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Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

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1 hour ago, Morty said:

Doesn't count, he was PED'd up the wazoo. I'll never forgive him for utterly destroying cycling as a viable sport (he wasn't alone but he was the most egregious example). Also, while we're at it, as far as I'm concerned Roger Maris is still the single season home run record holder and Hank Aaron the all time home run king. The drug cheats and their *records* can get stuffed.

Yeah, I wasn't being serious, hence the emoji of the guy running away. (Sigh...)

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5 hours ago, Taikoubana said:

(Somewhat unrelated, but does anyone happen to have a video of a Yokozuna tsuna being crafted? I saw it once, being crafted by an older lady and presumably her son, but I haven't been able to find the video since.)

Are you asking how they produce the tsuna itself?  That is, the zig-zag pattern cloth, etc.?

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28 minutes ago, Yamanashi said:

zig-zag pattern cloth

That's shide and just made out of paper, I think. The vid I posted has them just "magically" appear when Kakuryu poses with the tsuna alone, as they're not in the tsuna when the rope is first put on him.

FWIW when they demonstrate rope wearing during jungyo, the shide are already inserted in the tsuna.

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I think by crafted @Taikoubana meant the production of the tsuna (cloth, rope, etc.) itself.  The shide (sorry, didn't know the term) shows up in Shinto rituals all over the place, but the rope looks specialized.

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2 minutes ago, Yamanashi said:

I think by crafted @Taikoubana meant the production of the tsuna (cloth, rope, etc.) itself.  The shide (sorry, didn't know the term) shows up in Shinto rituals all over the place, but the rope looks specialized.

Yeah no the rope is literally made from scratch by members of the stable/ichimon of the yokozuna, assisted by sewanin and NSK functionaries.

The raw materials are cotton, as exterior covering as well as forming the bulk of the slimmer braided portion, hemp, which goes into the thicker parts of the rope, and copper wire, which gives the rope structure and support. In addition, there's also rice bran used to rub the hemp smooth.

First strips of cotton are cut which go about 4-5m in length. Three of them will form each individual strand of the tsuna. The hemp is placed in the centre to form the bulky portion that will go over the yokozuna's belly, and is trimmed with scissors before that section of the rope is tied up with cotton strips to hold it in place for the next step.

Once all three sections of the rope have been filled with hemp, they are tied around the teppo pole so that the two ends pass on either side of the pole. Copper wire is then inserted into each section, and the cotton is repeatedly twisted around the copper.

Once that is done (leaving you with three copper-core cotton ropes, the braiding begins. One rikishi lies on the floor, anchoring one of the ropes. The rest of the rikishi split themselves into two lines on either side of that rikishi, and hold one rope each. On the coordinating call of "hi fu mi" (traditional Japanese for 1, 2, 3), the rikishi rotate the ropes counterclockwise: looking towards the teppo pole, the left team passes their rope to the rikishi lying on the floor, the right team takes the rope from the rikishi on the floor, and passes their rope to the left team, on the reply "sooo ichi-ni-san" (on-yomi reading of 1, 2, 3). The same process is then repeated for the other end of the tsuna.

The ends are sheared off with wire cutters and bound with string, and the tsuna is then considered completed.

Tsuna-uchi traditionally happens thrice a year, once before each Tokyo basho, although Hakuho had an off-season tsuna-uchi before Nagoya.

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Posted (edited)

Have there been any news if Terunofuji was hurt during the musubi no ichiban?
He was favouring his right arm on the way back to the shitaku beya and everyone wondered if he might share Kisenosato's fate...
But at least I haven't found anything on this subject (on here).

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this scene was reenacted, but is this the real or the fake one? The reenacting part is no longer in the video of the live transmission.

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the 3 small sekitori of the heya with the giant, Terutsuyoshi in front, Nishikifuji and Midorifuji

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press conference

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double fish

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kampai

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His mother with a photo album in 2015

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24 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

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Isegahama looks happy. Terunofuji looks like a condemned man.

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I would have thought with the condition his body is/was in, and the depths he plumbed, he would be under the least amount of pressure of any new yokozuna. 

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I've always been impressed with the way Hakuho dealt with his injuries and body. I like the care with which Terunofuji avoids putting unneccesary strain on his knees off-dohyo in order to be able to use them in a bout with confidence.

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2 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

the 3 small sekitori of the heya with the giant, Terutsuyoshi in front, Nishikifuji and Midorifuji

Where is Takarafuji?
I didn't see any pictures of the car parade either, to find out if he had carried the flag in may and march.

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11 minutes ago, Umizoi said:

I didn't see any pictures of the car parade either, to find out if he had carried the flag in may and march.

Yusho parades were cancelled ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started, as part of social responsibility to avoid crowds gathering to cheer on the yusho winner.

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19 minutes ago, Umizoi said:

Where is Takarafuji?
I didn't see any pictures of the car parade either, to find out if he had carried the flag in may and march.

At home with his kids?

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I was expecting to see Harumafuji in the celebrations. Can't see Aminishiki either in the photos. Shouldn't these two have been invited?

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Well done Terunofuji!

It could have been so different though....

If Terunofuji had made it to Yokozuna before he was injured we would have lost a great Yokozuna  in his prime after only two yusho's.....

Now we can see him live up to his early promise and win many more.

 

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I think when Terunofuji looked absolutely lost in Makushita we all thought that the gig was up, but this has been a welcome surprise.

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1 hour ago, Asapedroryu said:

I was expecting to see Harumafuji in the celebrations. Can't see Aminishiki either in the photos. Shouldn't these two have been invited?

Methink Harumafuji is back in Mongolia running his school and enjoying Nadaam. Aminishiki might be directing the heya’s move back from Nagoya?

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6 hours ago, orandashoho said:

Terunofuji knows it's going to be "perform or intai" now.

Extra pressure with his citizenship application to wait for. It feels like Kakuryu again.

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Posted (edited)

Maybe it's not really pressure at all, and he just drank too much celebrating the night before and feels like crap or something (Enjoyingabeer...)

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4 hours ago, Asapedroryu said:

Can't see Aminishiki either in the photos. Shouldn't these two have been invited?

Aminishiki's there (13:25 if the timestamp doesn't work): 

 

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Terunofuji might just have slightly nervous-looking eyes as a matter of physiology. In every interview I've seen his eyes look a little anxious.

On top of that the obligation of a rikishi to be a "strong and silent" presence but also genial to the media and sophisticate hangers-on might inspire some awkwardness.

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10 hours ago, Seiyashi said:

Isegahama looks happy. Terunofuji looks like a condemned man.

Thats the same look I had on my face when I did a parachute jump.

Also,when I first arrived  in jail and I had my picture taken.

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23 minutes ago, Fujisan said:

Thats the same look I had on my face when I did a parachute jump.

Also,when I first arrived  in jail and I had my picture taken.

Why did you parachute into a jail?

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23 minutes ago, Asojima said:

Why did you parachute into a jail?

He jumped bail.

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