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11/16/05

Day 4. Tochiazuma-zeki Kyujo.

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Good evening. This is Tooyama.

This is Day 4 of the Kyshu Basho.

Regrettably, Tochiazuma-zeki had to go kyujo starting from today.

There was a diagnosis of muscle strain to the side that requires four weeks to heal.

Tochiazuma-zeki, who had plenty of injuries last year, had a goal of

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11/17/05

Day 5

Good evening! This is Tooyama.

Kyushu Basho Day 5.

Both makushita Shibuya and Yoshiazuma-san won today for the second time.

The record for the heya was 4 wins, 4 losses.

I have a bout tomorrow and I am going to kick butt!

It has started to cool off suddenly in Kyushu last night,

and it was so cold this morning that I didn

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Having just read the last few days of entries.....i didnt realize Tooyama is Tochiazuma's tsukebito. perhaps i saw him in the Vegas then. as i saw Tochiazuma cash in some money at the Casino and give all his money to the guy with him and then scurried away, while the guy with him took Tochi's money and put it in a purse type of bag that he was carrying and followed many yard behind (Tochiazuma looked like he was rushing off somewhere). perhaps this was Tooyama with Tochi? Tochi's Obi on his kimono was beautiful and tied in a butterfly knot, while the dude with him only had his obi tied in a knot of some kind that was completely "un-pretty" compared to Tochi's. as such at the time i deduced that the other kimono bound man must have been in his heya and likely a lower ranked rikishi of some kind. (im pretty good with faces and did not recognize him as anyone in makauuchi)

for those who know about this sort of thing, was this likely Tooyama that i saw? would "the keeper of an Ozeki's money" be something his tsukebite might have done on this sort of trip? did Tooyama go to Vegas at all? i was there during that time so i wasnt near a computer to have read the blog to know if he was or wasnt. any info would be nice. thank you very much

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. . . was this likely Tooyama that i saw? would "the keeper of an Ozeki's money" be something his tsukebite might have done on this sort of trip? did Tooyama go to Vegas at all? i was there during that time so i wasnt near a computer to have read the blog to know if he was or wasnt. any info would be nice.

Isoazuma was the tsukebito that accompanied Tochiazuma to Las Vegas. He probably was the fellow that you saw doing chores for the ozeki. Tooyama stayed in Tokyo and wrote about that in the 10/7 entry of the blog.

Isoazuma

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11/18/05

Day 6

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Good evening! This is Tooyama.

Day 6 Kyushu Basho.

The picture above is a rear view of Takaazuma walking home after his bout today.

Takaazuma lost today in a long bout of almost four minutes,

so he feels a bit dejected . . .

Takaazuma always brings bananas to his matches.

But, for some reason, there are always four bananas.

Ani-deshi:

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I really like that picture...

Takaazuma likes his bananas...leave him alone.

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11/20/05

Day 8

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Hello. This is Tooyama.

Kyushu Basho Day 8. We have reached the turning point today.

The photograph today shows a totally depressed Tooyama on his way home to the heya.

Despite all the cheers from you folks, I lost.

However, there are three more bouts remaining so I

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11/20/05

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The photograph today shows a totally depressed Tooyama on his way home to the heya.

Despite all the cheers from you folks, I lost.

11/22/05

The gloom has lifted! The sun is shining again! Tooyama can walk with his head held up high. He is no longer the Joe Btfsplk of Tamanoi . . .

Ding-Dong! It's Kachi-Koshi Time! Our blog meister has just defeated Hokutogo for his fourth victory!!!

Congratulations, Tooyama!

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11/22/05

Day 10

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Good evening! This is Tooyama.

Kyushu Basho Day 10. We have already completed two-thirds.

There are five more days. I will do my very best!

Today

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11/23/05

Day 11

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Good evening! This is Tooyama.

Kyushu Basho Day 11. There are only four days left.

The photograph today shows Takaazuma

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11/24/05

Day 12.

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Good evening! This is Tooyama.

Kyushu Basho Day 12.

Only three days left. We will gambarize for one more bout!

Tamanoi rikishi are earning kachi-koshi by the wagon-load.

The photo above, taken last evening, shows Amanowaka, who had reached kachi-koshi and Shibuya, who has a kachi-koshi deciding bout today, ringing the temple bell.

For another view of the above . . . "Everyday is a Wonderful Day"

can be seen in the blog by the daughter of Dorinji

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11/25/05

Day 13

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Good evening. This Tooyama.

Kyushu Basho Day 13.

There were bouts today for three rikishi with 3 win-3 loss record.

Unfortunately, they all went make-koshi.

The photo today is a continuation of yesterday

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11/26/05

Day 14

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Good evening! This is Tooyama!

Kyushu Basho Day 14. There is only one day left.

Yukio, the gyoji, is going to referee the sandanme kettei-sen tomorrow.

Yukio fans, don

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11/27/05

Senshuraku

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Good evening! This is Tooyama.

Today, we have reached senshuraku for Kyushu Basho.

Right now, we are in the middle of the Senshuraku Basho-ending Party.

I am feeling out of sorts today so I

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11/28/05

Now that Kyushu Basho is over.

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Good evening! This is Tooyama.

Thanks for all your cheers during Kyushu Basho.

Kyushu Basho ended yesterday and starting today, we sumo-san have one week off from keiko!

The only time we have any extended time off is the one week after each basho so we really look forward to it.

The photo today shows Ikeda and Shibuya eating

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12/01/05 06:32:30

In Transit . . .Once Again

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Good morning! This is Tooyama.

At the moment, it is six-thirty and we are on the Bullet Train.

The picture is of Shibuya again.

He

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12/01/05 21:17:39

In Search of . . . "ηˆΆγ•γ‚“ (Daddy)" T-shirts

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Good evening! This Tooyama.

People are unusually hung up on the

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I don't know what is worse an 8 hour ferry ride or this------> deb0c83e3604709fb36bb2660f6714.jpg at least no one is sitting next to him.

I have done a 2-3 hour ferry ride before and it was pretty bad, but it is never fun being a fat guy in a small chair.

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It kinda looks like he has a black eye (Nodding yes...)

I also hope that the seats are big enough for Shibuya so he won't complain (Whistling...)

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It kinda looks like he has a black eye (Nodding yes...)

I also hope that the seats are big enough for Shibuya so he won't complain (Whistling...)

Several people commented about his appearance on the Tamanoi blog, but I didn't see any mention of a "black eye."

I don't think poor Shibu got to go to Okinawa. Maybe, if he didn't complain so much ("I'm hungry," "Seat's too small," "Are we there yet?" etc.), his Big Brother (ani-deshi) will take him the next time. :-D

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12/04/05

Sumo Train

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Hello! This is Tooyama.

We are returning to Tokyo today from Fukuoka, where we stayed for about a month.

The photo shows the current scene in the Bullet Train.

Even osumo-san get only one seat per person. It

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