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Day 1:

Nishikifuji, new Juryo, first win as a sekitori: "I wasn't nervous. I was able to remain calm. I'd like to ride the wave!"

Churanoumi, his brother  Kizakiumi suddenly announcing his retirement before the basho: "He was able to train seriously, but it's an injury and nothing can be done. Regardless of my brother's situation, I will gambarize and continue aiming upwards.."

Ichinojou, back in Makuuchi at the lowest rank, where Terunofuji was ranked when got his yusho last basho. lost today: "My condition is as usual. I will just be doing my own sumo.."

Ounoshou, started last basho with 13 straight losses: "I improved the weak parts of my sumo, and did a complete restart. I was able to see my opponent well and was able to respond accordingly."

Enhou, his heyamates Hakuhou and Ishiura out with injuries: "Until now they were there to help me. I will gambarize for both of them."

Takayasu, got married in July,  will become a father in February : ""I'd like to win steadily. I've got to gambarize in many ways!"

Mitakeumi, winning the first bout of the basho: "Excellent. I was able to move forward properly. Ozeki aspirations? Better to think about that in secret.."

Shoudai, regarding the quality of his sweeping win: "Exactly as I had imagined it. If I can seriously do sumo for 15 days, the results will follow, I think.."

Terunofuji, lost to Takakeishou : "I planned on slapping with my right at the tachiai but it was a half-hearted attempt.."

Endou, beating Ozeki Asanoyama: "I just faced him seriously. I'm glad I won. Second straight basho as Komusubi? Not relevant. I am just doing my own sumo. From here on I will be improving my condition. "

The two new Makuuchi rikishi won their first bouts today. Houshouryuu beat Ichinojou. "I was nervous. I just want to concentrate on my own brand of sumo.." Tobizaru won his bout against Shimanoumi. He is using a pale blue color mawashi to honor the medical personnel fighting the virus: "Without the health care personnel we would not be able to do sumo. I'd like to do sumo that the fans can enjoy and be encouraged from.."

Ex-Asashouryuu on his nephew Houshouryuu: "He's far from  being worthy of praise (banzuke-wise).. He should not explain too much-he should just show his abilities. Everyone know he has the Asashouryuu DNA, so I hope he doesn't embarrass himself and do good sumo..When we were young and upcoming our Oyakatas kept telling us stubbornly 'tachi-ai, tachi-ai' . Beating someone stronger than you depends on the tachi-ai. He should study that well."

Shouhouzan, losing to Kyokutaisei: "I was able to attack well. I will not be falling on my face  like last basho. I will be challenging my opponents' skills." He is having trouble with the new-fangled video interviews. "Man, it's difficult. Facing a computer is not the same as facing your interviewer. I'd rather face you in person," he said to his interviewer.

Asanoyama, losing his first bout of the basho: "I was over-eager and it became my opponent's game. The expectations from  me (without any Yokozunae this basho) have not brought about any changes in my attitude. I will turn things around from tomorrow and gambarize.." 

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1 hour ago, Kintamayama said:

Endou, beating Ozeki Asanoyama: "I just faced him seriously. I'm glad I won. Second straight basho as Komusubi? Not relevant. I am just doing my own sumo. From here on I will be improving my condition. "

I don't get the part with second straight basho as Komusubi because Endo was at M1 last basho, am I missing something?

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13 minutes ago, Hakuryuho said:

I don't get the part with second straight basho as Komusubi because Endo was at M1 last basho, am I missing something?

I think that's his response to being asked if he can KK at sanyaku, and therefore get a second consecutive basho at komusubi. He only did it once before, and that was an extremely marginal 8-7, 7-8 in Aki and Kyushu last year.

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On 13/09/2020 at 22:36, Hakuryuho said:

I don't get the part with second straight basho as Komusubi because Endo was at M1 last basho, am I missing something?

Meaning- Aiming for my second straight as Komusubi? Irrelevant.. Sorry if that wasn't clear.

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Day 2:

Takanoshou, beating his first Ozeki in Asanoyama: "I'm really happy. It went better than I imagined. I just went on the attack recklessly, and was able to not to stop my movement. My body is stronger than in January. and is moving forward!"

Mitakeumi, beating Terunofuji: "I think my body was moving well. I still can't get over my loss to him last basho on senshuraku. We're just starting. All I want to do is seriously do my own sumo!"

