Akinomaki

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  1. 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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    Training pics&news overview Haru 2024

    March 2nd Kotoeko 5-11 at the heya, 0-8 with Kotonowaka o Kotonowaka instructs the future o o Kitaharima was for degeiko at Nishonoseki-beya, first 11 with lower ranked, then training with Onosato. Nishonoseki thinks he can go on till 50. o First degeiko for ozeki Hoshoryu, at Oitekaze-beya 5-0 with also visitor Kirishima o also 8-1 with Daieisho, but otherwise 2-3
  3. Kotonowaka restarted training today - the basics o o o o o o o
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    Rikishi graduation

    High school graduations yesterday - also for active rikishi, who continued at school: Ajigawa's Anryukai/Maeda from Okinawa, who started at his home basho in Kyushu, also properly reported his sumo debut at Okinawa Chubu agricultural high school vid He was there with the oyakata, and didn't wear the obligatory kimono at the ceremony, but a suit later for the press conference in proper attire o He took part in the ceremony as Maeda and changing to kimono changed to Anryukai http://ryukyushimpo.jp/news/sports/entry-2865337.html
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    Rikishi graduation

    We had a short discussion recently about rikishi and other heya members getting more education: The NHK-academy high school is a way to learn in between keiko using NHK radio and NHK eTele while staying at the heya. Today sd Itadaki and tokoyama Tokoyu had their graduation ceremony in Osaka. 4 other rikisihi are presently studying at NHK high. news page with video: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/kansai-news/20180326/3203871.html page, pic and video will disappear soon apparently 3 of the other 4 in the back
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    Rikishi and oyakata as police chiefs

    Pref-local Ura on the 29th was police chief in Naniwa Vid: https://twitter.com/i/status/1763123358898741637
  7. Another sub-branch of extra activities, police chief for a day or the like. Usually they call for traffic safety or better driving manners and caution against bank transfer scam and similar. Sadanoumi in Konan-city, Aichi, on the 29th. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1670634.html Takasago-oyakata in Kariya-city, Aichi. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/aichi/news/20160628-OYTNT50211.html on patrol
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    Ceremonial dohyo-iri

    After 5 years again a pre-basho dohyo-iri at the Sumiyoshi taisha, about 1000 watched - Terunofuji was there for the first time oo o ooo oo o o o o o oooo o oooooooooo o o o
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    Ceremonial dohyo-iri

    Harumafuji did a ceremonial dohyo-iri at the Izumo-taisha in Shimane prefecture - this time the main shrine in Izumo, not his heya's "home shrine", the Izumo-taisha Sagami extra shrine in Kanagawa prefecture, city of Hadano. The shrine had it's shintai moved back again, the object with the dwelling deity - the premises had been renewed after 60 years. Aminishiki from the same heya was this time tsuyu-harai and tachi-mochi was Okinoumi, who is from Shimane.
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    New recruits March 2024

    All 27 passed the initial check - Osaka seems to be a sick place, the new recruits wear masks again at the check, Hatsu only the officials Ono (180cm, 119kg) for Miyagino, his mother is Mongolian, father Japanese - he came to Japan before entering primary school. In the rugby club of Osaka Kokoku high, the coach recommended sumo to him because of his physique, a friend of his mother had connections to Miyagino-beya: "I just entered, so I think I don't have to worry (about the heya situation). I want to go as far as I can." o healthy scenes afterwards - main this basho, msTD Matsui o o
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    Training pics&news overview Haru 2024

    Feb 29th Terunofuji only did the basics o Hakuoho did 40-50 bouts, according to caretaker Tamagaki o Kirishima did no bouts, only lending his chest to makushita o Asanoyama was 10-4 at degeiko to Arashio-beya, with Wakamotoharu and visitor Ichiyamamoto. He had been at Nishonoseki-beya the day before o Kotonowaka was 13-3 with Kotoshoho o o o Ura did 10 bouts, here with Kinbozan o o o Wakaikari came with Nishikigo for degeiko to Oitekaze-beya and was 23-12, here with Daihisho, also with Daishomaru and Daishoki - his shusshin changed to Kyoto and has his home basho now o Daieisho did 11 bouts at the heya with 5 opponents, here Endo, also Tobizaru, Daiamami, Daishoho and Nishikigi o March 1st: Tokitsukaze ichimon rengo-geiko at Michinoku-beya Daieisho was 7-9, the only one to have a win against Kirishima, but with 5 losses in a row to him - Daieisho started with keiko bouts 3 days before o oo o Kirishima was 16-1, also Tobizaru lost 4 in a row, here with Wakamotoharu, also with Nishikigi and Shodai o o oo o Terunofuji did 11 bouts with Takarafuji at the heya o Mitoryu on degeiko to Takasago-beya with Asashiyu - he did 5 bouts with 4 makushita, also Asanowaka - the sekitori didn't take part in keiko bouts o Asanoyama turned 30 o oo lending his chest to sd Asahabataki o
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    Banzuke for Haru 2024

