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Soy sauce maker Kikkoman with head office in Noda, Chiba will present a kesho mawashi to Asahisho from the same city.

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new kesho-mawashi for Asahisho by Kikkoman, showing Mt. Tsukuba and Edo River with the morning sun (Asahi)
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with the company president and Tomozuna-oyakata
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As a joke Asahisho said he wants to sprinkle soy sauce instead of salt before bouts now.
Depending on his future success (first he must make it back to makuuchi) CM contracts and kensho from Kikkoman may follow.
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New kesho mawashi from Kinki university (Kindai, Osaka area) for juryo Tokushoryu and Homarefuji.
In makuuchi there are Takarafuji and Oiwato, 4 sekitori from Kindai is a record.

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New kesho mawashi from Kinki university (Kindai, Osaka area) for juryo Tokushoryu and Homarefuji.

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with Kise-oyakata, university president, board chairman, Isegahama-oyakata

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And here's Tokushoryu modelling his new kesho-mawashi; I hope all that beer is for after the basho, not before it! (Enjoying a beer...)

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Chiyoo with new kesho mawashi, at an event for celebrating his new juryo promotion in a Tokyo hotel, about 400 guests.
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Hakuho will get a keshō-mawashi set from the Nishiarai-daishi temple, each at least 10 million Yen worth, with a design by Japanese painter Toshio Matsuo (87). The one for the yokozuna with the sun, for tachi-mochi and tsuyu-harai with peony flowers like on the temple grounds. On that grounds in Tokyo, Adachi-ku on the 20th the set will presented, a dohyo-iri with it there is in October.

Peonies are a specialty of the painter, for whom it is seen as the first keshō-mawashi design.

The temple has a connection to the heya since 1958, when yokozuna Yoshibayama revived Miyagino-beya. Since 2005 Hakuho does there bean throwing at setsubun.

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Hey, that's high art. The painter got the Order of Cultural Merit in 2012.

The plan for the work started in 2009 and it took 4 years to finish.

Though I think one can see that the sun isn't his specialty.

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Reminds me of some ornamental pictures I saw on the walls of my greatgrandparents when I was a child. Mind you, they have mosdef had put them on their wall at a time when anything that could have been burned for heating would have been burned for heating.

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I find some Japanese art to be strange, my mind keeps telling me it's too simple yet there's something that i find very pleasing, even exciting about those kesho mawashi, i like all three but my favourite one is on our left.

Edit* I just did a money conversion online and ten million Yen came to £65.000, i then did it again and it came to £65.000!!!

Double edit* The more i look at those the more i like them, i guess (some) beautiful things cost loads of dough, who'd have thought?! :)

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Hakuho, the temple's chief abbot and Miyagino-oyakata with the set.
It is a hand woven silk tapestry of the finest quality – Hakata-ori/tsuzure-ori style (Daily reports that there is only one active) – 4 years. The actual amount it had cost isn't made public – Daily calls the work to be in the rank of a “national treasure”.
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I always try to look at the yokozuna's kesho-mawashi set as a whole, to get the best impression. I like this set, with the flowers slightly leaning towards the sun, i.e. the yokozuna.

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I would also think the keshomawashi probably have a lot of fine detail work in the woven silk we likely can't see in photos of that size.

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Moderator Notice
The ensuing discussion about Hakuho's changed dohyo-iri style and about being allowed to break Taiho's record can be found here (for the dohyo-iri debate) and here (for the conspiracy stuff)
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Toyonoshima put the photo of a (not new, but …) keshō-mawashi on his blog, designed by Takashi Yanase the creator of Anpan-man (picture book/manga/anime for small kids – I liked it from the start on TV in Oct. 1988, just my level at the time), who died on the 13th at the age of 94. He like Toyonoshima was from Kochi pref.

http://ameblo.jp/toyonoshima-daiki/entry-11639402065.html

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Endo will get a Gundam style keshō-mawashi from the major construction machinery company Hitachi-kenki, which has a connection to a construction company in Endo's hometown where his father works.

He will get it on the 15th at the Hitachi-kenki head office. Later CM appearance possible.

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/11/27/kiji/K20131127007089870.html

http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20131127/sum13112705010000-n1.html

The motif on the mawashi is the companies power shovel ASTACO, a bit like a Gundam mobile suit.

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Toyonoshima put the photo of a (not new, but …) keshō-mawashi on his blog, designed by Takashi Yanase the creator of Anpan-man

http://ameblo.jp/toyonoshima-daiki/entry-11639402065.html

(slightly off-topic)

The Sandwich-man comedy duo for their 2014 calender posing with Toyonoshima's keshō-mawashi:

on the left the one from Anpan-man creator Takashi Yanase– calender theme: re-enacting one year as a rikishi.

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That whale on the left is my favourite Kesho-mawashi, silly as it sounds i saw Toyonoshima in it and decided i'd support this guy (whom i had never heard of at the time.) He's still one of my favourite rikishi.

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Endo will get a Gundam style keshō-mawashi from the major construction machinery company Hitachi-kenki, which has a connection to a construction company in Endo's hometown where his father works.

He will get it on the 15th at the Hitachi-kenki head office. Later CM appearance possible.

The motif on the mawashi is the companies power shovel ASTACO, a bit like a Gundam mobile suit.

Endo with the new kesho-mawashi – he now has already 5. From Hitachi-kenki he'll get one kensho every day placed on his bouts for the Hatsu basho.

http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/sumo/news/f-sp-tp3-20131215-1231890.html

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/12/16/kiji/K20131216007209440.html

http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20131216/sum13121605000000-n1.html

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