Shoudai, two straight wins, beating Tamawashi who was 9-4 against him: "He didn't do his usual tachi-ai. He used his hand faster and I was a bit bewildered.." He worked a lot on his lower body power lately and put on five kilos. "Even if I did get heavier, I feel it has not hampered my movement.." he summed. 

 

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Day 3:

Houshouryuu, losing to Kyokutaisei today: "I tried for a slap and grab but failed. My opponent read me well. I felt my opponent was strong.. I won't take today's bout to heart and hope to regroup!"

Ura, second win in Makushita and getting closer to a Juryo return, grabbing his opponent's leg and winning: "I wasn't aiming for that. My body was moving well. I'm happy to have won. It's a good start of the basho but we still have a long way to go. I wonder how the second half will go.. I'm not really thinking of promotion as I am ranked Makushita 5. I'm thinking it's a long way still. I'm going about it thinking it's going to be hard."

Shoudai, looking impressive and unbeaten, beating Endou: "I knew I couldn't let my opponent get a grip on me. It would have been better if I was in a better position before the grip-switch (makikae), but the switch notwithstanding, I managed to get my feet in and that was good." His Oyakata is being punished for going out and violating the curfew in place. Influence? "I'm not sure, but I'm not thinking about it too much at present. I don't feel anything strange.." 

Shinpan Futagoyama (ex-Miyabiyama) suddenly got up and left after Mitakeumi's bout, returning just in time for the next bout to start. Toilet emergency.

Terunofuji, beating Asanoyama and getting his first win of the basho: "I expected him to come with a right hand grip and it became a morozashi (both hands) grip- I was a bit impatient.. I'm not really concerned about my first two losses. Yesterday's sumo is over.. A bout a day- I'd like to do my utmost the best I can."

Tobizaru has won his first three Makuuchi matches. "I was able to move forward so I think it was good sumo. I'd like to concentrate from here on and pile up those wins. My size? Because I'm so small (171 cm) , every time I win everyone gets excited, I think. I just want to keep on winning!"

ex- Asashouryuu blasts Asanoyama on Twitter: "What kind of an Ozeki are you? You idiot! It's embarrassing! If this is all you can do, you should retire! Idiot!! Pressure? What pressure? Nobody is putting any pressure on you. Idiot! As a  former Takasago beya rikishi and your senpai I want to know when you will start winning . You have a problem with your state of mind, you idiot! It's  'shallwedance (anybody?)', you idiot. You should be dominating. You are weak!!" Asashouryuu seemed quite agitated and made some mistakes in Japanese and was a bit incoherent so it's difficult to translate exactly, but you get the gist..

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I wonder if Asashoryu is an example of what is said inside a heya.

Alternatively he could be just another (idiot) bully longing for his glory days.

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Considering he's once said that Hakuho had the luck of wrestling in a soft age, I'd say the latter.

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More day 3:

The toilet part 2: "Futagoyama Oyakata had a stomach ache so strong he couldn't sit anymore, as much as he tried. So he went to the toilet," said Isegahama Oyakata later. After the day was over he felt worse. "He was extremely pale and perspiring, " added Isegahama.

Takanoshou, beating Mitakeumi today: "I think I was able to do it calmly. I am able to push and move forward, and the power just follows.. When you face those ranked above you, all you can do is push forward. That's all you think about and act accordingly, without thinking about unnecessary things - that makes it easier.."

Yutakayama, three losses already but doing attacking sumo: "Yesterday and today I was lagging behind..That leads to tomorrow, it could happen again.."

Shouhouzan, still on about the remote interviews: "It's easier for me to talk to you guys when you're in the shitakubeya..I really want to return to the old way as soon as possible.."

Kotoshouhou, losing to rookie Tobizaru: "My upper body was too eager.. Today is today and it's over. I want to concentrate again on tomorrow's bout."

Ounoshou, three straight wins, winning today after a monoii: "I was nearly utchari'd, but I feel I was able to move the center of gravity to my opponent and hang over him. I am feeling calm."

Kiribayama, beating Terutsuyoshi who was 2-2 against him so far: "I've lost twice to him, so I watched the bouts that I had lost and fought today while thinking. I am able to see my opponents well."

Tamawashi, tomorrow faces an Ozeki (Takakeishou) in the last bout of the day: "I have been able to train well. Tomorrow I hope to go about it calmly, not hurry things, and win!"

Hokutofuji, beating Takakeishou for his first win of the basho: "I used my legs well. I was putting pressure on him, and that caused him to pull.."

