Kaminariyuki

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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    OK, the big Mongolian kid is now gone zensho yusho in his first two tournaments and is now 5-0 in sandamne. Taking one basho and a yusho at each division as he climbs the pyramid (some will say to be hitting the wall soon, I suspect). He has Denuma tomorrow, also 5-0. To be frank, his sumo looks solid and he looks strong, but just doesn't look quick enough to have this record to me. I'm probably missing something... The kid is up to 19-0 now. I've seen it here on SF before, but what's the record for consecutive wins on entering professional sumo?
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    I love that, and certainly true. And, those two look so cute in their matching yukatas. I suppose it's more likely, but I'm pulling for a Terunofuji double win. And, we have some items of interest for this basho, after all! Day 14 - an Ichinojo henka for the win. That's it, I've now seen everything. But, even that wasn't tops for the day. Beyond Terutsuyoshi's rare kimarite to beat one of my favorite rikishi, Enho, we then have Ura, who comes down without doubt as the most dangerous sekitori with their back to you.
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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    No matter the records and the curses, congratulations to Hokuseiho. Nicely done! And, kid, you cook a pretty mean lunch, too! I think Tigerboy1966 was the first to bring him truly to my attention and the strange thing was that he's in the background of my icon, a shot I took in January of this year, visiting Miyagino Beya shortly before the end of all visits to all heya, I suspect, for a long while. Hopefully, the vaccines will work well and be widely distributed quickly and 2021 will be a friendlier year.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    I looked back through Honbasho Talk for 16 months , or so, and Amamaniac is correct, the discussion is a bit thin (scale for interest?). There have been a couple of bashos with only twenty something pages and one in the thirties, but a couple up in the 50 something pages of chatter. Let's gambarize and get this basho discussion cranked up!
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Wow, I'm a bit taken back. I'm completely grooving on this basho even though a couple of my favorite rikishi are either doing terribly or were kyujo from the get go. As mentioned by Nuzername, Ura just makes me happy too, and I love his slightly unusual sumo. Today's straight arm push and then charge was super fun and not the standard routine. Enho, yes, he could drop to juryo if he doesn't make a final push. As for his back, I'm not so sure it needs an operation. He was walking normally after today's bout (not getting pancake crushed today). The orthopedic folks have made a lot of progress on knees and hips, but I'd be rather wary of letting the knife boys into my spinal area. This is the first tournament where I have to watch three divisions to keep up with my story lines of interest, and I think the sumo has been spirited and high quality. Why, I only find myself missing Hakuho occasionally. :) Will we have a third M-17 yusho for 2020? I think it's possible. Shimanoumi looked really good today against Ryuden, who has also been wrestling well.
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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    Day 13 vs. Kaiseijo, also undefeated, of course. I'm not sure if there are other playoff contenders, but Hokuseiho did, indeed, look good against Denuma.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Ah, indeed, I'd forgotten Takayasu had already gotten back to konosubi. I'd actually guessed pre-tournament that one of the two konosubi would yusho. Still possible, I suppose.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    That's a bit rough, IMO. Can't wait to watch the highlights in a few hours. Takayasu could have easily put up even better numbers this basho. I think he's got a good shot to get back into sanyaku.
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    Corona and sumo

    I'm not a microbiologist, but the virus is amazingly fragile despite its virulence. I don't think many bacteria or viruses will live long on a pure salt surface, thus the reason it's used so extensively as a preservative.
  10. OK, while watching Miyagino Beya's rising star, Hokuseiho, I noticed a few interesting characters and names from sandamne. Who are these guys? Imafuku - I'm not certain about the English speaking world and this one, but the guy's 5-0 as of yesterday in sandamne Roman - So, the shikona do not have to be Japanese names? I find this fascinating. Shishi - He doesn't look Chinese at all, but an interesting name and he looks a bit like a paler big-boy version of Hokuseiho. Where is this lad from?
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    Names, shikonas and haircuts in Sandamne

    Blast, I reached my "like" "thank you" limit for the day, but this one was so good I had to say thanks!
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    Names, shikonas and haircuts in Sandamne

    Oh, and the general haircut question. When do the rikishi get their first chonmage? I assume there's some ceremony and threshhold involved? I should already know this, but sadly I do not, and it's not in the Wiki...
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Day 9 (I know, I'm behind) - Pirouette Day. Someone probably noted this above, but I thought Day 9 was rather extraordinary in that no less than 3 rikishi in the top division did complet 360 degree spins. Even more extraordinary? Two of them still managed to win! I think some of the lads may be taking ballet lessons during the pandemic.
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    Lower division celebs results

    Hokuseiho, as Kinta mentions above, is now 5-0 and has beaten a couple of sandamne top guns. Does anyone have any video of the kid this basho? I'd love to see one or two. We got to see the id practice back in January. He's a pretty good cook!
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    Nokozuna again?

    Has anyone heard news of the likelihood of having a yokozuna in the coming basho?
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    Nokozuna again?

    My Japanese sumo buddies grow restless...
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    Banzuke for November 2020

    Yes, astute observation. In reflection, not surprisng as we are seeing a major changing of the guard. And, some returns! Ura - return of the pink mawashi?
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    Preparations of the Y/O- November 2020

    I completely agree. How about it, sumo press corps? Can we have a little style? A little panache? Ganbatte kudsai!
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    Yusho or Rank?

    Well, even though I'm late joining this discussion, I'd have to choose a yusho, if for no other reason than I'd want to share all that wagyu and other goodies with my heya-mates. What a fun, if totally ridiculous, hypothetical question, though. Kudos, there, Seiyashi!
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    Food Prizes

    I think NHK should televise the excruciatingly long yushoceremony, including the award of the giant fake macaron. If for no other reason than I like knowing Pierre Herme is still out there in the civilized world, doing business.
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    Featured Rikishi - Ura

    Sadly, I do not read Japanese, so I'm wondering if anyone has heard news of my favorite rikishi? How bad is the injury? Surgery? Expected return basho? Any news would be most welcome. Dom arigato gozaimasu. I need my pink mawashi fix... Ura being something of a fan favorite, I was surprised to see there was not already a thread here.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Some excellent matches on senshuraku. Glad to see Enho and Ishiura get a few wins the second week. Shodai was a force to be reckoned with and the new kid, Tobizaru, really made a splash. We’ll see how he does in November, further up the banzuke.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I really objected to the line that the makuuchi rikishi now had Enho figured out. Losing 7 kg during these difficult days doesn't help, but I think there may be some merit to the argument after all. Strong tachiai a bit low. Hold nothing back. Apparently Ichinoojo hadn't yet gotten the word. That one was sweet! Enhou ganbatte kudasai! OK, Enhou banzai!
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Me too. I can barely stay n that position long enough to eat a fabulous Japanese dinner. OK, I guess we're straying away from the basho a bit here... I think Asanoyama still has a shot at this yusho. Looks like a very interesting finish. We may see our first makuuchi payoff in a while.
  25. I thought that all rikishi said all three things every time they are in front of a camera?