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03/12/06

Haru Basho Shonichi!

Good Evening! This is Tooyama.

Haru Basho started today!!

Tochiazuma-zeki won handily with faultless sumo.

As for me, I will adjust my attitude and forge ahead.

Up until now, the Tamanoi Blog has been updated everyday during a basho.

Henceforth, it will be updated every other day.

It is the plan to update the Tochiazuma Blog everyday.

Please continue to support both.

We urge you, as always, to cheer for us this basho!

I apologize for such a short and uninteresting blog entry.

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As he mentioned in the Tamanoi Blog, Tooyama is busy with the Tochiazuma Blog. With tsunatori excitement this basho, that would be top priority. Here is a sample of Tochiazuma Blog from Day 1.

03/12/06

Haru Basho Day 1

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Good evening.

Haru Basho started today!

I appreciate all the cheer for me today.

Thanks to you, I was able to start with a victory.

I will do my very best each bout--one at a time.

I will gambarize this basho so your continued support would be appreciated.

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Good evening.

Haru Basho started today!

I appreciate all the cheer for me today.

Thanks to you, I was able to start with a victory.

I will do my very best each bout--one at a time.

I will gambarize this basho so your continued support would be appreciated.

Looks and sounds computer-generated..Like someone took all rikishi interviews ever and made an average. This is what emerged.

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Good evening.

Haru Basho started today!

I appreciate all the cheer for me today.

Thanks to you, I was able to start with a victory.

I will do my very best each bout--one at a time.

I will gambarize this basho so your continued support would be appreciated.

Looks and sounds computer-generated..Like someone took all rikishi interviews ever and made an average. This is what emerged.

So, what will it look like after today's bout? More gambarizing, less thanks?

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So, what will it look like after today's bout? More gambarizing, less thanks?

A translation of today's entry was posted on the ML:

Konnbanwa.

I appreciate all your messages on my blog.

Today, inspite of all your supports, I lost...

Though I am upset at myself, I admit that a loss is a loss.

I will reflesh my thoughts and will do all my best next 13 days.

I wish to have your continual support.

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I will reflesh my thoughts ...

What is it with all those flesh these days? I would like to flesh out my message into something more substantial but you know how it goes - the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. I hope I didn't make your flesh creep... :-)

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Good evening.

Haru Basho started today!

I appreciate all the cheer for me today.

Thanks to you, I was able to start with a victory.

I will do my very best each bout--one at a time.

I will gambarize this basho so your continued support would be appreciated.

Looks and sounds computer-generated..Like someone took all rikishi interviews ever and made an average. This is what emerged.

:-S The only line missing from this is "I would like to do my own brand of Sumo..." :-)

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I will reflesh my thoughts ...

What is it with all those flesh these days? I would like to flesh out my message into something more substantial but you know how it goes - the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. I hope I didn't make your flesh creep... :-)

Yup. I noticed that, but I'm just the messenger..

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I will reflesh my thoughts ...

What is it with all those flesh these days? I would like to flesh out my message into something more substantial but you know how it goes - the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. I hope I didn't make your flesh creep... :-)

They're just trying to be fleshy...

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Is this guy brazilian? Because that's portuguese in the notebook.

Practicing "ichi" is really funny (Applauding...)

Yes, he is Brazilian. Christian Ruiz de Sousa, From Sao Paolo, Born 17 July 1981, 179 Cm 150 Kg, Entered 2004, Currently Sandanme 21, Highest was Makushita 43.

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at least 1 grandfather from Germany too BTW - just for the sake of triv. (mother's father IIRC)

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Tomorrow is Day 4.

My second bout is on the schedule.

I will do my best so that I can get my first win!

Tamanoi Beya Blog

He won today.He beat West 49 Dewanofuji. 1-1.

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03/15/06

Laundry Weather

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Good evening! This is Ikeda! Long time no write. It was a nice day in Osaka today. I suppose on a pleasant day like this, it's best to do laundry, laundry, laundry . . .

Huh?

Egads!! I goofed and dried the fish. (Laugh)

I was just kidding. We received a lot of fish as gifts this basho, and the photo

shows the

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03/16/06

Haru Basho Day 5

Good evening! This is Tooyama.

Day 5 of Haru Basho

Thanks to you, I was able to win today for my second victory.

