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About Akinomaki

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    A dose of sumo a day
  • Birthday 03/03/1962

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  1. Akinomaki

    Fuyu jungyo 2022

    Kyujo at the jungyo: Terunofuji Terutsuyoshi Takarafuji Midorifuji Takayasu Kotoeko Hokutofuji Ichiyamamoto https://www.sanspo.com/article/20221202-TMYIO5FVBVOHPG3N4S6WMTBZC4/ Edit: I'm always amazed about the crap the automatic spell correction on my mobile produces - never heard of something called kyuto
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    Miyagino/Hakuho extra activities

    Video from the project channel - Takasago is on the final photo https://mongolia-fukuoka.org/256/蒙古山之碑-復興プロジェクト-竣工式
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    Rikishi and oyakata as police chiefs

    A slightly different, nicer police chief for the day is Kakuryu - on the 29th in Fukuoka's Minami ward: oshidashi to incidents and accidents! o o o
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    Ichinojo Concerns

    So far they dealt with him by using him as the PR character for the new sekitori photo shoot attached tickets at the Hatsu basho
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    New recruits Hatsu 2023

    with sempai Ishiura and team mates Hokuseiho and Mukainakano o o o o The complete tournament pairings are already made, posted 2 weeks before https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAAXlvIKwl0 If he'll compete is a different matter. He only has the ms15TD now, so the NSK could only acknowledge that, and they had to at the rijikai to have him compete as tsukedashi next basho. Since he has joined the heya now, it is unlikely that he'll still take part in an amateur tournament, especially since it wasn't mentioned at all in the press conference. The city hall of his hometown Kurayoshi has hoisted a banner to celebrate that Ochiai joins Miyagino-beya The oyakata told he'll want to raise him into the next Kotozakura, the city's famous yokozuna: Ochiai as 4th grade started with sumo, with the Sakura-zumo local tournament for kids. Sadogatake failed to secure him for their heya, which would have been the natural choice, the oyakata and rikishi from the heya always are at the tournament - or were in ordinary times.
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    Rikishi or heya support events

    To celebrate his juryo return, the locals made a 4m high 2t heavy wooden statue of Asanoyama, with that kesho mawashi and in a pose not allowed in ozumo oo o o o o o o o o o
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    Courtesy calls by rikishi and oyakata

    o Hiradoumi also was at his old sumo club at Hokusho agricultural high school to watch keiko vid and had other events organized by his local koenkai: as Hirado PR ambassador for traffic safety o o the party to celebrate makuuchi promotion Tsushimanada, also from Nagasaki, after 7 years was home in Isahaya today to report his first juryo result (7-8) to the mayor and promised to get a kachikoshi next basho and rise on the banzuke - he wanted to return only as sekitori. vid
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    Rikishi and oyakata as police chiefs

    Nishonoseki today was police chief for the day in Fukuoka's Nishi ward, where the Kyushu location of the heya is
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    New recruits Hatsu 2023

    Local TV: https://www.nkt-tv.co.jp/pc-news/news107iwrrmgfgpb56l2f9.html Ochiai starts with his real name as shikona
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    Corona and sumo

    The rikishi of Shibatayama-beya all tested negative. Shibatayama of course wasn't at the rijikai today, he had symptoms of a severe cold at first, but after resting has recovered now. After the quarantine period he'll return to work. https://www.daily.co.jp/general/2022/12/01/0015855608.shtml
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    New recruits Hatsu 2023

    The shindeshi kensa will be on the 12th. https://www.sanspo.com/article/20221201-6QVE7SY3XRMD7F2HFEPTIRV4HE/
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    Corona and sumo

    Quite a while that this thread was used. The NSK announced today that Shibatayama oyakata is infected, it has become known on the 28th. https://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2022120101013&g=spo
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    New recruits Hatsu 2023

    Today was the press conference of Ochiai with Miyagino-oyakata at Tottori Johoku high: "I join with the attitude to surpass the records of the oyakata. I want to become a yokozuna who makes sumo great again lively." Miyagino: "I want to raise him into a rikishi who can fight in the high ranks" https://www.nnn.co.jp/today/221201/20221201152.html with headmaster Ishiura o
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    Retired after Kyusho 2022

    o New recruit for Hatsu 2016, Ichiki reached makushita the same year, but then lingered there for 6 years, with ms6 as highest rank. Same entry basho as Daiamami and Asagyokusei. With just a bit over 100kg, he used a variety of techniques, including an izori.
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    Courtesy calls by rikishi and oyakata

    Hiradoumi today was home in Hirado, Nagasaki, to report his first makuuchi double digits result to the mayor. On the 3rd the Nagasaki-basho of the fuyu jungyo takes place. local NHK vid