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    Hatsu Basho 2022

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    Kiribayama on the block in 2022

    #2 Oh, i wrong that read.
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    Kyushu Basho 2021

    Disclaimer/introduction for new players The Wall: If a sumotori gets his first makekoshi (MK = losing record) in that respective division, it's called "hitting the wall" (KK = winning record, means missing the wall, which is a good thing). This basho we have none in makuuchi. In Juryo we have newly promoted Asanowaka and Hiradoumi. Hokuseiho was promoted before Aki basho, but had to sit out due to the corona situation. Again. So far he has a zensho yusho in all 4 lower divisions on his scoreboard and lost only 3 of his 42 bouts. Promotion/demotion/kadoban/intai: An Ozeki winning less then 8 bouts is set on the kadoban status. If he doesn't score 8 wins the following basho, he is demoted to Sekiwake. Both current Ozeki scored 8 wins last basho, so no kadoban watch. But will they manage 8 wins again? Guess the colour of the giant macaron: One of the prizes for the yusho winner is a giant fake macaron (as placeholder for a load of real, normal sized macarons from one of the best P√Ętisseries in Paris). The colour varies and it has become a popular game to guess it.
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    Kyushu Basho 2021

    Will be counted as gold. @Kishinoyama Grabs the yusho with the golden macaron, @Morty and @Totorofuji share the J.
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    Upcoming Kanreki

    Well...a lot of water will run down the Arakawa river until we have to deal with most of these. I know this forum is in a love affair with wild speculations, but this is really a bit early. Given the time i would advise to go from speculations to Spekulatius, it's much more satisfying.
  6. There is a record for most nails hammered by hand in one minute. It stands at 42. I know at least one person on this forum, who could do that by keyboard. There is also a record for most nails hammered with the head in one minute. It stands at 20. I remember some "guests" here, who probably at least tried to break that record once too often.
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    Ozumo at the Royal Albert Hall 2023

    Finally a reason to visit the isles. And by end of 2023 it will be a lot cheaper to do so. Win-win for me!
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    Rikishi and oyakata commercial activities

    Now that you mention it, i completely ignored that "Fukuoka", my bad. Then this must be at least one of the top temporary lodgings ever.
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    Rikishi and oyakata commercial activities

    A bit smaller than expected. And where's the 2nd ring?
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    Congratulations to Terunofuji for his first makuuchi zensho. 7th D/J/Y in a row, the 10th from the last 12 basho. Quite impressive.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    Do i smell an Ozeki-run?
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    Pokemon collabs with Sumo

    Still waiting for Ichinojo in Snorlax costume. How can they miss the opportunity?
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    Congrats to Terunofuji. I see an undisputable downward trend regarding dame-oshi. Seems like he embraces hinkaku. Makes him much more likable. Huge respect for Abi, not many manage to bring Terunofuji that close to defeat. In all Abi was very convincing this basho. Future Ozeki i say.
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    sumo jokes/memes

    Intense pre-tachiai staring and what a nice kubihineri. But PUT YER DAMN PAWS DOWN next time
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    Ex-Taka-twins activities

    The music after the bout sounds like the Sword Art Online soundtrack.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    I hope Ura's elbow is OK. But what a beautiful executed retaliation. His knees are the only thing between him and a long sanyaku career.
  17. Happy B-Day to our honourable Gamemaster.
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    Kyushu Basho 2021

    Green macaron.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    It looked like Konosuke had a laugh himself. URAAAAA! Nice one :)
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    Commercials with (fake) sumo appearance

    I wish i had a bag of Colorado to celebrate that. Whoever had the idea for that campaign, is genius.
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    Pokemon collabs with Sumo

    Why not, could turn out funny. Wasn't there something with Hello Kitty a few years ago, or was that just merch?
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    Commercials with (fake) sumo appearance

    To enlighten the non-Germans: HAns RIegel BOnn = HARIBO It's just founders name and location.