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About yutarotanaka

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    Japanese food and culture, Sumo, anime (Initial D, Death Note, Naruto, Gundam), PC Games (Dota 2, Minecraft, Clash of Clans. GTA V), US TV series (Suits, The Last Ship, Designated Survivor, The Orville, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Last Week Tonight, Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel Netflix) Reality Competition shows (Survivor, Amazing Race), Harry Potter


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  1. Natsu jungyo 2018

    Late for his match? It's probably Takayoshitoshi. Wow! I just realized you predicted this before the March basho!
  2. Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    I guess Shodai likes it kinky and freaky... Shohozan's smirk says it all...
  3. Pre-match/bout routines of certain sumo wrestlers

    This guy. https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/sumo-wrestler-salt-bae-video/
  4. Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Are you asking because of the name printed on Chiyomaru's yukata? There's a good Sumopedia video about it to answer your query on the NHK WORLD-JAPAN's webpage on sumo. Check out one of the latest Sumopedia episode. I believe it's #56. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/sumo/sumopedia/
  5. Sumo Superstitions

    Onosho does this, right? I also remember Osunaarashi does the kind of pseudo 'sign of the cross' thingy.
  6. Haru jungyo 2018

    It's like the NSK is doubling down on this 'no women on the dohyo' issue/scandal. They're being total douches now.
  7. Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Oh my god! Stop bullying Shodai! He's currently pregnant with Yutakayama's child!
  8. Haru jungyo 2018

    This kinds of displays could probably make some future male speakers to refuse making their speeches on the dohyo and speak outside of it in solidarity with the women who are not permitted the privilege. Look at you Japan being #equality #feminism #progress
  9. TV Japan no longer on Dish Network

    Maybe also get a better deal on your internet if one is available. Preferably an unlimited plan. Those are cheap now with reasonable speeds. Hopefully, there's one available in your area.
  10. TV Japan no longer on Dish Network

    Does your sumo viewing have to be on TV? How about online streaming options like some people here do? There's Abema TV. You have to install a VPN plug-in though. Hola worked for me with Chrome.
  11. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    When nature calls...
  12. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    I guess we're resetting the "Days without any major sumo scandals" back to zero. Again. Rough past few months for sumo. Hope this is the last one for the foreseeable future.
  13. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    That was an epic f***-up on the part of the PA announcer. I mean sure, sumo is rooted deep in rituals and religious beliefs but come on. With all due respect to the strict code of conduct of sumo, when a life is a stake couldn't he prioritize things and suspend for a moment this ridiculous rule and focus on what needs to be done. Oh man... Face palms all around. Just when you think sumo scandals can't get any worse, it's like somebody in the sumo circles are like "Here... hold my beer."
  14. Osunaarashi scandal

    I thought the article was very well written. A healthy dose of criticism and tough love here and there. Sometimes, you just have to keep it a hundred and say what needs to be said rather than sugar-coat it. Hopefully, it will light a fire back up in Osunaarashi and help him back on track with his life and career.
  15. Ozumo Consecutive Match Tracker

    I know. That's why I wanted for it to be considered as something that deserved recognition for the wrestlers' efforts. It's quite hard to stay injury free, healthy and compete for an extended period of time especially in a full contact sport such as sumo. It speaks a lot to the work ethic and discipline of the rikishi to be able to sustain and endure. In my humble opinion, it's an achievement worthy of some kind of renumeration.