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New kesho mawashi (pics)

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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:

J11e Kyokutaisei (1-0) oshidashi J11w Aminishiki (0-1)
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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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