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Well done, Kotooshu!

I believe he got good experience through this tournament for the next challenge to be a Yokozuna.

He seemed to me that he kept trying to fight in the style of Yotsu-zumo. That would be very important point if he wants to be a Yokozuna.

I think he would fight better on the next tournament in September and it would be very interesting tournament.

Let’s see how it will be!

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Posted by on July 27, 2008 in Nagoya Basyo, sports


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Kotooshu on July Grand Sumo Tournament in Nagoya

This will be the most recent post during the Nagoya Basyo taking.

My new posts will appear below.

Schedule Opponent Result
Shonichi 初日 Aminishiki 安美錦 loss
2nd day Hokutoriki 北勝力 win
3rd day Toyonoshima 豊ノ島 loss
4th day Futenou 普天王 win
5th day Wakanohou 若ノ鵬 win
6th day Kisenosato 稀勢の里 win
7th day Asasekiryu 朝赤龍 lose
Nakabi 中日 Tochinonada 栃乃洋 win
9th day Goueidou 豪栄道 win
10th day Wakanosato 若の里 win
11th day Miyabiyama 雅山 win
12th day Ama 安馬 loss
13th day Chiyotaikai 千代大海 win
14th day Kaiou 魁皇 loss
Senshuraku 千秋楽 Hakuhou 白鵬 loss

大相撲名古屋場所 番付、星取表 Nagoya Basyo Banzuke & results informations


Posted by on July 27, 2008 in life in Japan, sports


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Exciting match with 2 Georgian wrestlers : Day 8 in Nagoya Basyo

I was so excited when 2 Georgian wrestler were making great match. Kokkai, the first Georgian Sumo wrestler defeated Tochinoshin after long and powerful fight. I could see their strong desire to defeat the other one.

Kokkai lost already 5 matches, but I hope the winning will be a turning point to him.

Today, Yokozuna Hakuho and all 4 of Ozeki got their winnings.

The eldest Ozeki, Kaiou showed that he IS Ozeki against Aminishiki. Do your best, Kaiou!

Kotomitsuki struggled with Wakanosato. He is originally coming from nearby Nagoya and he and Ama keep the second rank of the result after Hakuho with a one defeat difference up to now. Keep the position you 2 guys! It will make the tournament more interesting and exciting!

And, Chiyotaikai. This is his 12th Kadoban (he must lose his rank as a Ozeki if he won’t win 8 matches), but he always came back to the rank. This time, he already win 6! Wow!

At last, my favorite, Kotooshu. He lose the chance to be a Yokozuna already, but he seemed to keep challenging to struggle with his mental problem. he also seemed still nervous a little. I hope he will overcome his nervousness day by day and grab his fortune.

No challenge, No chance.

You must challenge if you want to get a good result.

Keep challenging, Kotooshu!

I will always support you 🙂

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Posted by on July 21, 2008 in life in Japan, sports


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Kotooshu got Shonichi

Today is the 2nd day of the July Grand Sumo Tournament and Kotooshu got his first winning.

We say “Shonichi ga deta” when a Sumo wrestler got his first winning on a Grand Tournament. “Shonichi” generally means the first day, and “deta” is the past tense of “deru” and it means to appear. Then, we say, “Kotooshu ni Shonichi ga deta” and it might be “The first winning of the tournament appeared on Kotooshu” in English.

He seemed being very nervous even today and it is the biggest problem for him. He must win against his nervousness if he wants to be a Yokozuna because the pressure must become bigger when he become a Yokozuna.

The situation is very hard. I think it will be difficult for him to be a Yokozuna even if he win all the rest of match because he lost yesterday very badly against Aminishiki, the only one wrestler who defeated Kotooshu on the last tournament in May. But it would be very good experience for his mental problem to keep fighting for 15 days under such a big pressure.

I wish he grab his fortune through the tournament.

Do your best, Kotooshu!

I want to see your Dohyo-iri!

Here’s July Grand Sumo Tournament Banzuke


Posted by on July 14, 2008 in life in Japan, sports


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Sumo, Banzuke(ranking of the wrestlers) for Nagoya Tournament is announced.

Kotooshu (琴欧洲), my most favorite Sumo wrestler, is the Ozeki of the East!

In Japan, maybe in China and Korea also, there’s a view that the East is more powerful than the West because the Sun is rising from the East. Then, on the Sumo wrestling, the East is the superior group of wrestlers. There’s 4 of Ozeki right now in Makuuchi, and he is the first rank of them, so, he has the biggest possibility of becoming the Yokozuna (the first rank of the Sumo wrestlers).

Kotooshu is the only one Bulgarian Sumo wrestler ( and the tallest one among them).

I don’t know any word in Bulgarian but I can guess that it is far different from Japanese and he had to spend very hard time in Japan and Japanese, especially the first part of his life in Japan. Sumo is our traditional culture and it has lots of different custom even for us, Japanese. So, how surprised he was as a young man from Europe! (He was 19 years old when he came to Japan.)

But he did his best and won the March Grand Tournament. It was the first time for him winning the Tournament.

I hope he will win the next tournament in Nagoya and becoming the Yokozuna.

If you are interested in Sumo, here might be useful information.

大相撲 日本相撲協会 Ozumo Nihon Sumo Kyokai


written on July 14,

The link has been changed!

You can get the imformation about Banzuke and the schedule of Nagoya Basyo (July Grand Sumo Tournament in Nagoya).

大相撲名古屋場所 番付、星取表 Nagoya Basyo Banzuke & results informations


Posted by on June 30, 2008 in life in Japan, sports


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