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Former one-time komusubi Futeno of Dewanoumi-beya has decided to retire; his assumption of the Inagawa-kabu was approved in today's board meeting. The collegiate standout and makushita tsukedashi qualifier from powerhouse Nihon University spent 33 tournaments in the makuuchi division, collecting one kanto-sho and one gino-sho.

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With former Kinkaiyama having moved to Sendagawa that was the most logical movement.

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I'm really really sad about this. I remember his makuuchi, long experience. Good luck, Futeno.

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I'm really really sad about this. I remember his makuuchi, long experience. Good luck, Futeno.

Yesterday afternoon, as I was using the last day of the holiday to clear up the last room of bookshelves that fell over in the quake*, quite by chance I picked up an album with pictures of his first appearance at a Dewanoumi party. With ear-length hair he looked a real sweetie.

*the oldest things at the back of the shelves were on top of the pile, so the clearing-up slowed down

as I took trip after trip down memory lane. I was very happy to discover the whole of my shikishi collection undamaged apart from the odd nick on the gold edges (shikishi are the cards that have handprints and/or autographs on them). This only means that the thick cards themselves are very strong and they also fell together in one solid pile. The tissue paper they had been wrapped in, however, had been torn into shreds, and the several-page detailed printout of the whole list, that had been lying on the top, turned up underneath everything else, creased like a fan!

Orion, sooo grateful that I was out at work when the quake happened (Sign of approval...)

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I'm really really sad about this. I remember his makuuchi, long experience. Good luck, Futeno.

Yesterday afternoon, as I was using the last day of the holiday to clear up the last room of bookshelves that fell over in the quake*, quite by chance I picked up an album with pictures of his first appearance at a Dewanoumi party. With ear-length hair he looked a real sweetie.

*the oldest things at the back of the shelves were on top of the pile, so the clearing-up slowed down

as I took trip after trip down memory lane. I was very happy to discover the whole of my shikishi collection undamaged apart from the odd nick on the gold edges (shikishi are the cards that have handprints and/or autographs on them). This only means that the thick cards themselves are very strong and they also fell together in one solid pile. The tissue paper they had been wrapped in, however, had been torn into shreds, and the several-page detailed printout of the whole list, that had been lying on the top, turned up underneath everything else, creased like a fan!

Orion, sooo grateful that I was out at work when the quake happened :-)

In God we trust... (Sign of approval...)

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at the Futenoparty

Futenoparty.jpg

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What a wonderful photo, Fay!!!

Seconded!

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What a wonderful photo, Fay!!!

Great! definitely a keeper. Where and when was it taken, Fay? and did he give a party for them, or vice versa?

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at the Futenoparty

Futenoparty.jpg

Great pic! Question: who's the odd man out, the suit down at the bottom right? Tokoyama, yobidashi, or just a non-sumo friend or relative?

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Question: who's the odd man out, the suit down at the bottom right? Tokoyama, yobidashi, or just a non-sumo friend or relative?

It seems he doesn't have thumbs. More questions?

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How did I miss this news for over 3 weeks? My sumo interest has really waned with all the scandals I guess is my only excuse...

Futenou's final blog entry, first one in nearly a year since he dropped from sekitori and I assume lost his computer/blogging privileges:

2011年05月04日(水)

futenouの投稿

ありがとうございましたテーマ:自分のこと

皆様、お久しぶりです。

まず最初に、長い間この場に来れなかったことを

お許し下さい。

すみませんでした。

次に応援して下さっていた方に対して、裏切る様な行動を

軽率にしてしまったことを本当に申し訳なく思っています。

申し訳ありませんでした。

本当はすぐにでもこういった行動を取るべきだったのですが、

色々な思いから今日まで実行することが出来ませんでした。

大変遅くなってしまい本当にすみませんでした。

最後の更新から約一年が経ち、そのなかで沢山の叱咤激励を頂き、

本当に感謝しています。

またそれ等が自分が相撲を取っていくモチベーションにもなって

いましたが、今日引退することになりました。

これまで相撲に打ち込んできたことに一切悔いはありませんが、

一つだけ言うとしたら今まで応援して下さった方に対してもう少し

いいところを見せたかったと言うことだけです。

すみませんでした。

今後は皆さんから頂いた言葉を真摯に受け止め、

これからの人生に活かせられたらと思っています。

長い間本当にありがとうございました。

最後に、この度の東日本大震災で亡くなられた方のご冥福と、

一日も早い復興を心より願っています。

一番怖いのは、この震災の記憶が薄れていくこと。

これからも継続的な支援活動やボランティア活動が出来るように

意識を高めていなければならないと感じます。

支援の仕方などは色々あると思いますが、とにかく今自分に出来ることを

精一杯やっていくことが大事だとも思っています。

終始乱文になりましたが、これでにて失礼致します。

元 普天王 水こと

稲川有樹

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Great pic! Question: who's the odd man out, the suit down at the bottom right? Tokoyama, yobidashi, or just a non-sumo friend or relative?

Real name Tanimoto, last shikona Tsunenoumi, didn't appear in Nagoya 2005, when I have him listed as Jonidan E24; he quit after that basho. Reappeared in Dewanoumi-beya a little later, apparently hired as a help; whenever I see him he's in or near the kitchen but I've never asked what his specific job is.

Orion

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Great pic! Question: who's the odd man out, the suit down at the bottom right? Tokoyama, yobidashi, or just a non-sumo friend or relative?

Real name Tanimoto, last shikona Tsunenoumi, didn't appear in Nagoya 2005, when I have him listed as Jonidan E24; he quit after that basho. Reappeared in Dewanoumi-beya a little later, apparently hired as a help; whenever I see him he's in or near the kitchen but I've never asked what his specific job is.

Orion

Thank you! (Showing respect...)

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