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    New Ozeki Takakeisho

    Takakeisho will have the promotion party on June 16th at the hotel were also Kisenosato and Takayasu had theirs, with room for about 2000 guests. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2019/04/20/kiji/20190419s00005000380000c.html For ozeki promotion he will get a 2nd kesho-mawashi from his high school Saitama Sakae, like Goeido did - with the school emblem, but in a color he likes - the standard one for juryo promotion is in the school color. Goeido got a black one. http://hochi.news/articles/20190421-OHT1T50306.html
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    New Ozeki Takakeisho

    Takakeisho used the phrases: "To not bring shame on the name of ozeki, respecting the spirit of bushido, not forgetting the feeling of gratitude and compassion, I go on devoting myself to sumodo" (the path of sumo as part of bushido) 大関の名に恥じぬよう、武士道精神を重んじ、感謝の気持ちと思いやりを忘れず、相撲道に精進してまいります with video: https://www.kobe-np.co.jp/news/sports/201903/0012185146.shtml He said it all - and in one flow Kyokai messengers were Dewanoumi with Nishiiwa
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    Haru jungyo 2019

    Day 20 Sano the Taka twins o Takasaki had about 4000 spectators o Terutsuyoshi was 6-1 against Ichinojo and Meisei o Takakeisho at butsukari-geiko with Ichinojo o Hokutofuji revealed that he'll be doing the Opening ball ceremony at the baseball match on the 5th, Seibu Lions vs. Rakuten Eagles o the NSK is catching up - they were busy with the new early sales start - Kashiwa: vid vid vid o o o
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    Haru jungyo 2019

    The fight for the 90 jungyo days in 2019 has begun. Tatsutagawa (Homasho) on the 6th sealed the contract for the next Fujisawa basho, for a unique 27th time. The 26th was in April this year, the 27th will be next year April 13th. http://www.townnews.co.jp/0601/2018/10/12/452878.html with the promoter
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    Araiso activities

    In the afternoon, Araiso was at the preview for the new special Kisenosato exhibition in the sumo museum, till June 14th, starting tomorrow - 80 items, especially the Hokuto-no ken manga yokozuna kesho mawashi set, with Rao for him o o o o o o o his first set from his local koenkai o o o ooo vid
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    Araiso activities

    The traditional event with always Sakana-kun, again with Kakuryu and also Kumamon this year - Kyodo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sxjPc0IRXI http://www.mhlw.go.jp/photo/2018/04/ph0423-01.html Araiso is taking over the event for the child welfare week from the active yokozuna, who now are too busy at the jungyo - with Sakana-kun as always http://this.kiji.is/492892860300510305 o o TBS news Yahoo video https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/jnn?a=20190422-00000032-jnn-soci -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy9qbDyc5WY 2017 instead of injured new yokozuna Kisenosato, sekiwake Takayasu did the koinobori ceremony https://www.mhlw.go.jp/photo/2017/04/ph0425-01.html 2009 Hakuho o 2010 Baruto o 2011 Hakuho https://www.mhlw.go.jp/photo/2011/04/ph0417-01.html 2012 Kakuryu - no sakana-kun till then o 2015 & 2016 Hakuho https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0PVpnUo_xE http://www.mhlw.go.jp/photo/2015/04/ph0427-01.html http://www.mhlw.go.jp/photo/2016/04/ph0425-01.html The event takes place since 1958, each year with a rikishi - I have found no list yet - 2001 it was Kaio
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    PR for Nagoya 2019

    The pre-advance sales application time has started http://sumo.pia.jp/ticket07.jsp New is that now also 1, 2 and 3 person masu seat boxes can be selected (not for A rank)- so far it were only the 4 person masu seats, those in the last row are sold for 2 person use. Unlike promised, only 3 choices and so far no option for multiple visits.
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    PR for Nagoya 2019

    They really are early now: on the 21st starts the application period for the pre-advance ticket sales lottery for Nagoya. Usually this takes place during the previous basho - for Natsu it went on till after senshuraku, but this time the period already ends on day 4 of the basho. Ichinojo did PR this time - these PR videos are with questions to sekitori vid
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    Haru jungyo 2019

    Day 19 Takasaki Hakuho at the dohyo-iri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWfDHUS0ffI Goeido 11-0 with Daieisho - he lost to him last basho o Takayasu did 16 bouts with Asanoyama and others and thinks "the contents were good" o more from Kashiwa Takakeisho with Takayasu and Tochinoshin oo Final torikumi Kakuryu-Takayasu
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    Haru jungyo 2019

    Day 18 Kashiwa - home basho for Takanosho nothing from the NSK, but Chiganourawith a flood of pics Takanosho meets local mascot Kashiwani - which also is on the kesho mawashi from his locals oooo he also had a photo shoot with a Shiba dog in yokozuna kesho mawashi attire - looks like the dog lords (tonosama) in the Genroku era, for which the people had to bow and got killed if they mistreated one o there were more around o also for Kakuryu o Takanosho had a torikumi with Enho o o o o o o o o o o o o 3 from Chiganoura after the juryo dohyoiri o o Takagenji o o o o o Takanofuji oo o o o Taichiyama and Takatenshu o Takakeisho's tsukebito Takataisho and Takkento o Takakeisho with Goeido oooo withTochinoshin o o o o oo oo ovid with Takayasu o o dohyoiri and torikumi ooo o oo o o o Kakuryu with Shodai o Goeido and Nishikigi o o Hoshoryu also had a local jungyo - he graduated from high school in Kashiwa - and had his first oicho-mage: he was in the juryo torikumi against fellow Mongolian Kiribayama o oo Turbold (Mitoryu) got portrayed by Kototsurugi o o Yesterday in Gyoda Takakeisho lent his chest to Daieisho for butsukari-geiko o
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    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    Ah, another careless miss, which also changed the meaning
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    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    The point is to get rid of the ichidai toshiyori system: 4 eligible in the past, 1 declined the honor (Chiyonofuji), 1 left early - Demon seems to think it's not popular within the NSK - and that they don't want to have that last bastion also taken by the foreigners
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    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    News and wide shows had plenty pf reports about Hakuho - today 2 long ones: Hiruobi with Demon and sumo journalist Osumi - Demon thinks the chance of Hakuho getting an ichidai toshiyori myoseki is just 50% (Osumi thinks it's 90%): the NSK might want to abolish this option (to avoid having to give it to a foreign born for the first time) - Osumi thinks that would be an international scandal. Viking has regular interviews with Kyokushuzan: he thinks that it might be difficult for Hakuho to have the president grant him to give up his Mongolian nationality - and the people in Mongolia are divided in half about it. Guest Higashikokubaru wants Takakeisho to do the Olympic dohyo-iri - a Japanese born - at Viking they think 1 year should be enough for him to get to yokozuna. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainment/news/2019/04/19/kiji/20190419s00041000185000c.html
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    PR for Nagoya 2019

    The big ticket sales battle takes place during the Natsu basho - not as usual on a Saturday, but on day 12, Thursday, 10 a.m. - till 12:00h no option to select the seat location, only the type of ticket. http://sumo.pia.jp/sumo07.jsp They also have changed the options to pay: so far you could buy a ticket and select "payment at a convenience store" - in other words, the possibility to abandon the ticket by simply not going there to pay. Now only real credit card and NTT Chokom https://www.chocom.jp/en/ are available, like already for the pre-advance sales lottery. Also, tickets ordered by phone with a special reservation dial have to be payed for within one day or the reservation is canceled - people also here skip their ticket options. http://sumo.pia.jp/info/info-20170116.jsp The same happens with the tamari-seki lottery by phone application (a phone call from within Japan).: people who have won the chance to buy a ticket don't use it. For Natsu this led to a secondary tamari-seki lottery on the pia site, like the usual ticket lottery for other types of tickets. As far as I know it wasn't announced, and it was for just 2 days - I found it by chance and got my 2nd ticket for the basho there, for day 9. They surely will change the tamariseki procedure for Nagoya as well - I have found no mention of it so far. Another change in the pre-advance sales lottery is the possibility to have 6 choices: 6 chances for a ticket on 1 day or tickets for all 6 days, so far it were 3. The reservation period for groups of 20 or more and travel agencies etc. had already started on Feb. 12th https://www.chunichi.co.jp/event/sumo/reservation/agency/
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    Natsu jungyo 2019

    Aomori pref. shusshin Nishiiwa-oyakata reported to the governor of Aomori today that on Aug. 13th a jungyo takes place in Aomori city after 2 years again. http://www.sankei.com/sports/news/190419/spo1904190020-n1.html local broadcast - the video on the Yahoo page needs a VPN http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20190419-00000174-rab-l02 or you can download it: youtube-dl https://gw-yvpub.c.yimg.jp/v1/hls/GD_Ed5WO2G.fDnPZ/video.m3u8 o
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    Natsu jungyo 2019

    The dates for the yearly Hokkaido tour of the summer jungyo in August were announced today - longer than usual, 4 days from Aug. 16th to 19th at 3 locations: Hakodate, Sapporo (usually the 2 days there) and Kushiro. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/sapporo-news/20190105/0006817.html
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    Haru jungyo 2019

    Day 17 Gyoda, Saitama Hoshoryu took part at a jungyo for the first time. Actually he's still a minor in Japan, and as a rule minors don't take part, but his oyakata is the one responsible for the preparations at this location and he was allowed to have a training experience. He borrowed the chest of Tochinoshin for butsukari-geiko o Tochinoshin was 11-0 with Daieisho, Asanoyama and 2 others o Takayasu o The 3 from Saitama show the "Saitama pose" (from the popular film "Fly Saitama"): Daieisho, Hokutofuji, Abi o NSK o vid vid vid vid o o o Adachi Advice for Ichinojo by Hakuho o who is concerned about his arm oo jinku o the cake story from Ota - actually Chiyoshoma gave Chiyomaru 2nd serving
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    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    The most prominent foreigners who turned Japanese to become oyakata (some only for a while) Takamiyama, Konishiki, Akebono o o o those who own a heya now: Musashimaru, Kotooshu, Kyokutenho ooo
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    Retirees after Hatsu 2019

    Sasayama on the 4th in the restaurant in Kitasenju - in charge of frying Hachinohe-maeoki mackerels wiki八戸前沖鯖 In 2017 with Daiseido for his 1st juryo promotion - will there be a 3rd some day? o
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    Natsu jungyo 2019

    On July 30th as (at least) one of the the first jungyo events in the Reiwa era a jungyo is in Kusatsu, Shiga . Edagawa on the 17th was at the city hall for PR. http://www.kyoto-np.co.jp/sports/article/20190418000176 On Aug 6th again an event in Tachikawa (Tokyo), after 2018 and 2016 - with room for about 4000 spectators http://tachikawa.keizai.biz/headline/2873/
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    Haru jungyo 2019

    Day 16 - again in Tokyo - Adachi ward this time NSK o o o vid vid vid vid vid o o o o o o o Ichinojo o o o advice from Hakuho o Takayasu with Tochiozan oo o o Hakuho is all over the wide shows for other reasons than the jungyo o o o o o Yasukuni Takayasu-Kakuryu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA1wM5ccP14 o Ota Chiyomaru caked o and sent off the dohyo by Kotoyuki in the torikumi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqWQAWtf-yY happy rikishi at the juryo dohyo-iri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DK9G0vdZ_0 yumitori-shiki https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7LB7AOILSs
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    News of abdication and new reign

    This only concerns the poems - they were not usable anyway for the era name selection because they are all written in these deliberate ateji manyogana without any connection to real language. The text with rei-wa is an introduction to a group of poems and written in proper kanbun.
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    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    A new program on NHK-G, Sports Human had an episode about Takakeisho https://www4.nhk.or.jp/P5629/x/2019-04-17/21/12423/2196002/ A long one - 43 min http://www.miomio.tv/watch/cc431685/
  24. An NHK program announcement about the famous Showa 63 (1988) Haru basho entry group with Waka-Taka/Ake/Kaio 95 in all, 11 becoming sekitori. Taka and Ake are in the studio.
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    News of abdication and new reign

    There are many different types of "original". Any faithful copy of what you think is original represents the original to 100% Shrines and other old buildings have their substance replaced permanently and still remain original - just like your body: is it still your original one after each atom has been replaced several time in your lifetime?