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Johnofuji last won the day on August 29 2012

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    Sumo, Mongolian Bokh, Sirreum, Boxing & Judo & Chanko


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  1. Johnofuji

    Hakuho retires

    If it helps to take away some of the wank factor, I checked with one of his mates and apparently the watch was a gift from a rich sponsor. Sekitori don't need cash or pockets when their sponsors take them out. Hoshihikari said "That's a good thing .The worst thing is when sponsors give us the leftover food that we never left"
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    MMA's Alexander " King Kong" Romanov Sumo background?

    Thanks Shinobi san. I got a reply form the Russian Sumo Federation and they have never heard of him. He may have done it with Moldova or even the Ukrainians but I've never seen the Moldovans compete as a separate team.
  3. Johnofuji

    MMA's Alexander " King Kong" Romanov Sumo background?

    Thanks. I thought so. I'm just curious as I don't think I've seen him at any world championships .His name normally would show up in an email search if he was listed in any of the draws that the International Sumo Federation send me. He is closer to a middleweight anyway so he wouldn't stand out as a King Kong . I'll ask me friend who works for the Russian Sumo Federation. Whether it's true or not I suppose if he keeps winning it's a good plug for sumo.
  4. This guy Alexander " King Kong" Romanov, claims to have experience in sumo and commentators say that it helps him in MMA (which it might) However , judging by the lack of evidence I would say that it is a load of the cow's husband's excrement. I've never heard of him competing in amasumo and an interview of him in Russian says he doesn't mention sumo . It's a good selling point but he doesn't need one so why tell porkies?
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    Rikishi of the past

    Thanks for that interesting tidbit Akinomaki san. We can always rely on you to give us the most interesting pearls of information that can't be found anywhere else. It's sad when you think about how much Japanese history has been lost from wars, earthquakes , fires or simply from spring cleaning which as to be done because the houses are too small . More sumo statues.
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    As uncomfortable as I was about doing it , I sold one to an American for $100 and I don't think they did sumo. It was all done impersonally via our Sumo Federation email so I'm not sure if they would get excited or not to know that it had been worn by a large sweaty Samoan , Tongan or Maori for a TV commercial. I have heard of some prolific undie thieves in Japan but I thought they were just isolated incidents. I made the mistake of looking it up and it's way too common. Just recently an upskirt photographer got arrested with 2700 pairs. Ewww. Do you think we could cheer up Terasawa by getting him a new rabbit? A mawashi is a very personal item for a rikishi. New ones are very uncomfortable and take a very long time to soften up . The first few times really take the skin off but at least the black ones are a little softer due to the dyeing process.
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    Other Runaway rikishi

    Yes I remember now. He was a bit of a pisshead so he got told to choose the booze or sumo. He got up fairly high in makuuchi and was on the verge of greatness before he had to go troppo. He was a big solid unit. I had to help one of my Samoan deshi on the set of a new Marvel movie last week and he was almost twice the size of Nankairyu .
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    Other Runaway rikishi

    Yes I was wondering that too when I saw that Raishu's post about the Phantom Rikishi. Maybe he is right and the oyakata have zombie rikishi on the books to collect their slavery fees.
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    Other Runaway rikishi

    He ran away 7 times but all I know is that his father persuaded him to go back each time. He was probably after some of his mum's Filipino cooking .
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    Other Runaway rikishi

    Ossu, I'm curious as to how often rikishi have run away from their stables. I recall that 6 Tongans ran away from their Heya in 1976 after a dispute with the stablemaster who took over after the death of the oyakata that recruited them. I'll have to ask our resident ex-rikishi Minaminoshima for details as I think his dad was involved too. In about 1991 Kyokutenhō, Kyokushuzan and three others ran away and sought refuge in the Mongolian embassy however Kyokutenzan persuaded them to return. In January 1932 there was the Shunjuen Incident where dozens of rikishi walked out and only 11 remained in the top division. I know a lot of individuals have run away so it's not a rare occurrence. Saito from Tokitsukaze eventually ended up having his life brutally taken away from him after he was persuaded to come back several times. One of the kids in a documentary about a decade ago did a runner and there are countless tales of rikishi wanting to chuck in the towel. A rikishi once told me that a former university sekitori was forced to quietly resign for getting frisky with his tsukibito in the hot tub. It was alleged that the victims ran away after they were made to bob for plums (if you catch my drift) I know that it used to be very common for rikishi to sneak out for some fun at night until the stablemasters got better CCTV. The Musashigawa beya boys found a blind spot next to the dohyo so they would dive out of the window. Are there any other notable incidents that our sumo history buffs recall?
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    Ishiura keiko violence - the next scandal

    Get ready for the next scandal about Hakuho taking a sneaky trip to Sydney for New Years Eve. At least he gave me a calendar and a tegata date 2nd January 2020
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    Kindai sumo club coach Ito in memoriam

    Very sad news. He as a really nice guy. I think I saw a bout yesterday of him doing a beautiful izori on Dr Saito who was the first World Openweight Champion and the first to have the displeasure of tying my first proper mawashi.
  13. Johnofuji

    Sumo World Championships 2018

    Thanks Akinomaki. If there is wifi at the stadium I will try to post videos as they happen to Facebook. I'll either make a page or put it in my Kimarite Central Sumo techniques page.
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    Preparations of the masses- May 2018

    It will be Sleepless in Sumida for Ishiura. He sent me a message at 3.30am Japan time to tell me that his wife gave birth. He didn't say if the baby is the gender that is allowed on the dohyo or the gender that has to stay out. (or according to Tumblr it could be one of 112 genders) Congratulations to him and his lovely wife. They are both brilliant with kids. He read bedtime stories to my kids who just adore their Uncle Masa. IT'S A BOY.
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    Towels-Who likes what color?

    I assume that the towels match the bathmats for all rikishi now that Baruto has retired. Do they usually stick with the same colours? I might have to try this on my Sumo for dummies torikumi if it helps identify the rikishi easily. Each basho a local Japanese restaurant feeds myself and my family. In return I get to walk around with a dai joki, give out fabulous prizes (my kids rig the lucky door tickets if they don't like the look of people) and answer questions from diners about sumo whilst they watch NHK. I make a torikumi with shikona, height weight, country of origin and head to head stats but when it comes to something simple like the colour of the shimekomi and kesho mawashi it can be hard when they change them so often (soiling perhaps?) Profile photos are too small if I want to keep the sheet at one or two pages and everyone looks so alike to the initiated.