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1 hour ago, Seiyashi said:

Considering he's once said that Hakuho had the luck of wrestling in a soft age, I'd say the latter.

There is an element of truth to that, but I am a firm believer that luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Hakuho had to work hard to be 'the' person to exploit the circumstances. 

3 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

ex- Asashouryuu blasts Asanoyama on Twitter: "What kind of an Ozeki are you? You idiot! It's embarrassing! If this is what you can do, you should retire! Idiot!! Pressure? What pressure? Nobody is putting any pressure on you. Idiot! As a  former Takasago beya rikishi and your senpai I want to know when you will start winning . You have a problem with your state of mind, you idiot! It's  'shallwedance (anybody?)', you idiot. You should be dominating. You are weak!!" Asashouryuu seemed quite agitated and made some mistakes in Japanese and was a bit incoherent so it's difficult to translate exactly, but you get the gist..

Agree that Asasnoyama is having troubles with his state of mind, but I would think that becoming a yokozuna before your oyakata retires in a couple of months is quite a bit of pressure, albeit self-inflicted. And correct me if I am being ignorant, but I think rikishi are a lot nicer to each other than during the Asashoryu days and I like it that way. I'm not sure if I'd like another aggressive, domineering type - the heel position is still well occupied. 

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1 hour ago, pricklypomegranate said:

I'm not sure if I'd like another aggressive, domineering type - the heel position is still well occupied. 

And if Asanoyama isn't the quintessential baby-face, I don't know who is.

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5 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

It's  'shallwedance (anybody?)', you idiot. 

My take on it: "A bout is not an invitation to dance, you idiot!"

or:

"Your bout was more like a f** invitation to dance, you idiot!"

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1 hour ago, Yamanashi said:

And if Asanoyama isn't the quintessential baby-face, I don't know who is.

Oh, I always thought that it's Gagamaru! But maybe you're right...

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7 minutes ago, hakutorizakura said:

Oh, I always thought that it's Gagamaru! But maybe you're right...

If by baby-face you mean a face only his mother could love, you might have a point. B-)

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3 minutes ago, Jakusotsu said:

If by baby-face you mean a face only his mother could love, you might have a point. B-)

I won't explain any further, it's open for interpretations :-P

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Oh, I was about to comment about the first post, but then got distracted by gaga, uh, nevermind.....

Uncle Asa is the best :-D I read somewhere that he mocked everyone as "getting weak" when Kyokutenho won his yusho. I didn't see news about him saying something after Terunofuji yusho last basho, but must have been something interesting.

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6 hours ago, hakutorizakura said:

Oh, I was about to comment about the first post, but then got distracted by gaga, uh, nevermind.....

Uncle Asa is the best :-D I read somewhere that he mocked everyone as "getting weak" when Kyokutenho won his yusho. I didn't see news about him saying something after Terunofuji yusho last basho, but must have been something interesting.

He is maybe more comic than serious.  Reminds me of the wrastler/color men back in the day of Big Time Wrestling.  BTW, can anyone give me the Japanese word for "pencil-neck"?

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I'm putting this here because people talked about it.

A rare thing happen after the Mitakeiumi - Takanosho match, Futagoyama oyakata (moto miyabiyama) stood up and left.

"Looks like he had to go to the bathroom" reported the NHK sumo commentator.

"He mentioned he had stomach pain. It was difficult to sit there for him. He couldn't endure the pain and went to the toilet." explained head judge Isegahama oyakata.

"His face turned a bad color, and started sweating" added Futagoyama's own deshi.

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Futagoyama Oyakata races from the bathroom.

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Day 4:

Shin-Juryo Nishikifuji, 4 straight wins, beating heavy Mongolian Daishouhou: "It didn't go as planned, but I was patient.. I have been training with Terunofuji and others at the heya and have learned a lot. I have been able to do my kind of sumo so far and I think that's good!"

Shin nyumaku Tobizaru is 4-0 as well. He beat Kaisei today, keeping him away from his mawashi: "I wasn't overpowered and I think I caused him to rush. The fact that I was able to move forward was good.. The heavier my opponent is (60 kilo difference) the more excited the crowd gets. I will probably start to feel the fatigue soon.  I just want to concentrate as I move on.."

Terunofuji getting his revenge from Shoudai on last basho's loss: "I lost to him last basho so I decided i will do all I can to make it my kind of sumo. It was just today's bout, nothing to do with revenge.." Tomorrow he faces Daieishou and will have faced all the Sekiwake and above rikishi. "All I can do is give it my all. Starting tomorrow, a bout at a time, I can only do what I can do."

