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The shikona for Ichinnorow: 逸ノ城 Ichinojō

His real name for the sound of the first kanji, the meaning being outstanding talent, and the jō (castle) from his high school Tottori Jōhoku.

http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/sumo/news/f-sp-tp3-20131128-1224342.html

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Really looking forward to see him in action at Hatsu 2014.

Wondering whether he will plough through the lower divisions like Jokoryu & Tokitenku did (hard to believe if you watch those two recently)

Anyway, we'll see in a few weeks.

Go Ichino Joe!!! :-)

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Wondering whether he will plough through the lower divisions like Jokoryu & Tokitenku did (hard to believe if you watch those two recently)

Maybe not with straight 7-0's (there's always some luck involved in those streaks), but going all the way to at least mid-makushita with no score below 6-1 is certainly in the realm of possibility. Those corporate circuit events are no walk in the park, and unlike his previous years on the high school circuit his impressive physical attributes must have played a much smaller role there, so we know he's got talent, too.

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At his size, I wonder how many of the Jonokuchi guys can actually move him in butsugari, let alone if he fights back...

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Wondering whether he will plough through the lower divisions like Jokoryu & Tokitenku did (hard to believe if you watch those two recently)

Maybe not with straight 7-0's (there's always some luck involved in those streaks), but going all the way to at least mid-makushita with no score below 6-1 is certainly in the realm of possibility. Those corporate circuit events are no walk in the park, and unlike his previous years on the high school circuit his impressive physical attributes must have played a much smaller role there, so we know he's got talent, too.

Wow, you fell straight into kuroimori's trap. :-)

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Just to remember: he is to start at makushita 15 - one 7-0 yusho and he is straight in juryo.

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Wondering whether he will plough through the lower divisions like Jokoryu & Tokitenku did (hard to believe if you watch those two recently)

Maybe not with straight 7-0's (there's always some luck involved in those streaks), but going all the way to at least mid-makushita with no score below 6-1 is certainly in the realm of possibility. Those corporate circuit events are no walk in the park, and unlike his previous years on the high school circuit his impressive physical attributes must have played a much smaller role there, so we know he's got talent, too.

Wow, you fell straight into kuroimori's trap. :-)

That doesn't happen too often (and it requires me to fall first of course) :-)

Thanks for setting things straight!

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The shikona for Ichinnorow: 逸ノ城 Ichinojō

His real name for the sound of the first kanji, the meaning being outstanding talent, and the jō (castle) from his high school Tottori Jōhoku.

Actually i was thinking / expecting something on this line.

For the first part I thought about the obvious 一 (ichi). The resemblance of the name and Kanji reading is just too tempting. ;-) But 一 is of course much to mondaine , 逸 is way better. For the latter part I had expected some allusion to Russia as his origin. Either kuchi 口 - Ichinoguchi - because of the resemblance of the Kanji to the Syllable ro ロ, or 露 - Ichinoro - which is the abbreviation for Russia...

Well talking about this Endo comes into my mind. A change of his name to a 'real' shikona should be to be expected someday. I'd expect that at least one kanji of his real name will be translated through a different reading into another kanji. Either 遠 as 長 'Naga' or 藤 as 富士 'fuji'. But not both like 長富士 'Nagafuji'. Fuji is perhaps more likely since it is more national and traditional...

Ahhh... And writing this, I must confess that I have almost no clue what I'm actually writing about... ;-)

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Wow, you fell straight into kuroimori's trap. :-)

Oy, late night posting gone terribly wrong. I should've just posted the cliff-notes version "I think he won't get any MK until he's reached upper makushita", that would have been correct either way. ;-)
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I'll assume this is the first time ever that a maezumo kyujo will grant a massive promotion to Ms15TD!

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I'll assume this is the first time ever that a maezumo kyujo will grant a massive promotion to Ms15TD!

No, but it's the first time ever that a foreigner lands this status.

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That much I knew, I remember reading about it on this forum. The recent crop of tsukedashi has been brilliant in rising up. Myogiryu, Chiyotairyu, Daikiho, Endo...

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For the first part I thought about the obvious 一 (ichi). The resemblance of the name and Kanji reading is just too tempting. ;-) But 一 is of course much to mondaine , 逸 is way better. For the latter part I had expected some allusion to Russia as his origin. Either kuchi 口 - Ichinoguchi - because of the resemblance of the Kanji to the Syllable ro ロ, or 露 - Ichinoro - which is the abbreviation for Russia...

Why Russia? He's Mongolian.

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Upps... I must have gotten something wrong. I really thought that...

Thanks for correcting me!

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2 high school students to enter for the hatsu basho. With their respective oyakata: from Kumamoto Buntoku for Onoe-beya Hiroki Miyauchi(?) (18, 170cm, 160kg - kokutai and Usa select tournament with the team in the best 4) and from Tottori Johoku for Takanohana-beya Kento Mizuta(?) (17, 177cm, 138kg – kokutai junior team yusho and ind. 3rd ).

Both were in the yusho team in their 3rd year at the national middle school championships in 2010.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/sumo/news/20131212-OYT1T00214.htm

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Hakuho's 3rd private deshi to enter Miyagino-beya: Harada, around 170cm, Tottori Johoku High 3rd year, trained there by Ishiura's father like the other 2, Daikiho and Ishiura before university.

He is expected to enter the heya later this month.

http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/sumo/news/20131215-OHT1T00143.htm

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High school judo Mie prefecture champion Taoka (18, 185cm, 145kg, from Kumano-city, Yokkaichi-city Central Technical High) will enter Kokonoe-beya. Other heya went for him as well, but at Kokonoe-beya there are several sekitori with judo background at middle school, like the bothers – and Chiyonokuni is from Mie as well. Kokonoe-oyakata expects from him even more than from the others with judo experience.

http://www.chunichi.co.jp/chuspo/article/sumo/news/CK2013121802000154.html

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Inter-high champion Saitama-Sakae's team member Fujiwara (3rd year, 170cm, 157kg) will enter Fujishima-beya (same Fuji 藤). He admired the oyakata since he was a child, being from the same city of Mito. He learned sumo under the oyakata's father since 2nd year primary school: “I want to do my best to quickly become sekitori.”
Fujishima-oyakata: “He was one of the kids I did keiko with at my intai-zumo.” “If he's going to make use of his strength, I think it won't take him long to reach sekitori.”
http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/sumo/news/f-sp-tp3-20131219-1233487.html
http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=spo_30&k=2013121900725
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/12/19/kiji/K20131219007232520.html

http://www.daily.co.jp/general/2013/12/19/p1_0006583909.shtml

http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20131220/sum13122005010000-n1.html
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Ichinojo's Ms15Td start has been officially acknowledged by the Kyokai board today, following the approval of his new visa status on December 2.

(I do wonder why the papers keep claiming he's the first accelerated-start foreigner. Was Ryudo registered to a Japanese shusshin when he started?)

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(I do wonder why the papers keep claiming he's the first accelerated-start foreigner. Was Ryudo registered to a Japanese shusshin when he started?)

Could they mean "starting from Makushita 15"?

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Could they mean "starting from Makushita 15"?

Probably, but I've seen the outright claim "first foreign-shusshin makushita tsukedashi" several times since November. Maybe they just don't want to bother their readers with details, I dunno.

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13 new recruits, 3 less than last year. All passed the primary examination today. 4 for Onoe-beya.

http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20131225/sum13122517260003-n1.html

http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/general/2013/12/25/0006596709.shtml

Tottori Johoku captain Mizuta

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Fujiwara was 170cm, 160 kg.

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