Tsuchinoninjin

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    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-11

    We all interpret hiro in our own way
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    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-11

    North and south along the dohyou. Not going east and west which is the ‘normal’ way if you’re blasting someone off the dohyou from tachiai
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    It means neck…
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    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-11

    Bought one for my wife’s birthday
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    Next salt-thrower

    Ichiyamashio
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    RESULTS GTB - May 2024 - 229 entries. Record!

    Well I got Takerufuji at M6 but the rest of my banzuke was wrong
  7. Not the bathroom, but the bathing room. I.e. not the toilet area. There are specifically designed floating trays to enjoy your beer in the baths Id like to point out https://i.ibb.co/8KwDKWX/IMG-5182.jpg
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    RESULTS GTB - May 2024 - 229 entries. Record!

    *RING RING* Kirishima: Hey Boss Terunofuji: Wassup bamayama! K: You know that's not my name anymore... T: Ah, right on shimajima K: Ughh T: Anyway, can you tell that Tsuchinoninjin guy to enter GTB? Only 3 days left! K: What? Who cares if that guy enters or not? Just going to barely kachikoshi anyway... T: Wow! And you would be so pleased with that kind of record! K: Come on now, moving heya and all that is so stressful, and they don't even use the right kind of dashi in their nabe here! T: How dare you! I personally gave Kakuryu that dashi from my dashi tree! K: Boss, I don't think dashi grows on trees, what have we been putting into our chanko? T: Ahhh
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    Akebono dead at 54

    Rest in peace!
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    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    It’s even worse, since it’s a telephone game situation where the original source is Takanohana. It’s like compounded misrepresentations.
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    Mount Rushmore of Ozumo: Celebrating Legends

    It’s a non issue and a good post from Asashosakari. Like I said I can’t really look stuff up right now, I do not even have access to Wikipedia. For me people usually ask this question as like ‘first five into the HoF’ Maybe there is some divide between Americans and non Americans
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    Mount Rushmore of Ozumo: Celebrating Legends

    Apologies for my previous short response, I’m in some far flung locale jumping through several VPNs that sometime culminate at a desktop tucked away in the corner of some LDK in Nagoya. However, it’s a bad excuse because even when the government spook got up on the wrong side of bed and is routing most of my packets into the circular file, somehow sumoforum always comes through to the point I’ve started using it as a de facto litmus test to see if I have internet at all. Anyway, I totally agree with @Yarimotsu and that there is a grave misunderstanding of what Mt Rushmore represents. It is not simply a hall of fame for those that flourish within the system, but for those who themselves molded, set precedent, and put constraints on the system. Guys like Hakuho, Takanohana, Asashoryu, and so on were always caged by the system and therefore have no business being anywhere near sumo’s Mt. Rushmore. I know this is essentially friendly banter but assigning Hakuho to sumo’s Mt. Rushmore is objectively wrong and completely unthinkable. It would be like adding some House member that served during a recent second term president like Clinton or Bush to Mt. Rushmore just because they sponsored the most bills that became laws in the history of the system. They only ever got that much done thanks to those who established the process before them. My list is hastily thrown together because Japan is terrible at digitizing sources that are older than 10 years old, usually when I do serious reading about sumo I use the Asian studies library at university of Michigan to get books sent there. But not this time! So, I don’t have especially strong arguments for my selections. Kehaya, this could also be Nomi as kind of the starting point of sumo. Before then, a void, afterwards, sumo. I chose Kehaya because this represents a kind of honor in defeat, that the point of sumo is not win or lose. I guess Kehaya would be the first to disagree. However this could also be western sources over mysticising Japanese beliefs as they sometimes do. It would be nice to read a japanese source for japanese to get a better bearing on the reality of the situation. Maruyama for establishing the mold of prototypical dai-Yokozuna. Although the systems to recognize this were not yet in place at the time, this established what a great wrestler could mean while being real enough to not be subject to overly revisionist history due to lack of primary sources. Jinmaku, while taking a big step to recognize Yokozuna as an assigned, current rank, really ushered in the start of changes that would culminate in the modern era in 1958 by showing things could be consciously decided on purpose. For sure he benefitted from support of the system and a sympathetic government but he took conscious advantage of that. What followed was a tumultuous era which a lot of good things happened and a lot of bad things happened. I’d list them all but I’m typing on an iPad now. I seriously doubt that most of us would truly enjoy watching sumo during the post jinmaku- prewar era. Typically all the good decisions were claimed by committee, and individuals were only named when they did something negative so it’s difficult to find anyone to add to the mountain until… Tsunenohana. I really want to read more about this guy. Really the first ‘inside’ guy as chairman. Had the tall task of dealing with the Americans from a really weak position. The modern era didn’t officially start until he stepped down, so I don’t know what he is truly responsible for but probably unfairly blamed for a lot of the issues then. If anyone could point me to any available digital sources it’d be appreciated. Some things changed after 1958, but the paint was pretty dry by the 60s so I don’t see any room for anyone after that to get added to the mountain.
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    Mount Rushmore of Ozumo: Celebrating Legends

