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Hiro Morita’s “Sumo Prime Time”

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9 hours ago, Reonito said:

Hopefully they read their comments...

Apparently, they did ------- or they read Sumo Forum!!  They changed the thumbnail.

 

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Well, even that capture is a spoiler, but that's old milk now.

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10 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

Well, even that capture is a spoiler, but that's old milk now.

Right?

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Some updates: First, Hiro did a review of Enhō's basho, but the real kicker IMO is a tour of Ryōgoku with Kaisei.

The reason it's a kicker? Kaisei seems to be the first guest with some English proficiency - his opening comments don't sound too heavily accented, although he and Hiro default to Japanese for most of the rest of the video. It's a good travelogue-style look around Ryōgoku beyond the Kokugikan.

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This is an absolute gem, not least because I learned rikishi (at moto-Kaisei's heya) believe having chicken in their chanko during a basho brings them luck - because chickens always stay on two feet!

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2 hours ago, RabidJohn said:

This is an absolute gem, not least because I learned rikishi (at moto-Kaisei's heya) believe having chicken in their chanko during a basho brings them luck - because chickens always stay on two feet!

I saw that somewhere else as well, thats why apparently they only sell chicken yakiniku in the kokugikan during tournaments, so I think its a common superstition

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Well, Sumo Prime Time is worth a look this week, great interview with Takakeisho - the kind of English language access I'd hope the channel would have. Really enjoyed it. More like this please.

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This "new" episode of Sumo Prime Time is hilarious but also a little sad because so much has happened to these wrestlers since it was filmed in 2020 before Sumo Prime Time existed.  This clip features various wrestlers including ex-Hakuho, ex-Kakuryu, current Yokozuna Terunofuji, ex-Goeido as well as Endo, Asanoyama, Tobizaru, Takanosho, Mitakeumi , Takakeisho and Shodai.  They are each testing their hand grip strength using a dynamometer to see who has the strongest hand grip.  You will NEVER guess who won by a handslide (I mean landslide!!).  

 

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9 hours ago, sumojoann said:

You will NEVER guess who won by a handslide (I mean landslide!!).  

 

They haven't learnt how not to show spoilers in the thumbnail, so we will all guess correctly before watching the video.

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1 hour ago, Asapedroryu said:

They haven't learnt how not to show spoilers in the thumbnail, so we will all guess correctly before watching the video.

When I wrote, "You will NEVER guess who won.....", I should have added a sarcasm emoji so it would be more obvious! :-/ 

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20 hours ago, Asapedroryu said:

They haven't learnt how not to show spoilers in the thumbnail, so we will all guess correctly before watching the video.

It's reverse-reverse psychology you see..

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Inside the sumo school with Ochiai and cameos by several oyakatas.

 

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I enjoy these programs very much. The Kotonowaka one is excellent 

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