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7 new recruits, including ex-college champ Sakuma from Nichidai who is joining Kitanoumi beya. All first tier entries, no 2nd tier entries for the second time ever since it was introduced in 2001.

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Sakuma was supposed to enlist in March but "Stuff was happening" and he postponed it to May. "I did not have any doubts about entering sumo," he explained.

Flagless in Tokyo:

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There's a Sato guy from Tamanoi who tried to pass the exams for the third time today. He failed the first tier in December, failed the second tier in February, and finally made it this time around. "I've been drinking a lot of milk, and I have grown by two centimeters!" said the jubilant 16 year old from Iwate, who will be called Azumaiwa. He did leave for home in desperation after failing in February, but came back after two weeks, his dream getting the better of him. "I admit I lost my way for a while back then, but because I have had this dream since I was a child, I decided to stick with it. My parents were behind me all the way. I don't care how many years it will take - I'll take it slowly from here and advance step by step," he said.

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There's a Sato guy from Tamanoi who tried to pass the exams for the third time today. He failed the first tier in December, failed the second tier in February, and finally made it this time around. "I've been drinking a lot of milk, and I have grown by two centimeters!" said the jubilant 16 year old from Iwate, who will be called Azumaiwa. He did leave for home in desperation after failing in February, but came back after two weeks, his dream getting the better of him. "I admit I lost my way for a while back then, but because I have had this dream since I was a child, I decided to stick with it. My parents were behind me all the way. I don't care how many years it will take - I'll take it slowly from here and advance step by step," he said.

Honestly, let em kids join! WTF...The Kyokai should know new recruits won't be too many, especially guys who'd really love to...

Those 2 cm are real nice...

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Honestly, let em kids join! WTF...The Kyokai should know new recruits won't be too many, especially guys who'd really love to...

Those 2 cm are real nice...

Well, he failed the physical tests in February, so lack of height might not have been his only problem... I mentioned him very briefly in this post.

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Sakuma (185 / 151, BTW) has been keeping fit at his old Saitama Sakae stomping grounds in between graduation and joining up with Kitanoumi-beya this past Sunday. At the exams with Mihogaseki:

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Rolled-up flag?

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Another of the seven applicants: Tall (191 cm) Shota? Moritaka 森高翔大, joining Naruto-beya. His athletic background is in baseball, no sumo experience yet.

FNN has a short video again. The rikishi interviewed at the end is Tamanoi's Sato.

Edited by Asashosakari

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I was lucky enough to meet both Kitanoumi new recruits on Saturday. Sakuma looked quite good!!!! When I can I'll be getting the pictures uploaded to my facebook and put a link here!

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I was lucky enough to meet both Kitanoumi new recruits on Saturday. Sakuma looked quite good!!!! When I can I'll be getting the pictures uploaded to my facebook and put a link here!

Did Sakuma tell you why he has chosen Kitanoumi beya instead of another one (Kise connection, I assume)?

I mean, many oyakata would have been delighted to welcome a university standout at their place and after reading your posts on how stressful the situation at Kitanoumi is, I'm rather surprised that anyone would voluntarily join the heya these days.

Maybe other oyakta with Nichidai background (Onoe, Oitekaze or Irumagawa come to mind) simply could'nt convince him ... ?

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I was lucky enough to meet both Kitanoumi new recruits on Saturday. Sakuma looked quite good!!!! When I can I'll be getting the pictures uploaded to my facebook and put a link here!

Did Sakuma tell you why he has chosen Kitanoumi beya instead of another one (Kise connection, I assume)?

I mean, many oyakata would have been delighted to welcome a university standout at their place and after reading your posts on how stressful the situation at Kitanoumi is, I'm rather surprised that anyone would voluntarily join the heya these days.

Maybe other oyakta with Nichidai background (Onoe, Oitekaze or Irumagawa come to mind) simply could'nt convince him ... ?

good idea, I'll ask him today!! ;-)

