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Well, I've stumbled on few more pictures you might find interesting, showing rikishi in the way most of us isn't used to seeing them. All pictures are from Sumo magazine, kindly scanned and sent to me by Hahanoyama-zeki. On with the show!

This one is for Onnagumo-zeki, and any other Forum members who have an especially soft spot for K'waka. The picture was taken during winter 1999/2000 Okinawa jungyo. That's K'waka's son in his lap, his wife on his right. Careful observes may notice Hayateumi on the top right, dozing beside his akeni (luggage).

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I hope you recognise this dashing young fellow. Yes, Asashoryu, in Mongolian-sumo dress I believe.

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And couple Mongolians more. This picture was taken in 1992. I have no idea who the one on the right is, but the other two are Kyokutenho and Kyokushuzan, as shindeshi (newly entered pro sumo).

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More shindeshi! Can you recognise these three valiant Makushita-tsukedashi (ex university yokozuna enter sumo at higher rank than usual)?

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Did you know Hamanoshima loves fishing? Here he is, with a fine catch, and his hair down... looking incredibly handsome, if I might add...

(Happy...)

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And in the end, Akinoshima, *smiling*! I apologise for exposing you tothis repulsive spectacle...

(Sarcasm...)

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I might grace this thread with more pictures unless begged to stop. Be warned! :D

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That's K'waka's son in his lap, his wife on his right.

(...)

More shindeshi! Can you recognise these three valiant Makushita-tsukedashi?

(...)

I might grace this thread with more pictures unless begged to stop. Be warned! :D

The first picture is a mirror image. :-)

Hamanishiki, Kotomitsuki & Takamisakari, the ravens of Nichidai. (Thumbs up...)

Yay, pictures! More, please! :-9

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Takamisakari ( Kato on photo ) seems to me less fat now.

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Have you got photo of Dewanoumi-beya new rikishi, Uchida ( from Nichi-dai )?

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Have you got photo of Dewanoumi-beya new rikishi, Uchida ( from Nichi-dai )?

Don't know. I'll have to check...

The first picture is a mirror image.

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Yes, I've noticed it too. Did you do it the hard way (kanji on akeni) or the easy way (GANYU pattern on K'waka's kimono)? :)

Why does K'waka wear Gan'yu-related clothes, anyway?

The yama kanji looked odd (rightmost upside down) to me so I flipped the photo horizontally to check it and only then did I notice the Ganyu text on Mitsuya's kimono.

Rikishi tend to wear kimono adorned with other guys' shikona, presumably those of his friends. It's considered rude to wear your own shikona or so I've read somewhere.

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Great!  Love these sort of threads!  Please post more if and when available!  Thanks :)

Cheers

Zenjimoto

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Thank you thank you thank you, Manekineko-zeki! Great pics!

How do you like this one of Takanonami:

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(Rijicho: Image path updated.)

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As promised, more pictures, from Sumo magazine, and NHK sumo magazine, all scans recieved from Hahanoyama-zeki.

First, a Konishiki series, for all his fans out there. On the first picture you see young Konishiki with current Azumazeki-oyakata in his active rikishi days (notice the mage). Following three are self-explanatory.

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Next is Akebono's last dohyo-iri (ring enetering ceremony), from his danpatsu-shiki (hair-cutting ceremony when rikishi retires). That's Ake's son in gyoji's lap.

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And finally, more BW amateurs pictures. Since I'm not sure who everybody on the second picture is, I've left the text for those interested. On the top picture are current Tochinonada, Kaiho and Kotomitsuki. Strange, I never thought of them as more or less same generation...

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More to come! :D

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Notice the page numbering in the Akebono dohyo-iri picture. :-9  Japanese magazines are read "backwards".

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Truly some priceless images here. Especially the one on asashoryu and the ones feat. takamisakari.

This is one of the many reasons why I love reading this forum  :-)  (Heart)

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More pictures!

First, gyoji consecrating the dohyo before the basho starts

(dohyo matsuri)

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Kitanofuji-oyakata's kanreki (sixtieth birthday) dohyo-iri.

Supposedly all yokozuna are entitled to hold it. His

tachi-mochi (sword-bearer) is Kokonoe-oyakata, former

yokozuna Chiyonofuji. His tsuyu-harai (dew sweeper) is

Hakkaku-oyakata, former yokozuna Hokutoumi. Both are his

former deshi, I think.

