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Tony    15

Hello there, I'm looking for this picture of Wakanami and Myobudani. Do you know in which magazine or book I could found it?

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Kaiomitsuki    90

Famous colour photo from the XIXth century...

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Haru 1893

from left to right Maegashira 12 west Omatoi, Ozeki 1 west Otohira, Komusubi 1 west Ozutsu (future Yokozuna), Maegashira 11 east Hibikiya, Maegashira 1 west Taninooto and Maegashira 3 west Onigatani

http://gans01.blog70.fc2.com/blog-entry-274.html

On the NSK' web site, from the Banzuke Topics : Okinoumi (for the Haru 2015 Banzuke) is the first rikishi from the Shimana Prefecture promoted to the Sekiwake rank since Taninooto (second from right on the picture) in May 1894 (Natsu 1894)

Taninooto Kiichi

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Naganoyama    1,965

Wow. They look so much lighter and healthier than today's rikishi. Great picture!

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Manekineko    190

They also conveniently have their shikona plainly displayed on their kesho-mawashi - and written from right to left. :-)

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SriBri    1

So looking at the weight difference between then and now, I'm left wondering what spurred the increase. Were the rikishi in the 1800's also full time, or did they have lives outside of Sumo? Did the level of competition increase in the 20th century, pushing the weigh class higher and higher? They don't look more than 100kg.

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Kasutera    258

So looking at the weight difference between then and now, I'm left wondering what spurred the increase. Were the rikishi in the 1800's also full time, or did they have lives outside of Sumo? Did the level of competition increase in the 20th century, pushing the weigh class higher and higher? They don't look more than 100kg.

Something tells me that the introduction of taller foreign rikishi had something to do with it...

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Senkoho    432

When was that KaioU-picture taken? Never seen such a picture of him before and somehow reminds me of the time when I saw Kotokikutsugi the first time and thought "perfect sumo body..yokozuna!" and since KaioU is ozeki that means Kotokikutsugi will do big things in the future :-)

KaioU already shows tremendous upper body strength in that picture so no wonder it was refined into present day omnipotence.

Kotokikutsugi? There is no such rikishi. You probably mean Kotoshougiku (talk about a really idiotic name change..), the guy somewhere waaay down in Makushita who you have been promising me for ages that will "happen" soon.. Well, the way things are going, I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you, since he is super-duper lame-o no goody goody..

As for U's omnipotence, well..hehehee.. I'd switch "omni" for "im", and that would look much better from where I'm sitting..

Sorry for bumping this, but LOL :)

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PawnSums    34
On ‎12‎/‎29‎/‎2003 at 05:46, Kintamayama said:

Kotokikutsugi? There is no such rikishi. You probably mean Kotoshougiku (talk about a really idiotic name change..), the guy somewhere waaay down in Makushita who you have been promising me for ages that will "happen" soon.. Well, the way things are going, I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you, since he is super-duper lame-o no goody goody..

As for U's omnipotence, well..hehehee.. I'd switch "omni" for "im", and that would look much better from where I'm sitting..

I know this was 14 years ago but WRONG!

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Rocks    488

I don't know for sure but I would bet their skinniness is simply a function of lack of funds. The late 19th century was the Meji period which featured rapid modernization. I would bet a lot of traditional Japanese things suffered because of it. Once the 20th century had rolled around and Japan had caught up to the rest of the world  things like sumo were again able to flourish. 

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Kintamayama    18,157
14 hours ago, PawnSums said:

I know this was 14 years ago but WRONG!

Wow..That was a long time ago. I will now have to resign from the forum for that. Bye everyone!

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