[sumo] Dreadful Commercialism of Sumo - let's change the subject line to: Let the Basho Start!

Charles Finberg cfinberg at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 21:07:51 EST 2008


I am both mortified and thrilled by this thread!  All JimBit did was mention
an advertisement with a photo of Konishiki, and then I helped develop it
into an endless thread of misinformation, corrections and apologiies.

This is a sure sign that a basho is about to start!  Time for us to declare
our envy of those who will be at the Kokugikan during the next couple of
weeks.  If that's you, please do a little breakdance or moonwalk on the
hanamichi, for those of us watching on TV.  Or at least wear a hat covered
in tin foil.

As for me, in my endless investigation Japanese restaurants, I have found
one in midtown Manhattan at which all the shelves behind the bar are covered
with half-consumed bottles of shochu, whose owners' names have been affixed
with masking tape.  Lucky me!


On 1/7/08, Thierry Perran <thierry.perran at club-internet.fr> wrote:
>
> My mystake, Jejima !
>
> Keep up the good work,
> Thierry
>
> Jezz a écrit :
> > On 06/01/2008, Thierry Perran <thierry.perran at club-internet.fr> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> During hon-basho, Konishiki faced only three times Mainoumi, and the
> >> first time was on the shonichi of the Hatsu basho 1995, so after the
> >> release of the Aerosmith album....
> >> Greetings from Paris,
> >> Thierry
> >>
> >>
> >
> > I thought they met more often than that.  A search on Sumo Reference,
> > comes up with this --->
> >
> > <
> http://sumodb.sumogames.com/Query_bout.aspx?year=&day=&m=on&shikona1=konishiki&heya1=-1&shusshin1=-1&rank1=&wins1=&winsopt1=0&shikona2=mainoumi&heya2=-1&shusshin2=-1&rank2=&wins2=&winsopt2=0&kimarite=-1&hthwins1=&hthwins2=&hth=0&group_by=&group_by2=&g_op=%3E%3D&having=&show_form=0
> >
> >
> > This suggests 12 meetings in Makunouchi (first in March 1994), with
> > Mainoumi winning 7 of them.  From memory I'm not certain if this is
> > correct, as I always thought that they ended up splitting their bouts
> > evenly.
> >
> > Jejima
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