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Shin-deshi special.

Kokkai. (Blushing...)

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Kokonoe-oyakata doing his shindeshi kensa duty...

Asashoryu. He looked better when he was younger, don't you think so?

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Kokonoe-oyakata on duty again, is it Naruto-oyakata in the back? :'-(

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Shoryu's grip-strength is being measured.

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Asashoryu in his borrowed kesho-mawashi. Asanosho's?

Finally, that famous pair of shin-deshi, Waka and Taka.

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Is it Kitanoumi-oyakata standing next to that number 1 on the wall? IDs of other oyakata would be nice, too... (Feeling guilty...)

That's it for today!

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Kokonoe-oyakata on duty again, is it Naruto-oyakata in the back? (Blushing...)

Thanks for the pics! (Feeling guilty...)

I definitely think that is Musashigawa-oyakata though.

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Kokonoe-oyakata just rocks. He looks better than all the other oyakata, and was a better rikishi than all of them as well. Yes, including Taiho.

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(Holiday feeling...)

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He looks better than all the other oyakata (...)

I understand preciously little about male handsomeness but I guess you haven't seen Michinoku and Tatsunami. At least that's what I've heard about women's opinions in this regard.

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Not to forget very recent shisho, Shikoroyama-oyakata (moto sekiwake Terao).

Edited by Manekineko

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Shoryu's grip-strength is being measured.

I envy those delts.. (You are going off-topic...)

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I found some Lynn Matsuoka postcards and thought someone might wish to have a look. Remember to visit her site as well.

Yokozuna Akebono.

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Yokozuna Chiyonofuji.

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Ozeki Takanohana II.

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Ozeki Wakanohana III.

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Rengo-keiko in 1990.

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Here's one page full of pictures: NHK sumo commentators, all oyakata/former rikishi.

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Well, it's all written, but for those of you with even worse grasp of Japanese than me:

1st row: Nishikido-oyakata (moto-Mito) in the times he still had has hair. (In a state of confusion...)

Kumegawa-oyakata, former Kotoinazuma. He never had hair. (Punk rocker...)

Kasugayama-oyakata, former Kasugafuji.

2nd row: Onogawa-oyakata, former Gan'yu. (Heart)

Takasaki-oyakata, former Oginohana.

Odake-oyakata, former Dairyu.

3rd row: Tatsutagawa-oyakata, former Shikishima. Lost a lot of weight

after retiring, since he suffers from diabetes. (Hugging...)

Katsunoura-oyakata, former Kitakachidoki. Best shikona!

Tatsunami-oyakata, former Asahiyutaka.

That's it! Oh, for interested, my new avatar is Sanji from One Piece, one damn funny and cool shounen manga. ;-)

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Odake-oyakata, former Dairyu.

He's Sanoyama Oyakata nowadays. (Punk rocker...)

Spectaaaaacular pictures all around! (In a state of confusion...) (Sign of approval)

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In honor of the holiday, more pictures!

Kotokan'yu after a muddy exercise. Toki in the background!

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Musashimaru demonstrating his yokozuna knot:

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Kaio looking stern and unKaiolike while having his hair done:

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Oginishiki (methinks) piling sacks of sand on Kyokushuzan:

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Various forms of muscle pumping by various rikishi:

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Top: Kotonowaka, Tomonohana, Chiyotaikai

Bottom: Wakakosho, Takanowaka, Otsukasa

:-)

Edited by Manekineko

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Oginishiki (methinks) piling sacks of sand on Kyokushuzan:

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I don't think it's Oginishiki.

Maybe Wakanojo? I'm not sure...

Thanks for the pics btw :-)

Edited by Yubiquitoyama

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(Eh?) (Applauding...) :-) (Kewl pics! ) (Sign of approval) I hope this thread never ends..... Thank you, Manekineko-zeki!

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What's going on in the bottom row middle picture, with one rikishi rubbing a towel around another rikishi's head? :-)

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What's going on in the bottom row middle picture, with one rikishi rubbing a towel around another rikishi's head? 

:-)

Neck strengthening exercise. Sternocleidomastoideus & company gets good workout! More comfortable receiving Taikai's neck thrusts when you have strong neck. That towel exercise is a good one. You can do that solo too by resisting with towel or even just with your own hand.

Keep your necks strong folks!

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Oginishiki (methinks) piling sacks of sand on Kyokushuzan:

excercise2.jpg

I don't think it's Oginishiki.

Maybe Wakanojo? I'm not sure...

Yeah, well, possibly. I still mix those two up if the pictures aren't clear. (I am not worthy...) At one point in my sumo-watching I wondered if they were brothers, they seem so similar to me.

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Yeah, well, possibly. I still mix those two up if the pictures aren't clear. (I am not worthy...) At one point in my sumo-watching I wondered if they were brothers, they seem so similar to me.

It's not so easy to tell if it's Oginishiki, without the trademark moles visible (I am not worthy...)

Cheers

Z.

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What's going on in the bottom row middle picture, with one rikishi rubbing a towel around another rikishi's head?

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(I am not worthy...) Great thread this one!

Ever since stumbling upon it a week or so ago i haven't stopped looking at this photo.So much history in it! Fascinating!

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Edited by Taka

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Slightly off-topic, but what is a maiden dinner talk show?

wielded her microphone at her maiden dinner talk show

It's a quote from the article linked above by Kotoseiya-zeki.

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Slightly off-topic, but what is a maiden dinner talk show?

I figured they just meant it was the debut of her show...a bad adaption of "maiden voyage" and all that.

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With all this talk about Musa retiring, I'm inspired to make a Musahimaru-special exhibition. In hope it will not turn out to be intai-special... (fingers crossed)

Let's start with a splash! Yokozuna dohyo-iri, with two hairy aides -

Buyuuuuzan as tachimochi, Wakanoyama as tsuyuharai.

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Notice the wrist in cast. (Foot in mouth...)

Nude descending the staircase. (Laughing...) Well, not exactly,

he does wear mawashi, the cast (again) and some more taping

on his feet. Behind him an unidentified deshi, and (Heart) Kotonowaka.

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Visit at tokoyama's. Why is tsukebito shielding him with umbrella?

I don't know. (Raining...)

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Hmm, I wonder what this picture is doing in Musa-special... :-D

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Need I say? One on the left.

This one left me speechless. (Yikes...)

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Walrus-sumo. Hmmm...

:-P

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For a minute there I thought the last picture was Buyuzan and Wakanoyama again until I realised they where too good looking.

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