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You may not be professional but these look pretty good to me. You have managed to get an insider feel of things. I particularly like the shots from the imperial box, the approach to the KG and the shrines. (I haven't yet displayed them all full size due to my low line speed, but I have enjoyed all the ones I have seen so far.)

(Laughing...)

Thanks Naganoyama-san.

On the shrines you will notice the foxes (means it is an Inari Shrine connected to business / wealth / commerce etc - old time harvest / rice). To that end I am unsure as to whether it is a shrine of the many shops in the KG or for the KG itself?

ANR

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Somebody have pics of Kirishima? Manekineko? I'm a big fan!

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Nice pics, Adachinoryu (Laughing...) Darn, got to go there some day... ;-)

Anyway, this has not really anything to do with this basho, but something that struck me when getting an old mag through ebay the other week.

Behold, the evolution of sumo magazine covers (Applauding...)

Top: Wakanosato, Ozumo 2003.11

Bottom: Taiho, Sumo 1963.04

B-)

Ozumo_2003_11_cover_small.jpg

Sumo_1964_04_cover_small.jpg

Edited by Yubiquitoyama

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Behold, the evolution of sumo magazine covers

Yeah, they've started adding shadows ;-)

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The legendary Taiho eh?

I would never have recognised him from the other pictures I've seen.

Off Topic-

Hey Naifuzan,I see in bench sumo day 2 you lost by Oshidashi-How does it feel to lose to yourself?

I see why you changed your shikona now.

Edited by Fujisan

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When I saw yokozuna Taiho's poster with a glance, I thought it was Kyokutenho. Do you guys see what I see? ;-)

Blindfolded, in a dark cellar on a dark night and having had bad eyesight since birth perhaps....

Joking aside though - a little yes.

ANR

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When I saw yokozuna Taiho's poster with a glance, I thought it was Kyokutenho. Do you guys see what I see? ;-)

Round the cheeks perhaps. Tenho would have been smiling though. (BTW Isn't he a nice guy, placid and good-natured like Musashimaru!)

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Thanks Yubi-zeki for that great image of Taiho!

Thanks also to Manekineko for that early Kaio picture! I especially love that one! (Sign of approval)

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On more pics - I'LL be going on Day 8 again so will focus camera time on Juryo / Makuuchi this time - ONLY if Koto-san will goive his OK to post the pics like we did last week.

Might also focus on the bento Kinta-san mentioned because I saw neither on Sunday - not one - zilch - etc.

Till day 8.

ANR

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Guest Akatabi

There's a Photoshop contest over at Fark.com where readers are invited to edit the image of KONISHIKI and his new wife. Obviously, not all the images are very respectful.

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There's a Photoshop contest over at Fark.com where readers are invited to edit the image of KONISHIKI and his new wife. Obviously, not all the images are very respectful.

:-) :-) :-D B-) (Laughing...)

Hilarious!

Actually, when I saw this figure in Spirited Away, I thought that the similarity to a sumotori must be intentional:

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Actually, when I saw this figure in Spirited Away, I thought that the similarity to a sumotori must be intentional:

Yes, I think there is an obvious similarity to Masutsuyoshi. Judging from that, I would think that the Radish Spirit would at least be an Upper Juryo regular :-)

Cheers

Zenjimoto

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:-( (Feeling guilty...) that fark site is seriously funny, I love Konishiki the Hutt the best.

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Here is a photo of the man of the moment, his face would be on a wheaties box if they only had Wheaties in Japan. But here he is on a packet of furikake, a spice added to the top of a bowl of rice. Edited by sekihiryu

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Pictures of Day 8 coming soon. Not the quality of the newspapers as I mentioned last week but much more focussed on the upper ranking rikishi this time. Dohyo Iri's this time, a fair few on the Yokozuna and even the mae-zumo lads being introduced.

As soon as I can (Pulling hair...)

ANR

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Hi some pictures.. i will replaced for a biger size.. :-)

asakoto0103.jpg

kotomitsuki1.jpg

basho2.jpg

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To bring this thread back to the top some pics have now been sent to Koto-san for his help in uploading. Guess sometime in the not too distant future (although they are of Day 8)

Hope they are enjoyed but if anyone thinks so - thank not me alone. I just pointed the camera and clicked. Koto-san is the guy who is making this happen.

Dittos Koto-san.

ANR

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As mentioned above these are from nakabi. I skipped few images I thought were a bit too defocussed. Happens to me all the time as well in dim surroundings when the exposure time is too long for the hand to stay stabilized.

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First two images of wall paintings?

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Left, rigft

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Mae-zumo introduced to the audience in their borrowed keshos

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Two images of gozengakari

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Left, rigft

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adachinoryu-small-asa-diri.jpg

Yokozuna dohyo-iri

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Makuuchi dohyo-iri

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Finally four images of Asashoryu's and Kyokushuzan bout showing also the kensho parade. I'm not sure about the correct order of the images.

adachinoryu-small-mongols1.jpgadachinoryu-small-mongols2.jpgadachinoryu-small-mongols3.jpgadachinoryu-small-mongols4.jpg

1, 2, 3, 4

Update: Just occurred to me I could have checked the time stamps of the images... (Blushing...)

Edited by Kotoseiya Yuichi

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You really should check out Kawika-zeki's senshuraku photos, link as posted on the ML: http://www.francis-kaito.com/hatsu_basho_2004_15/index.htm

The lovely lady with funnyly clad baby is Mrs.Asashoryu.

Asashoryu, Asanowaka, Kotomitsuki, Kakizoe, Toki, Asashoryu's family, Ushiomaru, Katrina, and more! :-D

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