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2 hours ago, Yarimotsu said:

So is there any possibility that this is a Japanese politeness thing and he might have actually wanted a kabu? Or is this almost definitely his actual opinion?

Not succeeding to ex-Wakashimazu's stock is one thing but there is the vacant Nishikijima which in theory the NSK has control over. Then again, there could also be an element of self delusion if he couldn't come to an agreement with his shisho on stock to begin with. I highly doubt the conversation only started recently. 

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As long as he doesn't turn into another Takatoriki...

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Intai press conference

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Already saw from the photos, but Hanaregoma-oyakata is in a crazy good shape. 

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On 22/06/2022 at 16:52, Kujo said:

I wonder if this caused him to burn a few bridges over his career.

That came to my mind, too.

I hated his style but grew to like him over time. He compensated for his lack of size with an aggressive approach.  

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Shohozan was guest commentator on Abema today, when asked if there was something he wanted to make time for now he has retired he replied "A fishing trip". (Applauding...)

The commentator asked (jokingly?) why he hadn't been on Abema's fishing program(s) while active, Shohozan replied he wasn't invited.

I'm sure a more competent translator / someone who watched live will be able to find a few more interesting tidbits. 

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Shohozan was in Usa, Oita, on July 20th to report his intai to the mayor. He went to high school in the city and genuinely began with sumo after the start of high school there. In 2nd year he received training from OB Kakizoe, who came to the sumo club for week as teaching practice (like Nakamura in Hiryu recently). http://mainichi.jp/articles/20220806/ddl/k44/050/346000c

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I remember watching some sumo variety show in which he was asked his aim for the coming basho. "Zensho" was his reply, with an obviously joking face. Funny guy.

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Shohozan was guest on Gagamaru's channel and talked about his youth, about food, his diabetes - he's looking for a premises for his restaurant at the moment

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Danpatsushiki today in the kokugikan with about 400 cutters

nice words from the former okamisan

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Nishonoseki, Takayasu

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last shisho Hanaregoma

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the former shisho (now Araiso) had the last cut - with help from Hanaregoma

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proper hair-styling

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Any idea if the dohyōside raised platform for ladies has an older provenance than Hakuhō's danpatsu? 

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1 minute ago, Seiyashi said:

Any idea if the dohyōside raised platform for ladies has an older provenance than Hakuhō's danpatsu? 

Used since many years ago, but there are variations: often the rikishi stepped down from the dohyo for the women to have a cut

On 08/02/2014 at 12:48, Akinomaki said:

 

On 08/03/2019 at 17:57, Akinomaki said:

Women cutting below the dohyo at the danpatsu-shiki of Takanoiwa in the kokugikan last month

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the oldest event with ramp I have found a pic of - variations here as well - ramps with direct access to dohyo (more recent) or the rikishi moving out of it

On 05/05/2014 at 00:49, Akinomaki said:
On 10/06/2012 at 12:20, Akinomaki said:

Former sekiwake Tamanoshima, Nishiiwa-oyakata from Kataonami-beya, who retired last year's Kyushu basho, had his danpatsu-shiki today.
Among 360 people who made a cut was Miyabiyama, his rival since before he became a professional.

Because women aren't allowed to ascend to the dohyo, a special stage had been erected on the side to have e.g. the mother of Nishiiwa-oyakata make a snip.

On 11/06/2012 at 14:29, Akinomaki said:

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His mother making a cut

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Where was Shohozan's wife?  Usually after the rikishi's hair is tidied up after his mage is cut off, the wife of the rikishi poses with him, straightening his tie.  Last I heard, Shohozan was happily married.

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49 minutes ago, Octofuji said:

Wow the haircut (and smile :) takes years off him

It's hard to believe that he turned 39 two days ago.

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Shohozan wants to open a yakiniku restaurant in Funabashi, Chiba, he's in search of the right property for it at the moment. About 430 cutter are reported now, he wept when it was his mother's turn to make a snip.

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the 2 shisho worked together for the last cut

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21 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Shohozan wants to open a yakiniku restaurant in Funabashi, Chiba, he's in search of the right property for it at the moment. About 430 cutter are reported now, he wept when it was his mother's turn to make a snip.

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the 2 shisho worked together for the last cut

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I've always wondered who that rather young looking oyakata is... I see him on the shimpan a lot... would that be Matsugane-oyakata?

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15 minutes ago, sahaven111 said:

I've always wondered who that rather young looking oyakata is... I see him on the shimpan a lot... would that be Matsugane-oyakata?

The younger one is Hanaregoma-oyakata, ex-Tamanoshima Arata, he is now the stablemaster for Ichiyamamoto, Shinazuumi and (for 3 basho before his intai) Shohozan. When Kisenosato became Nishonoseki, the ex-Wakashimazu got the Araiso kabu and became sanyo, with Hanaregoma (ex-Tamanoshima) becoming the stablemaster and renaming the stable Hanaregoma-beya.

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