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1 hour ago, Seiyashi said:

You know, on relooking this, I at first thought this was a book, and then wondered how cool it would be to have a book compilation of all the printed banzuke sheets over the years, like an almanac. Impractical to update, sure, but wow.

Before the NSK took over this task, there were the official publishers of the banzuke, and the old ones are in collections as part of a book

Maybe the NSK will remember this part of sumo history and revives these books some day - with the size of the banzuke now they have to be in size A3 though, with one banzuke on a double page, e.g. 5 years in one, 60 pages

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New sumo publication: Heisei shin-nyūmaku rikishi monogatari. It has the four early Heisei yokozuna on the cover - the Waka-Taka brothers, Musashimaru, and akebono.

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1 hour ago, Seiyashi said:

New sumo publication: Heisei shin-nyūmaku rikishi monogatari. It has the four early Heisei yokozuna on the cover - the Waka-Taka brothers, Musashimaru, and akebono.

For the first 5 years of Heisei the 1st of 5 of the follow-up series from BaseBall Magazine to Post-war shin-nyūmaku rikishi monogatari, which goes till the end of Showa, also 5 volumes. Among my favourite sumo books, I have the first 4.

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Picture Banzuke for Natsu 2022.

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The NSK via the official fan-club started selling ordered nameplates written in sumoji by a gyoji, just the name for 11 000yen, name & address 16500 yen. On the back: quality product made by NSK. http://hochi.news/articles/20220617-OHT1T51117.html?page=1

oyakata names as example, Shibatayama with (real?) address

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9 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

Shibatayama with (real?) address

No, that's the Kokugikan's address - or at least the numerical component of it, with the yokozuna bit of it presumably an in-joke relating to Shibatayama's rank.

https://www.google.com/maps/search/yokozuna+1+chome/@35.6963327,139.7948819,19z 

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1 hour ago, Seiyashi said:

No, that's the Kokugikan's address - or at least the numerical component of it, with the yokozuna bit of it presumably an in-joke relating to Shibatayama's rank.

https://www.google.com/maps/search/yokozuna+1+chome/@35.6963327,139.7948819,19z 

That is the usual miss one makes with that address, I always read Yokoami 横網 as yokozuna 横綱 first, but it is a proper address - indeed the address of the kokugikan. I thought it might be the address of Shibatayama-beya.

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14 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

That is the usual miss one makes with that address, I always read Yokoami 横網 as yokozuna 横綱 first, but it is a proper address - indeed the address of the kokugikan. I thought it might be the address of Shibatayama-beya.

Bloody hell, you need a magnifying glass to see that!

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18 hours ago, Seiyashi said:

Bloody hell, you need a magnifying glass to see that!

The NSK posted with a readable resolution

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This one's quite old (from 6 years ago) but a sumo account I follow on Twitter posted what I can only assume is called the Hak Mac. (OK, it's actually called the Grand Big Mac but it should've been called the Hak Mac.)

 

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Covered and discussed in detail 6 years ago, Giga Mac would be the Hak Mac, not this simple one

On 31/03/2016 at 11:04, Akinomaki said:

the new McHakuho http://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/nl/articles/1603/31/news107.html

Maybe new kensho banners will be made for this.

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On 31/03/2016 at 18:08, Akinomaki said:

Not only the CM announcement, Hakuho went to the PR event in Shibuya for this. Giga-mac is the size that Hakuho proposed, with double the amount of meet of the grand-big-mac (1.3 the size of a big-mac), for which Hakuho did the CM (see above).

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I'm not surprised that Hakuho proposed a burger with double the amount of meat.  Those Mongolians like lots of meat.  If I recall, during one of Hakuho's Yusho interviews, he made a comment to that effect ----- that after the Yusho, he wanted to go eat lots of meat.

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31 minutes ago, sumojoann said:

I'm not surprised that Hakuho proposed a burger with double the amount of meat.  Those Mongolians like lots of meat.  If I recall, during one of Hakuho's Yusho interviews, he made a comment to that effect ----- that after the Yusho, he wanted to go eat lots of meat.

The staple diet is meat and dairy products (nomadic food): mutton, goat, beef; cow or mare's milk, etc.  Most breads and grains are borrowed from other cultures (as is vodka).  Observant Jews should maybe bring their own food along.

