[sumo] Hon, behind the scenes

JZ8D-SMMN at asahi-net.or.jp JZ8D-SMMN at asahi-net.or.jp
Mon Jun 11 01:11:40 EDT 2007

>Lynn said: It is unfortunate for the rikishi and other personel that the person in
>charge of scheduling mistakenly have them leaving on Monday morning, just
>after having performed for 2 days. They were supposed to leave on Tuesday,
>giving them an extra day to enjoy  being here.

This may be another cost-cutting effort; somebody said they hadn't freighted in the tsuri-yane
(hanging roof) to put over the dohyo. The Kyokai usually sends the knock-down one from Fukuoka as it is the lightest.

Pricing the seats is tricky, but in general it is a good idea to have plenty of reasonable-to-cheap ones to encourage
the youngsters to come for the first time (and bring back those oldsters who are not particularly flush).

The lack of current Hawaiian sumotori has clearly had some effect.

Asashoryu handily beat Hakuho at Shuzan's dampatsu, too. He's busy showing everybody that he's Da Man.

Doreen Simmons
jz8d-smmn at asahi-net.or.jp

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