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Asashoryu and Astrologer

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I have been thinking about a connection between Yokozuna Asashoryu and certain Japanese astrologer, wondering if he may be under her influence.

I know, for a little while Yokozuna Futabayama joined a Buddhist sect generally considered to be cultish at that time, but I won't delve into it now. Yokozuna Takanohana had his own physical therapist who had undue influence on him and this relationship caused a deep rift between him and his brother and father at the time.

In this January Asashoryu appeared on a TV special which had a well known Atrologer and best selling author Kazuko Hosoki doing a reading on him. Now let

me tell you a bit about her. Hosoki is known for her blunt and often outspoken personality. She does her reading regularly on actors and sports figures (she did one for Bob Sapp and Wakanohana III IIRC) on Japanese TV programs.

If she doesn't like any of them, she would mercilessly cut them up on air and for some, she'd even refused to continue if she felt they had a bad attitude or found them to be obnoxious in some way. She comes on air dressed up to max with expensive jewlery and brand name clothes.

But her "prediction" has often came true (I remember she predicted a popular singer Seiko Matsuda's divorce six months before it actually happened) so let's say she is a much feared lady on TV, not only for her prediction but also for her outspokeness as her TV show is called it "Tell It Like It Is".

Her readings are based on your birday dates and Oriental zodiac. She comes up with one of six planets that reflect your destiny like you are a Saturn person (http://www.6sei.net/pc/top.html).

She genuinely seems to like sports figures - she told Bob Sapp, he was a man far greater than a mere K-1 fighter and he should go to Hollywood and start a movie career (he did precisely that later). I recall also she encouraged Wakanohana III to go into business, instead of trying a variety of things like his "talento" work on TV.

He now has a successful and profitable restaurant business in Tokyo's fashionable Roppongi district.

That brings me back to Asashoryu and Kazuko Hosoki. As I mentioned he appeared on her special TV show back in January this year (I believe it was taped late last yar as I believe he was in Mongolia at the time). Basically she liked him so much for what he has accomplished so far, coming over all alone from Mongolia and

perservering and achieving the ultimate plateau in Ozumo. She actually called him a great yokozuna, comparable to Yokozuna Taiho and Futabayama. She even told him the story about the rooster and Futabayama. Obviously Asashoryu really loved it.

I read a couple of days ago that Asashoryu was presented with a Germanium bracelet worth over 150,000 Yen by the maker (http://www.yuuki-club.net/). This is exactly the same bracelet that was featured in her show once and is said to promote blood circulation, especially help those with shoulder and back pains. He put it on right away on his left wrist.

Asashoryu is also renting Hosoki's white Rolls Royce to be chauffered to the venue this basho. Perhaps he wants to receive as much as of her power. She stated

that he would achive greater things this year and in the near future but he should be careful of "accidents". She alse predicted he would join the ranks of the great yokozuna of all time.

Anyway I'd still like to know why Asashoryu switched his mawashi color to gold. Hosoki's astrology does not go into a lucky color and such but I am aware in Feng

Shui, gold is exceptionally lucky this year.

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I know, for a little while Yokozuna Futabayama joined a Buddhist sect generally considered to be cultish at that time,

   

But her "prediction" has often came true (I remember she predicted a popular singer Seiko Matsuda's divorce six months before it actually happened)

On the first bit above - Futabayame 'certainly did' join: ;-) (Censored)

http://www.juryo.com/newspaper/1940/19470116.htm

http://www.juryo.com/newspaper/1940/19470123.htm

http://www.juryo.com/newspaper/1940/19470223.htm

On the second bit of Seiko Matsuda - which divorce would that be? ;-)

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In this January Asashoryu appeared on a TV special which had a well known Atrologer and best selling author Kazuko Hosoki doing a reading on him.  Now let

me tell you a bit about her. Hosoki is known for her blunt and often outspoken personality. She does her reading regularly on actors and sports figures (she did one for Bob Sapp and Wakanohana III IIRC) on Japanese TV programs.

If she doesn't like any of them, she would mercilessly cut them up on air and for some, she'd even refused to continue if she felt they had a bad attitude or found them to be obnoxious in some way.  She comes on air dressed up to max with expensive jewlery and brand name clothes.

Is this the same Kazuko Hosoki who was a frequent judge during the later seasons of "Iron Chef" ("Ryori no Tetsujin")? It certainly sounds like her!

http://web.archive.org/web/20011030123830/...ronjudges.shtml

http://www.ironfans.net/faq/#fortune

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It almost sounds like another Miss Cleo, except without a bogus phone line (or does she have one?) (Blinking...) . But for what it's worth Asashoryu has been lucky enough not to have bad luck. It would be bad if he were to have an unfortunate "accident".

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I completely agree. It's total malarky. It's too bad that Japanese TV promotes this kind of junk. These people make a very good living off the gullible. The maker of the bracelet will probably be able to sell a lot of bracelets to gullible people because "look how strong it made Asashoryu." I despise such people.

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