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  1. Yamanashi

    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Sorry, I should have specified, just the kinboshi.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    So, assuming Abi, at 24, has 10 more years in sumo, that win over Hakuho will generate a total of about $22 000 (if the published numbers are up-to-date). Is that math correct?
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    Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-15

    Font Day! Yay!
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    Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-15

    Nah, he's a mild-mannered bespectacled guy with an incredible athletic past. Clark Kent.
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    New recruits for Natsu 2018

    15 years old: Kenta (last name unknown), a hit with the rikishi in Narutobeya, as seen on several of their twitter posts; now with his own account https://twitter.com/K6LjzFw296jhSMz
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    Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-15

    ... not counting the gyoji
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Tochinoshin's foe: "Please don't let the audience See my wiggling toes!"
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    Lower division scheduling question.

    If there were "odd day" rikishi and "even day" rikishi within a division, they would, of course, never meet during a basho. It would mean an extra barrier to the match setters. In a division with 200 rikishi (Sandanme), you'd almost guarantee a huge tournament for the yusho at the end of the basho.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Well, as long as it doesn't happen on the dohyo, and provided no karaoke remote is being used ...
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    Sumo goods

    Rikishi T-shirts, my 2cents: Abi - too muscular, face doesn't look like him, reminds me of a dog preparing to "make his mark" Mitakeumi - good, has the "fish-face" about right Endo - face fair, a cool look (like he's surfing!) Kakuryu - face surprisingly good; has that shambling "salaryman" look that makes him so endearing Hakuho - who?? doesn't look a thing like him Kisenosato - doesn't capture his facial expression
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    Preparations of the masses- May 2018

    Tochiouxan, Tovhiozan, Tochiouzan -- secret Kinta-code?
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    Natsu jungyo 2018

    Hometown of Shohei Otani.
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    Izutsu in 2018

    As part of an effort to update the website list for the heya, I ran across Izutsu again. The Wiki article says: "Sakahoko commented in 2008 that it was difficult to attract new recruits as "there are many heyas nowadays" but that as he is the only coach in the stable, a relatively small number means he can give each wrestler close attention." Well. Sakahoko took over in 1994. After 25 rikishi with Hatsu Dohyo in 1991-2000, there were only 7 in 2001-2010 (including Kakuryu) and only 4 since 2011: Bando (Jd107W) is career 12-29-1 Mutsumi (his brother) went 55-86-6 and retired; as seen on another thread, his intai took place in his family's living room. Shoryu was 0-1-6 followed by 2 banzuke-gai and retirement. Tsurunofuji went 2-1 in Maezumo (May 2011) then 0-0-7 next Basho and gone. Is ex-Sakohoko holding onto the kabu because it's a family heirloom (from father Tsurugamine)? Will the heya fold after Kakuryu retires? Incidentally, if this needs to get sent to the "Rikishi and Heya" thread, OK.
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    Izutsu in 2018

    What will happen to Izutsu-beya? Looking at the Banzuke from Kyushu 2017: Kakuryu (Y): 0-0-15 Hagane (Sd4): 1-6 [36 years old] Mutsumi (Jd98): Intai Bando (Jk13) 4-3 [Mutsumi's brother] Kakutaiki (Jk18) 1-0-6 [27 years old; 2-0-26 last 4 basho] Bando was on the Persistence Watch (I think); videos of his victories show him working hard against much bigger opponents. Can any of the long-time heya-watchers shed some light on this situation?
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    Rikishi or heya support events

    Another good reason to go to college, kids: if you suddenly reach Juryo, your University will have a kesho mawashi template ready to go!
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    Favorite J-Pop Bands

    Yeah ... Babymetal. I notice their U.S. dates are all in the Midwest; maybe they're not dark and brooding enough for the coasts. I still pine for DAZZLE VISION. Other than that, I'm an old wimp: SPEED and MONKEY MAJIK.
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    Weigh-ins for Natsu 2018

    Akebono won several Yusho's at that weight (of course, he had five inches on Ichinojo). When he's in "Immovable mode" I don't see how he can be stopped. It's just that he sometimes lacks energy: "out of gas", you might say. I hate to say it, but when he's in that state, I think "diabetes".
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    Banzuke day pics Natsu 2018

    Which one has the more pathetic, wimpy clenched fist: Endo, or Kyokutaisei's wife?
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2018

    Many of the Jonokuchi rikishi yield a "404" error when clicked; are those the ex- Maezumo that haven't yet competed at Jk level?
  20. I believe your intuition is correct; the only way to have many yusho winners is to somehow not have dominant Yokozuna in several basho. On that note: Yusho by rank 1952 - present Yokozuna 250 Ozeki 91 Sekiwake 19 Komosube 5 M1-15 20
  21. OK, I made up this list so one can check off Yusho winners when checking a basho:
  22. I remember commenting in another thread that Kotooshu's lone yusho (14-1) included wins over eight current or future Y/O, and I see he beat nine yusho winners. His only defeat ... Aminishiki!
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    University Banzuke 2017

    Just putting up a "Thanks" emoji seems inadequate for the prodigious amount of work you put into this series. But ... thanks!
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    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Behold, the macaron dohyo!
  25. Considering that there will only be a limited number of Yokozuna and Ozeki in a basho, it seems you'd need to have several hiramaku yusho winners around to run up the number.