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The 65th All Japan Badminton Championship

Discussion in '2011 Tournaments' started by suetyan, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. madbad

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    Hehe, what a cute pic. Like a little girl with an oversized Christmas present.
     
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    What an interesting configuration. Like fighting in a Roman Coliseum against lions

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    The smile that lights up a thousand rooms. What's there not to love about little Noz? Congrats to her; on to bigger and better things.

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    :eek: Maybe a Sumo Wrestling hall?
     
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    You may be on to something
     
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    Thanks, suetyan, for all the photo uploads, and for translating the Japanese names.
     
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    Looks like all the organisers are trying to be the one with the largest trophy size to human size ratio. Nozomi should win, since she is so small, lol.
     
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    Looks to me like a huge cooking pot containing seaweed jelly topped with Azuki beans.

    Her opponents certainly weren't smiling as much, lol.
    Poor Yuki Fukushima lost to Baby Nozomi yet again this year.
    Minatsu received a 9-21 drubbing in the rubber.
    And I don't recall Sayaka Sato ever throwing her raquet into the air after a match. (3:22 in the video below)
    As for Eriko, she must have run off to hide [​IMG]. Just joking, of course.

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    The architect of this creation, Kenzo Tange, was recently featured in the NHK documentary Begin Japanology on the 26th of May this year:

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/tv/japanology/archives201105200600.html

    He has other interesting works all over the world.
    Here are some of them:

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    And finally, the former badminton hotel Grand Prince Akasaka.

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    Look at her. She's not just little, she's super little. Not even net height. We all love Noz
     

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