Tachiai Live Blogging Day 8

Kyushu Day 8-2 Live

Against our better judgement, team Tachiai will be live blogging today’s Nakabi proceedings, including synchro-cast with NHK World’s Grand Sumo Live.  NHK World will live broadcast the final 50 minutes of the top division, including several matches that will shape week 2’s race to the yusho.

Just us here later as we burn through our stockpile of sake and curry udon to bring you all of the action from Fukuoka!

NHK Grand Sumo Preview Airs Thursday / Friday


It’s become a fixture of the sumo calendar for the English speaking world. With the opening day of the Kyushu basho just a few days away, NHK World brings us another preview of the tournament, along with highlights and features about sumo and rikishi. Fans are eager to see what new torture Raja is subject to, and what kind of discussion breaks out between Murray and John.

Make sure to tune in and enjoy it as its broadcast, or visit the NHK World web site to watch it via video on demand (works great on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and other streaming platforms).

Schedule (All Times US Eastern)

Thursday November 8th @ 11:30 PM
Friday November 9th @ 03:30 AM
Friday November 9th @ 11:30 AM
Friday November 9th @ 05:30 PM

NHK World Live Makuuchi Broadcast (Day 1)

Hat tip to Bruce on finding this. The NHK will broadcast makuuchi bouts live from 4:10am Eastern to 5am! It looks like it’s a Day 1 thing only. Honestly, I want so much traffic they decide to do it again. I will keep my eyes peeled for next weekend action and (hopefully) senshuraku.

Also, the always fantastic Grand Sumo Preview program airs over the next 24 hours on NHK World. Make a point to watch it, as it’s always interesting, and features friend of Tachiai, John Gunning. I am curious which rikishi gets the special coverage this time, and if Raja is further abused in training. Details of when it airs here: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/sumo/