Hello all, and welcome to the Kyushu basho. A few things to note about the site as we get ready for the tournament.
You may have already noticed that the ban on random sumo images we have found on the internet more or less stopped jungyo reports from Herouth. Sadly without someone in Japan to follow the tour around taking photos and video, there is very little to be done for jungyo now. As always, we are grateful to the effort Herouth put into compiling those reports.
This may impact our coverage of honbasho going forward. It’s tough to know if it’s ok to use video from Youtube of lower division matches, or if some fan is going to decide that is foul play. So if our coverage gets a bit thin for Kyushu, its all due to not knowing what is ok to use.
As always, Tachiai will be covering the tournament, but you will notice our use of images has changed. This is in direct response to a handful of sumo fans objecting to use of their images as part of our posts. I fully support their right to say “Don’t use my stuff”, and Tachiai will comply. But in this case, less use of media we did not source ourself may result in less content.