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  1. hakutorizakura

    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    When I read about Wajima recorded an album my mind somehow immediately connects to this guy also named Wajima, in a kimono-clad heavy metal grandpas band: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/01/20/music/perseverance-wins-ningen-isu-encore/#.Xs_Uc6iEayU On the topic of the thread: Asashoryu and Harumafuji for the entertainment, and Kisenosato for the heroic tragedy.
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    Sumo articles by journalists who are Forum members/or not

    Oh thanks! Never noticed that button... But yeah, lazy me just wanted to see the shikona kanji on the English page
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    Sumo articles by journalists who are Forum members/or not

    Nice read, thanks. I wonder if shikona in kanji is going to be incorporated in sumodb someday. It's interesting to compare the kanji characters, for example I realized that 'Kisenosato' contains 'Ikioi'. And perhaps some other examples.
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    Hakuho's dominance to continue?

    He'll do as much as he can to get away from the 44 bad luck number
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    Yokozuna Strength, Opponent Strength, and Yokozuna Dominance

    What an excellent thread! I am truly amazed by the amount and quality of analysis and discussions by you sumo experts
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    Hakuho's dominance to continue?

    50 looks very difficult. At the current rate he's getting like 1-2 yusho per year. He surely won't get 6 more up to next summer.
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    New recruits for who-knows-when 2020

    "Sore wo iwanai yo!" ?
  8. Interesting. I wonder what happened to those guys not joining ōzumo? I would expect that there would be 3-4 of them in that list of 30, but it actually seems that there are like 10.
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    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Oh? That's interesting... It seems to be the same guy (not that sure about the rikishis though), but indeed his kimono changed color. The bout appears to be torinaoshi, and this is supported by the commentating and on screen text (mata mirarenakatta / again he couldn't see it). Could it be that the gyoji did change his kimono?? Or maybe simply the video coloring was a bit off...
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    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    And anybody knows who fought in the gyoji bowling (twice!) bout? That other bout surely was one of Hakuho's stupidest loss! Tsuridashi again and again, only to get exhausted and okuridashi'ed
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    Yokozuna historic timeline

    Exactly my thought! Might also do the ozeki version at some point later. Initially I also wanted to just do it in excel by coloring the cells corresponding to the months... but after a few minutes, nope, there must be a better way to do this Oh that would be nice. Looking forward to it! I haven't seen that many sumo infographics so those graphs would be most welcome.
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    Yokozuna historic timeline

    Hi sumo folks, just want to share a graph I made while procrastinating today... It's basically a historic timeline of sumo's yokozunas since Tanikaze (thanks to sumodb for the data). I thought this would be useful when discussing specific points in history, who were the top dogs at that time, how many were there at a given time and how they might have played a role in the issue being discussed etc. etc. I didn't find something like this when I googled the web or in the forum, so apologies if I missed out and this is not something new. In the above screenshot the window is the past 100 years and some yoks didn't even have a long enough reign to enable their names to show up, but in the HTML version one can zoom in/out and pan around freely. If you are interested you can download it from the link below (link active until 16 May); just unzip the zip file and open the html file with your web browser. https://wetransfer.com/downloads/fc860f3bde476f6b73412f68432e249220200509184426/77abcc70085f95e8bf9ad2b51eff2a7620200509184515/0ed98a I would actually prefer to have the HTML graph embedded in this post but I don't know if it's possible. If it is, please feel free to edit the post and do so, dear forum mods
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    What a career start!

    Impressive, was that the best record in sumo history? Looking at his kimarite statistics, Haguroyama seemed to be an excellent technician. That photo on the sumodb page is very imposing, too!
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Ah, so I guess "real" has 1 syllable instead of 2 then? Shouldn't have omitted the "the" in the original first line... As they usually say, next time I shall gambarize!
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Is this real life? Is this just a fantasy? No sumo for months!