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Pictures from the Kyokai - 2013 Natsu, Senshuraku

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Here we go at last with the Senshuraku selection.

Miyakojima vs. Shikinokawa.

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Oshio ended up slightly thinner after this bout against Umetsu...

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Yobidashi Yohei and Shikimori Kazuki.

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Kyokuhozan vs. Orora. Orora won this one to improve his record to 3-4.

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Takanohana-beya's Takatenshu, who had a poor basho this time.

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Full house on Senshuraku, the sixth in total this basho.

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Popularity Poll Results for Senshuraku:

Makuuchi 1-2-3: Masunoyama / Myogiryu / Kotoshogiku

Juryo 1-2-3: Kotoyuki / Takanoyama / Kagamio

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Singing the national anthem at the conclusion of the basho.

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Hakuho conducts his yusho winner's interview with NHK announcer Ota.

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The first of many prizes - Hakuho receives the yusho trophy from Rijicho Kitanoumi.

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And receives the yusho banner from Isegahama-oyakata.

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Bulgarian Friendship trophy.

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France-Japan Friendship trophy and the Pierre Hermé macaroon.

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Mongolian Prime Minister's trophy.

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Czech Republic trophy.

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Mexico friendship plaque, and with it a year's supply of Corona beer.

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United Arab Emirates trophy, which comes with a year's supply of petrol.

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NHK trophy.

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Receiving the Governor of Tokyo's trophy from the man himself.

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Governor of Miyazaki's trophy, which comes with one ton of fruit.

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Governor of Fukushima's award, which comes with one ton of (Hakuho's own?) rice and a ton of assorted vegetables.

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Tokyo Shimbun prize.

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Oita prefecture prize, dried shitake mushrooms.

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Fukui prefecture prize, a year's supply of Fukui plums.

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This basho's lone sansho winner Myogiryu receives his Gino-sho plaque and certificate.

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Hakuho celebrates with friends, family, koenkai etc. in the shitaku-beya.

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Furiwake-oyakata ain't the only who can high-five...

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Have all these prizes been awarded to Hakuho for winning the 2013 Natsu Basho? How come so many countries are involved?

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When I see all those prizes I always keep thinking that in Miyagino beya no one ever goes grocery shopping...

In all seriousness though, I do hope they actually use all that stuff and / or hand them out and not just let them go to waste.

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I wonder if the NHK trophy comes with one year's worth of free TV-watching? ;)

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I wonder if the NHK trophy comes with one year's worth of free TV-watching? ;)

No, but Kitanofuji and Mainoumi will attend the yusho winner's next ten keiko sessions and offer patronizing comments free of charge. ;-)

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The Kyokai have posted a few more pictures from Senshuraku. First, the lower division yusho winners receiving their prizes. The first three are seen receiving their Kyokai certificates from Asahiyama-oyakata, while Osunaarashi is seen receiving his Tamari-kai certificate from a representative of the group.

Jonokuchi yusho - Shineiyama.

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Jonidan yusho - Ishiura.

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Sandanme yusho - Daieisho.

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Makushita yusho - Osunaarashi.

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Closing address from Rijicho Kitanoumi.

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The pageantry of the dohyo-iri - Makuuchi East and West.

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Yokozuna dohyo-iri, Harumafuji.

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Yokozuna dohyo-iri, Hakuho.

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Kotoyuki throws the salt ahead of his yusho-deciding bout against Tokushoryu. Kotoyuki won it to claim the first yusho of his career.

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Kitataiki limbering up ahead of his bout against Tochinoshin. Kitataiki won that to end with a 4-11 make-koshi, in what was a poor basho from both men. The gyoji here is Shikimori Kandayu, the yobidashi is Soichi.

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Myogiryu before his bout against Chiyotairyu. Myogiryu won that as well as the Gino-sho. The gyoji is Shikimori Kindayu.

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Kisenosato before his bout against Kotoshogiku. The latter won that, meaning the Makuuchi yusho race was over before Hakuho stepped onto the dohyo.

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Having won the final bout of the basho to secure his 10th zensho yusho, Hakuho receives his kensho from the retiring tate-gyoji.

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Satonofuji performs the yumitori-shiki. This is the last time we'll see the 36th Kimura Shonosuke on the dohyo.

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Hakuho and stablemate Daikiho set off on the yusho winner's parade.

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Last few senshuraku pictures from the Kyokai.

The sake is brought to the dohyo for the gyoji-matsuri ceremony.

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Yobidashi Hideo and Takuro pass the sake around the shinpan, shindeshi, a suited wakaimonogashira and Shikimori Tomokazu.

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Teuchi-shiki, clapping of hands.

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And finally, a gyoji is launched into the air. Good thing they haven't lowered the tsuriyane yet...

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Myogiryu with his Gino-sho trophy.

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Hakuho with the yusho trophy, surrounded by Oniarashi, Kyokutenho, Daikiho, Kaisei and Asahisho.

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One more of the yusho parade.

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The fans have departed, the tsuriyane is lowered so the tassels and curtain can be removed.

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Interesting final photo. When I was in Osaka they surrounded the dohyo with security immediately after the awards ceremony and began to dig up the stuff from the center and lower the roof for disassembly. Outside they were already pulling down the flags with the rikishi names before the yusho parade had started.

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And finally, a gyoji is launched into the air. Good thing they haven't lowered the tsuriyane yet...

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I wonder what they did at the kami-okuri ritual when only one shin-deshi was there - he can't have thrown the gyoji by himself. On the picture yobidashi help, so likely a group full of yobidashi doing it - maybe that doesn't spoil the ritual.

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Hakuho with the yusho trophy, surrounded by Oniarashi, Kyokutenho, Daikiho, Kaisei and Asahisho.

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Road to 125 yusho?

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I wonder what they did at the kami-okuri ritual when only one shin-deshi was there - he can't have thrown the gyoji by himself. On the picture yobidashi help, so likely a group full of yobidashi doing it - maybe that doesn't spoil the ritual.

Yep, that's exactly how it was done - I posted a couple of pictures at the time:

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And one more shot from the post-basho Kokugikan.

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