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The Iwatsuki ancient style dohyo-iri - for boys till 6th grade - is a Saitama folk custom cultural asset. An autumn festival that takes place each year close to Oct. 21st., every 2nd year the day before the Respect for the Elderly Day. The kids follow the gyoji when they enter the dohyo and leave in a special walking way, called yakko.

http://bunka.nii.ac.jp/heritages/detail/137317

https://www.saitamatsuri.jp/matsuri/koshiki-dohyo-kagiage/story/

pics:

https://www.saitamatsuri.jp/matsuri/koshiki-dohyo-kagiage/photogallery/

https://www.saitamatsuri.jp/matsuri/koshiki-dohyo-sasakubo/photogallery/

YouTube search is usable again - but either there were not many interesting videos in the last 2 weeks or YT has deleted them already - at least this one was good - small kids in red, earlier grades in purple, the elder grades are sanyaku

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On 30/06/2015 at 13:43, Akinomaki said:
On 14/10/2013 at 15:15, Akinomaki said:

Hitori-zumo 一人角力 on the 13th at the Ōyamazumi-shrine in Imabari, Ehime.

Same cast as every year since 1999, both Ichirikizan 一力山 and gyoji.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubWuI6sV5fo

Like every year it gets reported and it is held at the shrine at least since 1364. The acting Ichirikizan is 40 now and as staff member of the Imabari municipal office was anxious because he didn't train much. He plans to find a style with which he can continue till 75.

Same procedure as every year: uwatenage for a 2-1 win of the spirit vs. Ichirikizan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1fI2FMtneI

Ichirikizan: "I want to continue for 30 more years - and some day I want to win."

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On 19/10/2018 at 16:27, Akinomaki said:

In Takaoka-city, the 29th Fushiki-basho ozumo was on Sep. 2nd. This ozumo has a makuuchi (general) division, with banzuke and sanyaku - k/s/o - and preparations the whole year, reported by the local paper, which is the promoter.

For the event of 120 years since the opening of the port of Fushiki and the 30th Fushiki-basho ozumo (will be on Sep. 1st), a dohyo-iri by their present  top rikishi  took place. The ozeki west did an unryu style and ozeki east Takaokashinzan (from Wakakusa-beya)  a shiranui style dohyo-iri - with attendants and gyoji and specially made kesho mawashi sets, showing cranes. Their maegashira Kotetsuzan in the end did a yumitori-shiki. http://www.hokkoku.co.jp/subpage/T20190729202.htm

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On 29/07/2019 at 14:28, Akinomaki said:

For the event of 120 years since the opening of the port of Fushiki and the 30th Fushiki-basho ozumo (will be on Sep. 1st), a dohyo-iri by their present  top rikishi  took place. The ozeki west did an unryu style and ozeki east Takaokashinzan (from Wakakusa-beya)  a shiranui style dohyo-iri - with attendants and gyoji and specially made kesho mawashi sets, showing cranes. Their maegashira Kotetsuzan in the end did a yumitori-shiki. http://www.hokkoku.co.jp/subpage/T20190729202.htm

Emi Inaba, Eminoumi at the Fushiki basho ozumo, kohai of Asanoyama, is now police officer. She was 3rd at the junior and the adult sumo world championships and has several national titles. http://hochi.news/articles/20200405-OHT1T50172.html 

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her kesho mawashi - no info for the one for Asanoyama - both from the Enjoy Toyama club

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On 29/07/2019 at 14:28, Akinomaki said:

For the event of 120 years since the opening of the port of Fushiki and the 30th Fushiki-basho ozumo (will be on Sep. 1st), a dohyo-iri by their present  top rikishi  took place. The ozeki west did an unryu style and ozeki east Takaokashinzan (from Wakakusa-beya)  a shiranui style dohyo-iri - with attendants and gyoji and specially made kesho mawashi sets, showing cranes. Their maegashira Kotetsuzan in the end did a yumitori-shiki.

The Fushiki-basho ozumo was canceled this year, instead their 2 present ozeki did a dohyo-iri at the Fushiki shrine to overcome the Corona catastrophe http://www.hokkoku.co.jp/subpage/T20200907203.htm

west ozeki Okenotani (Minatomachi-beya)

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The 169th Otoi-ozumo, held again in the repaired Otoi-hall, will be reduced to 1 day, only with high school students and older, with spectators limited to about 700 and without ozumo rikishi: no pro-ama bouts and no baby dohyo-iri - news videos:

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20200905-00000002-ebc-l38

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20200905-00002063-itv-l38

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On 07/09/2020 at 17:57, Akinomaki said:

The Fushiki-basho ozumo was canceled this year, instead their 2 present ozeki did a dohyo-iri at the Fushiki shrine to overcome the Corona catastrophe

The whole event at the Fushiki shrine, sumo jinku, the 2 dohyo-iri, yumitori-shiki and more

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Kesho mawashi on display for Awaji island amateur ozeki Kuwata, for his 50th death anniversary. He was active before till after the war o

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On 15/10/2013 at 04:40, Akinomaki said:

I thought afterwards that the gyoji is clearly ozumo style – I could have put it there as well.

But I thought to use this topic later for other Local Sumo Customs – each week there is naki-zumo etc. reported from somewhere or kids doing sumo. Many traditional ceremonial sumo tournaments from all over Japan are in the local news as well - that at last clearly qualifies as proper ama-zumo.

Hitori-zumo should be an ancient custom, but if Oda Nobunaga introduced first the dohyo boundaries and then the gyoji, the present form is clearly a more modern version.

(As expected that Youtube history channel is gone already – a pity I only had the time to watch the 2 sumo related videos).

Edit: now here: http://www.youtube.com/user/RekishiMystery/videos

Alas, that channel seems to have deleted or made private all of its videos. :(

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46 minutes ago, Halian said:

Alas, that channel seems to have deleted or made private all of its videos. :(

Are you done with your necromantic rampage already?

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Since @Halian had the urge to "report" my reply, let me cite the relevant section of the Forum's Guidelines found on top of each page:

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Recently the baby dohyo-iri has become rare, canceled due to Corona, last year also at this event, the 74th Matsuura adults sumo (seinen-zumou) in Karatsu city, Saga, on the 31st. http://www.saga-s.co.jp/articles/-/762456

This amateur rikishi holds his grandson, wearing a kesho mawashi found 2 years ago at the place of a friend, who then gave it to him. It was in an akeni box, as usual for any kesho mawashi, with the name of an amateur rikishi of old on it, used for ritual sumo events at shrines (miya-zumou).

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the usual ones at the event: the baby has its kesho mawashi

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