    Wakaikari (19) now has the shusshin of his father Oikari (Kabutoyama) and thus has his home basho now - and like Kotonowaka (with 3 home-towns) increased those cheering for him. Due to the family he usually talks Kansai-ben, the dialect in Osaka and Kyoto. He didn't know of the change though "Without knowing it just changed. Perhaps dad ..." o - with 19 he is no minor any more to according to the new rules, but apparently not everywhere
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    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    Today Ichiyamamoto and Shimazuumi with supporters (Wakamotoharu, Kagayaki ...) were again on "Are you smarter than a 5th grader (bunch)?" VOD for a while https://tver.jp/episodes/ep0p681qlq for a much shorter while https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aISBzKHYJ5s&t=51m
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    New recruits March 2024

    At Hyogo Hotoku gakuen high in Nishinomiya, Keigo Imamura 今村圭吾(180cm, 115kg) from Itami, the 3rd for Nishonseki-beya. Best 16 at the kokutai and best 8 at the March national select tournament. The oyakata was there today - Imamura was his big fan: at his yokozuna yusho Haru 2017, he ran after him till the outside. He wants to become sekitori within 5 years. o o o o https://www.hotoku.ac.jp/news/24822
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    New recruits March 2024

    Graduation day: at Oita Hita-rinko high, sumo club member Kazuki Iwamoto 岩元風樹 (170cm, 145kg), Hita local, afterwards had the press conference to join Ikazuchi-beya. The oyakata was at the school for the announcement today. He started with sumo age 3 and wanted to become a rikishi from early on, one loved and supported by all, aiming for yokozuna. He won at the prefecture interhigh and was at national tournaments. o o
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    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    He sang another at the NHK charity ozumo this month, his 6th time there, likely different ones each time - but this was the song to get his wife: he sang it at an event by rikishi and singers (has to be the NHK charity ozumo, but this was Fuji TV and NHK is not named, unless with a scandal) - he thinks she fell in love with him after hearing him sing it. A pic of them appearing together at a 2016 event was shown. At the NHK one he sang in a duet with May J. http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/35042-nhk-charity-ozumo-2016/?do=findComment&comment=303176 Mori Konomi with likely Chiyootori - she was there 2 times, both times both and not together: 2019 Daieisho with Konomi Mori, Takayasu with Hiromi Iwasaki. http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/38670-52nd-nhk-charity-ozumo-pics/?tab=comments#comment-384611 He was there in 2014 and 4 years in a row from 2016-2019 https://www.nhk.or.jp/archives/chronicle/search/?keyword=福祉大相撲&rec_count=50&page=1 But, likely most of the time he sings that, apparently his best
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    Rikishi or heya support events

    Nittaidai's Osaka alumni association together with the Sumo Club OB association held a support party for the NSK-OBs in Osaka yesterday, after 4 years again o
  18. Ōsunaarashi has now a fan club in Egypt. His father speaking at the inauguration event in the Japanese embassy: NHK news (hidden) video: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20131129/k10013433141000.html http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=spo_30&k=2013112900044 http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/11/29/kiji/K20131129007103190.html http://mainichi.jp/sports/news/20131129k0000e050177000c.html
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    New recruits March 2024

    Most for a heya this time are 3 new recruits, 3 heya have that: Otowayama, Nishonoseki and Asakayama-beya o o o Local TV about Narita and his personal graduation party Niiya now: o Miura Basho yusho as 6th year
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    New recruits March 2024

