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9 hours ago, RabidJohn said:

I've never been much of a collar & tie man (and thankfully never worked anywhere that required it), so I'm wondering about Nishonoseki's curled up collar. 
Is it "the latest style" or just ignorance about the need for starch?

The "wing" collar is only used with a tuxedo jacket and bow tie.  Kisenosato is confusing his formal wear here; happily, the evidence shows that no one in the NSK will notice the difference.

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If it's a wing collar, he's got it on upside-down! And the tips are curled up, not folded.

Thing is, Nishonoseki usually looks so dapper, but that collar just makes him look scruffy.

I don't feel like I'm wandering off-topic (for a change); looking in a mirror to make sure he looks okay before he goes out is an oyakata activity.

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12 hours ago, RabidJohn said:

If it's a wing collar, he's got it on upside-down! And the tips are curled up, not folded.

Thing is, Nishonoseki usually looks so dapper, but that collar just makes him look scruffy.

I don't feel like I'm wandering off-topic (for a change); looking in a mirror to make sure he looks okay before he goes out is an oyakata activity.

It's very likely that he does look in the mirror but doesn't see a problem.

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That's why I'm wondering if it's deliberate. Having seen young men in the UK out and about with their trouser waistband deliberately halfway down their arse 10-15yrs ago, anything is possible when it comes to 'fashion'.

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Oshima-, Kokonoe- and Futagoyama-beya on the 7th signed a cooperation with Katsushika ward, where they are/will be located - Oshima will open the new premises in October. Taking part in local matsuri, for kids sumo classes and going to local sumo tournaments.

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Takekuma on the 21st was at Mukainooka technical high school in Kawasaki to instruct the possible future rikishi - part of of PR for the upcoming Haru jungyo basho there, Takekuma is a member of the Kawasaki basho executive committee. 2 second years who aim for rikishi have him as the oyakata of their aspiration. Justin Kuwae, who joins Futagoyama-beya for Haru, joined the keiko session as well.

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talk with the coach

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Musashigawa on the 11th was at Takakoka koryo high school in Toyama pref. - he restarted his scouting tours around all over country. He watched keiko at the sumo club and gave advice to the members. The first time in 3 years he was at an outside place for this, away from Tokyo. It is his 3rd visit to the high school, first in 2016, last in 2018. The team as pref. representative was runner-up at the kokutai juniors last year. They have ten members, his main interest are of course the 3rd years, esp. team captain Sho Igarashi (168cm, 128kg), ex-middle school yokozuna, and Soki Mogami (175cm, 107kg) light weight national middle school champion and 3rd in the up to 100kg category at the interhigh last year. Igarashi said his wish go into ozumo has become stronger now by having the oyakata watch keiko.

Team taisho Jake Hirakawa (180cm, 142kg), was in his special focus, father from Brazil, mother from the Philippines. He first had given him advice as a 5th grade wampaku rikishi. 

News clip http://www.knb.ne.jp/nnn/news101d79c5vr2blcbdnur.html - get it (yahoo HD version - in Europe with VPN):

Spoiler

youtube-dl -o "「力と技と体使って」武蔵川親方が高岡向陵高相撲部を指導 230412.mp4" https://gw-yvpub.yahoo.co.jp/v1/hls/d096fa593d05484cc9a6cfdf86779974/video.m3u8

another less accurate news clip, but on YT http://www.fnn.jp/articles/-/512522

Sho Igarashi in the middle; with Jake Hirakawa

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Asked by the press about Asanoyama's chances to reach yokozuna: "He has not the right attitude yet, but his power is sufficient". Urged to give a support message he said laughing: "I'm not the shisho" and "He can only gambarize. I want him to stir up things in the upper ranks soon"

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 Nishonoseki and Kasugayama (Ikioi) are known for their golf activities, but probably they didn't take part: after 4 years there was an oyakata golf tournament again today in Toyota, Aichi, together with tamarikai members - the big NSK sponsors in the best seats. 17 oyakata took part, Nagoya chief Dewanoumi among them - he finished 9th in the NSK part, which was won by his younger brother Nakadachi (Oginishiki), 4th yusho on row. http://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/719273

Hakkaku finished 5th

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Shibatayama and Nishiiwa with the ward mayor and the station master of Ryogoku station took part today in the Sumida ward water sprinkling event to cool-down the area

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the pavement was 51.6 °C->39.9°C, the temperature outside 37°C->36.6°C

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Azumazeki appeared on an Abema program: Voice actors 28h TV big thanks festival - Challenge again o

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as a sumo challenge for 3 voice actors - and he didn't just let them win - first Shouta_Aoi

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last Daisuke_Namikawa

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nor was he nice to the lady, Rica_Matsumoto - he was nervous at his first ever bout with a woman

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VOD for a few days: https://abema.tv/video/episode/218-591_s1_p17

all 3 together against him won, like kids are allowed to

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It was a Hakkaku-beya event, gyoji thus Kimura Ryosuke - so first time for him in sekitori class robe, but yobidashi was not Daikichi - a retired one?, also a tsukebito was watching

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Nishikido (for a few days still 60 - kanreki) with his young opera singer okamisan Yukiko Ono (39) on the 27th had a party to celebrate kanreki and 20 years since opening the heya, with about 360 guests, among them Konishiki and Asanoyama

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Most have pets, Nishikido paints and Minezaki plays with drones to relax. He started it as senility prevention and showed his abilities at the drone photo shooting of the kokugikan Dec. 2021.

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Asahiyama-beya in Kamagaya, Chiba, for already 2 years has a bakery at the heya, open 2 days a week. Asahi bakery kunugiyama-asahibakery.com is run by Rika Matsusawa, his 2nd daughter, who is a certified nutritionist, and also managed by the okamisan, who has the qualification of a bread instructor (there are all kind of qualifications on the market in Japan). With the oyakata's trophies on display. o

PR with Rika at the shop

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On 02/09/2023 at 22:13, Akinomaki said:

More kanreki dohyo-iri

Heya koenkai top Muneo Suzuki (center) watching from a special seat

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Hakkaku (with tsukebito) was today at the loud encouragement party of his koenkai head Muneo Suzuki  o

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Invited to award ceremonies as award presenter

Sanoyama (Chiyonokuni) on the 10th home in Iga for the Delicious Iga rice contest o

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Kasugayama (Ikioi) on the 9th for the 37th Mainichi cup middle school fitness build-up contest - sponsored by Mainichi shimbun o

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Hidenoyama on the 28th was home in Yanagawa at the local police office http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/chikugo/yanagawa-ps/konngetunoyanagawakeisatusyo/hidenoyamaoyakata.html

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I was searching for an incident that was reported to have happened last month in Fukuoka http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/articles/-/285757

Someone attacked the oyakata of a heya and was smashed by him - I hadn't heard of this and haven't found anything else than a 2004 incident - the pages are listed with dates from last month in the Google  search, so I guess the Tospo reporter didn't notice that. Shonichi of Kyushu 2004, Katsunoura (Kitakachidoki, now Isenoumi) while walking in the vicinity of the Fukuoka Kokusai Center was attacked by a loony who just wanted to attack somebody, he put him into a headlock and handed him over to the policeman who came o

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Naruto at an event on the 15th at the Bulgarian embassy for the Bulgaria fair in 4 hotels in Tokyo run by the company Hulic to present Bulgarian cuisine  https://www.mfa.bg/ja/embassies/japan/news/39475

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the ambassador speaks Japanese better than the oyakata

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8 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

the ambassador speaks Japanese better than the oyakata

1) To be fair, the Ambassador, Marieta Arabadjieva, has a Masters in Japanese Studies from Sofia (Bulgaria) University.  Let's get her on the dohyo and check out her yotsu skills.

2) The food looks great.

3) They have been highlighting the Bulgarian wine and honey.  I hope this doesn't get back to Tochinoshin.

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It's been a while since NSK members did PR for e-Tax

On 06/02/2016 at 14:12, Akinomaki said:
On 11/02/2015 at 11:59, Akinomaki said:
On 10/02/2015 at 18:48, Akinomaki said:
On 04/02/2014 at 15:14, Akinomaki said:

Endo did PR for e-Tax and made his tax declaration at a PC – he hardly ever touches one.

This year it is Ichinojo who was selected to do PR with a tax declaration in public
Ichinojo also has little experience with a PC, there is none at the heya, he uses iPad and the like. He declared an income of about 25 million yen - going up, up this year.

This year again Ichinojo is doing the PR

On 31/01/2018 at 17:06, Akinomaki said:

Kotoyuki did his tax declaration with e-tax today in the Takamatsu tax office for the PR video this time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3TYQsFLh-A

Today Ishiura/Magaki did his tax declaration with the smart phone my-number app at the Tottori tax office for PR this year - combined with PR for his danpatsu-shiki

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Shikoroyama was at a talk event in Takaoka on the 7th, as the responsible oyakata doing PR for the jungyo basho there on the Oct. 7th. The interest was how the rikishi from the Hokuriku region would do, esp. Asanoyama and Onosato. Onosato will get stronger, Shikoroyama apparently doesn't pay attention to the keiko news and still thinks Asanoyama will make it back to ozeki - but saying that is basically fan service for the locals. He wants Abi to cultivate a tachiai to get opponents out in one go, including Asanoyama.

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3 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Shikoroyama....

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Still not used to this.

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