🌐 Location: Kasugai, Aichi
🚫 Scandal level: 0
The tour reaches Aichi. Many active rikishi hail from Aichi, but most of them are in Makushita and below and are not present in the Jungyo. But there is one sekitori who gets all the glory when the Jungyo hits Aichi-ken. I give you… Akiseyama!
Aren’t you glad that I couldn’t find any other pictures or videos of the star of the day?
With sekitori dropping like flies, this day brings some replenishment, as several sekitori catch a train to Nagoya and join the jungyo. We have Tochiozan:
accompanied by his heya-mate, Aoiyama:
And we had this guy:
Yeah, we now have a complete set of Ozeki. Nominally, we also have a complete set of Yokozuna, but we already know one of them is not in the best condition:
Hakuho does not skip work, but he is in a bad way. You can see him limping:
よく見ると歩き方変なんだよね…(・ω・`) pic.twitter.com/obRRxAId9X— ドス子 (@xdosu_koix) October 12, 2018
But he was very diligent about his fansa:
この時も痛かっただろうに…ゆっくり休んで下さい(゜´Д｀゜)(゜´Д｀゜) pic.twitter.com/3jGJTCHDwA— ドス子 (@xdosu_koix) October 12, 2018
Good bye, Yokozuna. This is the last we will see of him in this Jungyo.
Going back inside the venue, Tamawashi was having a conversation with Mitakeumi, who still seems to be fascinated with the Eagle’s nipples:
Eventually he tries to trip Tamawashi. And Tamawashi is all like “You want to trip a Mongolian wrestler? You’ll have to do better than that”.
Nishikigi was prowling the grounds, lurking, waiting for anything wearing a mawashi:
Chiyonokuni was his usual enthusiastic self, in a moshiai session with Ryuden.
But enthusiasm was not enough to win.
Since Nishikigi seemed bored, Kisenosato decided to have a sanban session with him:
Nishikigi quite comfortably manages the makikae there, and the Yokozuna does not take advantage of that to push him out of the ring. Odd. Also, he can’t defend against the makikae itself by locking his armpit.
OK, this looks more like Kisenosato.
Oops. Slippiotoshi. The yokozuna is not happy to win other than by his own power, and expresses his opinion to Nishikigi’s tush.
OK, now he’s a happy Yokozuna.
Yet another loss of balance from Nishikigi, who seems to have his ass in the stratosphere. Kisenosato gives it yet another hearty slap. At this point Nishikigi must be wishing hard he did not do so well in the previous basho, because he might actually get to meet Kisenosato and all the rest of the sanyaku in the next one.
Keiko is over. Everybody is going to get cleaned, but Kotoshogiku goes for something special:
It’s an onsen. In fact, this onsen:
おはようございます❗️春日井温泉です。今日は、朝から暑いです。夏に戻った⁇🌞秋のイベントなど、開催されているかと思います。1日の締めくくりに皆さんで銭湯にお越し下さい😊 pic.twitter.com/rJPRTFTvIP— 春日井温泉 (@kasugaionsen1) October 7, 2018
I think that’s quite a nice way to get yourself cleaned up for the torikumi.
In the mean time we have the low ranking torikumi, and surprisingly, the only torikumi I have for the day is Arikawa’s. Arikawa, whom the fans call “Arikawa dai-sensei”, is Kisenosato’s tsukebito:
Not half-bad! Nice tawara dance.
It’s time for the Juryo dohyo-iri. And apparently, Enho changed his kesho-mawashi back to the one he received from his alma mater.
My guess would be that this is in preparation for the jungyo event in Kanazawa, where that university is located (and where he comes from).
He is followed there by Wakatakakage. So where is Terutsuyoshi?
Apparently, he has to touch someone, so why not Gokushindo?
Gokushindo, by the way, travels the Jungyo as one of Kakuryu’s team of tsukebito. But he is about to graduate from it, like Abi did, as he turned sekitori. The Yokozuna informed him that he will not be allowed back once he “graduated” – so stick to Juryo, pal! His replacement is Shohoryu (not Hoshoryu – Shohoryu, the guy with the hula sagari). So watch out for Shohoryu from now on.
Well, here is your Tobizaru of the day: