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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Nice recovery by Shohozan. I thought Enho was going to take him right after the tachiai when he was off balance, but he was fast to get turned and squared off to Enho's continuing attack. Would have been two Myagino boys on top otherwise. Man, I'd like to see Ura's Jonidan matches...
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    And maybe eight komusubi?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Hai, so desu ne? But, it appears he's starting to compete in this basho! Sometimes it takes us old-timers a bit to get going...
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    Learn Japanese

    I've been working on it for a few years, but not living in country. I'm just a rather serious tourist. In January, 2020 I'll take my 13th trip to Japan, a truly remarkable destination. My favorite resource, aside from working with Japanese friends and tutors, has been Mirai Japanese. It has short lessons in a phone app, but the drawback is it's on a subscription basis. I personally pay for a couple of months and take the tests so that I can download a fair bit of material, then I unsubscribe and study that material for a while. Really nice 5-10 min lessons, and includes writing, as well. Great if you ride a bus to work or have short blocks of time where you can study. I like it much better than Duolingo. Also Mango, carried by many public libraries, is good for pronunciation if you don't have a tutor.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Hai, so desu yo! Now it's a large group tied for first place, to many to bother counting.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Certainly looks like a contender to me. There are five or six younger rikishi who look like they will be coaxing the old guard out the door before long. But the old boys may have a few basho left inn them. I find myself pulling for Kotoshogiku in nearly every match these days.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Enho's coming for him. He already knows all of Hakuho's moves. Of course, that works the other way around, too...
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    He has the advantage of a fairly impressive mentor. Ishiura's nothing to scoff at. Strong, fast, tough and an enormous heart. I truly have no idea, but I assume that being in a beya with Hakuho is like having two oyakatas. I think I must visit a beya on my next Japan trip. Somehow I'm guessing it's impossible to get into Myagino, but I'd gladly bring a special treat for the entire beya...
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Well, I remember that thread... As much of a fan of Enho as I am, I truly thought KK was out of hope's reach at M-6, but here we are on Day 5, still early, but the kid's not only got a KK in his sights, but is currently tied with a pile of other rikishi for the lead in the yusho hunt. Enho ganbatte kudasai! I am not a squealing sujo, but I won't be able to wait to go home this evening and watch NHK highlights. It's definitely video from Kintamayama at my desk over lunch today. I'll have to go back and check, but I think he's only had one MK in makouchi, not bad, regardless of one's size. Enho banzai!!!
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    Day 3 pics overview Kyushu 2019

    As usual, outstanding photography.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Enho yusho?!?! Thought I'd best get that in while I could. Seriously wondering if he might actually cough up a KK, which would be beyond impressive at M-6. He's started strong in most of his makouchi bashos, so it's still early. Tomorrow, Aoiyama! That will be a bout not to be missed. I somehow suspect that the very large Bulgarian is going down. We shall see. (Aoiyama - 199 kg and 191 cm, Enho - 98 kg and 168 cm.) What I really want to know is the story behind Enho's NHK photo. Is that lipstick he's wearing? And my wife thinks he may also have blush on his cheeks, not in the dohyo, just the photo NHK is using.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    It did not seem that way to me. More of a distraction slap, then Hakuho went immediately for a lower grip with the right hand. I know he's been chastised for this move, as a Yokozuna, but in the past we've seen him almost knock the opposing wrestler out with his awesome harite, so maybe I'm underestimating its effect. Didn't look like Asanoyama even flinched much, but when Hakuho went under both his arms, he got Asanoyama off balance and had the quick sukuinage.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Me too, although I'm glad I found it five years ago. Beats the stew out of the NFL, IMO. I still don't understand why I like it, but I do. I see why Rocks and a coupe of other folks questioned the Ryuden-Enho match on Day 2. That was bizarre. Can't wait to see today's bouts, and glad that Tochinoshin finally got a win. I assume he has to KK to keep the Sekiwake position?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Losing? Actually, I've not watched it yet, but I couldn't help myself here. Ryuden has been pretty solid over the past year or so. Looking forward to watchingDay 2 this evening. If Enho can go KK this basho, even I will be surprised.That would possibly bump the sub-100 kg rikishi up into sanyaku.
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    Abi and Wakamotoharu - SNS banned

    If we don't watch or accept that the world is changing, maybe it will stop? Unlikely. I'm not too keen on Twitter, but social networking isn't the future, it's the present for most people. The NSK may be slow, but surely someone over there must understand the implications. After all, they did remove the pillars that obstructed the view of the dohyo back in the days of that new fangled invention, the television.