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March basho 2021

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Will be held in Tokyo, is the decision made today. 

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This Covid thing has made me make updates to my databases.  Somehow I was foolish enough to only allow Hatsu, Haru, Natsu, Nagoya, Aki, Kyushu instead of November, March, and July...

 

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Osaka native and Osaka/Haru basho responsible Fujigane (Daizen) can't sleep anymore because his basho is not at home and the presents to be sold in Osaka pile up for 2 years. The NSK now sells a Haru basho support set, including chanko set, kokugikan curry etc. for 10 000Yen (including delivery - in Japan) per mail order http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20210219/sum21021919210007-n1.html

Fujigane impersonates the mail order shopping CM hosts from TV

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The gomen-fuda for the Haru basho was erected today at the kokugikan - Osaka-man Fujigane did PR

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On 22/02/2021 at 07:41, Akinomaki said:

The gomen-fuda for the Haru basho was erected today at the kokugikan - Osaka-man Fujigane did PR

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The hand gesture he's making in the larger photo looks like he's asking for permission to pass through.

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2 minutes ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

Daieisho komusubi 2w. The letters FFS spring to mind.

So pi$$ed. Once again I have a very muddle GTB.

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Polly McPollface for Haru 2021

 

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13 hours ago, Kaminariyuki said:

Anyone heard a likelihood of having some yokozuna in the Haru basho?

I guess if we don't have them in Haru we won't in Natsu either, at least one of them (Sigh...)

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14 hours ago, Kaminariyuki said:

Anyone heard a likelihood of having some yokozuna in the Haru basho?

Kakuryu declared he will be in "Of course" - having a cold now for 3 weeks (that caused him to skip the rest of joint keiko): "If it's just a cold I think it will heal" http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/sports/sumou/2836989/

- and his back that caused him to sit out the last x basho: "I think it will be OK." http://www.daily.co.jp/general/2021/03/03/0014121566.shtml

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Sooo...do or die? Or is cold/back enough for postponing that to Natsu? Well, you know, if it is do or die, it has to be a proper one... Is this still sarcasm?

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1 hour ago, Benihana said:

it has to be a proper one... Is this still sarcasm?

Only if it's green.

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What are the chances they don't let Kakuryu wrestle with a sniffle? I assume he's tested negative for COVID, but this is also an era when it's not trendy to be sick in public. 

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5 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

Only if it's green.

Sumimasen, sir. Fixed.

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I guess in Kakuryus case it's either do or get a cold. Or a back ache. Or a scratched toe. 

Wonder if he's tried getting covid on purpose? That'd let him skip this basho with no questions asked. 

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6 hours ago, dingo said:

I guess in Kakuryus case it's either do or get a cold. Or a back ache. Or a scratched toe. 

Wonder if he's tried getting covid on purpose? That'd let him skip this basho with no questions asked. 

He has his citizenship now so I’m sure he would rather retire and keep earning a salary than get COVID to skip another basho

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9 hours ago, mt fuji said:

He has his citizenship now so I’m sure he would rather retire and keep earning a salary than get COVID to skip another basho

Yeah, I'm aware that he got the citizenship which makes me wonder even more why is he dragging this out. I suppose he wants to be on the dohyo one last time, but he could've done that in January. 

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Posted (edited)

The dohyo-matsuri will again be streamed live

dohyo making

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The torikumi for days one and two will be announced tomorrow, Saturday the 13th. Reason-waiting for the final PCR tests after 2 oyakata were found positive yesterday and the fear that they might have been in close contact with rikishi and maybe infected them as well. Small problem- Onoe beya, to which the infected Otowayama Oyakata belongs, announced on their Facebook page that the whole heya will be kyujo, without consulting the Kyokai. "It seems like they wrote on Facebook that they are all kyujo, but the people that live outside of the heya will not be kyujo. It seems they just went and arbitrarily announced this but no final decision has been made yet, so going public on social media like this is troubling," said Shibatayama Oyakata.

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Given that Hakuho will take part in the Spring Tournament, fans will finally be treated to a Yokozuna dohyoiri again!  The main question is who will serve as his attendants, his his protégés Enho and Ishiura are both down in the Juryo Division.  My guess is Midorifuji will get the nod as tachimochi and Kaisei as tsuyuharai.  

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2 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

My guess is Midorifuji will get the nod as tachimochi and Kaisei as tsuyuharai.  

I would have thought that Takarafuji would be tachimoshi. He's done this job for Hakuho quite a few times.

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