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大相撲初場所4日目 栃ノ心のゆるふん:古屋美枝さんの相撲ブログ vol.13

2016.01.14

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ちょっと時間が経ちましたが一昨日、4日目の稀勢の里-栃ノ心戦で、栃ノ心の「ゆるふん」が問題になりました。
ゆるふんというのは、そのままですが、締め込みが緩いこと。
勝ち名乗りのときに栃ノ心の締め込みはほぼほどけてました…。いろんな意味で危なかったです(>_<)
あれでは、稀勢の里がいくら左を差して右上手を取っても力が出ないはず。
報道によると、審判副部長の井筒親方も栃ノ心のゆるふんについて「ひどすぎ」と言っていたようです。

でも、反則ではなく、負けは負け…。

稀勢の里は悔しさのあまり、珍しく、花道で大声を上げていたそうですが、私も同じ気持ちです!

悔しいよね、稀勢の里!!

でも今日5日目の稀勢の里は、ここ最近力をつけてきている松鳳山に押し出しで勝ちました。
松鳳山は先場所、ご当地、九州場所で、優勝争いにもからむほど大活躍をしたため、今場所は番付を上げ、前頭筆頭です。
序盤は上位戦が続いているため、5日目終わった時点で1勝4敗ですが、これから星をのばすはず。
私は九州場所に行って、連日、松鳳山への熱烈な応援を聞き、松鳳山が福岡国際センターのアイドル、築城の星であることを思い知らされました。

地元の方々のためにも、ぜひがんばってほしいです!

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▲右の方が栃ノ心。締め込みはしっかり締めてください!

 

古屋美枝

相撲ウォッチャー・美容ライター。両親の影響で、幼少のころから東京場所のときは国技館で観戦。ナチュラルに相撲ファンとして育ち、現在も場所中は相撲を第一に生活。ほかライフワークはサーフィンと牡蠣の食べあるき。

 

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Mie Furuya, Premium Japan’s Official Sumo Columnist

Blog #13

January 14th 2016

 

January tournament: Day 4 – Tochinoshin’s “loose loincloth!”

 

I know some time has passed since the event, but I’d like to focus on the problem that surfaced during the Kisenosato-Tochinoshin match on Day 4 – namely the case of the “loose loincloth.” That’s just a catchy title. What I’m actually referring to is the silk belt around Tochinoshin’s waist, which seems to be tied rather too loosely when compared to others.

 

When Tochinoshin squatted to collect his prize-money envelopes, his belt practically came undone – which could have landed him in hot water for any number of reasons! And because of that loose tie-up, his opponent Kisenosato found it hard to exert any force on him, regardless of how tightly he gripped the belt with the right hand or left. According to reports, Coach Izutsu, the deputy chief judge at ringside, appeared to exclaim that Tochinoshin’s belt was “bad beyond words.” But it’s not actually against the rules, and a win is a win.

 

It was all too much to take for Kisenosato who, uncharacteristically, seemed to yell in frustration as he stomped up the aisle to the dressing rooms. I shared his feelings entirely!

 

I understand your pain, Kise. It’s a very tough way to lose.

 

Nevertheless, today (Day 5) saw Kisenosato recover to overpower the recently-improved Shohozan with a push-out. Shohozan has more than earned his date with the big boys after a tremendous showing in his hometown of Fukuoka last time round, which saw him almost muscle in on the title race. He is currently ranked maegashira 1. Consequently, a series of tough matches in the first third has seen him defeated four times, but he will face weaker opponents in the days ahead and should rack up some wins.

 

I actually went down to Fukuoka myself and witnessed first-hand the feverish support that Shohozan attracted day after day. He was simply the star of the Fukuoka Kokusai Center, and I shall never forget the electrifying adulation he received. I want him to win for his fellow Fukuokans in this tournament too!

 

Picture:

Tochinoshin can be seen on the right of this picture. Make sure to tie your belt up properly, sunshine!

 

 

 

 

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