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In fact, "anko" derives from the "ankou" (angler fish/frog fish), a grotesque looking fish that has a roundish soft body. It lives at the bottom of the sea and doesn't like to move around too much. It would just open it wide its mouth and gobble up whatever edible material that swims or floats toward it. Ankou can eat up to 70% of its own body weight and can grow to about one meter in size. A rather apt analogy for the round-bellied, slow-moving, omnivorous osumo-san.

OK, this is off-topic, but I have to ask. What exactly is ankou? I've seen it described as both anglerfish and as monkfish. Now, yes, all monkfish are anglerfish, but not all anglerfish are monkfish. Anglerfish is usually used to describe an entire order while monkfish are a genus in that order (and a species of shark as well...).

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I know a deep sea fish called "Laternenangler". This fish has a light on a string on his head... but, such a deep sea fish won't be eaten....or?

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Good to see Ikeda's face is looking alot better.

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Had to do it, it was the first thing I thought when I saw the picture.

Edited by Cammy

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i did actually recognize the first baby picture as Tooyama

I was correct with Shibuya, but you're right that on second sight you can recognize Tooyama as well. Thanks a lot to Madorosumaru for all this "Tamanoi job". (I was stupid...)

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04/23/06

A Simple Man, Amanowaka

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Hello! This is Tooyama!

After I wrote about Amanowaka on the blog yesterday,

we received tons of fan mail!

Thank you very much.

I immediately printed them and handed them to him,

which resulted in a sudden change in demeanor.

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As always, thank you so much for the great translation, Madorosu-san!! (Clapping wildly...) (Sign of approval) Tamanoi Blog makes so hungry with them eating all the time and the pix of the good looking food.... :-) :'-(

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What do you call a guy like that . . . simple? Or simple-minded?

Even with all of the fan mail, I don't think he will like that. B-)

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04/24/06

Natsu Basho Banzuke Announcement

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Hello! This is Tooyama!

Today was banzuke announcement for Natsu Basho.

The new banzuke was announced at the Kokugikan at six this morning.

By six-thirty, we had begun our process of mailing them to the people of koenkai and others,

Here is the May Basho Banzuke for Tamanoi Beya

East Ozeki

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If you look at the picture above, there is a foreign gentleman among the rikishi.

Man I realy thought he was a new rikishi... (Clapping wildly...)

Bamboo shoot rice sounds really good (Clapping wildly...)

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Man I realy thought he was a new rikishi... (Clapping wildly...)

Blonder than the mighty Baruto. Even less hair than Hakurozan. Able to slice bamboo shoots with a single stroke.

Yes, it's Superrikishi. Disguised as David-san, mild-mannered itamai of a popular metropolitan restaurant . . .

BTW, there is a super-tall new deshi at Tamanoi--a 15 year-old who already measures at 195 cm. More on him later.

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04/28/06

Photo Session

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Tokiryu getting photographed.

Hello! This is Tooyama!

What a beautiful day it was in the Kanto region today!

Iwakiyama-zeki, Hochiyama-zeki and the makushita rikishi from Sakaigawa Beya

came for de-geiko today. We all had a great workout!

After keiko today, each rikishi of the heya had a head-shot taken.

The folks from All Best Promotion, which produces programs such as the one about Tamanoi Beya

on Cable TV-Adachi, brought a load of equipment for the photo session.

Thank you very much!

Now, we finally have the pictures for the rikishi introduction page!

As I find time, I would like to update the Tamanoi Beya site also.

You can look forward to that!

We will be very busy tomorrow for various reasons so there will be no update of the blog.

NOTICE!

Saturday, May 6 for one hour from 19:56 on TBS Network

Tochiazuma-zeki and this blog will be featured on a program called

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04/30/06

At Hoshoji Temple in Hachioji

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The photo shows Teruazuma-san and Tooyama

Hello! This is Tooyama!

We participated in the Fire Walk Festival at the Hoshoji temple in Hachioji yesterday.

In the past, they used to actually walk over the embers of the fire,

but too many people suffered burns, so starting last year, the participants walk around the fire instead.

As matter of fact, it is pretty darn hot just to walk around the flames.

We were there to pray so we could get kachikoshi without any injuries in Natsu Basho.

How are you folks spending your days off during Golden Week?

For us rikishi, it is keiko, keiko, keiko each and every day with the basho coming up.

Only one more week until Shonichi!

The keiko is grueling but we shall gambarize!

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Tamanoi Beya

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I am sure they could walk across...it doesn't look that hot... (Dribbling...)

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They don't need to walk. As you see, they have their flying gear with them.

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I hope that Tochiazuma does make (Dribbling...) at some stage (not necessarily after this basho), for the simple reason that this blog would be great going behind the scenes for the extra things required for a Yokozuna - such as the tsuna making (Nodding yes...)

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05/04/06

A Little Taste of the Golden Week

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Photo from left: The gentleman from koenkai, Oyakata, Amanowaka, Tooyama

Hello! This is Tooyama!

What great weather we had yesterday and today!

They were what I would call

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I was wondering what is the Golden Week?

Even though it was still daytime, we all got a bit tipsy and were in a jolly good mood. (Applauding...)

By the way, the can of beer (I am not worthy...) that I have in my hand in the photo is

one liter!

Hard to tell, huh?

A liter of beer in a can...nice...At first I thought the beer was a tall boy...I was wrong...by about 10 ounces.

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One liter?? That's really hard to believe. I've encountered 1l cans of beer many times, and my memory has them all substantially larger than that, especially wider in diameter.

(or maybe sumo-san Tooyama is such a big boy, one liter looks like mist in the sun...)

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indeed - that is a 500ml can of beer. (1 liter cans are not much taller but they are much wider)

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