    Taiyo Shirakawa 白川 大陽 (しらかわ・たいよう)(188cm, 175kg) joins his brother Daikisho at Oitekaze-beya. Winner with the Nichidai team at the East Japan student championships, best individual result a 3rd place in the above 135kg category at the national student weight class championships. He already trains at the heya, 17-0 against sempai Satsumasho and 4 other jd. o o His younger brother Daito 大翔 is 2nd year at Nichidai, he absolutely has to join there, that would make Oitekaze-beya a heya with 2 sets of triplets: The 3rd Kajino brother joins the heya as well, Kira Kajino 梶野煌 (15), after Daiyusho (who joined with real name Ishioka) and Daihisho - the 3rd set after the Onamis at Arashio and the Kiyotas at Dewanoumi, Kiyota, Kiyonohana and Kiyonoyama
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    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    Takayasu today was on a hard to search Fuji TV program: 木7◎×部 - Th.7◎×part VOD for a week https://tver.jp/episodes/ep86wh39xy He sang the Southern Allstars hit Itoshi no Ellie (Ellie My Love, covered also by Ray Charles)
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    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    Today on TBS プレバト!!Pre(ssure)-bat(tle) - haiku by rikishi, about sushi Wakamotoharu, Shonannoumi, Ichiyamamoto, Mitakeumi, Shimazuumi Taka's son, shoemaker Hanada was also on the program VOD for a week, the 2nd part with the rikishi https://tver.jp/episodes/epv30rwroo with also the first part: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8tklmq
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    Sumo for kids

    Tatsunami-beya in Osaka stays at the Sumiyoshi-taisha, at the 27th they had an event for the kids at the attached kindergarten vid https://kindergarten.city-osaka.ed.jp/weblog/index.php?id=2780053&type=1&column_id=94522&category_id=1443 https://kindergarten.city-osaka.ed.jp/weblog/index.php?id=2780053&type=1&column_id=94523&category_id=1443 On the 25th the heya held a sumo school in Kyoto o The 11th Toyonoshima-cup for 80-90 mainly local kids was held on the 17th in his hometown Sukumo, all not member of a sumo club o vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmdg1ZZ7OC4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo_-ntVkHsY There was another TOKYO UNITE sports experience event in the kokugikan on the 20th, mainly the other events were in the news but of course there also was sumo. Kabutoyama oyakata gave shiko instructions etc. o The 12th Kodoma Mirai-kan sumo tournament in Toyohashi, Aichi on the 18th had local Yamawake-oyakata (Buyuzan) as guest, he came with Fujinoyama 44th Heya open for kids last year - Komatsuryu-dojo at Isegahama-beya Araiso (Kotoyuki) on the 26th held a lecture at a middle school in his hometown Shodoshima, talking about his sumo life vid vid On the 25th Wakanoshima and Wakazakura from Kasugano-beya were at a primary school in Kainan, Wakayama, the hometown of Tochinowaka, the shisho vid o o vid Ura on Jan. 31st at the Kyoto pref. Uji support school o https://www.kyoto-be.ne.jp/uji-s/cms/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/宇良関とはっけよい! 宇治支援学校訪問、子らと交流.pdf Mochi pounding on the 17th at the Gyokusenji kindergarten with Mimurodake and Minorufuji http://www.gyokusenji.ed.jp/tsushin/archive/4405 o who were there also last year http://www.gyokusenji.ed.jp/tsushin/archive/3422
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    Sumo for kids

    This gets more and more frequent lately, so I create a topic for it. A sumo class held by young Arashio-beya rikishi at a primary school in Hyuga city, Miyazaki. Link to paste into VLC or similar media players to watch and record or save the raw input of the video: rtmp://flv.nhk.or.jp/ondemand/flv/lnews/miyazaki/5065617321_20151024122924.mp4 NHK local news (dies in a day): http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/miyazaki/5065617321.html The video remains for a week
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    Train-ing- the end

    We have the first regional basho after the end of the sumo train era now. Kimura Ginjiro has to rewrite his book The group discount tickets are on sale 9 months before the journey, the transport department gyoji used to do the arrangements already then. Haru 2020 was the end of the real sumo train era, moving by heya became the norm then. Only 2 times the sumo train was revived after the tunnel, properly last Nagoya, for Kyushu only about 100 used it, because many were at the jungyo till the day before and moved from there to Fukuoka. Impressions from former Haru basho at Shin-Osaka station - Taka later was Osaka department head, for Haru 2004 he was leading the rikishi group on the sumo train o Haru 1968 o