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NSK data:
SHIKONA KANJI NAME HEYA HEIGHT WEIGHT DOB BIRTHPLACE
Agemura 揚村 Yuta Agemura Izutsu 176 115 10 - April - 1993 Fukuoka
Amakusa 天草 Issei Amakusa Shikoroyama 176 104 08 - March - 1996 Kanagawa
Amano 天野 Mitsuki Amano Sakaigawa 178 143 17 - March - 1993 Yamaguchi
Goto 後藤 Kenta Goto Tokitsukaze 180 210 10 - February - 1989 Miyagi
Hanamure 花牟礼 Maikeru Hanamure Tamanoi 186 124 19 - March - 1996 Ishikawa
Haseyama 長谷山 Masanori Haseyama Kasugano 170 144 26 - August - 1992 Tokyo
Hayasaka 早坂 Koki Hayasaka Tokitsukaze 181 113 17 - November - 1995 Kanagawa
Hayashi Kazuma Hayashi Hakkaku 173 141 19 - October - 1992 Hokkaido
Hirasawa 平澤 Daisuke Hirasawa Hanakago 177 92 21 - November - 1994 Akita
Imao 今尾 Daichi Imao Shikoroyama 176 92 22 - September- 1995 Aichi
Irie 入江 Masato Irie Tamanoi 179 168 15 - July - 1988 Fukuoka
Ishikawa 石川 Takahiro Ishikawa Chiganoura 169 112 24 - May - 1992 Ibaraki
Kawabata 川畑 Meisei Kawabata Tatsunami 180 111 24 - July - 1995 Kagoshima
Kawazu 河津 Daiki Kawazu Sadogatake 189 111 14 - January - 1993 Oita
Kimishima 君島 Kensuke Kimishima Kasugano 185 120 23 - August - 1995 Tochigi
Kimura 木村 Toshifumi Kimura Takadagawa 177 113 31 - January - 1996 Fukuoka
Kojima 小島 Sho Kojima Sadogatake 179 90 05 - August - 1995 Tokyo
Kubota 久保田 Tatsuki Kubota Tatsunami 188 129 07 - October - 1995 Kumamoto
Kumamoto 隈本 Daijiro Kumamoto Takanohana 178 116 06 - March - 1996 Nagasaki
Makino 牧野 Hokuto Makino Shikihide 175 98 13 - July - 1992 Chiba
Makizono 牧園 Daigo Makizono Sakaigawa 187 128 07 - November - 1988 Kanagawa
Masuda 増田 Yasuhide Masuda Sakaigawa 183 177 14 - August - 1992 Tokyo
Matsuki 松木 Shuto Matsuki Takanohana 173 110 15 - June - 1995 Tokyo
Meigetsuin 明月院 Meigetsuin Hidemasa Kokonoe 180 166 14 - November - 1988 Tokyo
Moritaka 森高 Shodai Moritaka Naruto 191 99 19 - July - 1995 Nagasaki
Okino 沖野 Ryu Okino Hakkaku 179 141 08 - August - 1992 Hiroshima
Saito 齋藤 Ryosuke Saito Takadagawa 184 140 13 - April - 1995 Yamagata
Sakaida 坂井田 Shotraro Sakaida Kokonoe 176 123 22 - November - 1992 Aomori
Sakuma 佐久間 Takayuki Sakuma Kitanoumi 185 151 07 - August - 1988 Tokyo
Sasayama 笹山 Yoshitomo Sasayama Kitanoumi 178 147 30 - December - 1992 Aomori
Sato 佐藤 Yuya Sato Tamanoi 173 97 16 - February - 1995 Iwate
Seto 瀬戸 Masashi Seto Oitekaze 167 86 07 - May - 1995 Hyogo
Shinohara 篠原 Kenichi Shinohara Nishikido 169 113 01 - November - 1994 Kagawa
Shinzato 新里 Masaya Shinzato Sakaigawa 180 124 17 - May - 1988 Tokyo
Tamaki 玉木 Ryo Tamaki Isenoumi 172 106 30 - July - 1995 Saga
Tanaka 田中 Shogo Tanaka Shibatayama 175 118 29 - May - 1995 Fukuoka
Terasaka 寺坂 Hitoshi Terasaka Onoe 176 98 20 - August - 1995 Aichi
Uno 宇野 Nobuyuki Uno Hakkaku 177 114 30 - October - 1992 Shimane
Watanabe 渡辺 Daishi Watanabe Takanohana 181 141 29 - September- 1988 Yamanashi
Yamamoto 山本 Takahiro Yamamoto Tokitsukaze 176 121 19 - March - 1996 Hyogo
Yamanaka 山中 Kento Yamanaka Matsugane 176 115 08 - January - 1996 Fukuoka
Yano 矢野 Yuji Yano Azumazeki 167 123 31 - August - 1995 Shizuoka
Yoshida 吉田 Koji Yoshida Minato 188 124 03 - March - 1993 Saitama
Edit: birthdate corrections Edited by Naganoyama

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Thanks!

