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  1. As we can see, Yamamotoyama is fine and enjoys life. He lost about 40 kilo in hospital where he had to stay because of kidney problems. Just now he is flying to Los Angeles with Shirononami where he will attend a small sumo tournament, giving autographs, shaking hands, doing a sumo ceremony ... later he will also be in Kansas. In November he will be in Egypt for a festival, also doing a sumo ceremony.
  2. Isegahama Beya Takasago Beya Sadogatake Beya Kokonoe Beya
  3. Some pics from morning training at Dewanoumi Beya today. http://www.sumo-webpaper.com/images/Natsu2012/Dewanoumi%20Beya.htm
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    Abi and Wakamotoharu - SNS banned

    I was wondering why Wakamotuharu vanished from my followers on Instagram. His account is deleted too.
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    Bilingual/Trilingual Rikishi?

    If he speaks, he speaks English quite well. Arawashi speaks excellent English, he lived in Indis for a while. Chiyoshoma is learning English. When Terunofuji started with sumo his English was quite ok. But in the meantime he forgot nearly everything.
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    Retirees after Haru 2019

    Tenkaiho borrowed from Kotoshogiku. Could be difficult for him to buy one as he doesn't have enough supporters to help him finance it.
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    Retirees after Hatsu 2019

    I'm a bit sad to see him go. Officially it's talk about an injury but I guess he didn't want to go on with sumo. It was not his own desire to become a sumo wrestler. His father took him to a tournament in Mongolia and he won without any practising. So he tried in Japan. Too bad he couldn't reach Juryo fast, then he would have stayed I guess. He has a wife and two kids (3 and 1 year old) in Mongolia and missed them much, no chance to live with them in Japan as long he isn't sekitori.
  8. Here are some first pics of day 7. Hatsu Basho Day 7, mostly Juryo In the evening Kotoshogiku invited me for dinner. In former times girls threw their bras on the stage for their stars. But times change ... Kotoshogiku was sitting in his underwear during dinner in the little restaurant. At the end he got up, undressed (in the restaurant), put on his kimono and started to write on his underwear. Then he made a little package and gave his underwear to me as a present .
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Love at first sight from Chiyoshoma, not so much in the beginning from Burte’s sight as she told us He arranged that she could take part at Chiyonofuji’s voyage to Mongolia as a translator and could convince her with his charme A very nice and clever young woman, good choice for both of them.
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    Takanoiwa hits his tsukebito

    I was talking about bis behavior towards the Yokozuna when Harumafuji hit him.
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    Takanoiwa hits his tsukebito

    I know Takanoiwa from his beginnings and watched him closely all the time, almost 10 years. I got to know him as a nice, polite and humble guy with a great sense of humor. He never showed any disrespect to me, my friends or other people around, neither as a lower division guy nor as a sekitori. But i realized that something changed in the last two years. You couldn’t rely on him any more and when there always was a bright smile on his face, he now looked grumpy. I had the impression that all started with his friend Terunofuji becoming Ozeki. Maybe he got jealous and unsatisfied with his own career. I was shocked about his behavior in the Harumafuji case and I’m even more shocked now with poor Takataisho No excuse for Takanoiwa but I’m sad to see a talented rikishi retire in such a way.
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    New recruits for Kyushu 2018

    Presentation of the new rikishi new rikishi, Kyushu Basho 2018
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    New recruits for Kyushu 2018

    Day 6 Maezumo Maezumo
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    New recruits for Kyushu 2018

    Day 5 Maezumo Maezumo
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    New recruits for Kyushu 2018

    Day 4 Maezumo: Maezumo
  16. a few outside pics Day 08 Yokozuna Hakuho training video morning training at Miyagino Beya Hakuho training video Day 10 outside Day 10, Juryo/Makuuchi
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    New recruits for Aki 2018

    We saw him in May while visiting training of Azumaseki Beya. Here is a link to a little video: https://www.facebook.com/martina.lunau.1/videos/vb.100000412083343/1907597209263997/?type=3 and some pics Very nice young man. I talked with Chiyoshoma about him and we agreed that he will have a great career.
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    Abema TV all sumo live

    Thanks! Should have put my VPN on
  19. It's sunday and I had a bit of time at 3 in the morning I put some videos of the lower divisions and some Juryo and Makuuchi bouts in the database.
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    Abema TV all sumo live

    Could you give the link for the recorded videos? Maybe I overread ... Thanks a lot
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    Pics Natsu Basho 2018

    some pics of the May Basho Natsu Basho Day 05 Natsu Basho 2018, Day 06 Natsu Basho 2018, Day 07 Natsu Basho 2018, Day 08 Natsu Basho Day 09, Juryo/Makuuchi
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    Pics Natsu Basho 2018

    Morning training at Kokonoe Beya Morning training at Sadogatake Beya Morning training at Azumazeki Beya Little video Morning training at Azumazeki Beya with a new Mongolian rikishi
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    Pics Kyushu Basho 2017

    some pics Day 09, lower divisions Day 10, Makuuchi division Kokonoe Beya
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    Pics Kyushu Basho 2017

    Always in use among the japanese journalists - the sumo database