Kawabata

Regular Members
  • Content count

    67
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

71 Excellent

About Kawabata

  • Rank
    Sandanme
  • Birthday 31/05/85

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    London

Affiliations

  • Favourite Rikishi
    Kotoshogiku, Mitakeumi, Ichinojo, Takakeisho

Recent Profile Visitors

303 profile views
  1. Takanohana pics overview April 2018

    Are you sure this: isn't the Takanohana parody? Looks like those glasses are photoshopped on
  2. Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Yoshikaze pointing out where some of that birthday cake is likely to end up thanks to @Akinomaki in the Haru Jungyo thread for this beauty
  3. Takanohana Ichimon-the end?

    I had the inactive member issue before as well - logging in and out whenever I came to the site seemed to do the trick, though it did take a while
  4. Japan Times Sumo Column Request

    Some really great suggestions here, another thing I'd be interested in is life after sumo for those rikishi who don't really "make" it / go on to be oyakata. But yes kind of seconding @Fukurou and @Kintamayama , definitely very interested in heya life and what goes on "behind the scenes" in a heya. I'd like to add Tokoyamas to Yobidashi and Gyoji too
  5. Songs and sumo

    So hopefully this isn't too far off topic for this thread, I wanted to share it and this seemed the most appropriate place even though they aren't exactly songs... Anyway, for those out there interested in sumo related music - this has to be one of the well, most unlikely and unusual recordings ever. Basically, Japanese music producer Soichi Terada (he's made lots of interesting stuff in various genres - Disco, Rock, House music, Hip/Trip Hop etc) once decided to make an entire Sumo themed album, unusually the genre he chose was Drum N Bass. As a producer Soichi is extremely collectable and has a serious cult following, his most famous 12" currently goes for around £500-£700 if you can find a copy, and if you so decided you wanted a copy of "Sumo Jungle [Grandeur]", it would set you back about £100 or so on vinyl. He also released a couple of singles from the album (with some different mixes of tracks as well too) that have (I think) really cool artwork: Track titles include the likes of: "Yokozuna Beach Chillin'", "Hakeyoi Gyohji Referee" and "Grand Senshuuraku" and the album features a fair few samples of Israel Kamakawiwoʻole who has featured in this thread before So here is the one and only Japanese experimental Drum n Bass Sumo concept album ever recorded (at least to my knowledge...), its pretty niche, but hopefully of interest to some people out there:
  6. Takanohana-devil's advocate

    This kind of thing could well get distracting for everyone...
  7. Pre-match/bout routines of certain sumo wrestlers

    He does a lot of eyebrow wiggling and stuff too, so much so that my gf refers to him as "crazy face"
  8. Takanohana pics overview March 2018

    Considering how many press photographers he has following him around during all this, there is a greatly missed opportunity right here...
  9. Pre-match/bout routines of certain sumo wrestlers

    in relation to the or, well he did it here: during the Haru PR, though much less taping there its true. I assumed it was related to his fall from ozeki-hood, and kind of basho specific maybe? In terms of not showing it, I watched the full NHK stream during the basho and it really doesn't seem that he is doing it at all.....
  10. Pre-match/bout routines of certain sumo wrestlers

    I have wondered about Tochiouzan's head bobs and wrist twisting to be honest, they time he takes often seems to rile up his opponents these days causing him to come off worse in general, the same for Tochihiryu who seems to do almost the same ritual when he's on the dohyo. Its not a heya specific thing though I don't think as Tochinoshin and Aoiyama don't do the same thing, so why do they both do it? I also still want to know why Geeku has stopped doing his big stretch...
  11. Day 10 Pics - Haru 2018

