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Early in the morning, nearly nobody there in the dark Kokugikan. Jonidan 106E Daishoujou faces Jonidan 105W Kyounosato. Kyounosato goes for the left shitate, Daishoujou, for the right uwate. And that's it. All that could be seen or heard was gyoji Shikimori Koumei's incessant "nokotta, nokotta" reverberating in the empty hall. The rikishi did not budge. "Nokotta, nokotta", he called  in his high-pitched, probably 16 year old voice. For 4 minutes and 26 seconds. Nothing moved. Finally, Tatsutagawa Oyakata the shinpan raised his right hand. "Torinaoshi!" he declared, and the bout was stopped and restarted. They reappeared two bouts later for their do- over. . The same thing ensued-deadlock holiday.  Tomozuna, who was also a shinpan, couldn't hide his smile. After a minute and 23 seconds, Kyounosato got an uwate and won by yorikiri. And thus ends our story for today. 

I learned from this that in Juryo and upwards, the bout is stopped  for a mizu - iri (water entrance) at around the 4 minute mark, and is restarted from the same position. In Makushita and lower, it's a torinaoshi.<bow>

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28 minutes ago, Kintamayama said:

Early in the morning, nearly nobody there in the dark Kokugikan. Jonidan 106E Daishoujou faces Jonidan 105W Kyounosato. Kyounosato goes for the left shitate, Daishoujou, for the right uwate. And that's it. All that could be seen or heard was gyoji Shikimori Koumei's incessant "nokotta, nokotta" reverberating in the empty hall. The rikishi did not budge. "Nokotta, nokotta", he called  in his high-pitched, probably 16 year old voice. For 4 minutes and 26 seconds. Nothing moved. Finally, Tatsutagawa Oyakata the shinpan raised his right hand. "Torinaoshi!" he declared, and the bout was stopped and restarted. They reappeared two bouts later for their do- over. . The same thing ensued-deadlock holiday.  Tomozuna, who was also a shinpan, couldn't hide his smile. After a minute and 23 seconds, Kyounosato got an uwate and won by yorikiri. And thus ends our story for today. 

I learned from this that in Juryo and upwards, the bout is stopped  for a mizu - iri (water entrance) at around the 4 minute mark, and is restarted from the same position. In Makushita and lower, it's a torinaoshi.<bow>

That or they’re just not doing the water break now because of the coronavirus. It’s not part of the pre-bout rituals after all.

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4 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

That or they’re just not doing the water break now because of the coronavirus. It’s not part of the pre-bout rituals after all.

Just translating what the reporter wrote. It seems to be the rule. 

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Just want to make sure I understand. Below Juryo, the match is stopped sometime after four minutes and the guys take a breather while other matches proceed? Then after a period of time, they just restart from the tachiai? 

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10 minutes ago, Shinobi Steve said:

Just want to make sure I understand. Below Juryo, the match is stopped sometime after four minutes and the guys take a breather while other matches proceed? Then after a period of time, they just restart from the tachiai? 

Correct.

Two such matchups a little while ago, from the same basho no less (Kyushu 2017):

Kiriarashi - Amamidake initialrestart
Kozakura - Osuzuki initialrestart

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7 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

deadlock holiday

It almost did last as long as a cricket match, so... 

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7 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

Just translating what the reporter wrote. It seems to be the rule. 

And here I thought you spent the entire day watching all the lower division bouts...

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7 hours ago, Eikokurai said:

The same thing ensued-deadlock holiday

Sorry- wrong OP!

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8 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

The same thing ensued-deadlock holiday.

I don't like that 10cc reference – I love it!

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11 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

All that could be seen or heard was gyoji Shikimori Koumei's incessant "nokotta, nokotta" reverberating in the empty hall. The rikishi did not budge. "Nokotta, nokotta", he called  in his high-pitched, probably 16 year old voice. For 4 minutes and 26 seconds. Nothing moved. 

That's the trouble with these rookie gyoji. If he'd just shouted "Hakkeyoi!" like he was supposed to they would have put some spirit into it and finished the match. 

 

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9 hours ago, UncleMoustache said:

I don't suppose there's a video of this anywhere?

In the full jonidan division video on Miselet's VK channel

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Interesting, I never knew it was different below juryo. I was sure I'd seen a mizu-iri below juryo, but on looking through a bunch of videos I couldn't find a single one, every one of them was a torinaoshi.
Added to my list of trivia!

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There was one of these when I uploaded all the lower division matches for Aki 2014.  My main digest ended up showing only the decisive bout, while I also uploaded a video with the entire non-decisive bout as an addendum for the truly insane who would want to watch such a thing.  It was Byakkomaru vs. Iida on Day 15, the decisive bout presumably in part 2 of the day based on what order I uploaded them.  I'm looking at it now and for some reason there are more truly insane people than I thought, as that video has the *most* views of the entirety of the basho.  The average view duration has been about two minutes.  It looks like it's fairly common to people to skip to near the end, as there's more viewer retention around 5 minutes than just previous to that.  19% of people watched the end of it, though I can't tell for sure if they watched all of it.  They may have fallen asleep.

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