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  1. Yarimotsu

    Narutobeya happenings

    It's not so weird when you understand why. The filter has detected Narutobeya long ago as purveyors of smut, scantily-clad and promoting their adult-only material on the regular. Of course no actual human is involved in that judgement, just a silly little computer brain.
  2. I don't know whether they take a substantial amount of time off, but would like to hear the answer for my own trip in two months' time. You could always try contacting the stable yourself, assuming some level of confidence in conveying your question or understanding an answer in Japanese.
  3. I took a different interpretation of your question and decided to manually search through all the foreigners for first names in common. As for actually answering your question which I now see is probably about other instances of Japanese rikishi with the same name in romaji, I don't have the database-scraping automation required but others do. Caveats everywhere, including that I may have missed one or two matches of Mongolians, who seem to have many similar first names that are slightly different, and I don't understand Chinese/ Korean names but don't think I saw a full match. Obviously(?) we have Ukrainian Danylo in Jonokuchi who might be able to catch up to Daniel from Bulgaria and meet him for a bout, so I was probably influenced by that. Roho and Wakanoho are both Russians called Soslan, they fought twice: https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi_opp.aspx?r=1421#6527 . Unless we get our Dans to match up, this is the only case I could find of foreigners with the same name fighting. Kokkai https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=1187 and his brother/cousin(?) https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=6564 have the same surname and first name and competed at the same time but not same division. I found two Brazilians called Mario, with a generational gap https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=913 https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=1509 . Most of the other cases of name matches I found were in the same stable: Akebono and his brother(?) https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=2048 share a surname, Musashimaru and his son(?) share a whole name https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=12098 , this guy Yamato https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=57 had a brother also https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=2191 .
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    Game 21 Kyushu Basho 2023

    Thanks to Profomisakari for the day-to-day as is usual. Congratulations to Karasukarai on his first Yusho, and to andonishiki on his third JY. I should be well-placed to open the game for January as usual, but expect fewer reminders from me as I will not have easy access to the thread. Hopefully I should have no issues posting the players' selection data while having lunch in Nara!
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    Kyushu Special Prizes

    https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query_bout.aspx?show_form=0&year=>1957&rank1=o-y&y1=on&onlyl1=on&rank2=m-s&wins2=>9&winsopt2=2&ns2=on Something like this, I presume.
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    Sekitori Sweepstake - January 2024

    So the ranks go S2 S1 S2? I will play in January.
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    Kyujo Updates for 2023 Kyushu

    Yeah, kotoeko's bout was more of a slow crumple under hokuseiho as he brought him to the rope.
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    I did immediately consider the possibility that the shimpan simply didn't want to award any second chances lest they end up with a yokozuna who made the rank doing that kind of sumo. After all, some oyakata were quoted before the basho suggesting they'd only be happy with him getting promoted if he showed solid forward-moving sumo - this was a perfect chance to deny such inadequacies (or at least not reward mediocrity). I have thought before that both kotonowaka and hoshoryu suffered similar decisions under slightly different circumstances.
  9. If you like amateur sumo you should like this guy. Spreading the love for the sport. I was surprised to see who his final opponent was in this video, thought that he might have become persona-non-grata.
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    To quote one of the best one-liners on the internet, if my grandmother had wheels she would've been a bike
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Oshoumi - Kototebakari was fun today. And well done, Sadanoumi and Hiradoumi.
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    Kyujo Updates for 2023 Kyushu

    I would've said a lower back injury from the first fight, but the second looked like maybe a foot injury? I'm just guessing. But he did definitely look injured to me.
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    I did see the 2016.05 basho mentioned as the last where three Ozeki got off to a 2-0 start (also a 3-0 start, but not 4-0 in that case). However we're also looking at the top 3 active wrestlers getting a 3-0 start. That hasn't happened since 2018.09, when we had 3 Yokozuna start the tournament 5-0. At the time, Takakeisho was having a (much improved) second try at Komusubi, Kiri was faltering at the top of Makushita and Hoshoryu was just easing his way into Makushita for the first time.
  14. The video covers Chikara Ishi, stones lifted by the rikishi of the past, many of whom were involved with sumo also. A professor has identified 16,000 such stones and also recounts past traditions such as presenting the stones outside one's house as proof of your strength, or lifting a particularly heavy stone to gain access to the government-run entertainment district, or taking the neighbouring village's stone back to your village in a friendly rivalry. The professor's book even details a banzuke created in the Edo period to document the most renowned stone lifters. Martins also teases his upcoming video (Dec 3rd) about involvement with a sumo stable, it appears he trained with Tatsunami stable for a day (Meisei etc).
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Honestly I was happy with the call. Usually where the dead body becomes apparent for one, then the other who touches first becomes dead body slightly later, I like to see the bout called a redo. Expecting big things from Gonoyama in the future though, he clearly has the spirit and skill to stick around the top of the banzuke.