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Time to post some new pictures. In honor of Takanohana's danpatsu-shiki,

here are some pictures of him with fellow yokozuna:

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(as tsuyuharai at his brother's danpatsu-shiki, Akebono as tachimochi).

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Remember the time there were four yokozuna?

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With Musa.

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With Wakanohana.

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At Wakanohana's danpatsu-shiki.

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Hi, Daaramu! (Applauding...) What does your shikona mean? Please introduce a bit of yourself in the Member Introductions subforum if you feel like it.

I thought I'd revive a bit this thread as well. All these pictures are scans from the May issue of Sumo Magazine (That was its name, wasn't it?). I'll scan a few more when time allows. I also now have the annual booklet (thank you to whomever who knows whom I'm talking about :-D ...) which includes B/W portraits of everyone in NSK so if you'd like to see the face of your favourite toriteki, contact me privately.

These images are also available at a requested size. Just PM me.

(Oh! First two images of the real rijicho, scanned from a collectible card sent to me by Kaikitsune-zeki. Thanks!)

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Then the ones from the magazine. These are all about Asashoryu.

First sets of kesho-mawashi donated to him and his tachimochi and tsuyuharai.

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Then two images from his (first public?) dohyo-iri (at Meiji Jingu?). Sorry about the following page showing through.

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Finally two images from what I think is Tomioka Hachimangu.

Tomioka Hachimangu
, temple in Koto-ku in Tokyo in the Fukagawa area where a stone structure of 3.5 meters and 20 tons, on which shikona of yokozuna, shusshin-chi and the dates of promotion to yokozuna are carved, is located; yokozuna Jinmaku erected the original stone with the financial help of political elite and economic life in 1900; two more stone structures were erected in 1983 when the old one became full last yokozuna carved being Wakanohana II

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More to follow...

Edited by Kotoseiya Yuichi

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Speaking of a three yokozuna dohyo-iri... Where did I put that magazine? Where is the scanner's driver CD? Something to be seen on this thread later tonight...

"Tonight"... on May 20th... Procrastination is my middle name as too many of you know by now. Hello there, Germany, Israel, Japan & Philippines, you aren't forgotten! I'm working on the stuff I promised you.

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What does your shikona mean? Please introduce a bit of yourself in the Member Introductions subforum if you feel like it.

I think this is Ryan Evans, the forum member from a while back who went to Japan to try out for Sumo.

If I'm correct, welcome back to the Sumo Forum!

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Then two images from his (first public?) dohyo-iri (at Meiji Jingu?).

I'm certain it isn't, 'cause I vividly remember Takamisakari as his tachi-mochi then. You can check it on that .rm Doitsuyama-zeki made...

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What does your shikona mean? Please introduce a bit of yourself in the Member Introductions subforum if you feel like it.

I think this is Ryan Evans, the forum member from a while back who went to Japan to try out for Sumo.

If I'm correct, welcome back to the Sumo Forum!

Oh yes... of course! Welcome back, Ryan! (Applauding...)

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Oh yes... of course! Welcome back, Ryan! :-D

I second that. It's good to have you back here. (Applauding...) (Sign of approval)

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More pics from the aforementioned magazine. Sorry about the quality of few of these. My scanner is an el-cheapo and I can't really operate it properly. All of these are available at a requested size as well. Just PM me.

First dohyo-iri of the three yokozuna and the sanyaku.

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Then the three yokozuna images I promised a decade ago.

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Taka with his tsukebito.

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Tochiazuma comes to shake hands with Taka.

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So do several others. Sorry about the size of this one but a smaller one would've been even more useless.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Azuma wear a kesho from Taka's dohyo-iri set? The one Nami wears in above-pictured dohyo-iri?

Lovely pics, 'Seiya-zeki... (Kewl pics! ) (Applauding...)

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takafarewellami.jpg

Intriguing picture. This was the person who effectively ended Taka's career. You can see how uneasy and embarassed (Applauding...) he is in the picture..

Edited by Kintamayama

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Azuma wear a kesho from Taka's dohyo-iri set? The one Nami wears in above-pictured dohyo-iri?

That's correct. There's even one image in the magazine where he is indeed Taka's tachimochi but since I didn't recognize (Applauding...) the tsuyuharai (I'm a bit prosopagnotic, you see), I didn't scan it. Perhaps I should.

BTW, notice Shuzan's jovial "howdy, howdy" stance. Amused me. :-S

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BTW, notice Shuzan's jovial "howdy, howdy" stance. Amused me. 

