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Tomokaze on the 2nd at the Seto lodgings of the heya got a maneki-neko kesho-mawashi by mother and daughter artists Chabo and Hiromi Arita http://ome-nekomachi.com/, mother Chabo does the cuddy toy part, daughter Hiromi the ink painting. Last year the 2 got the top prize at the yearly (since 1999maneki-neko exhibition in Seto https://www.furoneko.com/manekineko100/artworklist/.  For this year they want to have sumo related items on display and thought of giving this one to Oguruma-beya, who stays there. They produced the very unorthodox (almost real) kesho mawashi in 1 month, Hiromi did the embroidery. The title of this artwork is  いただきます "Itadakimasu" - unfortunately it is not made for use at the basho, just to fulfill the dream of the artists to have a real rikishi put it on. http://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/aichi/20190703/CK2019070302000049.htm

the cat is luring sumo style, by presenting food: a big omusubi (an onigiri), coming out of a fusuma door. The design below with the tassels represents rice ears in an abundant harvest.

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recent exhibition with a work of the two

On 07/03/2019 at 15:51, Akinomaki said:

At an exhibition from April 26th to May 16th in a hotel in Meguro about "Cat capitol idols" - Nyanto no idol - with items from the Hean period to Heisei, one is "Beloved sumo! Meguro basho"  - made in collaboration of potter Mitsuru Mizutani and Studio Q (ink painted cats by Hiromi Arita and plush toys by Chabo) http://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/nl/articles/1903/06/news022.html

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Kotonowaka II yesterday got the traditional Saitama Sakae high kesho mawashi for juryo promotion from head coach Yamada - the 20th orange one the school gave to an OB. He aims to get the 2nd one as well, that for ozeki promotion - that might be the 3rd by the school then.

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Enho today got a visit from Koto-san, who designed the new kesho mawashi he has used at the dohyo-iri for the first time on this day 6. Koto-san is an artist sponsored by a support organization due to a development disorder. The organization had set sports as subject for their SOMPO Paralym Art Cup in February. The idea to design and give a kesho mawashi to a rikishi came up, in corporation with a sponsor of Miyagino-beya it led to this one for Enho 炎鵬, the phoenix 鵬 in flames炎

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Enho had invited her for today and definitely wanted to win - she saw a splendid kainahineri against Yago. He was surprised to actually meet an acquaintance from teaching practice at a middle school attached to his Kanazawa gakuin university.
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The question that crossed my mind was: did Ami-chan (as fans sometimes call him) get a chance to wear this new keshomawashi before he withdrew (potentially retired)? (Weeping...)

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1 hour ago, Amamaniac said:

The question that crossed my mind was: did Ami-chan (as fans sometimes call him) get a chance to wear this new keshomawashi before he withdrew (potentially retired)? (Weeping...)

Read the pics threads and you know

On 07/07/2019 at 18:33, Akinomaki said:

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6 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

Read the pics threads and you know

fyi, I appreciate all your hard work, the pics threads in particular.  Sadly, there are so many other things that I pay attention to during any given tournament, that I usually don't get around to reviewing those threads until after each tournament.  Please forgive me.

Despite my ignorance, I was merely trying to draw attention to the shame of such a valuable artefact being made, and only getting limited exposure.  Next step: Sumo Museum at best.

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Kotonowaka II today at the jungyo in Murayama, Yamagata - the home pref. of father Kotonowaka - with the new kesho mawashi he got for juryo promotion from Oh-ban Holdings, a Yamagata pref. based supermarket chain. The company president (on the left) is the head of the Sadogatake-beya koenkai http://www.oh-ban.com/sumo/ 

Yamagata is the nation's largest benibana producer - the kesho mawashi shows this flower. The oyakata also got one like this for juryo promotion from his hometown Obanazawa city.

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New juryo Asagyokusei received a kesho mawashi from his Kindai high school mentor, which simply shows the motto of Mr. Okutani: 志固精 (not to be found in dictionaries - from the kanji it means devotion with firm will). Tamaki is the first rikishi Okutani had raised as coach. http://this.kiji.is/542316186391774305

today at the heya

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Hokutofuji has received a new kesho mawashi from his koenkai and presented it on his Twitter today with the comment: "I'll put it on and gambarize. Arigatou gozaimasu." http://twitter.com/hokutofujidaiki/status/1170468420250324992

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today he wore it at the dohyo-iri and later gambarized

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On 31/08/2019 at 18:49, Akinomaki said:

Kaisho today after the keiko soken had a party to celebrate juryo promotion in the kokugikan (event floor below) with about 300 supporters. He got a nice kesho mawashi, but no details are given about it so far.

