Terukuni

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  1. Terukuni

    Yokozuna Intai Photos

    I've had some spare time on my hands, so now I've gathered a good amount of danpatsu-shiki photos of yokozuna, including the one that happened yesterday. Futabayama: Final Dohyo-Iri (Video. Flanked by Terukuni :) and Haguroyama) Haguroyama: Maedayama: Chiyonoyama: Final Dohyo-Iri: (Flanked by Wakanohana I and Tochinishiki) Tochinishiki: His topknot being cut by Yokozuna Asashio III His topknot being cut by Yokozuna, friend, and rival Wakanohana I: Final Dohyo-iri: Merchandise (Not sure if it's from the actual Danpatsu -shiki, but it says the word Intai on it:
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I’m just so happy that Terunofuji’s impressive comeback story ended perfectly for him, this basho is a testament to his amazing determination and will power, and I want to see how far he can go in Makuuchi. As for Asanoyama, he also had a really strong performance and, in my opinion, looks like the next guy to possibly wear the tsuna.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    However the suspense for the final day’s bouts is killing me. I’m rooting for Terunofuji, because he has had one of the most incredible comeback stories, if not the most incredible one that sumo has ever seen.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I like how Asanoyama’s basho went. I feel like he could have beaten Terunofuji in their bout, and Terutsuyoshi won by Ashitori. I think he may be the next Yokozuna or a great Ozeki, but time will tell
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    Yokozuna Intai Photos

    Wakanohana I performs his final dohyo-iri, flanked by the great duo of Kashiwado and Taiho The former Futabayama cutting his chonmage Asashio III also had his last dohyo-iri flanked by Kashiwado and Taiho His oyakata (I forgot) cutting off Asashio’s topknot for the last time Tochinoumi , like his 2 predecessors, was flanked by Kashiwado and Taiho The former Tochinishiki cutting off Tochinoumi’s topknot A better and clearer view of Kasugano Oyakata cutting off Tochinoumi’s topknot I think this is a photo of Tochinoumi right after his ceremony ended I cannot find an image of Sadanoyama’s dohyo-iri, but I remember it being the first one to not have Yokozuna as attendants Tamanoshima (later Yokozuna Tamanoumi) cuts Sadanoyama’s chonmage The new Yokozuna duo of Kitanofuji and Tamanoumi flanked Kashiwado’s final dohyo-iri The end of an 8 year Yokozuna rivalry, as Taiho cuts his great friend and great rival’s chonmage I think this is Kashiwado after the ceremony, but I am not sure
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    Yusho Portraits

    I was wondering what happened to the yusho portraits after they were removed from the kogukikan. Some are placed in museums, train stations, but it seems like the rest dissapear.
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    Dohyo-iri Evolution

    I went back through the videos,"National Art of Sumo", and found out that the dohyo-iri has REALLY changed over the years. From Umegatani Totaro II and Hitachiyama (Special style) to Hakuho and Kakuryu, the dohyo-iri really changed. Many different yokozuna have had really different styles, from Graceful Futabayama to I HATE THIS RITUAL JUST GET IT OVER WITH Kitanoumi, to Hakuho's dohyo-iri, which has really changed since 2007. What do you guys think would be a cause for a change of the ritual?
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    How far will Terunofuji go?

    I meant to say that he was hampered so badly with injuries, it's as if he's an older wrestler. He probably wouldn't end up going too far.
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    Dohyo-iri Evolution

    The Dohyo-iri Video
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    How far will Terunofuji go?

    I think he may make Juryo once again too, but the guy is old and quite hampered, so I don't expect TOO much from him either.
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    Next Yokozuna??????

    Hello guys, I’d recently posted a thread about who might be the next yokozuna to retire, but I’ve also been thinking about who would end up being the next man to wear a belt. There is no clear Takanohana, Taiho, or Hakuho in sight, and the two current yokozuna are getting old. Who do you guys think would be the next man to wear a rope? Personally, I think that one of the current ozeki will manage to pull together 2 yusho, and earn promotion. If that happens, the next yokozuna probably will not last to long, and would probably not win a lot of yusho. If that does not happen, I’m sure that either Takakeisho or some new guy will become a yokozuna. Sooner or later, it is going to happen.
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    Next Yokozuna??????

