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  1. Kamitsuumi

    Kimarite Statistics - 2020 Haru

    Fumidashi is really just a catch-all term for step-outs not caused by over-aggression (otherwise it would be isamiashi). Nothing suggests that it has to be backwards, apart from the English translation.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    To be clear, using -kun in a newspaper column isn't exactly respectful either.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Note that 君 here is the honorific -kun, not the second person pronoun kimi.
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    Official now. First yokozuna-ozeki since 1982

    I don’t see any mention of Takakeisho being the west Ozeki in the Nikkan Sports article
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    Top 10 Sumo Records Kyushu 2019 Edition

    Wakanohana was promoted to Ozeki in 1993, not 1995
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    NSK should immediately impose a blanket ban on falling off the dohyo, and make any rikishi who does so forfeit the match.
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    Takakeisho injury update

    I'm no doctor but the bruising looks pretty bad. https://hochi.news/articles/20191001-OHT1T50099.html
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    Note that every single foreign-born shisho (Takamiyama, Musashimaru, Kyokutenho, Kotooshu) married a Japanese wife, as did Hakuho. I think that would be the real barrier for Kakuryu if he wants to head a stable.
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    Any thoughts about this kimarite?

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    Enhou injured

    That’s because 脚 in Chinese is “foot”, but in Japanese it is “leg”.
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    Sewanin and wakaimonogashira lists

    It’s on the Japanese NSK site, but not the English one.
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    News of abdication and new reign

    In this case, there are multiple competing versions. While the original is presumed to be written completely in *manyogana*, the surviving copies have additional reading aids; they disagree both in text as well as its pronunciation.
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    News of abdication and new reign

    I respectfully disagree. Even today where the government actually controls the allowable forms of kanji, a (somewhat) free variation persists between the forms. Even in the linked picture above there are characters that would be considered variants today. (In fact in Chinese calligraphy one would use different glyphs when repeating the same hanzi, in order to show one's knowledge.) Although [亼卩] [亼マ] would be a possible glyphs in kaisho, in gyosho (in which the oldest Manyoshu are written) or sosho it would have been a choice between [亼丶] and [亼マ] . I don't see how one could assert that a particular form is used in the original Manyoshu without having the original text.
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    News of abdication and new reign

    That sounds fishy as there is no single original copy of the Manyoshu
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    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    It's closer to "You should have slept when you could." He follows it up with "It's time for dohyo-iri."