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3 hours ago, dada78641 said:

It's always weird when a wrestler who's been a makunouchi mainstay for years decides to quit.

For me, he'll always be the hyped new prospect Onishi.

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My wish for the last couple years has been that he would get a zensho yusho and then retire the next day.

 

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Salute to Fiesty Yoshikaze!

Those of us who enjoy honest sumo deployed with indomitable spirit have lost a good man today.

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Watching this basho just hasn't felt right since hearing the news, and it seems like it won't feel right for a very long time. Over all the other veterans and up-and-comers, Yoshi has remained my favorite, for his spirited sumo and extremely likeable personality. He was a constant bright presence in the sumo world and I can't remember a time I felt underwhelmed watching him step off the dohyo.

I'm consoled by the thought of him in one of those swanky blue blazers, watching guard over the hanamichi. Here's to hoping he finds his place in the kyokai. Otsukaresamadeshita!

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Makuuchi feels weird without Yoshikaze. I grew accustomed to seeing him hanging around in high-to-mid maegashira, or in the few cases he had a bad basho, seeing him bounce back up with a double digit score from low maegashira. Even as the bad news kept coming in, I was waiting for him to do his usual bounce back from the bottom of makuuchi, or even from juryo. It just seemed like a law of nature that Yoshikaze will always bounce back. So I'm sad he won't be there anymore to deliver one of his usual crazy slapfests with Shohozan (who's  already 35 by the way...). Sad to see him leave the dohyo, glad to see him take his well-deserved place amongst the oyakata.

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Two thngs I remember most about Yoshikaze, one of my favorite rikishis:

1. The man was fearless. He was not afraid to smash his head against his opponent's skull and when a match was over, it sometimes looked as if his face was hit by a sledgehammer. I hope all that head-to-head contact over many years will have no effect on his future life.

2. He was the perfect example of complying with the rule that both hands must touch the dohyo at the tachi-ai. If rikishis need any reminder of how this should be done properly, all they have to do is look at a video of the start of any of his bouts. 

I will miss him greatly.

 

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30 minutes ago, Jabbamaru said:

(Showingrespect...) What bloody great fighter...luv him!(Bow...)

Has any rikishi left more blood on the dohyo (and on others) as he has?

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Today was the intai press conference of Yoshikaze - with Oguruma oyakata - the NSK will post the full video later

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I remember Hiro or Ross mentioning that on air during the last basho. What a weird way to end a career.

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So that's how he injured himself. It's truly surprising and unexpected.

Most of us might have guessed it was a sumo training incident of some kind.

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Yoshikaze (Nakamura) was home in Oita to do PR for his intaizumo, which will take place on October 3rd next year in the kokugikan.

with the governor

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at the local paper

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Yoshikaze (Nakamura) with family - wife Ai (40), first daughter Rina (10) and first son Ryosei (5) - on the 25th had a name succession announcement ceremony at his Nakatsu koenkai, the city where he went to high school.

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2 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

a name succession announcement ceremony

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2 hours ago, Benihana said:
4 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

a name succession announcement ceremony

?

I don't remember having heard before that the announcement to the koenkai of retirement and taking on a toshiyori name - in particular of the official event for that, the intai-/name succession hirou sumo, was called a ceremony, but apparently it is a very sincere (that's why they all laugh) and traditional duty for a recently retired rikishi.

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1 minute ago, Akinomaki said:

I don't remember having heard before that the announcement of the intai-zumo/name succession event to the koenkai was called a ceremony, but apparently it is a very sincere and traditional duty for a retired rikishi.

Searching for name succession ceremony i found this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shūmei

The articles says that shumei is linked to kabuki, but it's very similar to passing down the elder and gyoji names in sumo.

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55 minutes ago, Benihana said:

Searching for name succession ceremony i found this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shūmei

The articles says that shumei is linked to kabuki, but it's very similar to passing down the elder and gyoji names in sumo.

The full name of the intai-zumo event for Yoshikaze next year is: Yoshikaze-intai-Nakamura-shuumei hirou oozumou - but that is not what happened here: this is just the announcement of the fact to the koenkai as a ceremony, not the official name succession ceremony.

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40 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

The full name of the intai-zumo event for Yoshikaze next year is: Yoshikaze-intai-Nakamura-shuumei hirou oozumou - but that is not what happened here: this is just the announcement of the fact to the koenkai as a ceremony, not the official name succession ceremony.

I already thought it should have been called name succession ceremony announcement...

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He looks like a great family man and seems to be a very likable sort. Impossible not to admire his indomitable fighting spirit over a long career, too. He is sorely missed in the top division. Wish him all the best luck.

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On 01/11/2019 at 19:46, Akinomaki said:

Yoshikaze (Nakamura) was home in Oita to do PR for his intaizumo, which will take place on October 3rd next year in the kokugikan. http://www.oita-press.co.jp/1010000000/2019/10/30/JD0058637181

It was known since Oct. 30th last year, but it has become known today (to the media in Tokyo), that the danpatsu-shiki with intaizumo for Yoshikaze (Nakamura) will take place on October 3rd this year in the kokugikan. http://hochi.news/articles/20200107-OHT1T50078.html

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Yoshikaze is considering postponing his danpatsushiki, slated to occur on October 3rd, because of the virus issue. "I'd like to have my danpatsushiki when everyone can attend at peace.. I am considering postponing it and when the final decision will be made I will notify everyone. I am praying for those that have contracted the disease and their families," he tweeted and posted on the danpatsushiki website.

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On 28/03/2020 at 09:56, Kintamayama said:

Yoshikaze is considering postponing his danpatsushiki, slated to occur on October 3rd, because of the virus issue. "I'd like to have my danpatsushiki when everyone can attend at peace.. I am considering postponing it and when the final decision will be made I will notify everyone. I am praying for those that have contracted the disease and their families," he tweeted and posted on the danpatsushiki website.

Today Yoshikaze announced on his intai-zumo website https://yoshi-kaze.com/ that he postpones his danpatsushiki. He will notify of a new date another time. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202006220000297.html

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