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  1. rokudenashi

    New recruits Haru 2023

    Tangentially related, but I believe Hyōdō is the brother of former pro wrestler Akira Hyōdō. Their father is also of some repute but I can't remember why.
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    Natsu jungyo 2023

    Japanese Danny DeVito on the left is killing me
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    Hakuho retires

    It’s explained on page 17 of this thread
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    COVID-delayed oyakata danpatsu-shiki

    Yutakayama's danpatsu-shiki will be held on June 25th at the Kokugikan - source
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    Ochiai’s future shikona

    No doubt some of these were stolen from this exact thread...
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    Hakuho retires

    Mönkh-idere (?) - Tottori Jōhoku alum, currently studying at Dōshisha University and a member of their sumō club Couple of threads from the university sports publication's Twitter account listing him in tournament results - from what I can tell, Demidejamts is their top wrestler Looks eerily like his uncle - this pic is from 2015 though
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    Trainee graduation/entry (pics)

    And to the surprise of absolutely no-one, Ochiai is indeed the first person to join the school already as sekitori, as mentioned in the headline of the Sponichi article
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    Ochiai’s future shikona

    That’s interesting insight, thanks. I knew of the Hōō (鳳凰) from the 70s/80s but not this one. Placing the character somewhere other than at the end would be an exceptional case, but then again, Ochiai is an exceptional prospect...
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    Ochiai’s future shikona

    Using the kan’on readings for 稲妻 you would get Tōseihō, which sounds feasible, and while I’ve never seen the word expressed as on’yomi in any context, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility. This might just be me, but when I think of a wrestler like Ochiai - not flashy, lots of raw power (bukotsu as they would say), I tend to associate that with on’yomi readings - must be some weird synesthetic response.
  10. While it appears Ochiai is not getting a new shikona for his jūryō promotion, I thought it would be fun to blindly speculate on what it might be if/when he does get one. It’s reasonable to expect that any shikona he receives will have 鵬 - hō - at the end, but outside of that parameter it’s open season. So, I’ll start off with a few that came to mind: 伯州鵬 (Hakushūhō) - for two reasons, the obvious being that it sounds similar to his stablemaster’s, and the second being that Hakushū was a name for a historical province which now forms part of Tottori prefecture. Ochiai’s hometown, Kurayoshi, was the capital. It’s not uncommon for rikishi to receive a shikona including a historical reference to their shusshin 伯耆鵬 (Hōkihō) - Hōki is another name for Hakushū province. Sounds a lot like Hōkahō so maybe not likely 光鵬 (Kōhō) - in honour of Miyagino’s late senpai Kōbō, taking the first character from his shikona. Additionally, two of his uchideshi already have single-character references to elemental concepts - Enhō with the kanji for flames (炎) and Raihō with thunder (雷) 電鵬 (Denhō) - similar to the above, taking the character for electricity/lightning 銀甲鵬 (Ginkōhō) - this has no basis, just my imagination. 銀 being silver, 甲 being armour, or more appropriately back, as he reminds me of a silverback gorilla in some respects Anyway, interested in your ideas! The more creative the better.
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    New Juryo for Haru

    It was worth staying up stupidly late for this news. The excitement for Haru begins!!
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    I got the wrong end of the stick then, I thought it was by nature of his tsukedashi status.
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Today’s musubi no ichiban, wow. Seriously enthralling. Respect to Midorifuji, he’s been especially entertaining this basho and really threw the kitchen sink at Takakeishō. Takakeishō is just too on form. It was nice to see Nishikifuji looking out for his stablemate as he tried to get back on the dohyō for the decision. Tomorrow Nishikifuji gets an opportunity to avenge Midorifuji’s loss against the Ōzeki. Hōshōryū did well to absorb Abi’s nodowa with the staggered stance, then pivot around him at the tawara. I’ve seen that approach work a few times against Abi. Shout out to Daieishō who is currently joint leader, beating all 4 Sekiwake and a Komusubi - tomorrow he faces Meisei who he has a 11-2 career record against. Impressive recovery from Ochiai to then bulldoze out the veteran Daiseiryū, and Kawazoe’s utchari against Tochikamiyama was masterful. With Hokuseihō’s victory, it was a good day for Miyagino-beya… Finally, the Okinohama vs Oginohama bout we’ve all been waiting for:
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Yes, I ultimately want exploding barbed wire and light tubes around the dohyō
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    New recruits Hatsu 2023

    Footage from the shindeshi kensa: