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#1 Akinomaki

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 13:15

Neither O- nor real ama-zumo, but sumo - I put it here.

Hitori-zumo 一人角力 on the 13th at the Ōyamazumi-shrine in Imabari, Ehime.

Same cast as every year since 1999, both Ichirikizan 一力山 and gyoji.

Usually one only looks at the rikishi, but the gyoji has a hard job, too: looking at the feet of the spirit and remembering where the also invisible boundaries of the dohyo are (utchari bout 2).

http://www.asahi.com...1310130028.html

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:22

this kind of thing is seen sometimes in kabuki and kyogen.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:40

I thought afterwards that the gyoji is clearly ozumo style – I could have put it there as well.

But I thought to use this topic later for other Local Sumo Customs – each week there is naki-zumo etc. reported from somewhere or kids doing sumo. Many traditional ceremonial sumo tournaments from all over Japan are in the local news as well - that at last clearly qualifies as proper ama-zumo.

 

Hitori-zumo should be an ancient custom, but if Oda Nobunaga introduced first the dohyo boundaries and then the gyoji, the present form is clearly a more modern version.

(As expected that Youtube history channel is gone already – a pity I only had the time to watch the 2 sumo related videos).

 

Edit: now here: http://www.youtube.c...iMystery/videos

 


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 14:24

And there is a new one already.

Nettei sumo: At an annual autumn festival on the 14th at the Mizutani shrine in Okumeiji, Yabu city, Hyogo pref. A courteous sumo as an offering, provincial cultural asset and national selected intangible cultural asset. Driving away evil spirits, huge harvest etc. - the usual spiritual aspect of sumo.

No dohyo, no gyoji, no winner. From the continuous stamping it is seen as a prototype of sumo.

http://www.kobe-np.c...006422467.shtml

 

 

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 15:33

Today's new local sumo.
Baby's first dohyo-iri 赤ちゃん初土俵入り, on the 14th at the Suginosue shrine in the city of Miyazu, Kyoto. A Shinto ritual held since the mid Edo period, to pray for the baby growing up healthy and sound. Again including sumo against an invisible spirit, the baby (aided by the gyoji) pushes it to the edge and gets forced back, ending in a pratfall of the baby, which indicates a robust upbringing.
http://www.kyoto-np..../20131016000041
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this video from another location is better than those from Miyazu

 
Gallery: http://www.geocities...te/album22.html
 
similar events:
One more of many variations of naki-zumo: Baby sumo tournament (only held for 10 years yet).
The baby who laughs first is the winner, the one who cries the loser. Same objective as all baby involving sumo events, also the plain akachan-dohyo-iri: robust upbringing.
Video at: http://www.iwanichi.co.jp/video/item_36564.html
In naki-zumo (which has a lot of varieties in e. g. who holds the baby etc.) often also the one who cries first wins, in other locations both win.
 
Other typical naki-zumo events – kimarite is e. g. naki-dashi (cry-out - instead of tsuki-dashi)

 
300 years old tradition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqw8fhtcr0w
 
Amateur-rikshi holding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTfYxMtppns

 

Baby (aka-chan) dohyo-iri at the Takehara shrine in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto on the 19th

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http://kumanichi.com...131019005.shtml


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:14

A new proper shrine to worship the “founder” of sumo Nomi-no-Sukune, 野見宿禰神社, on the grounds of the Izumo Taisha, whose 13th chief priest he was, according to information from the shrine. Festivities were on the eve of the 17th and on the 18th. Before it was not easy to worship him there, it was at another location, in the Kagura hall, seemingly together with others. There are small shrines in Meguro, Tokyo and Tatsuno, Hyogo pref. for him.

http://www.yomiuri.c...-OYT8T01191.htm

http://sankei.jp.msn...02060001-n1.htm

http://www.chugoku-n...1310190021.html

http://www.shimaneni...kiji/show/28426

http://www.sanin-chu...oryid=541940162

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moving the object of worship

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Nomi-no-Sukune kagura

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prayer by the chief priest

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:29

A new proper shrine to worship the “founder” of sumo Nomi-no-Sukune, 野見宿禰神社, on the grounds of the Izumo Taisha, whose 13th chief priest he was, according to information from the shrine. Festivities were on the eve of the 17th and on the 18th. Before it was not easy to worship him there, it was at another location, in the Kagura hall, seemingly together with others. There are small shrines in Meguro, Tokyo and Tatsuno, Hyogo pref. for him.
http://www.yomiuri.c...-OYT8T01191.htm
http://sankei.jp.msn...02060001-n1.htm
http://www.chugoku-n...1310190021.html
http://www.shimaneni...kiji/show/28426
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moving the object of worship
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Nomi-no-Sukune kagura
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Just in time for my trip to Izumo for the jungyo next week.
Thanks a lot for all your posts inbetween honbasho!
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 14:58

U-no-koku (old time count = about 6 a. m.) sumo as part of an autumn festival at the Yoshida Minamiyama Hachiman shrine in Uwajima, Ehime pref. Nowadays on the 3rd this month, the culture day.

The 6 rikishi represent deities, no wins therefore: the gyoji always stops the bouts and after the last declares it a draw till next year.

http://www.city.uwaj.../1287560177430/

 

Dohyo-iri

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=w8-cwPR6NVk

Bout

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=MMr2JQ8WIx8

 

older more complete version

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=M5dEYa8O-k0

 



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 16:38

At the 160year old traditional Otoi-Ōzumō on the 26th, 27th in Nomura-cho, Seiyo city, Ehime pref., sekitori etc. took part: local Kataonami-oyakata; Shohozan and Goeido at a baby dohyo-iri.

This is the long-time unique tournament event with ama-pro bouts.

http://sankei.jp.msn...02060001-n1.htm

http://www.ehime-np....0131127909.html

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Minatosho and Minatoryu from Minato-beya were with kids at a local primary school sumo tournament in Hita city, Oita.

The event had a rikishi bout refereed by Kimura Motoki and ōichō preparation by a tokoyama.

http://www.oita-pres...8551544796.html

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 17:34

Not quite a custom: Gaki(weak, hungry ghost)-zumo 餓鬼角力 - a kyogen play to teach about Buddhism.
http://www.yomiuri.c...OYTNT50475.html
The spectators especially applaud at the scene where one of the 3 dead souls strengthened by Jizo with a charm against evil spirits spectacularly throws a devil of Enma-daiō's team.
Final sumo between the bodhisattva Jizō and Enma-daiō, the judge of the afterlife and Lord of the underworld (in Japan also another incarnation of Jizō):
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Enma demands that the 3 gaki do sumo with his devils, else get devoured on the spot. First the 3 get blown away, after the charm from Jizō all 3 win, then Enma takes on all 3 at once and wins, then Jizō wins against Enma.

http://www.sagakyoge...fo/gakizumo.htm
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Posted Yesterday, 11:43

Hitori-zumo 一人角力 on the 13th at the Ōyamazumi-shrine in Imabari, Ehime.
Same cast as every year since 1999, both Ichirikizan 一力山 and gyoji.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ubWuI6sV5fo

Like every year it gets reported and it is held at the shrine at least since 1364. The acting Ichirikizan is 40 now and as staff member of the Imabari municipal office was anxious because he didn't train much. He plans to find a style with which he can continue till 75.
http://www.sankei.co...6200019-n1.html
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