Kaisho with this new kesho mawashi on day 2 - not shin-gi-tai but doshin 道心 on it

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Asagyokusei on day 2 with a new one from Tokyo bus group

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at their new juryo interviews on NHK, both came with other new kesho mawashi, Asagyokusei had the one with the motto shiko-shojin

On 05/09/2019 at 18:34, Akinomaki said:

New juryo Asagyokusei received a kesho mawashi from his Kindai high school mentor, which simply shows the motto of Mr. Okutani: 志固精 (not to be found in dictionaries - from the kanji it means devotion with firm will). Tamaki is the first rikishi Okutani had raised as coach.

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Asakayama's Kaisho with this one from Aichi pref. local 松本テクニコ株式会社 Matsumoto Tecnico Co., ltd. It has the short poem: Asaka no yama ni, hi no tachinoboru  - above Mt. Asaka, the sun rises - the Asakayama is a 316m high mountain in Taka town, Hyogo pref. The picture is a representation of the kanji tan 旦 for asa (dawn) in his first name Asaki

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The interviews are to be found in the break after the doyho-iri on days 4 and 5 (Kaisho) in the broadcast coverage by Mbovo on twitch (partly English) and Miselet on VK - or on this YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobbysa/search?query=Makuuchi+Initiative

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For his new dream team and the 2020 Olympics, Hakuho now has a new kesho mawashi set. With wolves and the flags of Japan and Mongolia - the YDC asked him to be a bridge  between the 2 countries.

his is usually covered by the tsuna

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New Kotoshoho (-Tebakari) today got the traditional kesho mawashi for juryo promotion from his high school at his high school, Saitama Sakae high - with the sumo club head coach, the heads of the student councils of Saitama Sakae middle and high school - and possibly the headmaster20191025-OHT1I50126-L.jpg

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Saitama Sakae High should develop an electronic loom or 3D printer to churn out all the keshomawashi that they inevitably have to present their graduates!! ;-)

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On 22/02/2019 at 01:12, Akinomaki said:

This kesho mawashi is for the product Shark Bay salt  sold as Ako no amashio (natural salt), salt from Australia produced the way of Ako natural salt - since salt has profound connections with sumo.

Nice little bit of a connection for Western Australia and sumo. Living here in WA, this is something that could've been celebrated a bit, but as we have a new direct flight to Narita from Perth with ANA, this is something that we could maybe use to publicise those flights, as well as Shark Bay.

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Seing the kesho-mawashi of Takanofuji, i wonder what happens with them, because they are hardly used. Given the prices of even basic kesho-mawashi, it looks like a huge waste of money.

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2 hours ago, Benihana said:

Seing the kesho-mawashi of Takanofuji, i wonder what happens with them, because they are hardly used. Given the prices of even basic kesho-mawashi, it looks like a huge waste of money.

Then all kesho mawashi for those who made it to juryo just for 1 or 2 basho are a waste. These belong to Takanofuji and he may decorate his future shop with it - or even sell them on the net.

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4 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

Then all kesho mawashi for those who made it to juryo just for 1 or 2 basho are a waste. These belong to Takanofuji and he may decorate his future shop with it - or even sell them on the net.

Thanks, a long lurking question answered. I expected at least some of the school/university standard-mawashi to go back after one-time use.

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Takakeisho got a new kesho mawashi from his sponsor Yakult, at the event to present him as their new CM character

On 19/12/2019 at 18:52, Akinomaki said:

Takakeisho is a Yakult 1000 CM character now - he got a fitting kesho mawashi and already had kensho

On 08/11/2019 at 17:33, Akinomaki said:

Takakeisho is top in personal kensho with 161, the only to have triple digits. 2 each  day are from Yakult, the only new sponsor this basho.

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Next for Kotonowaka II, a kesho mawashi from Kurayoshi, the hometown of grandpa Kotozakura. It shows of course plenty of sakura blooming, also pine trees, in front of the local Utsubukiyama (204m, thus a bit small to call it Mt.), beneath a blue sky - with some Utsubuki park dango as well wiki/打吹公園だんご, famous local sweets kouendango.com/. The Tottori pref. sakura friends association had asked the citizens and corporations for donations to make it. Yesterday at the heya was the presentation. He plans to use it in the doyho-iri from days 1 to 5. https://www.nnn.co.jp/news/191224/20191224003.html

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hopefully a bigger pic appears later

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Enho today got a new kesho mawashi from confectionery producer Hokka, HOKuriku seiKA, with their  (white prawn ) beaver https://hokka.jp/beaver/

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PR for the 2 products, "white prawn beaver" and "beaver", which are no longer on sale though at the moment https://hokka.jp/hokka_rice_confectionery/白えびビーバー/

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The company is based in Enho's hometown Kanazawa, the director a 2 year middle school sempai, same year as Enho's  brother.

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Asanoyama today at the alumni meeting had the proper presentation ceremony for the kesho-mawashi from his old school, Toyama commercial high. With the school emblem and the motto 愛と正義 "Love and righteousness". He had used it already at the Kyushu basho.

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