    - Haru Basho 2018 - - Day 10 - Another sell out! ------ Jonokuchi Jk19w Hoshoryu [Asashoryu's nephew] (4-1) yorikiri Jk21e Sakabayashi (3-2) ------ Jonidan (coverage here due to the latest scandal) Jd28w Hakkairyu (3-2) hatakikomi Jd30w Takaseiryu (2-3) you can read more about the ongoing happenings here ------ Juryo J11w Shimanoumi (4-6) oshitaoshi J10e Takagenji (4-6) ------ J8w Homarefuji (4-6) oshitaoshi J12w Takanoiwa (5-5) ------ J2e Aminishiki (4-6) oshidashi J4w Tokushoryu (3-7) ------ Makuuchi J1w Takekaze (8-2) tsukiotoshi M17e Aoiyama (7-3) "hmm, yeah, I think you should get that mole checked out" ------ M13w Asanoyama (6-4) uwatedashinage M16w Hidenoumi (2-8) ------ M11e Tochiozan (4-6) hatakikomi M16e Daiamami (7-3) ------ M11w Yutakayama (7-3) hansoku M14e Ikioi (7-3) ------ M8e Kagayaki (5-5) yorikiri M13e Daishomaru (7-3) ------ M6w Hokutofuji (4-6) oshidashi M3w Takakeisho (3-7) ------ K1e Ichinojo (8-2) yorikiri M6e Kaisei (9-1) ------ K1w Chiyotairyu (2-8) tsukidashi M1w Tamawashi (5-5) ------ M4e Shohozan (6-4) yoritaoshi S1e Mitakeumi (5-5) ------ O1e Takayasu (8-2) oshidashi M4w Shodai (5-5) "Now kith" ------ O1w Goeido (7-3) "okuridashi" S1w Tochinoshin (7-3) ^^Takayasu not impressed ------ Y1e Kakuryu (10-0) yorikiri M5e Chiyomaru (4-6) ------ *** BONUS SCANDAL RELATED PICTURES *** Takanohana at work Takanohana going home Takanohana fan service This was captioned as "restart from chanko-duty for Takayoshitoshi" but isn't that Takagenji? I'm not seeing a mole (though I am seeing an ever so stylish man-bag)... an example of the banners to celebrate the sekitori twins, some of which were removed in their hometown: Fax by Takanohana to the press
  12. Trivia bits

    Thanks for this, that query also turns up an interesting Abi / Ura bout from 2016 which I hadn't seen before. Hopefully we'll get to see another in the top division sooner rather than later
  13. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2018

    Yeah great to see Toyonoshima back in business I actually thought he was still kyujo until I noticed a video pop up on youtube yesterday. Very pleasant surprise to watch him get a win
  14. Minezaki scandal

    The facebook post is no longer showing up, for me at least
  15. Day 4 Pics - Haru 2018

    - DAY 4 - Arrivals Ishiura Ryuden Okinoumi (after a heavy night?) Daieisho Tokushōryū Takanosho Yutakayama (I think.. please correct me if I'm wrong) Daishomaru ------ Abema Infographics ------ Goods & Services ------ Ryuden Nobori ------ Full House! ------ Taihō's Grandson Naya ------ JURYO J13w Akiseyama (3-1) tsukiotoshi J12w Takanoiwa (2-2) "oh well, back to the drawing board" ------ J9w Daishoho (2-2) oshidashi J8w Homarefuji (1-3) ------ MAKUUCHI M14e Ikioi (4-0) yoritaoshi M13w Asanoyama (2-2) ------ M11w Yutakayama (3-1) oshidashi M12e Ishiura (2-2) ------ M9e Okinoumi (2-2) yorikiri M10w Chiyonokuni (3-1) ------ M10e Chiyoshoma (1-3) hatakikomi M9w Ryuden (1-3) ------ M7e Abi (3-1) tsukiotoshi M8w Daieisho (2-2) ------ M6e Kaisei (4-0) okuridashi M4w Shodai (1-3) ------ M4e Shohozan (4-0) uwatedashinage M3e Kotoshogiku (1-3) ------ S1e Mitakeumi (3-1) oshidashi K1e Ichinojo (3-1) ------ M3w Takakeisho (2-2) hatakikomi S1w Tochinoshin (2-2) My favourite pic of the basho so far ^ ------ O1e Takayasu (2-2) hatakikomi M1w Tamawashi (2-2) ------ M1e Endo (3-1) tsukiotoshi O1w Goeido (2-2) A disproportionate amount of pictures of such a short match I'd caption this with Goeido's thoughts here, but I don't think they are repeatable in polite company ------ Y1e Kakuryu (4-0) oshidashi M2e Arawashi (0-4) ------ BONUS ---Thanks for looking---