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...and Nakamura oyakata (Kotonishiki) giving a

. Glad to see Kyokutenho's portrait still hanging there :-)
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Glad to see Kyokutenho's portrait still hanging there :-)

It will still hang for a while, but to be fair, that video is from January B-)

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Musashigawa-oyakata at the Izu-Oshima summer festival fireworks in Tokyo's Oshima-machi (the island is part of the city of Tokyo, though 120 km away), with singer Hiromi Yamaguchi. The oyakata was named Sacred-Eruption/Flame-(=Oshima PR-)ambassador (maybe both meant for the hanabi and the island's volcano).
http://www.daily.co.jp/gossip/2015/08/09/0008287885.shtml
http://www.nikkansports.com/entertainment/news/1520184.html
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Azumazeki-oyakata, Furiwake-oyakata and rikishi of the heya before summer camp in Yamagata with locals and kids
NHK news page with video: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/yamagata/6023873151.html
Furiwake against Jucky-kun (or the like) - a local onsen PR character
http://yamagata-np.jp/news/201508/10/kj_2015081000211.php

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Furikake-oyakata (™) in cooperation with Nagatanien has developed the adults furikake in rikishi-miso-flavour.
http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2015/08/12/638/index.html
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The .pdf announcement file from Nagatanien with a big and clear picture
http://www.nagatanien.co.jp/contents/news_release/359.pdf

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...and Nakamura oyakata (Kotonishiki) giving a

. Glad to see Kyokutenho's portrait still hanging there :-)

They were showing it nonstop on a big screen inside the entrance hall on maeuri day (Sat 8 August) where a couple of hundred people were sitting on chairs waiting for their seiriken number to come up. It passed the time nicely -- the first few times!

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Furikake-oyakata (™)

(In a state of confusion...)

Read the text, he works as Furikake-oyakata for Nagatanien.

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Read the text, he works as Furikake-oyakata for Nagatanien.

That's exactly my problem - I can't read the Japanese text. Why Furikake? Some kind of pun?

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According to WWW JDIC, "furikake" is "dried food sprinkled over rice". From searching for a few of the kanji there in the press release, apparently "mountain ash" and some kind of sea weed (海苔 sea + moss) are part of it. Having no idea where the hiragana words separate, and not wanting to put the whole thing into Google translate, that's as much as I can get from it.

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Read the text, he works as Furikake-oyakata for Nagatanien.

That's exactly my problem - I can't read the Japanese text. Why Furikake? Some kind of pun?
http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=31046
Hey, that was more than one year ago! In my age, I can't even remember where I've been last week. B-)

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Ex-Homasho helping at a mikoshi parade of the Fukawa-Shinmei shrine festival in Tokyo
http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1523765.html
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Osh did keiko with kids at the skyscraper dohyo for the KITTE jungyo basho.
http://www.afpbb.com/articles/-/3057430

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and this rikishi as well (surely from Sadogatake-beya - Kotonoshu?)
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He looks a lot more relaxed and I'm sure that he is going to be a good oyakata. Hopefully Oshima beya will make a comeback sometime in the future.

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Oshima-oyakata was talk-show guest at this time's sumo-juku for the public in the sumo training institute, talking about his recollections from the time before and after entering Japan.
http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/general/2015/09/12/0008389475.shtml
- this often ends up on the net -
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Oshima-oyakata supports the beer girls in the now traditional rikshi way.
They go around to the customer seats in the kokugikan to sell beer: in a new, more visible uniform (I didn't notice them ever before)
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2015/09/14/kiji/K20150914011131550.html
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The former still called Tamanoi-oyakata by the (entertainment) press: ex-Tochiazuma the father (center) at the live event for presenting the new song of an Enka singer (left) from his home prefecture Fukushima (the composer on the right).
http://www.nikkansports.com/entertainment/news/1539110.html
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Ex-Takanotsuru (Tagonoura), ex-Kyokutenho (Oshima), ex-Wakanosato (Nishiiwa) and the last active rikishi from the new recruits of Haru 1992 (Heisei 4, thus the pose), Kyokuhikari at the meeting of 23 of those "classmates" - it were the most ever with 160.
http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1551193.html
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Ex-Takanotsuru (Tagonoura), ex-Kyokutenho (Oshima), ex-Wakanosato (Nishiiwa) and the last active rikishi from the new recruits of Haru 1992 (Heisei 4, thus the pose), Kyokuhikari at the meeting of 23 of those "classmates" - it were the most ever with 160.

http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1551193.htmlf-bt-2015-1011-0001-w500_0.jpg

160 - that's quite impressive, and only 9 of those reached sekitori leve (3 Sekiwake & 1 Komusubi )

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