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New ozeki Tochinoshin pics overview

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arriving at work in the morning

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short, but hard work (more stressing for him than sumo)

waiting

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the messengers: Dewanoumi with Onaruto

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the phrase

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already relaxed when meeting the press

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and then only party

 

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His first shisho, the former Kasugano (Tochinoumi) was interviewed about him

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I have a question: what's the meaning of the big fish that the rikishi holds in the ceremonies?
It puzzles me a lot… (Laughing...)

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12 minutes ago, Fede said:

I have a question: what's the meaning of the big fish that the rikishi holds in the ceremonies?
It puzzles me a lot… (Laughing...)

It is a sea bream or tai.

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It’s kind of a good luck / ostentatious show of good fortune thing. 

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13 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

His first shisho, the former Kasugano (Tochinoumi) was interviewed about him

Tochinoumi retired three years before Tochinoshin entered.

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I love that he rocked up to his formal promotion ceremony on a bicycle. Such a funny juxtaposition.

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14 hours ago, Churaumi said:

It’s kind of a good luck / ostentatious show of good fortune thing. 

Because of its use in high-Q sushi, it's ~$50-$100 per fish.

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First work as new ozeki: shooting of a PR video (for an SNS site) for the rugby match Japan-Georgia, in preparation for the world cup in 2019 - also a work as the Georgia special tourism ambassador - from NHK Shibu5ji https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM7D8aK8VFQ

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more pics from yesterday

the former Kasugano (80)

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the ambassador of Georgia attended the ceremony

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his mother in Georgia

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to see what is more important, see how small the yusho winner is on the next edition of the Hochi Ozumo Journal
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The NHK journal is a bit more balanced

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On 5/31/2018 at 08:07, Akinomaki said:

 

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I note that his shusshin is given as both "jo(r)jia" and then as "gurujia" in parentheses, probably because it's not been very long since the Georgians insisted the Japanese stopped using the Russian pronunciation and use the Georgian one.

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10 hours ago, Gurowake said:

I note that his shusshin is given as both "jo(r)jia" and then as "gurujia" in parentheses, probably because it's not been very long since the Georgians insisted the Japanese stopped using the Russian pronunciation and use the Georgian one.

That's the English pronunciation, in fact- the Georgians call their own country Sakartvelo. 

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56 minutes ago, Atenzan said:

That's the English pronunciation, in fact- the Georgians call their own country Sakartvelo. 

Huh.  That makes the shift in Japanese a bit harder to explain.  I guess it's the country's desire to be seen as aligned with Western powers as opposed to Russian, and they don't seem to care that no one uses the same name for their country that they do themselves.  I suppose it might like Greece/Hellas and Switzerland/Helvetica (though perhaps at different levels).

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1 hour ago, Gurowake said:

Huh.  That makes the shift in Japanese a bit harder to explain.  I guess it's the country's desire to be seen as aligned with Western powers as opposed to Russian, and they don't seem to care that no one uses the same name for their country that they do themselves.  I suppose it might like Greece/Hellas and Switzerland/Helvetica (though perhaps at different levels).

If I may be a linguistics dork some more here, I don't think anyone uses the name "Helvetia" except for Greece, actually. It comes from the Latin "Confederatio Helvetica" (Swiss Confederation). And while we do use the name (H)ellas for ourselves down here, a more prevalent name for Greece is Ionia, or derivatives thereof. Quite a few countries in Asia call us Yunan(istan), and I was told we're called Yavan in Hebrew (I was actually informed of that on the walk towards a @Kintamayama concert). 

As for Georgia, I suppose their vehement anti-Russian sentiment combines with the lingua franca status of the English language to explain their preference towards ジョージア. 

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2 minutes ago, Atenzan said:

If I may be a linguistics dork some more here, I don't think anyone uses the name "Helvetia" except for Greece, actually. It comes from the Latin "Confederatio Helvetica" (Swiss Confederation). And while we do use the name (H)ellas for ourselves down here, a more prevalent name for Greece is Ionia, or derivatives thereof. Quite a few countries in Asia call us Yunan(istan), and I was told we're called Yavan in Hebrew (I was actually informed of that on the walk towards a @Kintamayama concert). 