Kitanofuji.jpg

See zabuton fly in Maru's honor! Hoshifransu, where are you?

I think this is from the basho were Maru won his tsuna

(yokozuna rope).

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Chanko (lunch) in Tomozuna-beya.

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How often does this happen? 4 former university wrestlers,

they all got the same kesho-mawashi from their university.

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Daishi, changing the diapers? Closer look revelas he's

putting a miniature kesho-mawashi on the baby, presumably

his son. That's argentinian Hoshitango, I think, looking

from the background. A jungyo picture.

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And finaly, Kaiho! Well, Kaiho-maru to be precise, Kaiho's

father's fishing boat after which Kaiho took his shikona,

'Sea Phoenix'.

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More to follow in the new year!

Edited by Manekineko

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Just a word : great!

Picture of Musashimaru's promotion is fantastic!

And, of course, the three yokozuna of Kokonoe-beya during ex-Kitanofuji's kanreki dohyo-iri.

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On golf picture, it's Kyokudozan with Konishiki, isn't it?

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The new year is here, and I promised new pictures, didn't I?

Here you go:

That's Red dragon next to the Blue/Green one. Asasekiryu and his dobeya (stable-mate) telling jokes in Mongolian.

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Wakanoyama, having a bad hair day (all over his body?)

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Tochinonada. Seeing these guys with glasses always surprizes me.

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Takanohana's "demon face" after he beat Musashimaru in 2001 Natsu to win his (last?) cup.

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Akinoshima, *smiling*! Yes, that sight has scarred me for life... ;)

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To ease the pain of previous picture, here's a guy who really knows how to smile:

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One more Musa, but do you see that tall dark deshi on the right? I think that's Tongan Minaminoshima, Musa's tsukebito.

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Chiyotaikai, with a "who, me?" face.

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Ah, it's not easy to be a new boy in the club... 3 ozeki badmouthing the 4th? Tochiazuma's expression is priceless...

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That's it for today!

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Akinoshima, *smiling*! Yes, that sight has scarred me for life... ;)

Smiling guys you want? (Devilish thought)

Here's another one for you!

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Yes, mademoiselle, Katsumi knows how to smile! :-)

So does Kotoryu, good old Katsumi! (Aww...)

Kotoryu-smile.jpg

Yes, they're namesakes. (Thumbs up...)

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Musoyama's kesho mawashi is splendid!

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And couple Mongolians more. This picture was taken in 1992. I have no idea who the one on the right is, but the other two are Kyokutenho and Kyokushuzan, as shindeshi (newly entered pro sumo).

mong1992.jpg

The third one is Kyokutenzan, who is still in Makushita, but is thought to be the most strong-willed of the three. They came in together, and there is a famous story-at one point Shuuzan and Tenhou decided they had had enough and decided to leave Sumo. I think they even returned to Mongolia... Kyokutenzan persuaded them to return. He is currently ranked at Makushita East 55 after a couple of poor Bashos. Highest rank-Makushita 16. He looks extremely young today for his age- 29.

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All these pictures are absolutely great, thank you very much for publishing!!

Here is another one from Kotoryu (hope you don't know it yet)

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Here is another one from Kotoryu (hope you don't know it yet)

Are sekitori allowed to ride motorcycles? :-0

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Musoyama's kesho mawashi is splendid!

I couldn't agree more! The best I have seen so far. It fits his dark mood perfectly!

I wish Toki had such a kesho-mawashi... :~-(

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Generally, Musoyama's kesho-mawashi are beautiful. And this one, arghh... a masterpiece!

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OK, more pictures!

Just to prove that some men look better when they get older, here's Kotozakura, current Sadogatake-oyakata.

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Speaking of former yokozuna, here's Hanada Masaru(?), former Wakanohana, trying for a career in american football (didn't last, did it?).

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And more yokozuna, playing golf:

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But not only yokozuna play golf... Tochinonada, Oginishiki and Higonoumi, if I'm not mistaken.

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Another dohyo-matsuri image.

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Chiyotaikai, practicing violin. :D

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Lower ranked rikishi waiting their turn. Sign says 'Toilets'... This is taken from a site of some professional photographer, so I'm probably breaking all sorts of copyrights, but it's such a good picture.

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Mitoizumi doing what he does the best:

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See you again next week!

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