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  1. Konnichiwa from Utah-shu

    Hi Tim Welcome to the forum!
  2. Sumo in video games

    My apologies this should read "took place in a communal bath"... autocorrect is such a pain. I can't edit my posts. I'm sorry to add a pointless message to this thread.
  3. Hello everyone from NE England

    Aw, thanks for your awesome comments lads and lassies, its great to hear from some fellow NE sumo fans... autotroph, your so right, this forum is like an oasis... Pandaazuma, I was watching some videos of that era just last night. Aye they were good days.... Thanks all!
  4. Sumo in video games

    I used to be an avid gamer back in the day, my favourite games were beat-em-up's and apart from E.Honda (who figurine Akinomaki has posted) I can remember two other characters who were rikishi. http://tekken.wikia.com/wiki/Ganryu http://virtuafighter.wikia.com/wiki/Taka-Arashi E.Honda was one of my favourite characters in SF, he would shout 'Dosukoi!" during his victory pose and his bouts took part in a communal bath, he also wore red kumodori (隈取) make-up. Capcom(street fighter's developers) were eager to capitalise on sumo's international interest and created the character for foreigners to ignite interest in Japan as a whole (hence the kumodori, blending two very Japanese things together, Kabuki and Sumo) Great thread...
  5. Day 1 pics overview Natsu 2018

    ...or the red handbag Great pics of Tochinoshin lifting Shohozan like a toddler...good match that one.
  6. Trivia bits

    Many thanks Akinomaki. The info you provided me with makes me appreciate how clever his shikona is, especially the ジョウ part. (Unfortunately I am listed as an inactive member and cannot show appreciation for your post, sorry)
  7. Trivia bits

    Can anyone provide me with some more info on Ichinojō's shikona. Would it be considered a form of ateji? (I'm learning Japanese and this would be helpful to me) thanks in advance
  8. New kesho mawashi (pics)

    Whoever did the kanji on the loaf/alien did a great job Especially regarding the character 鷹 (ヨウ) or the yō part of Hakuyozan's shikona...that's a character with 24 strokes and it looks really good, especially since it's been written with bread
  9. Preparations of the Y/O- May 2018

    Kakuryū the lone yokozuna again? Unless his hand goes, he was clutching that water bottle awfully tight in the other thread... It would be nice to see all 3 yokozuna, but Kintamayama's prognosis has me worried lol
  10. Rikishi-kai reports

    Your post cracked me up! Rikisaburō-san, could you please allow your tsukibito to carry your water bottle please ...
  11. Preparations of the Y/O- May 2018

    Going back to Kakuryu, I really hope he can relax and not allow himself to step back to often. It would be nice to see him return to throwing as opposed to his usual step back and pull the opponent down approach of the last two basho. Winning the last tournament has hopefully calmed his nerves..(?) We shall see...
  12. Weigh-ins for Natsu 2018

    I believe it's the same, posted here...
  13. Hello everyone from NE England

    I'd like to extend my greetings to you all from the chilly north east coast of England. Coming from this place, I can tell you there's not many people in which to 'talk sumo' with here (lol) so it's nice to see a forum like this. Like many people from England, I grew up watching sumo on channel 4, it was very much a family occasion, and my first memories of Konishiki, Mainoumi, Akebono, Taka and Waka will always stay with me. I could go on some more but as an introduction I think that's enough (lol sorry) so I'll leave it here. Thank you all