But for me personally it's not strong enough. I'd prefer Leidensweg, "path of suffering".
  10. Benihana

    Casting for Film

    Casting "Sanctuary," a Japan original drama for a top streaming service that will incorporate the world of Sumo Wrestling into its premise - the money, the women, the fame and how one rises to the top of their field. Very interesting.
  11. Benihana

    Hakuho & the Olympics - a dilemma.

    He aims for 50, so 6 to go. File the 2020 retirement under old hats.
  12. Benihana

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I wonder about the 44 and the common superstition in sumo. AFAIK the "shi" for 4 is the same as for "death" and japanese try to avoid it, for example taking 2x2 sips in tea ceremony instead of 4. Now Hakuho has "double-death" yusho... Is there something to it, or is it just gaijin prejudice?
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Good basho, only 2 kyujo, everything went better than expected. The sounds of sumo were fascinating! All the huffing and puffing, grunting and slapping, headbanging (nothing i really want to hear) and feet shoving, very cool. It was especially nice to watch the ceremonies in the end. The commentators already said the TV ratings were pretty high, i'm looking forward to the numbers. Although there was some controversy i think they managed it well and it was a good basho for sumo in general. I can't find the right words for how symbolic and comforting this must have been for many japanese.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Beautiful henka by Tochinoshin. Mitakeumi lucked out on the bales. Daieisho beat himself. But a win is a win.
  15. Benihana

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Did i just hear Kaisei got japanese citizenship? Is this news? If yes, i demand a new shikona. Samba-Oyakata!