As for Georgia, I suppose their vehement anti-Russian sentiment combines with the lingua franca status of the English language to explain their preference towards ジョージア. 

The country code top level country domain for Switzerland is .ch, so I assumed it was what Switzerland called itself (like Germany being .de, Spain being .es).

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1 minute ago, Gurowake said:

The country code top level country domain for Switzerland is .ch, so I assumed it was what Switzerland called itself (like Germany being .de, Spain being .es).

I suppose they really just use the name of the country in whatever language they happen to speak, and the Latin name is good as a neutral point.

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39 minutes ago, Atenzan said:

And while we do use the name (H)ellas for ourselves down here, a more prevalent name for Greece is Ionia, or derivatives thereof

Wow, that's a surprise!  In the English-speaking world (that is, that part that knows any ancient history), Ionia is the western edge of Turkey.  I knew about the Ionian/Dorian issue in Greek history, but have never heard that Ionia is used for the mainland.  Another fact I'd never know except for Sumo!  [And I plan to spring this on an Ancient History professor friend of mine;-)]

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Obligatory thread link for earlier Georgia discussion (I'm linking specifically to my post for the included Wiki links):

Needless to say, there's a similar "Name of..." article on Switzerland as well. And the main article has the various official names in the infobox.

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2 hours ago, Atenzan said:

If I may be a linguistics dork some more here, I don't think anyone uses the name "Helvetia" except for Greece,

All Swiss stamps say "Helvetia" on them. I guess that stuck over time.  Same goes for "Hellas" on Greek stamps. And Greece in Japanese is Girisha.

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Japan Times Article on Kokkai from back in 2001 has this quote from the now retired Georgian rikishi: " 'I guess injuries are the biggest down side of sumo. It would crush me if I’d given it my all to reach the higher divisions only to get injured and slip back down the rankings.' "

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2001/12/27/sumo/black-sea-makes-waves-battles-culture/#.WxMXxooh3mg

Eerie.

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4 hours ago, Gurowake said:

The country code top level country domain for Switzerland is .ch, so I assumed it was what Switzerland called itself (like Germany being .de, Spain being .es).

Wow. Lightbulb moment for me. I never realized that the CH (which is also on their cars) stands for Confederatio Helvetica. I always thought they used the first letters of SCHweiz but then dropped the S, because "Sch!" is the German equivalent of "Shush!" and they didn't want to promote the common cliche of Swiss people being slow to the degree that they might seem asleep...

Confusing. I need to sleep.

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On 5/31/2018 at 07:07, Akinomaki said:

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Just to further go thru the list

Birthplace:  Georgia ("Gurujia" as mentioned above) Mtskheta, Parent's home has a vineyard for wine making
Born:  October 13, 1987
Family members:  Wife, half year old daughter
Shikona:  "Tochi" from the stable's former owner Yokozuna Tochigiyama,  "noshin" from heart (日本の心 as in Japanese heart)
Signature move:  Right yotsu, uwatenage
Hobbies:  fishing, cooking, muscle training
Favorite Japanese food:  Natto, grilled eel on rice, Pacific saury (type of mackerel fish)
Dislikes:  Snakes "I've never touched one, don't want to see it, they're disgusting"   note -- Ikioi, who has a deep fear of snakes, should get along quite well with Tochinoshin. Both of whom are coincidentally Kintamayama's #1 and #2.  I wonder how he feels about snakes...
Grip strength:  right 70kg, left 76kg  
Thigh circumference:  90cm
Shimekomi:  Silver mouse? color, belonging to his shishou Kasugano Oyakata used during his active days 
Good at combat sports:  Sambo (former European Champion), Judo (former European Junior Champion)
Home country qualifications:  Dental techinician

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I'm wondering if that's a typo for the shimekomi category. It's usually written 銀鼠 (and sometimes 銀ねず or 銀ネズ), read as ぎんねず, and translating to "silver gray".

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On 3.6.2018 at 03:24, inhashi said:

Good at combat sports:  Sambo (former European Champion), Judo (former European Junior Champion)

Sambo?? Had to look that one up...

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Why not? It is widely practiced in Russia and the Caucus states.

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