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  1. Seiyashi

    Miyagino/Hakuho extra activities

    Not really, it is just the illusion from close fitting clothes compared to yukata & hakama. He needs to maintain weight till next October (IIRC) as you need a certain girth to wear the tsuna properly, at least that's what Isegahama said when he did his kanreki. I imagine waiting till then to lose weight is easier (and healthier) than shedding it all then putting it back then shedding it again.
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    Natsu jungyo 2022

    One mystery solved. Apparently the jungyō oyakata asked Hōshōryū to do something to pep up the spectators, so he decided to do the Asashōryū since he knew it by heart, having watched it since he was a kid. Asashōryū himself laughed when told.
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    Miyagino/Hakuho extra activities

    Cool Girl Group?
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    Miyagino/Hakuho extra activities

    Off topic, but I'd be very interested to know how many people got this reference
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    Inosuke error parade

    I know it's really bad to laugh at him, but his ability to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and to fall with no real external force applied to him, is just...sigh. I skimmed through the second half, but this doesn't include his sashichigae, right?
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    Hakuhou is now Miyagino

    Slightly off-tangent, but I wonder whether having relatively diminutive rikishi helps or hurts with this. On the one hand, it feels like smaller rikishi would be less of a violence risk than larger ones, but Napoleon complexes are a thing, and Ishiura already got involved in a bust up once. At least having ex-Chikubayama around for a bit will help smooth things over, so maybe we'll only get to find out in 5 years' time whether Hakuhō has managed to build his generation's Musashigawa/Futagoyama or it's T-beya v2.0.
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    Hakuhou is now Miyagino

    This is where I think the ama/student sumo watchers on the forum can help you out most, perhaps. My impression is that most of Hakuhō's recent recruits have got some pedigree, but Ōtani seemed to have been a surprise complement for Kawazoe.
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    Hakuhou is now Miyagino

    I wonder what his sekitori hit rate is like compared to other prolific recruiters, both of the past and as well of the current batch of oyakata.
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    Sumo Prime time English language Show

    You might want to join the main discussion here: Or mods might want to merge. On the video itself, excellent. This is the kind of BTS access that we really sorely need in English.
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    How many languages do we cover?

    How insistent are you on the distinction between a language and a dialect as the former having a navy? English is my primary language, but reasonably fluent in Chinese (all aspects) and Cantonese (spoken only). Passing familiarity with Malay vocabulary - and by extension some Bahasa Indonesia as well - from classes in secondary school that I've since returned to the teacher. Can speak and read Japanese well enough to get by but would die of shame and embarrassment if asked to actually hold up my end of a Japanese conversation, since my kanji reading is largely a cheat code from knowing Chinese. Also enough of a passing familiarity with Romance etymology via English and Latin to comprehend bits of Romance language vocabulary, although language grammar is my weak suit, and I'd probably get screwed over by false friends. Familiarity with Asian languages (other than the obvious Japanese) seems to be a bit rarer here. CS-wise, Python and SQL as well.
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    GTB invite- Aki 2022- 59 entries so far, 8 days to go

    Whoops. Think we were discussing 84/84, rather than 15-0 (the two got conflated).
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    GTB invite- Aki 2022- 59 entries so far, 8 days to go

    Not that bad - Tedious, but not necessarily complicated, if you make the simplifying assumption that a rikishi has an equal chance of being ranked anywhere within the range of ranks that his rank and record combination would warrant based on historical data. Tachiai had an article a while back that collated this info. Where it gets complicated is where you try and add in rules, control for rikishi occupying the same rank, disregard certain impossible movements... Etcetc. Then of course there's all the covid madness for this GTB. The other way to go about it is to check the rarity drop off for the top results in GTB and extrapolate from there. If a 82 is so and so rare compared to 80 then a 84 must be much rarer than an 82 or something like that, so we could probabilistically expect a 84 in how many entries more. But even that also has vulnerabilities because not every entry is a meaningful possible entry. So the calculation isn't necessarily complex, but adjustments for the assumptions are, which might ne what you meant.
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    Heya graph

    I apologise for being that one guy who's just creating work and not doing it, but if you deliberately select heya that have an intertwined history, you actually get to see, in a somewhat abstract form, the actual movement of rikishi as splitoffs and mergers happen. For example, the infamous Fujishima-Futagoyama merger, and then the absorption of Takanohana into Tokiwayama. Perhaps it would help if, instead of the previous names and shishos turning up only after a heya is selected, they would appear when you moused over the heya before selecting it? That would definitely be a massive help to anyone using your graph as an accompaniment to e.g. @Asashosakari's occasional rabbit hole spelunking into heya and kabu history.
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    GTB invite- Aki 2022- 59 entries so far, 8 days to go

    Bold to assume that there is a method to the madness. Does in vino veritas count as a method, or the madness?
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    Sumo ‘Ranfurly Shield’ for 2022

    Thanks, completely forgot about that match considering what else was at stake on Day 15. So Shōdai gets the Ranfurly Shield to top off possibly his most amazing comeback to date. How long will he hold it for this time? (At the cost of making work for someone else - I wonder how the records for streaks holding the shield look like. Hakuhō probably leads by quite a margin but seeing how it goes all over the place the rest of the leaderboard might look different to what we think.)
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    Degeiko Aki 2022

