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  1. Yamanashi

    Aki jungyo 2019

    Of course the real test will come when he starts working against real sekitori.
  2. Yamanashi

    Toronto Raptors Visit a Heya

    That's what it looks like to me.
  3. Yamanashi

    Aki jungyo 2019

    Well, why not, " It's The Hakuho Sho."
  4. Yamanashi

    Hi there!

    Thanks for joining the group! Thankfully, you don't have to put on lots of weight to watch sumo. Most of us are just fans, and only a few of us live in Japan. But we love this sport.
  5. Yamanashi

    New Takanofuji Scandal

    Reincarnation as a tsukebito: a little more Hindu than Buddhist, but I like the irony.
  6. Yamanashi

    New Takanofuji Scandal

    The New Takanofuji Scandal begins to resemble a shotgun marriage of the Old Takanofuji Scandal and the Takanohana Scandal.
  7. Yamanashi

    My new rank

    Thanks for your question. It is a delicate matter. I have tried to enter the same heya as Kintamayama, so that I won't have to verbally joust with him during a basho. Most of the tsukebito are a little "snarky" (have I translated 皮肉な correctly?). I'm currently using the heya's Sutenogurafa-yobidashi.
  8. Yamanashi

    Japan beat Ireland at Rugby World Cup

    For those of you residing in Tokyo: please go do a quick "health and safety" check on John G.
  9. Yamanashi

    New Takanofuji Scandal

    To me, what seems very "Japanese" is the idea that there is a necessary one-to-one relationship between athletic success and character (gravitas? hinkaku?). In American football (similar because of the physicality involved) there are several current scandals over players who are elite athletes but deplorable people on the field (dirty players) or off the field (wife-beaters, etc.). No one would ever make them mentors of other players; but a rikishi who has made it to a certain rank is automatically assigned underlings to cater to him.
  10. Yamanashi

    Videos Aki Basho.... 2002

    Hakuho clip: he's already got that attitude: knock me over with a matta, huh? Well, have a henka!
  11. Yamanashi

    Jacques Chirac RIP

    He is the French PM I most remember.
  12. Yamanashi

    New Takanofuji Scandal

    Is the difference that to "retire voluntarily" means he keeps all of his deferred salary and other bonuses?
  13. Yamanashi

    YDC comments Aki 2019

    "(And not the bad points)"
  14. Yamanashi

    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    Where would you want Kakuryu to go? What heya would offer the best match? My evil twin thinks Kak should transfer to Miyagino, just so we could watch the brains explode ...
  15. Yamanashi

    Trivia bits

    What made me think this worthy of trivia (vs. Greatest Feats of Sumo!!) is the timeliness of the Murata connection. Incidentally, Jokoryu lost to a (non-sekitori HR) 39 basho after his Hatsu Dohyu.