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  1. dada78641

    Shohozan intai

    I want one of those buttons.
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    Shohozan intai

    Shame. I always like Shohozan's sumo. He was a real brawler. I've been looking over his record to see what his best result was. It looks to be his Kyushu 2015 run at M10w where he went 12-3 and got a tied jun-yusho with Hakuho. There's also his Kyushu 2012 run where he went an impressive 10-5 at the much higher rank of M2e, beating three ozeki (Kotooshu, Baruto and Kisenosato) along the way. Here's his match against Kisenosato from that basho:
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    Sumo goods

    This one's quite old (from 6 years ago) but a sumo account I follow on Twitter posted what I can only assume is called the Hak Mac. (OK, it's actually called the Grand Big Mac but it should've been called the Hak Mac.)
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Can't believe Takakeisho tried nekodamashi against Terunofuji. You can't make that work that unless your name is Hakuho.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Few more random broadcast screenshots. Nice shot of the shinpan at the start of the program. This is actually just the end of the news section right before the start of Juryo coverage, but that's what the weather outside was like today. Alternate camera angle shown briefly while Terunofuji and Tobizaru were preparing to fight. They don't use this one very often at all.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    I haven't been able to watch the sumo live for a while due to being busy, so I've just been watching the Youtube videos. Today I watched the full coverage and I don't know if it's new, but I really appreciated Hakuho (sorry, Magaki) giving all those demonstrations. My money is on Hakuho, although I think the guy in the mascot suit will give him a pretty good bout. Hakuho interviewing Ura as he listens to FM radio on a device he bought 30 years ago. That's how I look when I watch sumo too. This commentary room - probably everybody has already seen this, but I haven't been able to watch the full sumo broadcast in a while. It looks neat. Nice shot of the arena.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Plus, all the 5-1s are hiramaku. Top rankers are having a hard time so far.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I know I haven't shown my face around here in quite a while, but wow. What a thrilling conclusion, both in the lead-up to it and in the final bout itself. Watched it live with my parents. I feel a little bit bad for Takayasu, but Wakatakakage definitely deserved it just as much as he did.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    I realize there's no one besides myself who really cares about my own fictional Bento Award for who gets flung the furthest away from the dohyo (to go get bento), but I appreciate this nice little sprint from Yutakayama after losing his bout with Ura on day 12.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    Man, the 1964 one is such a sharper, more dynamic photo. I don't know if they were trying to copy it or not, but the sumo one looks like such a cheap ripoff. Not that it isn't totally unfair to even compare them, of course. Kamekura Yusaku is a legendary graphic designer.
  11. For anyone who's interested, this just finished airing: NHK Special - Yokozuna Hakuho, 14 Years of Loneliness I actually haven't seen it myself yet, but it looks to be an interesting post-retirement interview about his role in the sumo world during his 14 year reign as yokozuna. Let me know if you have any problems with playback, because I know some people had a problem with viewing the video on the page itself. It should at least work when you download the file though.
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    Hakuho retires

    100% this. Which is not to say there is no xenophobia/nationalism in the NSK, because of course there is, but as with all social issues it's a lot more complicated than just "he's Mongolian so they hate him", and pretending it is just cheapens the issue and makes people not take it seriously.
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    What a shame that the video from the first post is gone now. Goes to show that Youtube is not an archive, one has to assume that anything posted there will eventually vanish.
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    Hakuho retires

    Ah, I didn't know that number was for appearances. Actually, I see now that my 1016 was off—it didn't include fusensho, during which he does do a dohyo-iri, and with that included my script gets 1019 as well.
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    Hakuho retires

    I was curious how many he's done. Of course, he has 899 wins and 129 losses as yokozuna, but that includes fusenpai which don't have dohyo-iri. Counting the number of wins/losses as Yokozuna without fusenpai nets a number of 1016 for Hakuho so I believe that's the amount of dohyo-iri he did in official tournaments, if I'm not mistaken. Obviously that doesn't count the numerous ones he's done in various other places.