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Hakuho retires

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On 30/09/2021 at 12:07, Asashosakari said:

And to contribute something to the thread beyond the self-absorbed waffle of the previous post, Nikkan states this morning that a Kyokai official has confirmed that Hakuho will be listed on the Kyushu banzuke after all, as the result of yesterday's banzuke-making conference, even though his retirement is expected to be acknowledged today.

In hindsight, this was quite obvious, the only question being in what capacity. 

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Watching the press conference, I felt at the time, that all involved were relieved that at last some solution had been found, so that Hakuho stays in the sumo world, even though under specific conditions, the NSK board kind of punished him for his erratic behavior and Miyagino-oyakata could retire without his name being forever tarnished. I felt that Hakuho had stayed the last three-four years in sumo just negotiating and searching for such a resolution. Truly remarkable career, I do not foresee how it could be surpassed in my lifetime, a great warrior and an amazing mentality to continue to win so many times. I found technically Asashoryo to be a bit more diverse, but Hakuho had still an amazing arsenal of technics. When he tried the yobimodoshi when pursuing the Yoshibayama's record spoke of some balls and confidence. From what Hakuhonofan's said, I also thought to be true - he really tried to be very Japanese, but when Kisenosato broke his winning series and he saw the joy of the Japanese fans from his loss made him probably realize that all is vein and he became a tad nastier. But it comes with the rank. Then, I thought he overstayed his welcome as yokozuna just pursuing fame and money, but lately changed my opinion that he might have sought for a resolution to stay in the sumo world after retirement. 

I also agree with Kinta's assessment that if he could stay a year, he would be for a very long run. I really want to see how the lack of limelight would influence him. Really hope that he would train a great number of young rikishi capable of leaving a mark in kakkai

Hakuho would be sorely missed and the lack of any significant coverage before the Kyushu basho is just a testament to that in my opinion. 

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A report about the first basho work of Magaki appeared http://www.fnn.jp/articles/-/278747

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He experienced makushita, juryo,  makuuchi 1st and 2nd half shifts - and also had arrived at 7a.m. for an early shift

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the boring work, at the west hanamichi - Kakuryu was on the east some days, retired earlier he's ranked higher as oyakata

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fan service

 

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meeting Asashoryu

talk about his experience, being a rikishi was better

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On 05/12/2021 at 14:48, rhyen said:

Demon Kaka talking about Hakuho’s retirement.

Kakka. 

Doesn't matter, both kaka or kakka mean poop in some languages :-P

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On 06/12/2021 at 15:07, hakutorizakura said:

Kakka. 

Doesn't matter, both kaka or kakka mean poop in some languages :-P

It is a soft word here in Brazil, todler's language:  "fiz caca" - "I did a poo poo" or "I did a little mistake"

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It is said that Hakuho bought a  high-class Japanese-style restaurant in Asakusa. First he tried to get it in Ginza but very expensive. Next, targeted in Nihonbashi downtown but spaces were not enough.

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1 hour ago, Itachiyama said:

It is said that Hakuho bought a  high-class Japanese-style restaurant in Asakusa. First he tried to get it in Ginza but very expensive. Next, targeted in Nihonbashi downtown but spaces were not enough.

Yes and that will be the heya. Can't find the post right now, but it was fairly recent.

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