🌐 Location: Kure, Hiroshima
🚫 Scandal level: 0
Let’s walk along the sidelines and pick up some rikishi photos. We have Endo practicing his very fine shiko:
I don’t know who gave him that lash mark across the chest, apparently it’s not just a smear of blood, as it is there the next day as well.
Speaking of marks of injury, Ichinojo practices with his tsukebito, Minatoryu. And what he practices is his fearsome Nodowa:
He then moves on to teppo, but take a look at Minatoryu’s throat:
Wow, that really was a killer nodowa… being Ichinojo’s tsukebito is a bit of a health risk.
Somehow, I don’t think Tochiozan would have chosen this photo as his OKCupid profile pic:
Impressive array of bandaging on that left leg.
Tomozuna oyakata takes a selfie with Takakeisho:
I think Tomozuna oyakata is one of the coolest oyakata around.
Here is one side of the Makuuchi dohyo-iri. From the NSK official account. And as usual, the dohyo-iri just can’t pass without some antics:
— 日本相撲協会公式 (@sumokyokai) October 26, 2018
Kaisei is posing for the camera. Tamawashi – who else – messes with his mawashi knot.
Here is a fine shiko match between Chiyonokuni and Abi:
Konosuke seems to be enjoying the view.
Here is a summary video of the day, including:
- A variety of keiko – bouts and butsukari
- Quite a bit of shokkiri
- Juryo dohyo-iri
- Drumming demonstration
- Yokozuna rope tying demo (Kakuryu)
- Makuuchi dohyo-iri (and continuation of the Tamawashi and Kaisei saga)
- Yokozuna dohyo-iri
- San-yaku soroi-bumi
No Tobizaru, Enho or Wakatakakage today, so your pin-up boy of the day is…