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    Multiplication of Sekiwake

    A Splendour of Yokozuna An Ambition of Ozeki An Excessive of Sekiwaki A Hopeful of Komusubi A Number of Makunouchi
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    Miyagino/Hakuho extra activities

    So do rats and mice...
  3. Since we're picking nits, Konishiki seems to say 'chomange' instead of 'chonmage'. Obviously he knows what's correct but I wonder if that particular metathesis is common. Looks like Katasukashi to me:
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    Rare kimarite watch

    This old Japan Times Kimarite List reference mentions that "[tokkurinage] was also called gasshohineri but that name is now used to describe a variation of tokkurinage." I don't know how old the website is. This seems to explain the confusion/disagreement.
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    Hiro Morita’s “Sumo Prime Time”

    There's more than one way to iri your dohyō.
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    Sumo goods

    It looks here as though still done by hand, though this video is a bit old at this point. Since new e-banzukes are being made, perhaps it's still relevant.
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    Sumo Ranfurly Shield History

    Ok, I've completed my own spreadsheet through 1929 inclusive, based on the posts of Gurowake and Sakura. Interesting to note: Onishiki successfully defended the shield on average the most but only held it the once, where as Tochigayama successfully defended it the most often overall. Kiyosegawa and Dewagatake won the shield from others most often (five times each) with Dewagatake slightly better at holding on to it. Rikishi Awarded Won Successfully Defended Ave. Defenses per Possession Akutsugawa 1 4 4.0 Asahibiki 1 2 2.0 Dewagatake 5 7 1.4 Fukuyanahi 1 0 0.0 Hatasegawa 2 8 4.0 Hitachidake 3 2 0.7 Hitachishima 3 5 1.7 Hitachiwa 1 7 7.0 Hoshikabuto 1 0.0 Ichinohama 1 0.0 Imizugawa 1 1 1.0 Kagamiiwa 1 1 1.0 Kiyosegawa 5 5 1.0 Komaizumi 1 3 3.0 Manazuru 2 2 1.0 Misugiiso 2 1 0.5 Miyagiyama 1 7 7.0 Nishikinada 2 2 1.0 Nishinoumi 4 5 1.3 Noshirogata 3 2 0.7 Onishiki 1 14 14.0 Onogawa 2 7 3.5 Onosato 2 5 2.5 Oshio 1 3 3.0 Shinobuyama 1 1 1.0 Sotogahama 1 0.0 Tachihikari 3 11 3.7 Takaragawa 1 0.0 Tamaikari 1 0.0 Tamanishiki 4 2 0.5 Terukaze 1 1 1.0 Tochigayama 1 1 20 10.0 Tsunenohana 2 7 3.5 Tsurugahama 1 0 0.0 Wakabayama 2 2 1.0 Yamanishiki 3 3 1.0 Yoshinoyama 3 1 0.3
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    Sumo Ranfurly Shield History

    Since I brought this up in the crosspost, I thought I'd give a better example of what I mean. I propose the following tracking: Rikishi Awarded Won Successfully Defended Ave. Defenses per Possession Oshio 1 3 3 Onishiki 1 14 14 Misugiiso 1 1 1 Tsurugahama 1 0 0 Tachihikari 1 4 4 Komaizumi 1 3 3 I've added it at this point because it demonstrates the difference between what Gurowake has so kindly started and what I'm suggesting for cleaner recordkeeping. The issue of a shieldholder missing a bout or tournament seems analogous to a shieldholding rugby team playing an away game - that match is not counted in the statistics.
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    Sumo ‘Ranfurly Shield’ for 2022

    It seems as though we're keeping track of how many times a wrestler has defended the shield, but not how often he has won it from another wrestler. The wikipedia page on the Ranfurly Shield has an 'overall records' table that lists Wins, Successful Defenses, and Average Defenses (per possession). I can't keep up with the pace of the work being done in the other thread, but I thought it worth mentioning before we get too far along to make the tracking too onerous.
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    A Gaijin Looks At Sumo Wrestling

    This is the kind of post that makes me wish there were a 'wow' option under the like symbol.
  11. For the record, Italian has seven vowel sounds, which is certainly covered by your 'approximately', but the two 'e' and two 'o' sounds can add to some subtle confusion.
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    Oyakata Tier List

    What is it that makes you say that? I'm not trying to challenge you; I'm genuinely curious.
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    Technical History of Sumo?

    This is good advice. Specifically, this is a link to references on the tachiai blog. I'm with you, however. I also wish there were a centralized reference. If you find one, please let us know!
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    Nakabi idea

    Seems like a good idea! How recent is the importance of Nakabi? There aren't any special rituals reserved for it, are there?
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    Natsu basho 2021

    We have him for another three years before retirement at least, don't we? Enjoy the ride.