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    Kensho Kyushu 2021

    New pokemon kensho banners will be wandering around the dohyo in Kyushu, but only on day 15. Banner design - for Kyushu they are the package design from the historical Pocket monster games, the first 2 are from the initial one, Pocket monster red-green of 1996 More than 200 kensho will appear at the Hatsu basho, every day this time, showing different pokemon. The 2 kensho on the right thus are for Hatsu and won't appear in Kyushu.
  2. with text.Thought we might discuss the song more in depth, as it is the sumo promotion song of the NSK. It's for children, but can serve as a good introduction into sumo. Now the first question (reason for the topic). Why did they use Hakkiyoi instead of Hakkeyoi as in most publications I know ? Not that you can tell the difference when the gyoji shout it. Usually it is written in Hiragana, but I've seen it written with the Kanji Ki 気(also universal energy of being). So it could mean "Get ready (yoi) to release your energy". For children it may be sounding more familiar, as it's similar to Hakki suru /different Kanji, e.g. show (your full potential) - in the middle of the song: Honki de yaru ki o hakki suru - maybe: in earnest let your will to do unfold, in other words, really do your best. Or is Hakkiyoi just the modern term for the NSK ? From New Official Sumo Mascot From Video Stream - Natsu 12 The count 1 with the mascot characters on from NSK page: ハッキヨイ!大相撲 ひよの山かぞえ歌 1二所ノ関親方(元関脇・金剛) Nishonoseki oyakata, former sekiwake Kongou 2錣山親方(元関脇・寺尾) Shikoroyama oyakata, former sekiwake Terao 3高砂親方(元大関・朝 潮) Takasago oyakata, former ozeki Asashio 4錦 戸親方(元関脇・水戸泉) Nishikido oyakata, former sekiwake Mitoizumi 5尾車親方(元大関・琴風) Oguruma oyakata, former ozeki Kotokaze 6安治川親方(元前頭1・敷島) Ajigawa oyakata, former maegashira 1 Shikishima 7玉ノ井親方(元大関・栃東) Tamanoi oyakata, former ozeki Tochiazuma 8佐ノ山親方(元大関・千代大海) Sanoyama oyakata, former ozeki Chiyotaikai 9常盤山親方(元小結・隆三杉) Tokiwayama oyakata, former komusubi Takamisugi 10三保ヶ関親方(元大関・増位山) Mihogaseki oyakata, former ozeki Masuiyama Edit: some spell checks and optimizing, then back to redundant links again (Akinomaki)
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    Pokemon collabs with Sumo

    Makuhita is a silly name for that Pokémon, the proper Japanese name Makunoshita has the proper sumo connotation, makushita in the style of makunouchi.
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    Hakkiyoi! Ozumo promotion song

    On the release today, Tobizaru commented that he has the dream to create the Tobizaru Kindergarten one day. As a university student he had planned to become a nursery school teacher. http://hochi.news/articles/20211026-OHT1T51106.html Making of
  5. Mr. Hanada (ex-Taka) has his first TV show appearance after retirement in a 2h special of NiTele's Shabekuri 007 - aired on the 29th, 21h JST o o o o he teaches to the 7 (or some of them) his sumo fitness exercises o
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    New kesho mawashi

    Masunoyama (21) got a new kesho mawashi from his local koenkai with the image character of his home town Chiba, Sakae-cho, the dream dragon mascot Drum/Doramu: D(o)ra<gon><Drea>m(u). The source is that during the Nara period, when the town suffered from a drought, the legend tells that a dragon rose to the sky and let it rain (which is the profession of the Asian dragons). Masunoyama: "Following this, I want to rise up the banzuke. I want to reach sanyaku." He will rise up to the upper half of maegashira next basho (w13 with 11 wins). "I will meet strong opponents, therefore I want to do my sumo with all my strength."
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    Tokoyama news

    From the pics threads: Day 14 Last basho for the 2 top rank tokoyama Tokohachi and Tokomatsu - both retire in August - only 1 special grade tokoyama remains - messages from the 2 vid vid Day 15 Last basho day for top tokoyama Tokohachi --- o o o ooo flowers for Miyagino-beya's Tokohachi Responsible for the hairdo in the heya will be 17y old 5th grade tokoyama Tokoshun. He did the post-bout hairdo of Hakuho for the first time on day 11 - Tokohachi wanted him to have this experience. No decision has been made yet on a successor for preparing the yokozuna's mage for official appearances. For Hakuho's whole career, Tokohachi did his hair. Tokoshun joined the heya last year Natsu after graduating from Tottori middle school, since February this year he is employed by the NSK as tokoyama. He had met Hakuho at the makuuchi promotion party for Tottori local Ishiura. He first wanted to become yobidashi, but was told that tokoyama are scarce. After an experience stay in the heya, where he saw Tokohachi at work, he decided to join as tokoyama. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/column/sumo/news/201907210000356.html related topics http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/32394-tokoyama-training/ http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/37513-tokoyama/
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    New kesho mawashi

