[sumo] Baruto in trouble
artist at aloha.net
Wed Oct 31 01:23:27 EDT 2007
Baruto told me some things, and I believe most of it was in confidence.
But basically, he had no choice but to leave his original stable, where he
was comfortable and happy, and move to a smaller stable where he did not
have the room or privacy he had gotten used to, and was lacking in other
things that he needed. His Oyakata and Okamisan ( the Oyakata's wife)
were not at all interested in helping him regain some equilibrium and he
was on the verge of just getting out. All this while he was injured, and
STILL bringing home the numbers in the May basho. After his great
performance despite the injury and other discomforts,he was totally
overlooked when they were handing out the praise, while lesser low ranking
rikishi were given gifts for their(lesser) performance. I do understnad
that later, there were some serious meetings and the elders seemded to
come around, in discussion anyway.
Sumo is a hard enough life, but when you are carrying injuries and don't
have a comfortable home to return to after the daily battle, as LEAST
these guys need real appreciation and support from their stand-in moms and
dads to give them strength.
ths Sumo artist
> What problems are there at Onoe beya? I didn't read anything, so it must
> be something that hasn't hit the papers yet.
> Can you let us in on this?
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Lynn Matsuoka <artist at aloha.net>
> To: Sumo Mailing List <sumo at webtrek.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 10:23:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [sumo] Baruto in trouble
> <<<,Baruto is an exceptionally bright young man for a rikishi, and a very
> gifted athlete. Despite injury and a terrible situation at "home" ( his
> stable) he has been able to do well in the ring in the past. This kind
> behaviour, close to the stable-changes and so much angst, could be a
> psychological acting-out of irrepressable frustration. Now that
> is paying more attention, perhaps the situation can get better, and so
> Baruto. He should be at the top.
> Lynn Matsuoka
> the Sumo artist>>>>
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