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5 minutes ago, Yamanashi said:

The staple diet is meat and dairy products (nomadic food): mutton, goat, beef; cow or mare's milk, etc.  Most breads and grains are borrowed from other cultures (as is vodka).  Observant Jews should maybe bring their own food along.

Yes, that's right.  When I first became a fan of Hakuho, I became very interested in Mongolian culture and language.  That's what motivated me to learn how to speak a little Mongolian.  It came in handy when I was able to meet him and have lunch with him.  But my biggest fear was that he was going to offer me their traditional drink --- airag, fermented mare's milk! lol  Instead, he just offered me a beeru.

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Quite late in the kokugikan shop: the picture banzuke for Nagoya 22

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For the first time I realized that many pictures are copy-pasted (because of Hoshoryu breaking the fourth wall again).

Terunofuji           new
Takakeisho         new
Mitakeumi           same
Shodai                 new
Wakatakakage   same
Daieisho              new
Hoshoryu             same
Abi                        same
Kiribayama          same
Takanosho          same
Kotonowaka        new
Ichinojo                new
Tamawashi          new
Ura                        new
Wakamotoharu   same
Takayasu             same
Endo                     new
Sadanoumi          same
Aoiyama              same
Tobizaru              same
Okinoumi             same
Hokutofuji           new
Tochinoshin        same
Nishikigi              same
Shimanoumi       same
Kotoeko               same
Chiyotairyu         new
Meisei                  same
Kotoshoho          same
Midorifuji             same
Terutsuyoshi      new
Takarafuji            same (but with a slightly different kesho)
Ichiyamamoto    same
Chiyoshoma       same
Myogiryu             same
Onosho                same
Oho                      new
Yutakayama       new

(...and most "new" pictures use the same template with a different kesho-mawashi.)

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I assume the ebanzuke is digitally drawn, so asset recycling would make sense. Otherwise it's quite a bit of work to have to redraw every rikishi for every basho, isn't it?

Not that I'm suggesting the gyoji should adopt a similar approach for writing the banzuke...(Beingninja...)

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6 hours ago, Seiyashi said:

I assume the ebanzuke is digitally drawn, so asset recycling would make sense. Otherwise it's quite a bit of work to have to redraw every rikishi for every basho, isn't it?

Not that I'm suggesting the gyoji should adopt a similar approach for writing the banzuke...(Beingninja...)

 

It looks here as though still done by hand, though this video is a bit old at this point.

 

Since new e-banzukes are being made, perhaps it's still relevant.

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8 minutes ago, Jomangor said:

 

It looks here as though still done by hand, though this video is a bit old at this point.

 

Since new e-banzukes are being made, perhaps it's still relevant.

If it's still being done the same way, then his little photo album of stock rikishi cutouts is exactly what I had in mind when I mentioned asset recycling. Except maybe analogue rather than digital, but the same idea's there.

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The picture banzuke for Aki 2022

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I was unaware Ichinojo suffered from jaundice.
And someone ought to tell him that smearing butter on one's face and moobs isn't a good look.

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This basho new t-shirts etc. for a younger audience will be on sale, Be At Tokyo project fashion, in collaboration with Abema. Also on sale at the Be At Studio Harajuku shop. http://www.daily.co.jp/gossip/subculture/2022/09/06/0015615054.shtml

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More pics: https://be-at-tokyo.com/projects/event/10250/

http://www.fashionsnap.com/article/2022-09-07/beattokyo-sumo/

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These are really cool t-shirts.  For years, I've been hoping they would jazz things up a little.  I especially like the Wakatakakage, Ura and Tobizaru shirt.

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It seems they will go on sale online during the basho, if my quick google translate is to be believed. I'd really like to get one of those simple ozumo shirts in the second picture

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2 hours ago, sumojoann said:

These are really cool t-shirts.  For years, I've been hoping they would jazz things up a little.  I especially like the Wakatakakage, Ura and Tobizaru shirt.

That is not a shirt but a clear file and poster. T-shirts are with T., the 3 Os and this onebeattokyo-sumo-220907-16.jpg

plus the plain ones

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