Kaninoyama

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  1. Takanohana Ichimon-the end?

    I agree.
  2. Takanohana Ichimon-the end?

    According to this article it will be renamed Oonomatsu Ichimon.
  3. Pre-match/bout routines of certain sumo wrestlers

    Ishiura also likes to give himself a nice full-body knuckle massage prior to his bouts.
  4. Pre-match/bout routines of certain sumo wrestlers

    No mention (maybe because it's been so long since we've seen him on the dohyo) of Kisenosato's routine two self-face-slaps in his own corner before grabbing salt?
  5. Rikishi Status Haru 2018 - D15 no changes

    I believe that's his brother, Takagenji. The two of them together representing their sport and their oyakata's lofty standards of conduct and sportsmanship in exemplary fashion.
  6. Takayoshitoshi scandal

    Here's a quick translated summary of the juicy bits of the Asahi article: According to witnesses, following his 8th day bout, Takayoshitoshi of Takanohana-beya punched his tsukebito in the face several (5-6) times in the rikishi prep room while cussing him out. The face of the beaten tsukebito was bloody, cut, and swollen, and he was observed spitting blood in the bathroom. There was also blood splattered near the entrance to the room. The reason given for the beating was that the tsukebito was slow in informing Takayoshitoshi to head to the dohyo. Rikishi who were in the room at the time observed the violence, but none made an effort to stop it.
  7. Takanohana-devil's advocate

    Here's a quick translated summary: According to witnesses, following his 8th day bout, Takayoshitoshi of Takanohana-beya punched his tsukebito in the face several (5-6) times in the rikishi prep room while simultaneously cussing him out. The reason given was that the tsukebito was slow in coming to escort the rikishi following his match. Rikishi who were in the room at the time observed the violence happening, but none made an effort to stop it.
  8. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    If Dead Body was the reason, then so be it, but I've seen many much deader bodies than that awarded wins over the years in similar respective positions.
  9. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    That's one angle and I still see the toe touching down at the end. From a different angle the toe touching is more evident. I would have liked to see a torinaoshi there at least, but in any event, Kakuryu gets the win to remain undefeated through Day 7.
  10. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    And the big toe print outside the dohyo?
  11. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Kakuryu was just gifted today's win against Takakeisho. His toe clearly touched out first and there was a mark to prove it, but despite a 3-minute monoii the decision stood. Would have liked to have at least seen a torinaoshi there as this could have a significant impact on the outcome of the tourney.
  12. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Anyone know why Mainoumi was absent from his traditional Day 1 mukojomen commentary duties?
  13. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    And down go the two Ozeki on Day 1.
  14. Yokozuna no-nos-short history summary

    Would love to see footage of Kitanofuji surfing.
  15. Takanohana-devil's advocate

    Only caught the second hour of the show, but my impression was that it was edited with every effort made to paint Takanohana in the best possible light while conversely throwing shade on the Kyokai. Perhaps I'm gullible but I was swayed and now find myself firmly on Takanohana's side of the ongoing saga.