It amost looked like he was gonna yank taka's arm and try a pull-down. Just out of old habit (Applauding...)

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Friday blues is best cured by putting up yet more sumo pictures!

Hopes for new millenium (sigh): Wakanosato, Hayateumi and Tochinohana. Does anyone know why are they holding apples and nuts?

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This just occured to me: Chestnut-holder has tochi (chestnut tree) in his shikona. Are two apple-holders Aomori Apples? (Applauding...)

Two old ladies who unable to stand the cold. :-S Minatofuji and Toki.

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And more ways to fend of the cold: Tomonohana and Mainoumi.

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Naruto-beya beauties: Taka and Waka for third millenium?

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Iwakiyama and Takekaze exchanging gossip on jungyo tour.

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Ta!

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Are two apple-holders Aomori Apples? (Applauding...)

I'd venture to guess so. In a picture above where Wakanosato shakes hands with Takanohana, his kesho shows three apples of varying colours as well.

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Let's upload those few ones I have ready. This is the cover of the booklet listing everyone in kyokai.

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Three postcards. Terao, Kotomitsuki and Akebono & Takanohana.

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Edited by Kotoseiya Yuichi

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Ok..Here is my donation to the fund, from the Kyokai's official 2001 calendar.

Remember the five Oozeki days?

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Edited by Kintamayama

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Oh, I love the Ukyo-e style postcards... especially Taka-Ake one. (In love...)

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Again, I feel pictury.

Do you know that many shin-juryo in their interview answer the question "What

would you be in another life (ie. if you weren't a rikishi)?" with: Baseball

player.

So, here's two rikishi venting their unrealised dreams: Kotomitsuki...

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...and Buyuuuuuuzan.

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And how about this secret agent? My name is Hayateumi... James Hayateumi.

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If you ever become Kaio's tsukebito, make sure you never anger him. (In love...)

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It's HOT here in Croatia (+37oC!), so here's a topical picture of Tomonohana

cooling himself of during summer jungyo.

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Careful observes may notice Takanotsuru (I believe) in the background.

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Hmm. Either that is a fairly old picture or the person Kaio-zeki is strangling

is not from Tomozuna Beya. There was no one who looked like that there

during my visit, at least.

Ok, this comment kicked my lazy self into trying to translate the caption, whch says more or less: Kaio, demonstrating his superior strength by strangling his "douki" (rikishi who entered pro-sumo at the same time/basho) Subaru.

Subaru is not only the type of car, it's also Japanese name for star group Pleiades. (Heart) And a very nice shikona, obviously. Subaru was from Takasago-beya, now retired.

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Subaru is not only the type of car, it's also Japanese name for star group Pleiades.

Witness the logo. (In love...)

subaru.jpg

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I was sent sumo collectible cards! (Licking lips...) Thank You once more! (You know who you are...)

All of these are again available at a requested size if needed. Just PM me.

First two yokozuna of the yesteryears, viz. Onokuni & Akebono.

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Then two Hayateumi Naohito cards. I miss him dearly from makuuchi action. (In love...)

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Also two of Kyokutenho Masaru whose late blooming has been a joy to watch.

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Finally assortment of images: Aminishiki, Hokutoriki, Kaiho, Kotoryu, Kyokushuzan & Mitoizumi. As you can see from Mitoizumi's card, a proofreader vacancy hasn't been filled yet. (Being unsure...)

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kaihoBBM2000.jpgkotoryuBBM1998.jpg

kyokushuzanBBM1997.jpgmitoizumiBBM1998.jpg

Actually, there's this one horizontal card I might as well include. Chiyotaikai wins Takanohana by oshidashi on shonichi of Haru Basho 1998.

chiyotakaBBM1998.jpg

I'll scan the smaller images from the backsides later today if I find the time.

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So here are the backside images I mentioned earlier today. As these are on average only about 20% of the card's surface, they are bound to become quite low quality scans. Sorry about that. (In love...) Kyokushuzan's backside image I skipped as it was a (badly) cropped full-body portrait of his instead of a nicely rectangular image.

Onokuni or Shibatayama Oyakata as we know him now.

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Akebono helping another sekitori to pick up a lost coin.

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Then Hayateumi & Kyokutenho.

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Aminishiki, Hokutoriki, Kaiho and Chiyotaikai.

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Kotoryu displays a banzuke (and his shikona within) in front of nobori banners.

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Mitoizumi's victory parade back in July 1992, almost eleven years ago. His dobeya (stablemate) Konishiki had the honour of supporting the flag.

mitoizumi-backside.jpg

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