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The Giant Macaron

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5 hours ago, RabidJohn said:

the huge cup and saucer,

Funny how everybody wonders if the 50 cm wide macaron is real, but nobody asks if the yusho winner has to drink 5 gallons of coffee from the big cup.

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The winners get real macarons. The one presented on the dohyo is fake.

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OK,sumojoann, Rabid John and Benihana are all of one mind, I think I must agree. I was quite entertained by all of your replies, BTW.

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40 minutes ago, Benihana said:

The winners get real macarons. The one presented on the dohyo is fake.

Do we know whether the macaron tradition will continue in 2021? Not a terribly important point, and nobody may know, but I confess I'm finishing up the writing of a story I've written about my experiences with sumo. I'll post a link to the book, when I finally get it published, on the Articles by Forum members thread. 

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21 minutes ago, Kaminariyuki said:

Do we know whether the macaron tradition will continue in 2021?

No, we don't, but we don't know otherwise, too.

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18 hours ago, Yamanashi said:

Funny how everybody wonders if the 50 cm wide macaron is real, but nobody asks if the yusho winner has to drink 5 gallons of coffee from the big cup.

Quickly glossing over the fact that it's a teacup, it is self-evident that they could drink from it. I've seen photos of rikishi drinking sake from another ridiculously large trophy, so I imagine some of them probably had a go while the oyakata was away.

The giant macaron is a very convincing fake that is bound to have newcomers wondering. I certainly did. And I don't believe it's a question of whether the winner has to eat the prize macarons so much as whether there'll be any left when he gets back from his yusho parade.

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The macarons are really one of the favorites subjects on the forum. If the France-Japan friendship award isn't canceled, we'll have them again for Hatsu

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On 15/10/2020 at 09:43, Akinomaki said:
On 15/10/2020 at 06:52, pricklypomegranate said:

Sorry, came to the forum recently and didn't really notice the macaron or food poll. But have to say, after research, where's the fun if the macaron is always green, pink (and the rare gold)? 

Also I wanted to ask - the giant macaron is just a plush toy or fake right? It's not real? And what exactly is the prize? Like a box of macarons?

Exactly

On 26/01/2013 at 15:00, Akinomaki said:

 

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one of the awards for the yusho winner is the Japan-France friendship cup, with as extra prize an assortment of macaron French pastry. On the dohyo the "Big Macaron" will be displayed .

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Hight 23cm, diameter 41 cm: Left is for the January and July basho, the middle one for March and September, the right for May and November

and about 750g

They didn't always use the colors on schedule, but the guess is always among those 3. The real food prize:

box with 22 macarons, have to be consumed within 4 days

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29 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

On the dohyo the "Big Macaron" will be displayed .

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I swear on my Mother's grave, I didn't see the McDonald's reference until this instant.  Now I can't unsee it.:-S

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