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Who is this Yokozuna ?

Based on the clothing style, it may have been in the late 19th century. I vote for Y15 Umegatani Totaro from the late 1880's, but it is just a shot in the dark.

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Thanks for your answer ;-)

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I think it is much more likely to be the 17th Yokozuna Konishiki Yasokichi

Yes I think you are right (In a state of confusion...)

Thank you !

I find this woodblock...

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Is It the same Konishiki on this woodblock and on this photo ?

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Is It the same Konishiki on this woodblock and on this photo ?

heheh, assuming the french website linked above has its sources matched up, you can see a similar distortion in the woodblock of Umegatani. Seems there was artistic license in play there (In a state of confusion...)

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Hi everyone,

I'm a new member from Tokyo :)

I found my old pics of Terao(Shikoroyama oyakata).

Terao retirement: Hair-cut ceremony (May 31, 2003/H15)

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Next is Takanohana.

Takanohana Retirement: Hair-cut ceremony (June 1, 2003/H15)

Ticket

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Kaio

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Musashimaru

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Wakanohana (as Masaru Hanada)

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Futagoyama oyakata

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The last is Tochiazuma.

Tochiazuma Retirement: Hair-cut ceremony (February 2, 2008/H20)

Waiting at Hanamichi

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Takanohana oyakata

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Yokozuna Asashoryu

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Gyoji brings Tochiazuma's mage

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Tochiazuma

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Tochiazuma and Tamanoi oyakata (of Tamanoi-beya)

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Yamamotoyama finishing off the next week's store of my friend.

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Yamamotoyama

Can you believe it... this little kid is...

Yamamotoyama ;-)

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Picture taken Sep 4, 1975: dejected Oshiogawa-oyakata (former Daikirin) and wife at the grave of his shisho Nishonoseki (former Saganohana), about half a year after his death and shortly after Daikirin was ousted in a succession dispute by the shisho's widow and his stablemate Kongo. (Longer form of the story here.)

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Steroview by T. Enami. Via Pink Tentacle...

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That is really cool. How did you get it to do that?!

Since it is titled stereoview, I have to assume it is a Stereogram, which is made of two pictures taken simultaneously or nearly so in order to mimic the angle of the perception of your two eyes individually so that a 3D composite can be seen by unfocusing your eyes to view each side independently. This was often done with a blinder dividing the two images in an apparatus called a stereoscope. We used to have an ancient one from my Greatgrandfather and I played with stereograms when I was little. And then of course I got a Disney Viewfinder for Christmas! I believe it operates on very much the same principle, but maybe is a bit more like 3D glasses?

But I digress. Since you may have known all of that already, we are looking at a .gif image, which we normally think of as static but it is pretty easy to create an animated gif using simple photoshopping or I assume a wide range of other graphics applications. This animation has only 2 frames...

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Some crazy Mongols

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These are great! I have many pics like this of rally drivers with helmets... and cowboys with cowboy hats.. now rikishi with ofuro buckets.. hmmm what a combination!

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anyone knows the name of this sumo? Never seen him before

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anyone knows the name of this sumo? Never seen him before

It's Kainowaka (the big one) against Kongofuji.

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Some crazy Mongols

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the first pic reminds me of the poster of the movie "human centipede" .... > <

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It's Kainowaka (the big one) against Kongofuji.

Ok, must have been an exhibition match then. That oicho-mage fooled me.

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It's Kainowaka (the big one) against Kongofuji.

Ok, must have been an exhibition match then. That oicho-mage fooled me.

It's the comedy sumo Kainowaka and Kongofuji performed a while ago.

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Jiji Premium Pics collected by Asojima.

Had forgotten about these. Here are additions since July 2010:

August 2010

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Osh

Sept 2010:

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Hakuho

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Hakuho

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Asashoryu

Nov. 2010

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Hakuho

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Toyonoshima

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Jiji Premium Pics collected by Asojima.

These are just a small subset of a wide variety of excellent pix. Go here to see them all. Click on a month, and then use Prev/Next to go thru the pix for that month.

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