    Sorry for the late reply, but I'm now beginning to eye Hoshoryu, as most of you guys know, the nephew of Asa. His rise has been pretty fast, kind of comparable to that of Takahanada (Takanohana II). I wonder where he will go.
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    This is horribly sad news, knowing he was so young. It's quite frightening knowing how fast pancreatic cancer can take somebody, as we saw with Chiyonofuji.
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    How far will Terunofuji go?

    OOPS, I accidentally clicked Yokozuna. It is very sad to think that he fell so far in such little time, but man the guy is beat up, very badly. There is practically very little hope, in my opinion, of him getting back to sanyaku. His body has already suffered too much, its been tormented horribly, it just is not going to hold up for much longer. Had he been YOUNGER, maybe things would be different.
  15. I love this thread. Seeing Yokozuna try other sports is very, very interesting.
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    When will be the next basho to see 3 Yokozuna on day 15?

    Yeah, I think time will need to come. I mean, it may take forever. Only time will tell. For example, the last basho in the Chiyonofuji Era where there were 3 Yokozuna in competition was Nagoya 1991. The next time that happened was Nagoya 1998. I mean, it might take a long time, especially with a dominant Yokozuna coming in, which will happen.
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    Araiso activities

    Man, I love these pics! At the same time that I hate to see him not fighting anymore, I love to see him doing so well in this "new" life!
  18. Terukuni

    What rikishi do you miss the most?

    Man, I miss Asashoryu the most.
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    How will this era end?

    There have been multiple times where there were four Yokozuna, but all times, they crumbled. This time around, Harumafuji went first, owing to a scandal. Then, Kisenosato went next, having injury problems. Kakuryu and Hakuho are left, but both are older than 33, so retirement would be imminent. Personally, which Yokozuna do you think would call it quits next, and how will this era end?
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    Next Yokozuna??????

    Like 1991-1992, when the yokozuna retired, a large vacuum was created. Takahanada then came into spotlight, along with Akebono. Those two men then created a new era, and led it. I'm sure the same thing will happen when Hakuho and Kakuryu call it quits. In fact, we may have another no yokozuna era. This will set the stage for a new yokozuna to take charge. However, there really is no "big contender" at the moment (Takanohana and Hakuho are perfect examples of this), it's gonna be wide open for some time.
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    How will this era end?

    I also think that this era may crumble like the Chiyonofuji era. In 1990-1992, the main yokozuna retired, and the rikishi from that era began to decline, like Kirishima, for example. By 1995, two new yokozuna were active, and I think something like that may happen.
  22. Over the years, there have been more and more gaijin rikishi in sumo, so I do know that there are bilingual rikishi. However, were any of the Japanese Rikishi bilingual, or did any of the gaijin’s have a third language?
  23. Sometimes when some Yokozuna lose, the crowd throws so many zabutons that you “cannot see the ceiling anymore.” Other times, when some Yokozuna lose, the crowd may do nothing, or they any even jeer. Please vote if you would throw the zabuton if this Yokozuna lost, and also it is at a specific time. Ex: If I saw Takanohana II lose in 1997, I’d probably throw the zabuton. But I definently wouldn’t throw the zabuton if I saw him lose in 2003. If you would throw the zabuton, react with a trophy. If you would NOT throw the zabuton, react with a confused face.
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    Would you throw the Zabuton???

    Some bouts that I definently would have thrown the zabuton for: Asashoryu vs Hokutouriki Natsu 2004 Dejima vs Asashoryu Hatsu 2007 Kitanoumi vs Kurohimeyama Natsu 1977 Wakanosato vs Musashimaru Hatsu 2001 Akebono vs Wakanohana III Hatsu 1997 Asahifuji vs Wakahanada (Wakanohana III) Aki 1991 Onokuni vs Chiyonofuji Kyūshū 1988 (Chiyonofuji loses 53 match win streak) Hokutoumi vs Kirishima Hatsu 1991 Kitao (Futahaguro) vs Chiyonofuji Nagoya 1986 (Yusho-kettei sen which he lost) This list will get longer, don’t worry :)