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The Tamanoi Blog gives us a rare glimpse into the life of the ordinary sumotori. Since we joined the blog in midstream, we have missed some very interesting and informative entries. As I mentioned before, from time time, I will go back and retrieve some of those "archival" stories.

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07/12/05

Ozumo Day 2!

Good evening!

This is Tooyama!

Today is Day 2 of Nagoya Basho.

It looked really hot in Nagoya, but it was hot as heck in Tokyo, too. ase.gif

Tochiazuma-zeki won again today so we were all relieved.

Back home at the heya in Tokyo, Okami-san kneeled in front of the Shinto altar and prayed for success.

I saw on television Tochiazuma-zeki

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Just wanted to say thanks for translating these blogs, I really enjoy reading them. And the fire exit signs have to be one of the funniest things ever.

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I really enjoy reading them. And the fire exit signs have to be one of the funniest things ever.
Tooyama certainly has a wonderfully mischievous sense of humor. The

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Here is an "archival" episode that could be considered a "gem."

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07/13/05

Day 3!

Hello! This is Tooyama.

Ozumo Nagoya Basho Day 3.

Thanks to everyone, Tochiazuma-zeki won again today.

I think all your support is reaching him.

Today, I would like to write about some pointers for

greater enjoyment when you watch sumo telecasts.

Of course, since it is my personal opinion,

there could be other things that are more interesting.

One may very well enjoy a dohyo-iri by watching it in the normal way,

but there are many interesting things about the kesho-mawashi.

As you know, kesho-mawashi are presented by the rikishi

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Holy hell enough of this thread already! Lets try and see if we can change the topic eh!?

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Keep it going. It is a very interesting insight into heya life and attitudes. (Sign of approval)

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Holy hell enough of this thread already! Lets try and see if we can change the topic eh!?

Behave. Posts like this will be deleted in future. You can went your frustration on Public Feedback sub-forum. (I am not worthy...)

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Holy hell enough of this thread already! Lets try and see if we can change the topic eh!?

Does this have anything to do with you being a "certified Tochiazuma hater"?

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Holy hell enough of this thread already! Lets try and see if we can change the topic eh!?

(Annoyed...) If you don't like it, then DON'T read it! (Whistling...) There are lots of us that truly enjoy this thread. (In love...)

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(In love...) If you don't like it, then DON'T read it! (Whistling...) There are lots of us that truly enjoy this thread. (In love...)

Including me!!!! (Annoyed...) Madorosu-san, please don't stop! I want this thread to become loooooooooong :-)

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Holy hell enough of this thread already! Lets try and see if we can change the topic eh!?

Holy hell...if you don't like it don't read it. No one holds a gun to your head, and makes you read it do they?

I really enjoy reading it, please keep the thread going.

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During the Las Vegas Koen, there were various sightings of rikishi riding on roller coasters. In Japan, sumo-san have difficulty in finding cars large enough to accommodate them but not in America. Young guys like Hakuho were excited by the speed and thrills of the rides. A notable party-pooper was Robocop who chickened out by saying, "I hate high places." Well, that tendency shows on the banzuke, too.

Here is an episode from June which is another one of Gacktoh-san's favorites.

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6/24/05

Scream Machine!? (Roller Coaster) See Note 1 Below

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Good evening!

I am the Tooyama that ran into a little old lady in the hallway at the hospital

and was asked,

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Holy hell enough of this thread already! Lets try and see if we can change the topic eh!?

Does this have anything to do with you being a "certified Tochiazuma hater"?

Its possible lol.

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10/19/05

Bus-mania?!

It has been a while. This is Takayoshi.

Today, I apologize in advance for an extremely, super-, hyper-meaningless blog. m(__)m [man bowing]

Recently, I have developed the ability to tell by the sound of the engine of the bus passing in front of the heya

whether it

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10/20/05

Advance Party . . .

This is Tooyama.

It has been rather hectic lately so I got behind with the updates.

Sorry.

Recently, there were some accusations of my

Edited by madorosumaru

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10/19/05

Bus-mania?!

Recently, I have developed the ability to tell by the sound of the engine of the bus passing in front of the heya

whether it

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I like his Tamanoi shirt!

Apparently, a lot of people like it, too. It's displayed on the Tamanoi Web Page. Unfortunately, the shirt is just a prototype made for the heya and is not yet for sale.

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Here is the web page of the outfit that made it.

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That is a big ass lego!!!

I really like the shirt, I think that it looks better in black.

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10/23/05

How To Spend Free Time

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Hello. This is Tooyama.

It was an incredibly nice day in Tokyo today!

There were events like undokai going on at the neighborhood schools.

What truly ideal weather for an undokai.

Recently, it

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10/24/05

On The Jungyo Road

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Good evening. This is Takayoshi.

Today was a rest day on the jungyo tour.

We are staying at a guest house at Kannabe Kogen in Toyooka City.

All around us are expanses of snow-less ski slopes.

It is a place where the air is extremely fresh and clean.

Since it was an off day, I ended up over-sleeping a bit.

That was a big mistake (T_T).

The owner of the guest house told me,

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