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  • n. a sumo tournament of any kind


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Japanese short form of honbasho


  • Takafumi Hashinokuchi, a 38 year-old who works in the manufacturing sector, has attended every basho, or grand tournament, since he was 20 years old.

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  • Viki Cody, an American who teaches English in Saitama, also on the outskirts of Tokyo, has lived in Japan for 23 years and has come to every basho for the past three years.

    Sumo Fans Shrug Off a Scandal

  • "The raindrops patter on the basho leaf; but these are not tears of grief; this is only the anquish of him who is listening to them".

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  • But the 25-year-old has been on fire, conquering both yokozuna en route to matching his previous best winning streak of 12-0 as a sekiwake at the 2005 autumn basho.

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  • The 22-year-old achieved the feat in his second basho since his promotion, although it was in the absence of suspension-hit grand champion Asashoryu — sumo's dominant force.

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  • Hi no ataru basho nidete ryoute wo higorete mita nara ano sora koete yukeru kana?


  • (A landmark philosophical study which traces the early development of Nishida's thought from out of the context of Japanese philosophy in the Meiji period, and which focuses in particular on the subsequent development of his unique “logic of basho.”)

    The Kyoto School

  • Ultimately, however, Nishida comes to posit Absolute Nothingness as the “place” (basho) that embraces both subjective (noetic) and objective (noematic) polarities of reality.

    The Kyoto School

  • The “place of Absolute Nothingess” (zettai-mu no basho) first became the central concept of Nishida's thought in the mid-1920s, though he continued to develop and rethink the idea up until his last completed essay in 1945, “The Logic of Place and the Religious World-View.”

    The Kyoto School

  • The second stage, broadly speaking, is defined by the standpoint of place or topos (basho).

    Nishida Kitarô


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