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So who is this at age 5?
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The pic gives a hint of his later shikona

He started sumo in his 3rd year and in 6th year primary school he was 173cm and 80kg.

Ex-Wakanosato

He was interviewed again about his career, this is the 2nd part of (many?) more to come: http://www.sankei.com/sports/news/151020/spo1510200001-n1.html

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Kokonoe-oyakata was on a visit to Tainan, Taiwan, with a group, for PR of the new Osaka-Tainan ferry connection, and invited the mayor to watch ozumo for next year.

http://japan.cna.com.tw/news/asoc/201511030005.aspx

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Chinese video with French YouTube subtitles

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Osh after last year again visited the Kyoai gakuen Maebashi international university in Maebashi-city, which has connections to a Bulgarian university since 2013, in March this year student exchange started.
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/gunma/list/201512/CK2015120902000184.html

meeting the students
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and the kids of the affiliated kindergarten
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He also held a chanko nabe tasting event - many more pics at http://ghrd.kyoai.ac.jp/activity-report/2015/12/09/3867.html

Takasago-oyakata (the 7th, ex-ozeki Asashio) and the o-kami-san with local jd Asanoshima on the 24th last month visited Tokunoshima (Amami islands, Kagoshima), especially the tomb of the 5th Takasago (yokozuna Asashio) - who was born there (shusshin changed).

The main target though was to look for new recruits: especially Ryutaro Tokuda (15, 189cm, 125kg)
http://amamishimbun.co.jp/index.php?QBlog-20151125-3
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Takanohana appears in a new whiskey CM (on TV on the 19th), for a Japan-only brand of Chivas Regal. He visited Scotland for the first time for the shooting of the CM.
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2015/12/16/kiji/K20151216011693140.html
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Takanohana appears in a new whiskey CM (on TV on the 19th), for a Japan-only brand of Chivas Regal. He visited Scotland for the first time for the shooting of the CM.

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2015/12/16/kiji/K20151216011693140.html

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Just a little nitpick.

Since it's Scotch we're talking about, it should be whisky rather than whiskey.

and since it's an ok scotch, what to say, then, about the ice ...

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Takanohana appears in a new whiskey CM (on TV on the 19th), for a Japan-only brand of Chivas Regal. He visited Scotland for the first time for the shooting of the CM.

Just a little nitpick.

Since it's Scotch we're talking about, it should be whisky rather than whiskey.

Yeah, I had that at first, but I usually try to limit the red-underlined words to the Japanese ones and give in to my selected spell-checker.

Edit: there seems to be a real flaw in the quote procedure on the forum. I again got the quoted part duplicated (without multi-quote) and after editing, my reply ended up inside the quote, like often seen in posts lately. Only in BBCode mode such a mess can be fixed then.

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Is it me or are the Japanese subtitles not what is being spoken? At the end at least.

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and since it's an ok scotch, what to say, then, about the ice ...

If it's merely OK, I see no problem with ice.

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ok is not bad,

i'd call chivas too good for ice

ice is for whisky otherwise undrinkable

why kill the flavor of a decent scotch?

just a view from a former single malt guy

those were the days

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ok is not bad,

i'd call chivas too good for ice

ice is for whisky otherwise undrinkable

why kill the flavor of a decent scotch?

just a view from a former single malt guy

those were the days

Scotch must be an acquired taste. I do know the brand makes a difference (from drinking bourbon), so my scotch consumption experiments have not been restricted to one brand. I still can't stand the stuff, with or without ice (shudder)

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Scotch must be an acquired taste. I do know the brand makes a difference (from drinking bourbon), so my scotch consumption experiments have not been restricted to one brand. I still can't stand the stuff, with or without ice (shudder)

yes, i think it is an acquired taste for many, or most

i fell in, after hearing enough about it from reliable friends

it took a few years, and hundreds of hours of study, similar to learning about sumo

as a beginner, i found the single malts more accessible than the blends

after a while, i found my efforts well rewarded, again like sumo

scotch is referred to as 'spirit' with very good cause

if you have a go, the nose means a great deal

i suggest a glencairn glass, or a tumbler with curved lip, wine glass; anything you like that can hold a nose

an excellent, fun, and reliable resource is ralfy, now residing on the isle of man

he covers rum and other drinkables, too; emphasis is on the whisky/whiskey

https://www.youtube.com/user/ralfystuff

friendly mods

i fear we've strayed some ways from the thread topic, oyokata activities

apologies

if you feel it's warranted, please move the whisky considerations to an appropriate location

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I can't imagine Oshima being idle at this point, but there is no news at all.

I know we all may have to wait until after the danpatsu-shiki to hear what is happening with Oshima-beya, but I am sure that he has been very busy preparing the reopening of Oshima-beya. News, anyone?

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Takasago-oyakata at the yearly heya encouragement (and Christmas) party this time celebrated his kanreki (the full cycle of 60 years), his 60th birthday was on the 9th. First ever rijicho from Takasago-ichimon, Hakkaku was there. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1582153.html
in the traditional kanreki dress
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kanreki jinku from the heya's yobidashi Rikinojo, the one with the most distinctive voice




Onogawa-oyakta (Bushuyama) at a bonenkai was doing PR for Wakanosato's danpatsu-shiki
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Musashigawa-oyakata (Musashimaru) calls for a rule that foreign ozeki and yokozuna have to obtain the Japanese nationality, like all those from Hawaii did: "Being the figureheads of the sumo kyokai, becoming Japanese after getting to ozeki was a matter of course. To do ones best for sumo. I as well will very likely die in Japan some day. Even when the nationality changes, the person doesn't change. The parents also are the same." http://www.daily.co.jp/sumo/2016/01/08/0008704606.shtml
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Musashigawa-oyakata (Musashimaru) calls for a rule that foreign ozeki and yokozuna have to obtain the Japanese nationality, ...

I am very confused. This was not posted by Kintamayama, and it is not April 1.
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In a less provocative way I could have written that

"Musashigawa-oyakata (Musashimaru) thinks that foreign ozeki and yokozuna should feel obliged to obtain the Japanese nationality when they reach the rank"

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Perhaps he should suggest that foreign rikishi obtain Japanese nationality when they win the makuuchi yusho (or preferably just before) so that there can be a Japanese yusho winner.

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Perhaps he should suggest that foreign rikishi obtain Japanese nationality when they win the makuuchi yusho (or preferably just before) so that there can be a Japanese yusho winner.

Just like Kyokutenho?

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Moto-Kyokutenho (Oshima-oyakata) looking cheeky.

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