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  1. Taikoubana

    Harumafuji danpatsushiki

    Isegahama-oyakata taking the final cut, as well as Harumafuji's wife, kids, and mother giving him flowers, and his final kiss to the dohyo. (Not sure how to embed this into a smaller resolution, so if a mod could edit this post and fix it, that'd be great)
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Enho got his KK! It would be nice to see him finish off with a 9-6 or better after the paltry record in his juryo debut. His form and technique seems improved from his debut as well. He's becoming more defensive and versatile. Now let's hope he doesn't become another Ishiura...
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Anyone think there was some yaocho going on with Mitakeumi vs Tochinoshin today? That looked suspiciously by the book. (I have no idea whether it was or wasn't. I'm just curious about the general consensus.)
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Kise's just hanging on by the skin of his teeth. It's incredible, the way he's managing to dodge a loss.
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    Class Dismissed Aki 2018

    Team: Mitakeumi, Shohozan, Hokutofuji, Yoshikaze, Yago, Wakatakakage, Enho, Churanoumi, Tomokaze, Ichiyamamoto, Kizakiumi, Murata, Nishikifuji, Tanabe, Ura Alternates: Takekaze, Ikegawa Tiebreakers: Endo, Tetsuyuzan
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    Class Dismissed Nagoya 2018

    Team: Mitakeumi, Yoshikaze, Chiyotairyu, Takarafuji, Asanoyama, Takekaze, Yago, Tokushoryu, Wakatakakage, Murata, Enho, Tomokaze, Nishikifuji, Ura, Tanabe Alternates: Chiyonoumi and Jokoryu Tiebreakers: Daiamami and Midorifuji
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    Training pics overview June 2018

    I love Takayasu's expression. "Oh crap, not again..."
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    Class Dismissed Natsu 2018

    My first sumo games yusho! This is truly an honor! I will gambarize and do my best to win back-to-back yusho in Nagoya. Arigatou gozaimashita!
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    Aki jungyo 2018

    Such a nice poster! I wonder who the artist is. I'd like to have a print of that without the text.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    While senshuraku is fresh on everyone's minds, I'd like to point out Tochinoshin's good sportsmanship. He had the fire in him to fight till the very end, but once Kakuryu defeated Hakuho and he exited through the hanamichi, he was all smiles. I know he had the promise of promotion, but it would've been very, very easy to wallow in his losses and be sore about letting the championship slip from his grasp. Instead, he looks proud of his accomplishments in the photos following the final bout of the day. As he should be.
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    Sekitori Heya Game (SHG) Natsu 2018 ENTRY+STANDINGS

    An impressive zensho yusho, andonishiki! And congrats to Panda-zeki! Looks like I barely avoided MK. I'll have to gambarize next time...
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Tochi may be strong, but if he can't get that grip, it could go either way. He'll need to work on backup techniques if he wants to avoid what happened with Shodai today.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    There was definitely a powerful aura when Tochinoshin walked in and when he walked out. Whether or not it's a Yokozuna aura, only time will tell. But I'm eager to see how well Ozeki Tochinoshin will fight in his debut in a couple months.
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    Guess the rikishi

    You'd think it wouldn't be difficult to identify a 4-legged rikishi, yet I find myself at a loss.
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    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Does anyone have the video where Ikioi does an impression of Hakuho's dohyo-iri? I swear I saw it on twitter in the past year but I can't seem to find it now.