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  1. Ichimawashi

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Someone needs to make this video: Outdoor scene with Hakkaku's daughter preparing to get married. Large crowd of sumo personalities. Japanese music and dancing. Yobidashi distribute sanitizer and keep people from getting too close. Inside, Hakkaku's head advisor (casting suggests Kisenosato or Aminishiki for this part) is sending rikishi into his darkened office one by one, separating the line so nobody is too close. Outside, the tate-gyoji practices a speech; people nearby try not to stare. Inside, the last rikishi in the line finally goes into the office: Asanoyama: "I won a yusho and had to shake Donald Trump's hand. I put my elbow out in a winning position to avoid injuring your precious aging yokozuna-ozeki and for my troubles I get a mono-ii and I take the loss! Now I am one short of ozeki promotion. What can I do? What can I do?" Hakkaku (face slaps Asanoyama): "You can be a MAN! (pause) 33 wins is not a hard and fast rule. I will see if I can convince the committee that we need a second ozeki. Now go!" (Asanoyama bows and leaves. Enter Advisor.) Hakkaku: "anyone else I need to see?" Advisor: "the tate-gyoji is here. He wants to resign again." Hakkaku: "we did this yesterday. (sighs) Send him in." (Enter tate-gyoji) Tate-gyoji: "Wi-hith the uh-hutmohost deheferehence, I wahant tohoo --" (stops abruptly as Hakakku raises his hand) Hakkaku: "We did this yesterday. I remind you that this is my daughter's wedding day and I am by tradition supposed to grant any wish made of me in this office on this day. Are you sure this is what you want to do? (Tate-gyoji's eyes bulge, he shakes head slowly after some thought.) I thought not. By the way, could we take it back a gear or two on the extra syllables? Huhakuhooho and Kahakuryuhoo was what you announced yesterday.before the big match. Talk to Konosuke, he knows people who can help you with speech problems. Now go. Enjoy. Try to look happy." (I'm thinking Takanohana as the Al Pacino stand-in here, but maybe that might be a bit too far....)
  2. Ichimawashi

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I gave that a new kimarite: Houdinidashi
  3. Ichimawashi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Chiyomaru's back! Not Covid-Nineteen; he's just Too hot to handle!
  4. Ichimawashi

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    He changed from aqua to velva :)
  5. Ichimawashi

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Chiyomaru is scheduled to fight Kotoshogiku tomorrow. Will they let Chiyomaru fight with a fever even with a negative covid19 test? Has the fever gone down? What if he gets too hot to handle? :)
  6. Ichimawashi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Chiyomaru's hot Really, feverishly hot The basho may end
  7. Ichimawashi

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Enho has fought in 18 basho not counting his Maezumo debut. In 14 of these he was at his highest-ever rank. Every wall he has hit has been a temporary hurdle. Anyone looking at his career stats not knowing his body size would quickly conclude that he was a strong candidate for ozeki or more eventually.
  8. Ichimawashi

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Ryuden just won by Kintamataoshi :)
  9. Ichimawashi

    Haru Predictions

    Covered already in the haiku thread: Haru basho starts Hattorizakura coughs His aite gives up Now it’s Day Seven He gets his kachikoshi Still hasn’t been touched How has this happened? A cough, a sneeze, sweaty brow... Each day new symptoms Test him!, they all cry  But all come back negative Guile trumps Sumo skill!
  10. Ichimawashi

    Haru Predictions

    I suspect the number one impression we will take away from this basho is like a Superman comic book: WHACK!! SLAPP!! BLAM!! Without the background crowd noise, we're going to hear every slap, every tachiai, every takedown, loud and clear. We may even hear the yells of the judges as a match spills out onto them. (Except perhaps on Abema, where they will probably feel lonely and keep the music playing throughout.)
  11. Ichimawashi

    Corona and sumo

    New strategies for Haru: Three tests daily and an average over 37.5 C is an auto-kyujo: So a total of 74 or higher in your last two tests puts you on a kyujo run, much like Ozeki runs requiring 33 wins in three basho. Will rikishi on a kyujo run spend time between tests in the freezer, trying to cool off?
  12. Ichimawashi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    ‘Twas an easy fix I agree wholeheartedly Form is important
  13. Ichimawashi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Haru basho starts Hattorizakura coughs His aite gives up Now it’s Day Seven He gets his kachikoshi Still hasn’t been touched How has this happened? A cough, a sneeze, sweaty brow... Each day new symptoms Test him!, they all cry But all come back negative Guile trumps Sumo skill!
  14. Ichimawashi

    Corona and sumo

    Even if the basho goes ahead without spectators, or with considerably few spectators, the fact remains that it is groups of people in close contact that causes the virus to spread, and while they may be spread out on the dohyo, that will not be the case in the back rooms, which are usually crowded with all sorts of people going in and out repeatedly. They would have to test all who may enter that area before such an event, I would think: rikishi, coaches, assistants, gyoji, and other officials. I would expect a complete cancellation, but perhaps the post-Olympics event may be expanded somehow to include Osaka.
  15. Ichimawashi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Coronavirus The basho may be cancelled We tremble in dread