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First I thought it's a typo on Gaijingai's behalf (sorry, Jeff!), but then I suspected I got it wrong by myself all these years. And then again, checking back with the almighty Doitsubase, I have no clue why John consistently writes "Tochinoshiki" instead of Tochinishiki.

Edit: There are even video links to that famous yusho-deciding bout, and the commentator clearly says Tochinishiki. (only the lower one stil works)

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4 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

Edit: There are even video links to that famous yusho-deciding bout, and the commentator clearly says Tochinishiki. (only the lower one stil works)

I was there in real time- It's Tochinishiki.

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17 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

First I thought it's a typo on Gaijingai's behalf (sorry, Jeff!), but then I suspected I got it wrong by myself all these years. And then again, checking back with the almighty Doitsubase, I have no clue why John consistently writes "Tochinoshiki" instead of Tochinishiki.

Edit: There are even video links to that famous yusho-deciding bout, and the commentator clearly says Tochinishiki. (only the lower one stil works)

To be fair, that’s the sort of thing an editor should be fact-checking and correcting.

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Aside from serving as an NHK colour commentator on Day 7, Mr. Gunning explains how surprisingly easy it is for one (Japanese nationals anyway) to join sumo:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/07/13/sumo/sumo-101-joining-sumo/#.XSm4ly2B0xg

For another take on the subject (re apprentice examination), see https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/sumo/sumopedia/ (Becoming a sumo wrestler)

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1 hour ago, Eikokurai said:

To be fair, that’s the sort of thing an editor should be fact-checking and correcting.

I would even suspect the editor "correcting" John's perfectly fine article. Wouldn't have been the first time.

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1 hour ago, code_number3 said:

Is chaya system similar to “season ticket holder” for honbasho?

My impression is that if you want to have regular tickets to honbasho (except for the Kyushu Tourney), the best way to go about it is to go through a chaya.  

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9 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

I would even suspect the editor "correcting" John's perfectly fine article. Wouldn't have been the first time.

Still happens though not as much as in the past.

This time however an autocorrect I didn't notice was to blame.

I'll just gambarize and try and get back on track and do my own brand of sumo writing from tomorrow.

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4 hours ago, John Gunning said:

Still happens though not as much as in the past.

This time however an autocorrect I didn't notice was to blame.

I'll just gambarize and try and get back on track and do my own brand of sumo writing from tomorrow.

What is your style? Do you favour a migi or hidari grip on your pen when you’re writing? 

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10 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

Which came first, the article or the commentary made on Day 7's broadcast?  I'm going with the former, in the sense that the article had been penned first.

Nope. That Sumo 101 was written at 4am Monday morning.

Still looking for suggestions for the second half of the tournament if there is anything I haven't covered.

 

September 2018

  1. The Ring
  2. The Belt
  3. Ring Names
  4. The Emperor’s Cup
  5. Ringside Judges
  6. The Topknot
  7. Tegata
  8. Sekitori
  9. Ryogoku
  10. Stables
  11. Sumo School
  12. Winning Techniques
  13. Yokozuna
  14. Senshuraku
  15. Life Outside Sumo / Hobbies

 

November 2018

  1. Shonichi
  2. Chanko
  3. Nobori
  4. Tokoyama
  5. Shitakubeya
  6. Kensho
  7. The Roof
  8. Oyakata & Rikishi Relationship
  9. Ozeki
  10. Gyoji
  11. Keiko
  12. Sumo Museum
  13. Wrestlers Clothing / Footwear
  14. Ring-entering ceremonies
  15. Illegal Moves

 

January 2019

  1. Becoming A rikishi
  2. Sanyaku (Komusubi and Sekiwake Ranks)
  3. Banzuke
  4. Heya (Stables Physical Characteristics & Locations)
  5. Retirement Ceremonies
  6. A Typical Tournament Day For Rikishi
  7. Yusho Portraits In The Kokugikan
  8. Akeni
  9. Pre & Post bout rituals
  10. Kesho Mawashi
  11. Trading Cards
  12. Koenkai (Supporters Groups)
  13. Sumo Jinja (相撲発祥の地)
  14. Tickets
  15. Sansho (special prizes)

 

March 2019

  1. Juryo Division
  2. Pusher-Thrusters
  3. Sewanin / Wakaimonogashira
  4. Sword Bearers & Dew Sweepers
  5. Souvenirs
  6. Closed Stables
  7. Sumo Manga
  8. Nicknames
  9. College Graduates in Ozumo
  10. Brothers in Sumo
  11. Bow Twirling Ceremony
  12. Could have beens
  13. Rikishi with 90% plus losing records
  14. Retired Oyakata
  15. Instant replay

 

May 2019

  1. Ichimon
  2. Amateur Sumo
  3. Tourism
  4. Americans
  5. Injuries
  6. Online Games
  7. Commercials
  8. Tachiai
  9. Cancelled tournaments
  10. Small Rikishi
  11. Large rikishi
  12. Yobidashi
  13. Mongolians
  14. Controversial decisions
  15. Sumo and song

 

July 2019

  1. Drawn bouts
  2. Rikishi with Character
  3. Non-Tokyo Tournaments
  4. Kokugikan
  5. Chaya
  6. Wakanohana Tochinishiki Rivalry
  7. Joining sumo
  8. Shikiri sen

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Tsukebito, regional tours, NSk org, the rijicho, soken, former rikishi announcers., Futabayama's win streak, family dynasties, rikishi weddings, uchi-age parties, deciding to retire, okamisan.

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A typical non-tournament day for the rikishi.

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5 hours ago, Otokonoyama said:

Tsukebito, regional tours, NSk org, the rijicho, soken, former rikishi announcers., Futabayama's win streak, family dynasties, rikishi weddings, uchi-age parties, deciding to retire, okamisan.

That's ok for a start, now give it some thought!

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sagari
emergency sand throwing (blood spilled on the dohyo)
long bouts water breaks
statues, special memorial ceremonies
the role of taiko, do clappers have to be tuned?
 

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11 hours ago, John Gunning said:

Nope. That Sumo 101 was written at 4am Monday morning.

Impressive!  I bet you still got up at 6am for asageiko! ;-)

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Scouting, ikemen rikish and/or sumojo, sumo as a 2020 demo sport, iron men in sumo (Aminishiki and his ilk).

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1 hour ago, Amamaniac said:

Impressive!  I bet you still got up at 6am for asageiko! ;-)

I get up no later than 3am any day. I wrote it AFTER waking

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3 hours ago, orandashoho said:

emergency sand throwing (blood spilled on the dohyo)

It's salt not sand and it serves the dual purpose of disinfecting and purifying (in a ritual sense)

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Mr. Gunning, you've covered so much material that it's hard to think of something you haven't covered!

Can you clarify the way non-paid rikishi get "paid"?  Do they get an allowance?  Is it the same for each heya?  Besides food, lodging and a yukata, what does the oyakata provide?

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Mr. Gunning, how about which heyas are the hardest on the rikishi?

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