[sumo] Time for the Makunouchi shikiri-ken?
jejima at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 04:13:44 EDT 2009
Murray Johnson on the NHK broadcast has now said twice that the
Makunouchi shikiri-ken is about 5 minutes.... I always thought it was
meant to be four minutes (but in reality, is a certain number of
visits to the 'salt corner' - I think four), with the last visit being
when one of the shimpan (the 'time-keeper') raises his hand - and the
rikishi are handed a towel....
So my question is, is the shikiri-ken about 5 minutes as Murray
Johnson said, or 4 minutes, as I was led to believe.... or both.
I.e. officially it is four minutes, but inreality it is closer to 5?
Thank you in advance :-)
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