    Asanowaka for juryo promotion got the standard kesho mawashi of HIS university, Toyodai. The presentation was on the 22nd, he told he'll get in all 3 kesho mawashi for promotion. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202110250000903.html from Toyodai, with a pic: Asanowaka with oyakata: https://www.toyo.ac.jp/-/media/Images/Toyo/press/list/2021press/20211025.ashx
  9. 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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    Ex-rikishi in the food business

    The chanko restaurant "Yagura-daiko" 「やぐら太鼓」in Chichibu city is run by ex-Tamakiyama and his wife. Shikona trivia: easy to mix up with Takamiyama - and both were active from 1964 till 1984 - and there was another Tamakiyama active at the same time, same reading, different kanji for ki. On intai after Haru 1984 he became Kitajin-oyakata for 4 years and about 35 years ago opened a chanko restaurant in Chichibu, where his wife is from. She is presented in the article http://chichibu.keizai.biz/headline/124/, behind her the poster for the intai-zumo of Tamakiyama o oo o
  11. From now on I use this thread for this type of former rikishi activities. Ex-Saganobori runs the "Sumo Kitchen Saganobori" in Osaka, Chou ward, and sent out chanko sets to cover for loss in customers due to corona. http://www.saga-s.co.jp/articles/-/619858
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    (Takano)Hanada activities

    Shoemaker Hanada, the son, will have his first film role: his mother is now engaged to actor and film director Jackie Woo wiki/ジャッキー・ウー, who lets him appear in his new film 残照のかなたに (Beyond the afterglow), where he plays the physician of the main character, an author. oo
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    Ex-Taka-twins activities

    I'll put the twins back together into one thread though. Takagenji has joined Takatoriki-beya and seems to remain connected to sumo for the while, after this initial appearance he had 2 more appearances http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwE3ZAooVO0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhicJ-lSlYc and then was put back into training by Takatoriki - degeiko at a sumo club:
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    Ex-Taka-twins activities

    Ex-Takanofuji (23) today declared in a phone interview that he wants to become MMA fighter. At the moment he's looking for a place to join and is training in the Metropolitan area. He aims to enter a RIZIN event and in the future wants to become a member of the worlds biggest MMA organization UFC. o he lost 50kg and is now at 115kg (about)
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    Ex-Taka-twins activities

    Ex-Takanofuji today won that fight, a quick K.O. in the first round o o o o Interview before the fight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSt4EGa87lE Interview after the fight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5UsA9y4Jmg
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    Ex-Taka-twins activities

    Before his next fight he is already thinking about a rematch of the fight he lost: "It will turn into a brawl." Sudario has trained for two months in a gym in the US and wants to use what he learnt. His relationship with his (a few minutes) older brother is similar to that of his ex-oyakata to his, the oniisan: "We had no communication (after the drug scandal emerged). Intention to ask him to join the fighting world? None at all. I hate it to be active in the same world, I hated that since we were in the sumo world." https://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/fight/rizin/3740875/
  17. with making-of, to be aired first on the 28th http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2015/04/23/019/
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    Commercials with (fake) sumo appearance

    The CM made it to the final of this time 79 in its category in the ACC Tokyo creativity awards and there goes some prize with that already. Conveniently it's the first category listed and it's the first on the list. http://www.acc-awards.com/festival/2021fes_result/filma.html The results will be announced on the 29th and in real time on a special site. https://tokyo-creative-crossing.com https://www.advertimes.com/20211022/article366058/
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    Rikishi health pics October 2021

    Mr. Miura o o Mitakeumi o Ryuden as lower makushita after the suspension is lifted for Kyushu o
  20. Influenza vaccination took place today at the kokugikan Shohozan, Myogiryu - with tsukebito oo o
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    Kyushu 21

    The 5 oyakata of the Kyushu team around Sakaigawa oyakata made a courtesy call to the mayor of Fukuoka, after two years again, since last year the Kyushu basho was held in Tokyo. Advance tickets go on sale on the net on Oct. 2nd Local video: https://www.fbs.co.jp/news/news96gh1wall2ap9yszu8.html The poster there looks like no dominant yokozuna will be there
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    Kyushu 21

    Araiso had a press conference at his new heya lodging location in Fukuoka city today. He made a partnership contract with Osaka based housing firm AI-koumuten, who rents the premises to him. https://www.sanspo.com/article/20211020-CCZLRYCD5BJG5JGW7BFCUQX2TE/ The premises is planned to be used for wampaku sumo events afterwards o the location o - at JR Chikuhi line, Imajuku station
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    Should I wash a new Mawashi to soften it

    Not as preparation of a new mawashi, but this recent Japanese video from an amateur rikishi/sports trainer shows the process of washing the mawashi, like they clean the boiled new mawashi in the NSK video The NSK video is advice from Shikoroyama-beya's Tatsutagawa (Homasho) and should be generally applicable, not just as the way they do it at the Shikoroyama-beya
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    Ichinojo acquires Japanese citizenship

    I saw those articles that make it look like it has become known today, while Jiji knew it weeks ago The only new information is maybe that Ichinojo started the application about 2 years ago