I will do my best in the remaining four bouts.

A chilly rain has been falling since this morning in Osaka.

We were getting all wet on our way to the basho.

I really hate rain when I am wearing kimono. (*_*)

On top of that, the laundry doesn

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Oh, my. I wonder if the hata-hata is okay.

That has me a bit concerned.

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Oh no! The hata-hata might get beta-beta! (Eh?) (Singing drunk...)

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03/18/06

Haru Basho Day 7

Good evening! This is Tooyama.

Day 7 of Haru Basho

It is raining again in Osaka today.

Tochiazuma-zeki regrettably lost today.

At this point, I am at 2-wins-and-1-loss with a bout scheduled for tomorrow.

Tomorrow is Nakabi of Haru Basho.

I intend to do my best in the second half till the very end.

In Osaka, there isn

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03/18/06

Haru Basho Day 7

Good evening! This is Tooyama.

Day 7 of Haru Basho

It is raining again in Osaka today.

Tochiazuma-zeki regrettably lost today.

At this point, I am at 2-wins-and-1-loss with a bout scheduled for tomorrow.

Tomorrow is Nakabi of Haru Basho.

I intend to do my best in the second half till the very end.

I see that while the Ozeki won on Day 8, the tsukebito is now 2-2.

Does anyone know who all of Tochiazuma's tsukebito are at the moment? Since this blog has been translated here, it has specifically mentioned Azumahikari, Isoazuma, Nishitani, Toshinyama, and Tooyama (of course). It's also said that an Ozeki is allowed 4-6 tsukebito. I'd like to know who they are so I can follow their records more easily.

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In the case of Tochiazuma-zeki, there are four tsukebito assigned to him for the basho and

each one has his particular role.

When I was doing tsukebito duties (I am off right now due to injury),

Nishitani took care of bath and miscellaneous duties.

Isoazuma carried the zabuton and towels.

Tooyama was the warm-up opponent who was responsible for tightening the mawashi.

Together with Toshinyama, the

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Toshinyama is the group leader. Tooyama is the "aide/secretary." Isoazuma is the personal valet. Nishitani is the go-fer.

When Tochiazuma goes on his periodic trips to Okinawa, he normally takes Tooyama and Isoazuma. Isoazuma would do most of the personal chores while Tooyama's job would include chronicling the journey.

Isaoazuma was the sole tsukebito to accompany Azuma to Las Vegas. Since he was allowed only one tsukebito, he took Isoazuma, the guy that helps him dress and carries his bags.

(blog entry snipped)

I saw that blog entry too, but it said "there are four tsukebito assigned to him for the basho", which I took to imply that Tochiazuma has other tsukebito that were not assigned to him for that basho. Through the course of the blog entries here, 5 different guy guys are mentioned as being Tochiazuma's tsukebito (the 4 you list plus Azumahikari, who is said to be a tsukebito in the 6/27/05 entry, forum message date Nov 7, 2005 on page 5 of this thread).

What I'm wondering is who are the current tsukebito (not just the ones assigned for the current basho). Are the 5 guys mentioned in the blog here the current ones? Was someone replaced as a tsukebito through promotion/demotion/retirement/quitting/making-a-change? Are there more than 5 of them now? Are there fewer than 5 of them now? Were there ever 5 of them at one time?

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I saw that blog entry too, but it said "there are four tsukebito assigned to him for the basho", which I took to imply that Tochiazuma has other tsukebito that were not assigned to him for that basho.

Couldn't it also mean he's being assigned more tsukebito during a basho?

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I saw that blog entry too, but it said "there are four tsukebito assigned to him for the basho", which I took to imply that Tochiazuma has other tsukebito that were not assigned to him for that basho.

Couldn't it also mean he's being assigned more tsukebito during a basho?

I guess it could, but I didn't think it did. Because the entry said "there are four tsukebito assigned to him for the basho" and went on to say what each of the 4 is responsible for, I took it to mean that (when that entry was written) Tochiazuma had 4 guys doing tsukebito duty for him during that particular basho, regardless of how many tsukebito he actually had at that time a few months ago.

Edited by Fukurou

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I guess that he can ask anyone in his heya for anything (official number of tsukebitos notwithstanding).

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