[sumo] News from Hawaii

Joe Petrow joepetrow at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 06:37:01 EDT 2007


Congratulations to Asashoryu, who defeated Hakuho in the finals to win
the Honolullu Mayors Cup!

  - Peterao

On 6/10/07, Sumobaba <sumobab at attglobal.net> wrote:
> Although Hananosato is in Hawaii as one of Asashoryu's tsukebito, he will
> not be performing the yumitori-shiki. I believe he said that Mizakura from
> Hakuho's heya will be doing the honors both days.
>
> The welcoming party last night was a great success with all 350 tickets sold
> @ a price of $250 each (although I think there were probably some discounted
> tickets).
>
> Hakuho looked wonderful in a cream colored kimono, with a huge open-end
> flower and green leaf lei.
>
> The Honolulu Advertiser reports that the yakata (A-frame roof) that is seen
> on TV atop the ring in tournaments from Japan is not being used at
> Blaisdell. It was decided not to transport the six-ton structure here for
> the tournament. The complete article, mostly on Hakuho and a video, too, is
> here:
>
> http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070609/SPORTS
> /706090318/1032
>
>
>
> When this is over, I'll report more on my blog, but for now, it's off to the
> "boys".
>
> Sumobaba
>
> See my blog at www.sumobaba.vox.com
>
>
>
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