Taikoubana

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About Taikoubana

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  1. Taikoubana

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Tomokaze's situation feels even more tragic than Ura's and ex-Kisenosato's. To have nothing but KKs, solid sumo and an equally solid sumo body, and every opportunity to become one of the greats, only to fall so early on. We can only hope he makes a full recovery, but as is often the case in these situations, he may never reach the full potential he had prior to this injury.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    It's just one disaster after another! Wasn't expecting the basho to be THIS wide open on day 2.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    And the joi meat grinder takes another victim ...
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    Class Dismissed Kyushu 2019

    Kosho for me.
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    Pre-Kyushu predictions?

    Gonna go with Mitakeumi! I'm being hopeful. If I'm allowed a second guess, then Hakuho.
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    Dohyo-iri Evolution

    @Houmanumi I believe they say "yoisho", which is just a form of expression, much like "dosukoi". Think of it like the sumo equivalent of "heave-ho".
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    Dohyo-iri Evolution

    You are correct! It was Wajima's first tournament as a Yokozuna. And apologies for the previous long posts. This is one of my favorite videos on sumo. Such a fascinating trip through time.
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    Dohyo-iri Evolution

    (Color footage begins here) 58:08 - 53rd Kotozakura (Showa 48 / 1973) 58:39 - 54th Wajima (Showa 48 / 1973) 59:32 - 55th Kitanoumi (Showa 58 / 1983) 1:00:21 - 56th Wakanohana II (Showa 57 / 1982) 1:01:05 - 57th Mienoumi (Showa 55 / 1980) 1:01:49 - 58th Chiyonofuji (Heisei 2 / 1990) 1:02:37 - 59th Takanosato (Showa 58 / 1983) 1:03:33 - 60th Futahaguro (Showa 62 / 1987) 1:04:40 - 61st Hokutoumi (Heisei 3 / 1991) 1:05:37 - 62nd Ounokuni (Heisei 3 / 1991) 1:06:40 - 63rd Asahifuji (Heisei 4 / 1992) 1:07:29 - 64th Akebono (Heisei 12 / 2000) 1:08:12 - 65th Takanohana (Heisei 12 / 2000) 1:09:03 - 66th Wakanohana III (Heisei 12 / 2000) 1:09:56 - 67th Musashimaru (Heisei 12 / 2000) 1:10:49 - 68th Asashouryuu (Heisei 17 / 2005) 1:11:46 - 69th Hakuhou (Heisei 19 / 2007) (If I made any mistakes, let me know and I'll edit)
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    Dohyo-iri Evolution

    For those who may be interested. Here are the timestamps, numbers, and names of each Yokozuna, followed by the japanese era and the western calender year. (Dohyo-iri compilation begins 40 minutes in) 40:11 - 17th Konishiki I (Meiji 33 / 1900) 40:38 - 19th Hitachiyama (Meiji 40 / 1907) 41:17 - 20th Umegatani II (Meiji 40 / 1907) 41:37 - 34th Minanogawa (Showa 15 / 1940) 41:56 - 35th Futabayama (Showa 21 / 1946, Nov 19th) 43:15 - 36th Haguroyama (Showa 17 / 1942) 44:22 - 37th Akinoumi (Showa 18 / 1943) 44:47 - 38th Terukuni (Showa 28 / 1953) 45:30 - 39th Maedayama (Showa 24 / 1949) 45:56 - 40th Azumafuji (Showa 25 / 1950) 46:22 - 41st Chiyonoyama (Showa 31 / 1956) 47:13 - 42nd Kagamisato (Showa 33 / 1958) 47:56 - 43rd Yoshibayama (Showa 33 / 1958) 49:10 - 44th Tochinishiki (Showa 34 / 1959) 50:10 - 45th Wakanohana I (Showa 33 / 1958) 51:13 - 46th Asashio III (Showa 35 / 1960) 51:51 - 47th Kashiwado (Showa 41 / 1966) 52:57 - 48th Taihou (Showa 40 / 1965) 54:15 - 49th Tochinoumi (Showa 40 / 1965) 55:05 - 50th Sadanoyama (Showa 42 / 1967) 56:12 - 51st Tamanoumi (Showa 45 / 1970) 57:13 - 52nd Kitanofuji (Showa 45 / 1970) (cont...)
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    Takakeisho injury update

    What kind of blinders must one have to witness a yokozuna inevitably retire no more than a year ago in part due to a similar injury + not getting the surgery for it, but choose the exact same path despite the fact? We all saw that this kind of thing didn't just "heal." What point is there in crossing your fingers and hoping it might be different this time? (If I sound baffled, it's because I am.)
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    The macaron is green!
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Interesting final few days and AMAZING playoffs! Between two sekiwake no less! MITAKEUMI OMEDETOU!!
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    What was with Takakeisho's charge? Thought I was watching Enho at the tachi-ai for a sec. Very peculiar.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Great stuff between Terunofuji and Chiyonokuni! Had a feeling Teru would slap him down the way Chiyo was playing, but once the latter lifted his center of gravity, it was over. Hope to see both of them in juryo and beyond by hatsu.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Wow. Could've sworn Azumaryu's knee touched before Enho's butt hit the ground. Seriously looks that way from every angle, unless I'm missing something.