Yamanashi

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  1. Yamanashi

    A Day at the K’Kan

    Out of rewactions, but this was a good find, @Gaijingai. Only a few errors (15, not 14 days), and I got to see many parts of the Kokugikan.
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    Hiro Morita’s “Sumo Prime Time”

    Oh, I agree. The chance that Hiro is trying to bring back a more archaic perspective to English is ... unlikely. I just wanted to point out that tournament was actually an embellishment on tourney. I imagine Henry II, hearing that the French court invited him to a "tournement", would grumble "why can't they just call it a tourney!"
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    Kimarite Statistics - 2022 Aki

    I seem to remember a couple, too, one in which the rikishi was loading a big hip-throw but his planting foot was outside the bales.
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    Hiro Morita’s “Sumo Prime Time”

    The usage "tourney" is earlier, I believe. From the Latin tornare "to turn", representing the jousters turn at the end of a pass. Tournament adds the French -ment to represent the act of tourneying (if you get my point).
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    Narutobeya happenings

    I follow Narutobeya on Twitter and Instagram, so I'm creating this topic to record my news and views (sometimes incorrect/lamebrain; that's why I've cordoned it off in its own topic!)
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    Corona and sumo

    Jeez, it sounds like Lent. I would love to be a fly on the wall when they try to do the hair-splitting of deciding how much of this and that is allowed 3 months in advance.
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    What's so special about Hokuseiho?

    Yes, he can definitely improve, and he's young, but I can't believe ex-Hakuho is telling him to stand up at the Tachiai. I also can't believe he'll do very well against attacking pushers like Tamawashi or Daieisho or Abi.
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    YDC convenes after Aki 2022

    Maybe the loss means he will be stomping a little more gently, who knows?
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    Retirees after Aki 2022

    Wow, thanks, I missed his name on the list. Only 0-7 once while active, but never more than four wins (4 times). He lost his first match with Hattorizakura, but learned his lesson well and tore off 11 straight before H's retirement.
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    YDC convenes after Aki 2022

    Could be. I'm so old that I remember when his retirement was a serious possibility. Now he may come back looking like Thor and the Seven Dwarfs.
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    New Juryo for Kyushu

    That's kind of reassuring. While the philosophy of promotion/demotion might change with a new generation, at least it suggests there is a consistent philosophy.
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    Foreign amateurs aiming for ozumo

    My bet is on Oshima. Now that Kyokushoho and Kaisei are gone, the Oyakata may have a Mongolian or other foreigner in the pipeline.
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    Narutobeya happenings

    Can confirm -- he's in the Lower Division Celebs list.
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    Retirees after Aki 2022

    Azumasho is interesting. He labored for twelve years moving 2 steps forward and 1 step back, until he finally broke through at Ms59 in July. After a 2-5 Aki basho he has retired. Does anyone know the backstory?
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    What's so special about Hokuseiho?

    "You can't teach height" - NBA coach Frank Layden, on why he thought 7'6" (2.29m) Shawn Bradley should be drafted over several other highly touted college players. Bradley ended up as a role player during his pro career.
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    New Juryo for Kyushu

    Why did the Yobidashi hurl salt on the dohyo after the match? Was there blood?
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    Mike Tyson and Konoshiki

    I have at least reached enlightenment, Sensei.
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    YDC convenes after Aki 2022

    Here's merely what I think: 1) Mitakeumi is still suffering from the shoulder injury; long-Covid is only a possibility. 2) If he takes off his kadoban basho and guarantees a fall to Sekiwake, he gets twice as much hassle from the Guardians of the Sumo Galaxy. 3) I don't disagree with @Kintamayama; I'm just saying that the reason that Mitakeumi did so poorly was an injury, so I am also agreeing with @Yarimotsu that suggesting a "double secret probation" at Komosubi won't suddenly shame his T-cells into action or other such nonsense. 4) Bah, humbug.
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    Mike Tyson and Konoshiki

    How many people refer to this man as "Yasokichi"?
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Was it just me, or was the salt flying around more this basho? It seems like every third time the loser went out over those corners!
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    New kesho mawashi

    So, out of the five, three of them can fly.
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    YDC convenes after Aki 2022

    "Heal faster, stupid Ozeki!"
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    Kabu-worthy Sekitori

    Sorry if this has been compiled already. Also, please move it to where it needs to be ... As far as I can tell, the current rules for being eligible for toshiyori status are : 1) have at least one basho as San'yaku; 2) have at least 20 basho in Makuuchi; 3) have at least 30 basho as Sekitori (Makuuchi + Juryo) Based upon the current banzuke, there are 4 rikishi eligible under criterion 1 only (Wakatakakage, Hoshoryu, Kiribayama and Takanosho), 7 rikishi eligible under criterion 3 only (Terutsuyoshi, Azumaryu, Daiamami, Akiseyama, Chiyonoo, Fujiazuma and Kyukutaisei), and 16 eligible under all three criteria. A total of 40 rikishi are eligible to look for a kabu (Endo and Okinoumi already own one, according to the db). Of course, there aren't enough to go around.
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    Kabu-worthy Sekitori

    Tokushoryu is, of course, a big fan favorite, but I don't think that and ten dimes will get you a dollar in the NSK. Sadanoumi is a legacy who has had a twilight resurgence and will probably get a kabu. Akiseyama comes out of Kise, like Jokoryu; does anyone want him teaching young rikishi his "techniques"? Aoiyama has been in Makuuchi forever, and was less one-dimensional in his youth, so he would be a good choice. There are already six "assistant coaches" in Kasugano; could he work with fellow-Bulgarian Kotoosho over at Narutobeya? Myogiryu is another solid sekitori, and is deserving; once again, a ton of oyakata at Sakaigawa as well. Other than Mitakeumi, nothing special in that list (Meisei is too young to think about just yet).
  25. Sort of puts into perspective the relative lucrative possibilities of Sumo vs. major sports. A former Ozeki with 12 years as a sekitori should be a bit better off, especially since there isn't much to waste your fortune on when you train constantly.