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Kaminariyuki last won the day on August 27 2021

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    Travel, particularly Japan since 2015, music, wilderness, hiking, art, writing...


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    Hakuho, Enho, Ura, Ishiura, Wakatakakage, Tochi

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  1. Kaminariyuki

    Happy 75th birthday, sumojoann!

    Happy Birthday Joann !!! ...yesterday. :) OK, Happy Birthday Month!
  2. Kaminariyuki

    Sekitori Sweepstake - November 2023

    Ho sure, Joann enjoys seeing me plummet through the rankings, I suspect. Count me in.
  3. Kaminariyuki

    Hey Visits and COVID Restrictions

    Sumo Joann pointed out the typo in the title of this thread, but I don't think it's worth correcting. :) I think it's a long shot, but I would like to watch asageiko again. Once was awesome, though, so if it doesn't work out, I know how fortunate I've already been.
  4. Does anyone know if there are still restrictions on interacting with rikishi during a basho, or visiting a heya to watch asageiko before the basho? If these rules are still in place, as I suspect, does anyone know what the cutoff day is before the basho begins for making a visit? THanks in advance for any info!
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    Sekitori Sweepstake - September 2023

    Count me in. I'm getting a new mawashi color this basho.
  6. Kaminariyuki

    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    Well, several folks commented on how profound the Hoshoryu-Hakuoho match was for them, and I won't dispute that it was a great match, extraordinary in its very existence and an epic start in the top division for this young fellow, recently taking such a momentous shikona. But when I watched it the first time, I thought it was over at the niramiai. I would have been amazed if the kid had pulled off a victory in that final match. That said, I was awfully impressed with the route that led him to that final match, beating both of the leaders from Day 12, and posting a remarkable record for a 19 year-old in his first top division honbasho. Once again, some great sumo throughout the basho!
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    John Gunning Looks At Upcoming Basho

    There are definitely folks here who will not think that's funny. So, I have so say, nice shot.
  8. Kaminariyuki

    Sekitori Sweepstake - July 2023

    I'm in, if only to amuse Joann.
  9. Kaminariyuki

    New juryo pics Nagoya 2023

    Is Enho also intai? He's clearly been wrestling injured, and plummeting in the banzuke the last couple of basho. I haven't been on the forum much this past year, so I'm even less abreast of developments than normal.
  10. THat was pretty much my experience at Myagino beya, as well, when I got to eat chanko-nabe with Hakuho. I didn't kn ow they did not eat breakfast before practice, though. That will work up an appetite! ANd, I'm glad I did not put on a mawashi and go a few rounds. At age 62, that shp had sailed.
  11. OK, that was really cute, and somewhat imformative. ALthough Steffan was Swedish, his gaijin buddies sounded American. Like me, they didn't need to sleep at the heya. It was a fun video for lunch, though, for sure. Thanks for sharing it here!
  12. I'll definitely want to watch this, but I do not want to sleep over with the rikishi, LOL. Although I confess to being curious about what's for breakfast. Among my favorite things about Japan, gaijin just simply get away with so much. We are rotten to the core. Well, OK, I'll speak for myself. I am rotten to the core.
  13. Kaminariyuki

    Sekitori Sweepstake - May 2023

    I have an SF friend who wants me to play, so I reckon I'm in, please. And I'll likely be in the kokugikan on May 17, so I'll now have to show up early enough to watch my mae-zumo entry wrestle. And cheer them on, possibly the only voice raised in the kokugikan for this particular rikishi, so there will be a beya where old Kaminariyuki might be recognized in the future. Somebody's gonna notice, trust me. :) You know how loud Americans can be...
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    Miyagino/Hakuho extra activities

    I'm fairly certain it is not auspicious, but for Hakuho the insect should perhaps be vespa mandarinia? Certaily, many of his opponents would concur.
  15. Kaminariyuki

    The end?

    I see this thread started five months ago, but no matter what is currently transpiring (and I will hop to the end to see the current status), I thank you profusely for these videos. When we became accidental sumo fans on our first trip to Japan, your channel was the only place I could find daily coverage. And my friends and I watch your channel still regularly. In the US, we can only get NHK on the east and west coasts. Sadly, we don't get it where I live currently, in the "fly over" zone. Maybe someday...