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Takanohana resigns

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18 minutes ago, Amamaniac said:

did the Takanohana Ichimon ever officially exist, or was it just a convenient way of grouping all the "outcast stables" that supported Takanohana?

it did

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I was confused by the language used by the NSK in response to Takanohana's sudden retirement.  It seemed as though they were saying: all unaligned stables had to join one of the five traditional Ichimon, but in reality what they were saying was that in July, they voted to get rid of the Takanohana Ichimon.

Asashosakari's thread makes it clear that the Takanohana Ichimon was treated (i.e., funded) as a full fledged Ichimon by the NSK.  I'm surprised that that wasn't blocked due to failure to submit the proper "Ichimon Application Form". ;-)

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2 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

was confused by the language used by the NSK in response to Takanohana's sudden retirement.  It seemed as though they were saying: all unaligned stables had to join one of the five traditional Ichimon, but in reality what they were saying was that in July, they voted to get rid of the Takanohana Ichimon.

Takanohana ichimon simply fell apart when Taka felt the urge to abandon it.

The NSK only disposed of the scattered ruins - and maybe has with the new ichimon requirement rule put a lid on the ambitions of any future hotspur to become independent. All heya and oyakata are members of an ichimon now, there is no need to talk in public about the penalties for those who refuse to join one.

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On 03/12/2018 at 16:11, Akinomaki said:

Taka for his 1st intai had received in 2003 about 50 million yen retirement money and 130 million yen special merit bonus. The "normal" amount as merit bonus this time would be 30 million yen - but that will have to be discussed in the hyogi-in kai first - Taka's "enemy" Ikenobo is now only a plain member and no longer the head, this is NHK's Ebizawa.

The hyogi-in kai today decided that Taka will get the proper amount - of which no money figures were published though. Shibatayama: "That's personal information" - he confirmed that the rijikai will approve the sum "according to regulations"  ( but the rijikai on the 19th may take away a bit as penalty for leaving not only one golden egg, but also a rotten egg in the NSK, when they decide on the regulations for this).

Nikkan cites as the usual amounts 10 million yen retirement money and 20 million yen merit bonus

http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201812110000648.html

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On 11/12/2018 at 13:20, Akinomaki said:

The hyogi-in kai today decided that Taka will get the proper amount - of which no money figures were published though. Shibatayama: "That's personal information"

Today Viking had 27min. (from 0:04h) on that decision, interview with Ikenobo, Daishi as guest: http://www.miomio.tv/watch/cc411811/

Taka-enemy Ikenobo has a mutual love-hate relationship with the media - on to the hyogi-in-kai

sum18121118300003-m1.jpgo sum18121118300003-m2.jpgo

the scarf  inspired by Taka

201812110000648-w200_1.jpgo

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15 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

The kanji of the year 2018 is disaster sai, written as always by the abbot of Kiyomizu-dera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y75LraWq6R4

Many reporters had expected the kanji of the year to be Taka 貴 - hardly a day this year without him somewhere in the news - but Taka wasn't  even in the top 20 that get published. Next year maybe ... http://www.zakzak.co.jp/spo/news/181214/spo1812140004-n1.html

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In light of yesterday's dubious final bout, one is reminded of Takanohana, when his father ordered him to lose to his brother in their infamous playoff match, in order to raise Wakanohana's profile. So put out was The Noble Flower, that his relationship with his family fractured and grew worse going forward. When he became a sumo elder his singular focus became rooting out such a distasteful practice from the NSK. It has been said that his many clashes with the rijicho and other elders was over his uncompromising position that throwing matches must be discontinued as a custom in professional sumo. His unrelenting and unrepentant drive to clean up what he considered sacred ultimately resulted in his being forced to resign after the traditionalists managed to paint him into a corner. He's far from the first, and likely not the last, to wish this practice be put to rest.

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Takanohana was at the mamemaki event for Ryujin-Souguji temple in Uji city, Kyoto prefecture on Sunday the 3rd. The MC for the event, Mitsuo Senda asked Taka if he was considering running for public office. When Taka responded no, Senda pressed him further, asking what the percentage to his answer was. "100%" replied the former yokozuna. He wants to continue focusing on teaching younger kids about sumo instead of office as he has stated before.

 

https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201902030000437.html

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