    Kehaya, Maruyama, Jinmaku, and Tsunenohana
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    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    If they wanted to get rid of him I guess they’d move him to Nishonoseki beya far from his beloved Tokyo
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    Kotonowaka Ozeki Promotion

    The akeni is not old, its just a trick of the light as the very shiny lacquer reflection looks like white-damage. Here's another picture of a newly made akeni https://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2023/12/25/gazo/20231225s00005000554000p.html And some words with the maker as he made this specific kotozakura akeni (already delivered in early March per the article) https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202403080000587.html
  16. The oobeya prophecy will come true
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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    Takanohana 1994.09 O2w 15-0 Y Takanohana 1994.11 O1e 15-0 Y Takanohana 1995.09 Y1e 15-0 Y Takanohana 1996.09 Y1e 15-0 Y Asashoryu 2004.01 Y1e 15-0 Y Asashoryu 2004.03 Y1e 15-0 Y Asashoryu 2005.01 Y1e 15-0 Y Asashoryu 2005.05 Y1e 15-0 Y Asashoryu 2006.11 Y1e 15-0 Y Hakuho 2007.05 O1e 15-0 Y Hakuho 2008.07 Y1w 15-0 Y Hakuho 2009.03 Y1w 15-0 Y Hakuho 2009.11 Y1w 15-0 Y Hakuho 2010.03 Y1e 15-0 Y Hakuho 2010.05 Y1e 15-0 Y Hakuho 2010.07 Y1e 15-0 Y Hakuho 2010.09 Y1e 15-0 Y Harumafuji 2012.07 O2w 15-0 Y Harumafuji 2012.09 O1e 15-0 Y Harumafuji 2013.01 Y1w 15-0 Y Hakuho 2013.03 Y1w 15-0 Y Hakuho 2013.05 Y1e 15-0 Y Hakuho 2015.01 Y1e 15-0 Y Hakuho 2016.05 Y1e 15-0 Y Goeido 2016.09 O2e 15-0 Y Hakuho 2017.05 Y2w 15-0 Y Hakuho 2018.09 Y1w 15-0 Y Hakuho 2019.03 Y1e 15-0 Y Hakuho 2021.07 Y1e 15-0 Y Terunofuji 2021.11 Y1e 15-0 Y Tell me again how many Ozekiwakes are on this list?
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    Haru 2024 Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk

    Why is the Makuuchi promotion queue empty on Day 11?? You guys don’t even know how to yaocho properly
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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    Onosato went wild on Takakeisho, the difference in size was really apparent.
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    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    If I was Asaskayama-oyakata I'd hold out as long as possible to maximize hardship compensation to house the extra rikishi.
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    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    Kintamayama doesn't jinx anyone, he just tells it like it is and we don't listen
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    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    I think Shibatayama believes it, he seems to be a hakuho supporter. Whether he can convince the raging masses to agree with his statement, probably not.
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    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    I wonder too how much his presence at the remote control incident has been adding to that decision. Maybe not enough distance for the decision-makers.
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    Tochinoshin activities

    I don't think I've ever even seen $50 wine at the store before, so probably you shouldn't open a store in Michigan.
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    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    From the pics it looked like Tamagaki got ambushed in a random parking lot by a group of reporters, so probably talking off the cuff in the moment in any case. It looks dire for Hakuho, I think the pendulum will swing back, but will it be in time? A couple of guys in Japan who are the only people I know in real life that follow sumo closely were both life long Hakuho haters, have been upset about NSK treatment of Hakuho. It really makes me wonder if things are happening in the background of relevant koenkai. Well, I'm sure there were the same voices for Takanohana as well...