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On 12/10/2019 at 10:46, Otokonoyama said:

If he's opening up a stable, a marriage will be arranged for him.

Hmmm that is interesting! I didn't realize that it was still a thing (arranged marriages - at least in Japan). I mean, what if he's not the "marrying kind"?

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Now that Endo is married but is keeping his bride secret, has anyone managed to uncover Nishkigi's wife? The drawing he did of her was hilarious!

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21 hours ago, cyclonicleo said:

Hmmm that is interesting! I didn't realize that it was still a thing (arranged marriages - at least in Japan). I mean, what if he's not the "marrying kind"?

Although not nearly as common as in the past, arranged marriages in Japan still do regularly occur today. 

Even if he's not the "marrying kind," I suspect he'd still take a wife strictly for the sake of appearance and tradition. 

 

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It sticks out to me that recently all rikishi seem to be be marrying ladies above their own age. I wonder where that trend comes from... I don't think it's too common in Japanese society in general. Is there a general preference in sumo circles for more mature ladies? 

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1 hour ago, dingo said:

It sticks out to me that recently all rikishi seem to be be marrying ladies above their own age. I wonder where that trend comes from... I don't think it's too common in Japanese society in general. Is there a general preference in sumo circles for more mature ladies? 

According to the statistics published by the government of Japan, in 45% of cases the bride is the same age or older than the groom. I think I read somewhere that japanese society values the fact to have a slightly older wife. If someone living there has an opinion on that...

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53 minutes ago, Nantonoyama said:

According to the statistics published by the government of Japan, in 45% of cases the bride is the same age or older than the groom. I think I read somewhere that japanese society values the fact to have a slightly older wife. If someone living there has an opinion on that...

They are not still corrupted to the bone like here in Europe. Un saludo desde España.

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On 22/10/2019 at 03:53, Kaninoyama said:

Although not nearly as common as in the past, arranged marriages in Japan still do regularly occur today. 

Even if he's not the "marrying kind," I suspect he'd still take a wife strictly for the sake of appearance and tradition. 

 

I'm glad that I'm not the only person who has considered that he might not be the "marrying kind." I've suspected that for several years, simply based on how stoic he appears in public and how closed off he's traditionally been. That would be difficult for a high-profile sekitori. 

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8 hours ago, Michishige said:

I'm glad that I'm not the only person who has considered that he might not be the "marrying kind." I've suspected that for several years, simply based on how stoic he appears in public and how closed off he's traditionally been. That would be difficult for a high-profile sekitori. 

I'm not personally making that assumption; I just responded to the poster who pondered that possibility. Although if that were the case, more power to him. 

I believe his trademark stoicism is more a characteristic of how a rikishi is expected to ideally conduct oneself, and in that respect, Kise was near flawless. Endo is another example.

Now that he is retired, Araiso has opened up quite a bit and has begun to show more of his personality.

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Thanks all for pondering the "marrying kind" bit with me! Whatever he chooses to do, I only wish him happiness and fulfillment.

On 22/10/2019 at 15:53, Kaninoyama said:

Even if he's not the "marrying kind," I suspect he'd still take a wife strictly for the sake of appearance and tradition. 

I thought as much, myself.

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The engagement  of Takayasu (29) and enka singer Konomi Mori (30 - same year in school) 杜このみ was made public today. They want to hold a press conference together in Fukuoka on the 31st. They met first at the 2016 NHK charity ozumo, again at the 2017 Natsu Tagonoura-beya senshuraku party, where she sang, and have a relation for 2 years now. Takayasu and she sang both in 2016 and this year (below) at the charity ozumo - the videos on the 2016 thread are gone by now

On 05/04/2016 at 14:12, Akinomaki said:

Another one with a bit more from Takayasu after the duet with May J., but still not his solo

Takayasu duet 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CN2SFk65a4

I guess she sang with Chiyootori http://www2.nhk.or.jp/archives/chronicle/pg/page010-01-01.cgi?recId=0001000000000000%400000000000000000000000-72-793E00000000000000000000

pics together from her Instagram

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this here just like the one with Daieisho below - photoshopped?

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the papers mostly just put them together or post single pics

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They appeared together at the NHK charity ozumo singing part this year, but not in a duet

On 10/02/2019 at 13:17, Akinomaki said:

Daieisho with Konomi Mori: Lonely Chaplin

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Takayasu with Hiromi Iwasaki: Itsu de mo yumo o いつでも夢を

On 17/02/2019 at 13:24, Akinomaki said:

The complete Charity ozumo NHK broadcast on MioMio http://www.miomio.tv/watch/cc422066/

As always, without the "jungyo" bouts - just shokkiri, Takekaze talk-show, taiko, jinku and the complete 2nd singing part with pro-singers

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On 24/10/2019 at 18:12, Michishige said:

I'm glad that I'm not the only person who has considered that he might not be the "marrying kind." I've suspected that for several years, simply based on how stoic he appears in public and how closed off he's traditionally been. That would be difficult for a high-profile sekitori. 

I had heard a story that he did have a childhood sweetheart but his parents broke them up in order to concentrate on his sumo career and he hadn't met anyone since...  :(

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On 28/10/2019 at 18:18, Akinomaki said:

The engagement  of Takayasu (29) and enka singer Konomi Mori (30 - same year in school) 杜このみ was made public today. They want to hold a press conference together in Fukuoka on the 31st.

The wide shows will be full of it - Direct LIVE Goody Goodday had a good live coverage of the press conference (but not a full one) and is available for now  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppuCtWBwoL8&t=12m30s

It started at 14:01h JST

for longer

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=直撃LIVE+グッディ!+2019年10月31日

http://www.miomio.tv/watch/cc464960/

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I again regret not to have given this an extra thread - Takayasu and Konomi Mori today

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and Natsu 2017

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NHK charity ozumo this year

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news clip

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congratulations

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Congrats to Takayasu, he seems a real happy man in these photos. Hopefully he'll get a boost on the dohyo and manage to keep his Ozeki rank in the upcoming basho despite that nasty injury. 

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