Karasukurai

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  1. Karasukurai

    What will Hatorizakura get this up coming basho?

    He's due another win this basho by some guy just falling over! 1-6 for me.
  2. Karasukurai

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Delighted for Shodai; I'm not sure the reports of him being the 'negative rikishi' are entirely true but, if he has changed his mental approach then it's serving him well. Personally, I'm enjoying this 'time of transition', every basho's like a Makuuchi Merry-go-round with its spinning ups and downs; I'm laughing one moment and feeling a bit sick the next; it's all winning peaks and joint crunching troughs. Lots of concerns for Ikioi who looked awful in Juryo, just another recoverable injury or is his body calling time? Likewise Giku now that demotion beckons - time to hang up the mawashi for good? I wouldn't blame either of them. Time to take a breath before November ...
  3. Karasukurai

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Wow, the 'next yokozuna' just got his ass handed back to him by Shodai.
  4. Karasukurai

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Thanks for flagging that one up - a great bout. Juryo has been described of late as mainly 'has beens' and not worth our attention, perhaps that's a bit unfair, after all, many of these guys have been our favourites over the years. It's always interesting to see which mature rikishi can get a second wind and make it back to the top, also to see how the up and coming youngsters deal with the experienced professionals. Hoping to see Ura back very soon too.
  5. Karasukurai

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    An interesting basho so far - perhaps of the kind we can expect with two fading yokozuna. Asanoyama looked very nervous the first couple of days, the weight of expectation is a heavy one. Enho is no longer a mystery and Onosho has bounced back like a rubber ball. Shodai is looking great and Teruno had to get past the 'I've made my comeback now what?' moment. My heart kind of went out to Ikoi today, he gave absolutely everything in his bout but it simply wasn't enough. The expression on his face was one of frustration and pain, he's a man whose spirit is willing but his body is failing; even Daiamami acknowledged his effort at the end and seemed to ask Ikioi if he was OK. Lots of little stories being played out. Thoroughly enthralling.
  6. Karasukurai

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Wow - great move by Endo - what a bout.
  7. Karasukurai

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    NHK casting doubt on Hak's participation in the upcoming basho. (As seen on Tachiai). https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200903_03/
  8. Karasukurai

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Coming to the site all I saw in the title was ... September (Aki) Basho- off Phew! Glad to see the rest of the title ical thread (yay..)
  9. Karasukurai

    Something needs to be done about part-time Yokozuna's

    Thank you @Akinomaki I think you have shown exactly what's happening to the Yokozuna, it's a natural end to long careers. IMO 'nothing 'needs to be done' - retirements will happen, as always, when they happen. It sounds a bit trite but it's true.
  10. Karasukurai

    Are Abi's days numbered?

    Mmm, if only ...
  11. Once again, many thanks Achiyama for all the work. Appreciated.
  12. Karasukurai

    Do you eat eggs for breakfast?

    And what is their diet? I've a got a nice trio of Cream Crested Legbars, they lay blue eggs. They eat 'Layers Pellets' (a commercial feed for laying hens) and get a handful of corn in the evenings. They will also graze on grass, bugs and anything else they find throughout the day!
  13. Karasukurai

    Do you eat eggs for breakfast?

    I've got a few chickens that lay blue-shelled eggs so I usually have a nice poached egg on toast most mornings. They tend to go off laying in the depths of Winter due to the lack of light and moulting, so it's just toast then.
  14. Congratulations to Jakusotsu, Chishafuwaku and Kishikaisei, well played all.
  15. Karasukurai

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Congratulations to all those who guessed pink for the giant macaron! I salute you.