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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."
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    Top 10 Sumo Records Haru 2019 Edition

    http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Banzuke.aspx?b=193301 They are the rikishi rejoining the Kyokai after the Shunjuen incident, a walkout starting January 1932 involving 48 of the 62 sekitori.
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    Kensho Haru 2019

    The Japanese wikipedia and a few other sites give the following changes: until 1969: 1000x until 1984: 1500x until 1997: 2500x current: 4000x
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I remember there was a video where Kyokudozan goes through a bunch of his self-selected best bouts with Yaku Mitsuru. At least half were knockouts.
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    Kensho Haru 2019

    The win was against Endo, who probably has a few sponsors. For comparison, Hakuho's day 2 win over Endo gave him 20, while his day 4 win over Daieisho netted him only 11.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It looked like Hakuho actually got to Shodai's throat with the right forearm, and also was pushing Shodai's chest with his left hand. The loss seemed more reasonable in the replay.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I'm looking forward to Kisenosato's honbasho analyst debut.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yesterday the Japanese commentary mentioned that his left calf was purple and swollen under the supporter.
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    Tochiazuma might be the record holder, if you disregard that his first jonokuchi bout was actually on day 8 (he won out and ended at 4-0-3).