Kotoshouhou, third win of the basho: "Last basho I seemed to have piled up some losses at some point. I have learned something from that.."

Kagayaki, beating Tokushouryuu who has owned him in their previous bouts (1-5): "I wasn't particularly thinking about that.. He got his left in and pushed me but I managed to persevere."

Takayasu, beating Kiribayama in their first encounter: "Because I found my  rhythm , I was able to do well, so that's good.."

Takarafuji, beating Tochinoshin for his third win: "I couldn't do keiko as usual so I was worried, but my body is moving."

Yutakayama, first win  - last basho 8 straight losses from day 1: "It did cross my mind, but I went out there believing a win would come at some point."

Ex-Asashouryuu is relentless, after Asanoyama's win today: "That's the way to do it! You gotta win! You've got the power to win! Have confidence and move forward so I don't get angry!!! (smiley smiley smiley)

Takanoshou, no  more Sekiwake and upper bouts this basho, 3-1, beating Daieishou: "I was able to watch my opponent calmly and get in before him. All I was thinking of was to try and stop his thrusts. At the end when I pushed him out I was able to stop him and that was good. I didn't think I would have this many wins at this point. I have been doing positive sumo, I believe.." When he loses, his family says his face dies. He hasn't seen them yet this basho. "I'm winning so I hope they are not too worried.."

Shoudai, first loss today, beaten by Terunofuji: "I was too busy trying to get him away from my mawashi and I backed up.. It's still the beginning stages of the basho so there's nothing to get excited about. "

Hokutofuji, losing to 0-3 Asanoyama: "My tachi-ai was good, but I pulled.."

Ounoshou, 4th straight win, beating trickster Enhou: "I just didn't want to hurry things and managed to remain calm. I was prepared to counter anything he could throw at me. I was able to see him well and remain calm. Difference from last basho's 0-13 start? It's all in the state of mind. I'm able to concentrate and do it.."

 50 year old Hanakaze is still at it at Jonidan 84. Today, he faced 38 year old spring chicken Kamiyama. The 19 year old yobidashi called him "Hanafukuiiiiiii". Someone pointed out his error, the yobidashi reentered the ring and called him by his correct shikona. Hanakaze found it entertaining and was not angry with the 31 years younger yobidashi. He lost the bout eventually and is now 1-1, aiming for his first kachikoshi as a 50 year old.

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2 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

50 year old Hanakaze is still at it at Jonidan 84. Today, he faced 38 year old spring chicken Kamiyama. The 19 year old yobidashi called him "Hanafukuiiiiiii". Someone pointed out his error, the yobidashi reentered the ring and called him by his correct shikona. Hanakaze found it entertaining and was not angry with the 31 years younger yobidashi. He lost the bout eventually and is now 1-1, aiming for his first kachikoshi as a 50 year old.


Shinzan. I was hoping he and Tochikamiyama might meet, but unfortunately not.

This was the second bout between Hanakaze and Shinzan, the first coming almost 19 years ago, when yobidashi Yuma was a mere 5 months old.

If memory serves, Shinzan is the only active rikishi with a four-kanji given name to his shikona (Taroheita), since the retirement of Teruju Matazaemon earlier in the year.


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16 hours ago, Yamanashi said:

He is maybe more comic than serious.  Reminds me of the wrastler/color men back in the day of Big Time Wrestling.  BTW, can anyone give me the Japanese word for "pencil-neck"?

Yeah, with smileys and all that ;-)

enpitsu-kubi (?) : pencil-neck, word by word

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4 hours ago, Yubinhaad said:


Shinzan.
 

Well, I call him Kamiyama when we go out drinking, so..

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7 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

50 year old Hanakaze is still at it at Jonidan 84. Today, he faced 38 year old spring chicken Kamiyama. The 19 year old yobidashi called him "Hanafukuiiiiiii". Someone pointed out his error, the yobidashi reentered the ring and called him by his correct shikona. Hanakaze found it entertaining and was not angry with the 31 years younger yobidashi. He lost the bout eventually and is now 1-1, aiming for his first kachikoshi as a 50 year old.

When this happens, does the yobidashi begin by singing "I'm sooooooooooooooryyyyyyyyyyy....."  :)

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5 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

Well, I call him Kamiyama when we go out drinking, so..

Hey, two guys called two other guys by the wrong names.  Can't we just ganbarou and do our own brand of posting and announcing tomorrow?

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