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Kotooshu-oyakata visited the Kyoai Gakuen international college in Maebashi, Gunma, on the 23rd, giving a lecture as college president for a day and doing sumo and talk with kids at the associated (nursery) schools.

http://www.kyoai.ac.jp/?p=10826 (several small pics of which large versions are also on the site)
http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG6R5D0PG6RUHNB00H.html
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http://mainichi.jp/graph/2014/06/24/20140624ddlk10050171000c/001.html
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http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/gunma/20140624/CK2014062402000154.html
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http://www.jomo-news.co.jp/ns/5414036227893938/news.html
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Looks more like a pop star on stage:
At a boat race Takanohana-oyakata had a talk show, showing his shiko training for good health: "The whole family does it." (usually he says it's enough to slowly lower his hips and keep the position like below for 30 seconds and slowly rise again).
http://www.nikkansports.com/race/public_race/news/f-rc-tp1-20140629-1325862.html
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with the winner
http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/horse/2014/06/29/0007098831.shtml
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Speaking of oyakata activities....

Are there many Oyakata left who still put on their mawashi for a bit of hands on training?

I know some who are too old and others are too lazy.

Of course they have to put on a mawashi for the kanreki dohyƍ-iri at age 60.

I think ex Asahifuji will be next in 6 years?

I assume Futahaguro misses out for being naughty?

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I see lots of pics on twitter of Kaio, Musashimaru, and Shikihide-oyakata all regularly putting on the mawashi. In the case of Kaio and Musashimaru, though, they've got so few rikishi, they pretty much have to join in if the rikishi want to train with someone experienced!

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Former Ozeki Kotooshu made an encouragement visit yesterday to Minamisoma, which was badly affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. He visited the mayor and took part in autograph and Q&A sessions with evacuees still living in temporary housing in the city's Haramachi ward.

Kotooshu with Mayor Katsunobu Sakurai, who took emergency action in order to be in the same frame.

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Visiting evacuees.

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He seems to have lost significant amount of weight. Great for him. Hopefully nothing health related.

Probably not... He always looked thin for a rikishi, I am betting he actually had to make an effort to keep his fighting weight when active.

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(still as)Kotooshu-oyakata and Furiwake-oyakata aided the police in cautioning against bank transfer scam - furikome-sagi, in front of the kokugikan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgRquT74mWU
NNN news video at http://www.news24.jp/articles/2015/02/11/07269058.html
video link for VLC: http://www.news24.jp/wmtram/retasx.cgi?path=asx&id=20150211_0076

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/tokyo23/news/20150212-OYTNT50007.html
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Naruto-oyakata doing PR for a NARUTO(manga) exhibition
http://natalie.mu/comic/news/145160
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He hasn't ever read the manga
http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1465962.html
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Ex-Osh also was at a press conference by a travel-TV-station on the 21st, PR for visiting Bulgaria.
He is happy to be "active" on the dohyo again, for his OB-bout on the 25th against ex-Miyabiyama. He is doing keiko, but admitted he couldn't push back Kotoyuki in butsukari-geiko.
http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1465101.html
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He hasn't ever read the manga

He hasn't missed much. ;-)

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He hasn't ever read the manga

He hasn't missed much. ;-)

You wanna pick a fight?! (Laughing...) I love Naruto, for the most part at least.

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Fun with masscomm

Former Takamisakari (Furiwake oyakata) looking familiar vs. Wakakoyu (Shiranui oyakata)

with familiar faces in the background of Homasho (Tatsutagawa oyakata) and Toyonoshima in the commentating area.

Followed by former Miyabiyama (Futagoyama oyakata) vs. Kotooshu oyakata...

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Naruto-oyakata visited a rehabilitation facility for the elderly in Kurashiki, Okayama, and did "torikumi" with staff members: looks more like wrestling (or sumo with kids), he has shoes and usual wear while the other is was half-ready for sumo, barefoot in underwear and a mawashi.
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/okayama/news/20150624-OYTNT50283.html
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Edit: found a video - surprisingly that channel survives for over a month already

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5YEH4X4Up8

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Furiwake-oyakata gave a lesson at a primary school in Tokyo, talking about the importance of polite greeting etc.

If you're only able to tell people apart at very short distance, it's probably a necessity to greet everybody politely just to be on the safe side...
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He hasn't ever read the manga

He hasn't missed much. ;-)

You wanna pick a fight?! (Laughing...) I love Naruto, for the most part at least.

Myself, I await an opportunity to point out the real-life Naruto to an anime or manga fan...

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He hasn't ever read the manga

He hasn't missed much. ;-)

You wanna pick a fight?! (Laughing...) I love Naruto, for the most part at least.

Myself, I await an opportunity to point out the real-life Naruto to an anime or manga fan...

You can do that, but I doubt they wll be very impressed (sadly)^^

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He hasn't ever read the manga

He hasn't missed much. ;-)

You wanna pick a fight?! (Laughing...) I love Naruto, for the most part at least.

Myself, I await an opportunity to point out the real-life Naruto to an anime or manga fan...

You can do that, but I doubt they wll be very impressed (sadly)^^

You are all delusional, One Piece is the best manga out there ;-)

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He hasn't ever read the manga

He hasn't missed much. ;-)

You wanna pick a fight?! (Laughing...) I love Naruto, for the most part at least.

Myself, I await an opportunity to point out the real-life Naruto to an anime or manga fan...

You can do that, but I doubt they wll be very impressed (sadly)^^

You are all delusional, One Piece is the best manga out there ;-)

One piece? Is that one of them Pokeymans?

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"Hungry! Young Girls' Gourmet Journey" part 1, part 2 aired a while back and looks like it was re-uploaded recently.

Naruto oyakata, Kotooshu, visits various eating establishments with several young and gluttonous hungry little ladies.

...

..

I'm gonna go and make a sandwich.

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