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  1. Mightyduck

    Hakuho retires

    The way he used his left hand to push away Kisenosato's arm was sublime. I don't like henkas as a rule, but you do have to appreciate the speed and technique there.
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    Hakuho retires

    I think he'd be wise to avoid it, lest he 'deviate from principles of the association.... in speech or conduct'. Hakuho Sho might have had the presence of a lion on the dohyo, but Magaki-Oyakata is going to have to be as meek as a mouse for a good long time. Otherwise, as Kintanayama has suggested, he will not last long.
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    Hakuho retires

    I think it's more just an equivalent to the team sport idiom 'the less he plays the better he gets', when a high profile player is dropped for form or injury and fans moan about it.
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    Ichinojo acquires Japanese citizenship

    I'm wondering if he thinks that his back won't last much longer.
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    Hakuho retires

    When I first started getting in to sumo, one of the things that surprised me was how small and basic most of the heya are. At that time I did not know how frequently they moved /were rebuilt and had assumed they would have been the original buildings. Now however, we are going to have Miyagino Towers to add to Araiso Castle / Ibaraki Hilton
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    Yumitorishiki mini-drama

    That's a fantastic photo! I have had a question about the bow-twirlers for quite some time. Do they receive any additional stipend or privilege for performing, do they volunteer simply for the honour of doing it, or is it a begrudged chore?
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    For a split second I thought he was going to go for a suplex!
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    Hattorizakura (Shounanzakura)-intai

    Probably best not to have your name/ number in a post, as it will be Google searchable. Better to have people DM you for it.
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    New kesho mawashi

    Thanks How unusual is it to have that sort of multi coloured fringing on a yokozuna set? Is that reserved for yokozuna? The shading / shine on the eggplant is really well done, they look almost 3d.
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    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

    It's pretty funny, to be honest. Pretty crazy that he didn't foresee the possibility that he might get a visit from the police and clean up his act for a while. Edit: on reading the article it actually looks like it happened in July so he may have been at the tournament still.
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    Aki Yusho Predictions?

    I'm going to revise my pick in light of today's news: Yusho: Terunofuji Jun yusho: Takaysu
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Aki 2021

    I see what you did there...... Throwing shade on the next ozeki ;)
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    Miyagino beya out of Aki

    Pretty sad that Terunofuji won't get his chance to fight Hakuho this Basho.
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    New kesho mawashi

    Pretty intimidating looking principal, I expect pupils behave well at Tottori Johoku school I assume that Ishiura is the father of the current sekitori Ishiura?
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    Hattorizakura (Shounanzakura)-intai

    Would you be able to give us non-japanese speakers the general gist?