42 excluding Meigetsuin. By heya:

4: Sakaigawa

3: Hakkaku, Takanohana, Tamanoi, Tokitsukaze

2: Kasugano, Kitanoumi, Sadogatake, Shikoroyama, Takadagawa, Tatsunami

1: Azumazeki, Chiganoura, Hanakago, Isenoumi, Izutsu, Kokonoe, Matsugane, Minato, Naruto, Nishikido, Oitekaze, Onoe, Shibatayama, Shikihide

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A bunch of yobidashi guys are sweeping the dohyo now so soon you will see the new recruits start coming in. We can at least identify Sakuma whichever side he lines up.

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A bunch of yobidashi guys are sweeping the dohyo now so soon you will see the new recruits start coming in. We can at least identify Sakuma whichever side he lines up.

If he's on today. Since they're starting on Day 2 I assume they're going to do the usual Haru split-squad routine.

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Yeah, I forgot.

This may like Haru Mae-zumo.

It's 10 to 9 AM in Japan and Nico already is over 9,000! Amazing! A lot of people are not working there or waiting for a train to arrive.

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The second last bout had Sakuma(yama) winning and the last had Sasayama. Actually Sasayama does not really need a new shikona as that is his real name.

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The second last bout had Sakuma(yama) winning and the last had Sasayama. Actually Sasayama does not really need a new shikona as that is his real name.

He still does; there's already a Sasayama on the banzuke. (Applauding...) Sakuma has the same problem, so he's got -yama'ed proactively.

Edit: Sounds like Sasayama got -no-'ed, another popular approach.

Edited by Asashosakari

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...; there's already a Sasayama on the banzuke. (Censored...)

Brother of Sasa(no)yama?

Same heya, same shusshin.

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...; there's already a Sasayama on the banzuke. (Censored...)

Brother of Sasa(no)yama?

Same heya, same shusshin.

yes they are brothers! It was really sweet Sasayama introduced me to his brother at keiko the other day!!!

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I was lucky enough to meet both Kitanoumi new recruits on Saturday. Sakuma looked quite good!!!! When I can I'll be getting the pictures uploaded to my facebook and put a link here!

Did Sakuma tell you why he has chosen Kitanoumi beya instead of another one (Kise connection, I assume)?

I mean, many oyakata would have been delighted to welcome a university standout at their place and after reading your posts on how stressful the situation at Kitanoumi is, I'm rather surprised that anyone would voluntarily join the heya these days.

Maybe other oyakta with Nichidai background (Onoe, Oitekaze or Irumagawa come to mind) simply could'nt convince him ... ?

good idea, I'll ask him today!! (Censored...)

sorry I haven't had time to post but I did indeed ask him the next day. He joined Kitanoumi because some of his sempai are in the heya.

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The second last bout had Sakuma(yama) winning and the last had Sasayama. Actually Sasayama does not really need a new shikona as that is his real name.

is it possible to see the color of their sagari on the stream?? Just looking for opinions as I was lucky enough to be the one to take them shopping to buy them and they let me pick out their colors. Sakuma got the color of my car and Sasayama got a blue which I can't describe but it was gorgeous. He vetoed my first choice of pink though! (Censored...)

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What do you think, will I get killed for putting the 10 minute maezumo clip on Youtube?

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What do you think, will I get killed for putting the 10 minute maezumo clip on Youtube?

I believe NHK went against users on Youtube with their recorded material, but this obviously isn't NHK material, so I say go for it. I have never heard the Kyokai going against a distribution of a recorded stream, but then again it never was that much worth to protect yet.

Now, if we can piece the maezumo bouts together, I will of course enter them in Sumo Reference.

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NSK data:
SHIKONA KANJI NAME HEYA HEIGHT WEIGHT DOB BIRTHPLACE
Hayashi Kazuma Hayashi Hakkaku 173 141 29 - May - 1985 Hokkaido
Matsuki 松木 Shuto Matsuki Takanohana 173 110 15 - June - 1985 Tokyo
Seto 瀬戸 Masashi Seto Oitekaze 167 86 07 - May - 1985 Hyogo

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sorry I haven't had time to post but I did indeed ask him the next day. He joined Kitanoumi because some of his sempai are in the heya.

Thank you very much for asking! (Censored...)

It's quite logical that he wants to have some "buddies" around at his new home.

As to the sagari question: It really depends on the color and in what angle they stand to the camera. It's hard to spot the color during a wild oshi-battle because the sagari fly around as well.

Additionally, darker sagari are harder to recognize because the mawashis are already grey/black, so almost no contrast at all.

Lighter colors can be recognized, but especially the "very" light ones are tough to distinguish (white, light yellow, and pink almost look the same to me - even on photos).

If I had to make a proposal, I would recommend a strong red, orange or light blue, because this way, sagari and mawashi contrast the most.

All I wrote is from a subjective point of view, of course... (I am not worthy...) :-)

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