🌐 Location: Ginowan, Okinawa
Today was the penultimate day of the Jungyo. Almost 3000 people came to the venue today to see some sumo action.
Among them, apparently, many gaijin enjoying a bit of Japanese tradition
Daiamami seems to have found his alarm clock and now shows up to morning practice like a good boy:
Just as in Miyakojima, the top 16 rankers fought in elimination format. This time, the winner was Ozeki Takayasu, who has beaten Onosho by hikiotoshi.
Here is the NHK summary of the day: Shokkiri and some bouts. Notably, Ishiura being Ishiura. He is probably telling himself that’s a hassou-tobi. But we all know what that is:
But this short summary won’t be complete without the following little candy. Kiddie sumo. This rather cheeky kid is asked to pick his opponent. He picks… Aminishiki, no less, who is not on the dohyo and is rather surprised.
But fansa is fansa. And Uncle obliges.
— KenTO👍 (@f8ao2) December 16, 2017
Who needs Shokkiri when there’s Aminishiki around? :-)
Tomorrow is the last day of the Jungyo!