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Kotoshogiku's Yusho Repercussion

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We finally have a japanese winning a Yusho after 10 year - 60 59 58 basho ! - how's being the repercusion media and common fan in Japan? It's overwhelming or kind of "meh, it's Giku"?

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Does the basho count include the basho that wasn't a basho after the scandal?

The "basho that wasn't a basho" usually counts in all counts that count. But in Haru 2011 really was nothing that counted because of two rather overwhelming reasons (first the yaocho scandal and after cancellation of the basho the Tohoku tsunami happened which rather likely would have lead to a cancellation or at least a stop of its own in the mid of the basho so they were incredibly lucky with the timing of the scandal). So to be exact, there were 58 basho between the Japanese yusho.

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Does the basho count include the basho that wasn't a basho after the scandal?

The "basho that wasn't a basho" usually counts in all counts that count. But in Haru 2011 really was nothing that counted because of two rather overwhelming reasons (first the yaocho scandal and after cancellation of the basho the Tohoku tsunami happened which rather likely would have lead to a cancellation or at least a stop of its own in the mid of the basho so they were incredibly lucky with the timing of the scandal). So to be exact, there were 58 basho between the Japanese yusho.

Not having followed sumo at the time and such, I had no idea that these two events would have been essentially at the same time. The earthquake hit the Friday before the basho would have started, I think.

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from responses here, and lack of, looks like the answer is 'meh'

another basho that wasn't a basho

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So, it's "meh, it's Giku"

No the media coverage was incredible. Don't you read the rest of the forum?

The coverage went for about a week or two and then kind of dropped off. First couple of days that's what was the trending topic because hey, a Japanese born rikishi has finally won after ten years, and the craze was really about that Kotobauer move before his matches.

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And the ongoing talkshows and guest appearances everywhere, almost everyday;

And the upcoming victory parade this coming Sunday,

And the new banzuke announcement at the end of the month.

Peaks will happen in the media coverage. Sumo isn't 24/7

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To know more about the 2 parades this search selection from the basho talk thread helps: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=search&andor_type=&sid=545e971a4ac7a1f9b6e60166e406146c&search_app_filters[forums][sortKey]=date&cType=topic&cId=34870&search_app_filters[forums][sortKey]=date&search_app_filters[forums][searchInKey]=&search_term=parade&search_app=forums&search_app_filters[forums][searchInKey]=&search_app_filters[forums][sortKey]=date&search_app_filters[forums][sortDir]=1

I won't quote my posts from there thus, but I think this thread is better to continue with it.
In Matsudo, where the heya is and a parade tomorrow, the city has decorated an official vehicle with "Congratulations".
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/chiba/list/201602/CK2016022002000143.html
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The parade today had about 55000 watching along the 620m course.

You know this is about 90 people per meter which is literally unbelievable.

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I don't see any different numbers in other articles - many open places there - and remember how many people can get pressed into the morning trains.

20 minutes for the 620m, a slow walk in an open car.

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more about the Matsudo parade

TBS - older news mixed and about the yokozuna run

NHK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipkC4xPSAlo

Fuji TV video here: http://www.fnn-news.com/news/headlines/articles/CONN00316898.html

celebration event full interview before the parade

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kids requested a Koto-Bauer before the start of the parade

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he did it in the car as well

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no info about the 2 in the 2nd car

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that way 55 0000 isn't unbelievable

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Mr. and Mrs. Kotoshogiku arrived in his hometown Yanagawa, where they will have their 2nd wedding reception tomorrow, with about 600 friends etc. Today they visited the mayor. http://rkb.jp/news/news/31092/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlTd488MvRQ
(donating) paying his hometown tax - 10 000 yen for each of his 14 wins last basho
http://www.sankei.com/photo/daily/news/160226/dly1602260026-n1.html
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On the 24th in Tendo-city, Yamagata, a party to celebrate his first yusho took place. About 500 guests, 250 of them won their invitation at a lottery that took place in local supermarkets. The company of the head of the Sadogatake-beya Yamagata koenkai (the oyakata is from Yamagata) is based in Tendo.
http://yamagata-np.jp/news/201602/24/kj_2016022400554.php
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I think the greatest fear is that in this basho, The Geek doesn't come up smelling like the stuff you put on roses in the spring. Anything less that 13 wins will probably not lead to rejoicing. Of course, for 13+ wins, some of those have to come from the likes of Hak, HF, Kak, T-Fuji and Kise. Can he do it again? Wasn't sure he could do it the first time. Happy for him, and would be happy again if he repeats, but my money's on Hakuho this time around. Just because.

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Kotoshogiku's heavy extra schedule so far since the yusho - start of keiko on the 4th and finish before leaving for Osaka on the 23rd, otherwise full of distracting events - start of keiko in Osaka today
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after the photo shoot for the yusho portrait, one with the wife
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On the 28th he prayed for certain victory in Akashi-city, Hyogo, at the Mikuriya shrine, which he had visited also last year
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2016/02/29/kiji/K20160229012126340.html
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Have to wonder how well prepared he'll be with all those commitments.

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Didn't he restarted his (bicycle) training much earlier to compensate?

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all training restarted on the 4th last month

Kotoshogiku will use all kinds of training for the preparations to his Yokozuna-run.

On Jan. 7th he did bike training with keirin professionals: his trainer announced that he'll intensify this next month, to strengthen his lower body and cardiopulmonary functions.

He did one 500m course on the mamachari-bike and will use a better bike next, road or mountain bike, to make more rounds.http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2016/02/02/kiji/K20160202011966100.html

And now we have it like this, with 6 rounds at the Chiba Keirin race course http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1600694.html

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You know this is about 90 people per meter which is literally unbelievable.

I'd believe it. I rode in a 2' x 3' elevator in Japan that had a 22 person capacity... ;-)

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You know this is about 90 people per meter which is literally unbelievable.

I'd believe it. I rode in a 2' x 3' elevator in Japan that had a 22 person capacity... ;-)

That depends on whether rikishi would want to use it, I suppose.

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After finishing asa-geiko in Osaka today, Kotoshogiku rushed to Fukuoka again, to report his yusho to the governor. A crowd of 1000 greeted him at the governor's office - the whole building was packed with people (no info about how many per square meter).

Tomorrow is the boat parade in his hometown Yanagawa - no keiko that day.

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2016/03/04/kiji/K20160304012153190.html

wife and father in the pic

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On the way to Osaka station, he was interviewed in the large scale station wagon. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1612380.html

having the time of his life (it likely won't get better)

His personal trainer again published a video of Kotoshogiku's extra training

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The boat parade: usually going downstream but this one up the river - 15 boats to symbolize a zensho yusho.
Afterwards Kotoshogiku got the Yanagawa citizens special honor award from the mayor
http://mainichi.jp/articles/20160305/k00/00e/050/211000c.html

4km in 1.5h, 5000 small "Yusho congratulation" flags for the spectators to wave had been provided by the koenkai. http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASJ3446JKJ34TGPB009.html

About 100 000 were there to watch http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/f_chikugo/article/228817

Kyodo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciK-Jedgu1M
http://www.news24.jp/articles/2016/03/05/07324048.html

all boats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aMNANB_M0o

TBS news video http://news.tbs.co.jp/newseye/tbs_newseye2718691.html
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