[sumo] More On Asashoryu Incident
jdemund at aol.com
jdemund at aol.com
Fri Jan 29 15:22:17 EST 2010
I do not mind Takamisakari's antics - just as I was amused by Asonowaka when he used to do those push-ups at the tachai but, you are right they are not dignified. I am not sure, however, if Robotcop is actually completely in control of all that. Some have suggested it might be a disease. Asa should keep his temper under control anyway.
From: Scott M. Kahn <smk1 at columbia.edu>
To: sumo at webtrek.com
Sent: Fri, Jan 29, 2010 3:14 pm
Subject: Re: [sumo] More On Asashoryu Incident
We've discussed the xenophobic tendencies of the Kyokai here ad naseum, especially as it pertains to Asa.
Remember, Asa has made it clear his post-sumo future extends beyond sumo. His heart belongs to Mongolia. On the other hand, Hakuho is married to a Japanese woman, and will probably remain in the Kyokai. So, Asa has no future career with the Kyokai as he will not become a Japanese citizen, whereas Hakuho probably will so that he can continue post retirement within the Kyokai.
I personally think Takamisakari's antics are way more mocking of sumo than any of Asa's, yet he is celebrated. Intimidation is a "right" for Yokozuna- other Yokozuna in the past developed their own intimidating styles, and Hakuho has been known to give an extra push or two, along with his seemingly never-ending stare downs.
(If you noticed, Asa offered a hand when Hakuho catapulted out of the ring vs. Kaio this past tournament)
Quoting Herman Nienhuis <herman at bhnienhuis.nl>:
> Ok, as I am new to this mailing list, maybe I mention things that have
> been discussed here before. But really, isn't Asashoryu's behaviour on
> the dohyo very un-Yokozuna like? That extra push he needs to deliver
> for instance after he has already won a bout isn't that very
> I agree, sometimes it feels like there's a somewhat anti gaijin thing
> going on amongst the shimpan when one really thinks that there's going
> to be a monoii but there isn't and even in the replay you can see that
> they should have had one.
> But let's face is, Hakuho is a Mongolian too and he is a true
> gentleman on the dohyo, made of real Yokozuna stuf!
> I think we could do without Asa.
> (married to a Japanese and watching sumo for over 20 years).
> Sumo mailing list
> Sumo at webtrek.com
Sumo mailing list
Sumo at webtrek.com
More information about the Sumo