    He realizes it brings him bad luck-every time he trained with others he either flopped or was out of the tourney. No degeiko for him this time. He is a barefoot-out. Hot take: Takayasu on degeiko to Nishonoseki.
  17. Seiyashi

    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    I assume the hammer and chisel were just for show and the name was already carved professionally. Or was he supposed to ceremonially take the last chip of stone out or something?
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    Nishonoseki (Kisenosato) activities

    Wow. I hope that's while he was active (because of the reference to stretching).
  19. COVID-19 held up a lot of danpatsu-shiki events, making their economic viability doubtful (since they're essentially benefit events, not to mention a lot of fans of popular rikishi would like to send them off). But on the other hand, some oyakata might like to just have it done and over with, especially if they might not have star power to pack the halls to make it a profitable event. The following 13 (EDIT: 15 - added Homarefuji and Chiyootori) oyakata had their danpatsu-shiki delayed by COVID-19. With Tochiozan's danpatsu-shiki announced, and Kotoyuki's having already taken place, I thought it would be a good idea to collate them in one thread in view of the exceptional circumstances: OVER: Aminishiki/Ajigawa: intai Nagoya 2019, danpatsu-shiki 4 October 2020 30 May 2021 29 May 2022 OVER: Homarefuji/Tateyama: intai Aki 2019, danpatsu-shiki 14 February 2022 OVER: Yoshikaze/Nakamura: intai Aki 2019, danpatsu-shiki 5 February 2022 OVER: Gōeidō/Takekuma: intai Hatsu 2020, danpatsu-shiki 29 January 2022 OVER: Tochiozan/Kiyomigata: intai Nagoya 2020, danpatsu-shiki 30 January 2022 OVER: Toyonoshima/Izutsu: intai Nagoya 2020, danpatsu-shiki 28 May 2022 Sōkokurai/Arashio: intai Nagoya 2020, danpatsu-shiki 2 October 2022 Kotoshōgiku/Hidenoyama: intai Kyushu 2020, danpatsu-shiki 1 October 2022 Kakuryū/Kakuryū: intai Haru 2021, danpatsu-shiki 3 June 2023 OVER: Kotoyūki/Kimigahama: intai Natsu 2021, danpatsu-shiki 2 October 2021 Ikioi/Kasugayama: intai Nagoya 2021, planned 4 June 2023? Toyohibiki/Yamashina: intai Nagoya 2021 Asahishō/Kiriyama: intai Nagoya 2021 Hakuhō/Magaki: intai Aki 2021, planned 1 October 2023? Chiyootori/Sanoyama: intai Kyushu 2021, planned 30 September 2023? It's of course a bit of a stretch whether the Nagoya retirees and Hakuho's danpatsu-shiki can be considered to be "delayed" by COVID-19 rather than the queue at the barbershop, especially now that Kotoyuki's danpatsu-shiki shows that they needn't have their danpatsu-shiki in the same order as when they retired. Nonetheless, since there's still a backlog (and potentially a flurry of danpatsu shiki in relatively closer proximity), it's probably still useful to keep track of them here. Editorial note: this thread started life as the Tochiozan danpatsu-shiki thread, but was edited and rearranged to accommodate announcements of other delayed events. And since the events have started happening, it has been renamed from "Outstanding oyakata danpatsu-shiki" to "COVID-delayed oyakata danpatsu-shiki". Update (16 June): Given how the list of possible danpatsu dates was basically corroborated by 3 or four hits in a row, it's probably safe to take it as good. Head list updated with Ikioi's, Hakuhō's, and Chiyootori's planned danpatsu dates.
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    Rikishi extra activities

    Also possible, yeah.
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    Rikishi extra activities

    Bit hectic but not impossible for him to take a shinkansen to be with the jungyō, especially if he's arranged for his akeni and other gear to be brought to the jungyō without him. IIRC ISJ reported Kotoekō arriving by train in Tachikawa.
  22. I wonder if it's that phenomenon where they peak early and don't actually develop that much more as rikishi than when they were competing in school, and those who didn't go on to join ozumo knew it and had that in mind as one of their reasons not to join. Because honestly, Daishōmaru isn't exactly high on my list of noteworthy sekitori even though he's been around for a while; Tsurigishō, Kotoekō, and Kotoyūki IMO are more noteworthy and they're not even that high profile. That said, if he is that type, Daishōmaru has actually done fairly well to be in the makuuchi-jūryō exchange zone for the first half of his sekitori career.
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    Hiro Morita’s “Sumo Prime Time”

    I don't even think this is on the cards. I get the impression that the powers that be don't consider the lower divisions below the makushita joi worth noticing.
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    GTB invite- Aki 2022- 59 entries so far, 8 days to go

    Kotonowaka or Kiribayama, I would have thought.
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    GTB invite- Aki 2022- 59 entries so far, 8 days to go

    Juxtaposed against your previous post suggesting that people wait, this becomes a little hilarious. That said, in all seriousness, I don't think we're getting any more hints out of Isegahama, right?