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Google 11/14/2018 7:19:58 PM

Sumo hairdressers require many years of training, specialized tools - The Japan Times


The Japan Times

Sumo hairdressers require many years of training, specialized tools
The Japan Times
Outside of wrestlers and stablemasters, there are three main jobs in the Japan Sumo Association: gyoji (referee), yobidashi (ring announcer) and tokoyama (hairdresser). While the first two appear on and around the ring during tournaments, the tokoyama ...

Google 11/14/2018 2:18:29 PM

Sumo: Kisenosato falls to 4th straight loss at Kyushu meet - Kyodo News Plus


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Sumo: Kisenosato falls to 4th straight loss at Kyushu meet
Kyodo News Plus
Grand champion Kisenosato fell to his fourth straight loss on Wednesday, becoming the first yokozuna to suffer four consecutive losses from the start of a grand sumo tournament in 87 years. Kisenosato, the sole yokozuna competing, logged the unwished ...
Yokozuna Kisenosato loses fourth straight bout at Kyusho BashoThe Japan Times
Kisenosato hits new low with 4th loss in KyushuThe Japan News

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Google 11/14/2018 10:37:24 AM

Sumo: Kisenosato suffers third straight loss in Kyushu - The Mainichi


The Mainichi

Sumo: Kisenosato suffers third straight loss in Kyushu
The Mainichi
The second, in March 2017, followed his promotion when he became the first Japan-born wrestler to attain sumo's highest rank in 19 years. Ozeki Takayasu stayed perfect with a slap-down win over komusubi Kaisei (0-1-2), who sat out the first two days ...
Yokozuna falls for second straight dayManchester Ink Link (press release) (blog)

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Google 11/13/2018 9:54:12 AM

Sumo 101: Nobori - The Japan Times


The Japan Times

Sumo 101: Nobori
The Japan Times
Go to any sumo tournament and the first thing you'll notice is the array of giant colorful flags on bamboo poles in front of the stadium. Known as nobori, the flags are 5.4 meters tall and 90 cm wide. They contain the name of both a wrestler (upper ...

Google 11/13/2018 9:33:18 AM

Sumo 101: Chanko - The Japan Times


The Japan Times

Sumo 101: Chanko
The Japan Times
While commonly assumed to refer to the stew eaten post-practice, chanko is just sumo jargon for food in general and can be used to describe anything a wrestler eats, including curry and rice or fast food. Preparation for the first meal of the day ...

Google 11/12/2018 10:13:56 AM

Sumo: Kisenosato suffers second straight upset of Kyushu meet - The Mainichi


The Mainichi

Sumo: Kisenosato suffers second straight upset of Kyushu meet
The Mainichi
FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- Japanese grand champion Kisenosato suffered his second straight loss at the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after being defeated by top-ranked maegashira Myogiryu on Monday. 【Related】Sumo: Sole grand champion ...
Upsets on first day of November sumo tournamentManchester Ink Link (press release) (blog)
Second straight loss for yokozuna Kisenosato at Kyushu BashoThe Japan Times

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Google 11/12/2018 9:57:41 AM

Sumo: Sole grand champion Kisenosato opens Kyushu meet with loss - The Mainichi


Sumo: Sole grand champion Kisenosato opens Kyushu meet with loss
The Mainichi
FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- Japanese grand champion Kisenosato opened the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with a loss to Takakeisho on Sunday. 【Related】Sumo: Kisenosato takes spotlight as sole grand champion in Kyushu · 【Related】Sumo: Injury ...

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Google 11/11/2018 9:34:24 AM

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