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    This is so sad and I always start crying when I think about it. After his accident I stopped watching the basho and I don't think I will be able to watch the next one. I thought there should be a huge uproar in the media to put pressure on the NSK and kept looking up for news on that This morning I came across this petition, I hope this time the NSK will really take the right steps to improve their medical care process
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Happy Birthday to both of you You are so blessed because it's Yutakayama's birthday, too (my ikemen no. 1 )
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    Who are these rikishi? (all photos from August 2019)

    The second guy with glasses is Hakuomaru, one of Shodais tsukebito (my picture is from May 2019)
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I wasn’t able to follow the basho during my busy week days - could just look up the results and watch some highlight bouts back home after work. Some songs came into my mind that matched with each situation, so – what about a Song Contest? Here’s the list: 1.) Terunofuji: „Don’t stop me now (I’m having such a good time…)” 2.) Teru & Asa: “Reach out for the medal yusho” 3.) The Next Generation Rikishi: “Hakkiyoi…Ozumo Hakuho, Hakuho, no-more zen-sho-ho. Hai!” 4.) Daieisho & Mita vs. Hak: “Oops! I did it again” 5.) The Kachikoshi Band: “Oh happy day” 6.) Daieisho & Takakeisho: “One for me, one for you” 7.) Abi: “Ha! Ha! Said the Clown” (Manfred Mann) 8.) Takakeisho vs. Enho & Mita: “All dead, all dead” (Queen) 9.) …? 10.) …any suggestions? Let’s see who will sing: “The winner takes it all”?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    wow, Ichinojo really lost weight - I had to look twice to find him in the dohyo iri queue
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Kyushu 2019

    1.) all the upper ranked rikishi get make-koshi, and the lower ranked get kachi-koshi, so a maegashira 5 or higher has to be demoted to juryo (and - sorry - poor ichinojo ) 2.) Hakuho retires because he is no longer able to get a yusho 3.) Shodai yusho!
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Aki 2019

    Hakuho - has decided to be a gentleman and fair player from now on - no dirty tricks, nomore kachiage and so on - and therefore goes MK Shodai - visitors at Tokitsukaze beya who eat up their whole chanko are no longer accepted, so the hungry and weakened rikishi finally recovered and got stronger - Yusho for Shodai!!! .... or ist ist rather (hard to decide): Endo?- Yusho! giving an excellent yusho interview, can't stop talking, exceeding his speaking time by 10 minutes and causing some trouble for the NHK broadcast
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Yes, the parade. But I was wrong - it was Toyonoshima - also a good choice
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    yesss!!! yappari.... Omedetou Kakuryu!!! Maybe he will choose Endo instead of Shodai for the parade?
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    looking forward to Endo's sansho interview
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    What rikishi do you miss the most?

    totally agree ...and Takakeisho (for this basho, if that counts) - missing him really hurts
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    Tune played during Emperor's Cup ceremony

    Thank you... indeed, I did - although I thought about registering since I came across this forum a year ago, but sometimes you just need a push. Japanese people love Classical music, so maybe that's why they play it
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    Tune played during Emperor's Cup ceremony

    I guess you mean "Tochter Zion, freue dich", a popular Christmas carol in German-speaking countries. I am not religious but I often join church choir concerts during Christmas time, so I remembered this tune. I was also surpised why they play it during the ceremony, so I looked it up and found it is originally from G. F. Haendels oratorio "Joshua" and "Judas Maccabaeus" where the text is"See, the conqu’ring hero comes...." which fits better to the ceremony.