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Shibatayama-beya and their supporters gathered at Tokyo's Keio Plaza hotel to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the heya's opening.

 

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Lots of floral tributes at the entrance.

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Heya members on stage for speeches.

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Veteran Shoketsu was presented with a trophy commemorating his recent achievement of 1,000 consecutive career bouts.

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Souvenirs of the day, including some chikara-mochi as recommended by Shibatayama-oyakata (former Yokozuna Onokuni).

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Hakuho today was at the Nagoya Miyagino-beya fan-club party.

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Enho not - he had the party home in Kanazawa to celebrate makuuchi promotion and the start of his local koenkai - with 600 supporters and guests

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On 30/06/2019 at 20:09, Akinomaki said:

Enho

had the party home in Kanazawa to celebrate makuuchi promotion and the start of his local koenkai - with 600 supporters and guests

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Enho with Kanazawa gakuin high kohai

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news videos

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local NHK vid http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/kanazawa/20190701/3020002092.html

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Hakuho today in a hotel in Nagoya had an encouragement party by his koenkai

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Ex-Takekaze on the 30th was at the party after the meeting of his local koenkai in Kita-Akita, the "Takekaze-Akira-zeki supporting club". 45 members were at the meeting, and they decided to rename to "Oshiogawa-oyakata supporting club".

At the party he now got oyakata wear - a necktie

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12 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

At the party he now got oyakata wear - a necktie

So, Takarafuji will never become a proper oyakata?

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3 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

So, Takarafuji will never become a proper oyakata?

Hakuho is having to give up his Mongolian citizenship, so it’s only fair that Takarafuji gives up his neck fat. Sacrifice is part of life.

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Musashigawa-beya had the encouragement party last weekend at the Bansho temple in the Osu district where the heya stays. http://musashigawa.com/archives/9671

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but that is not the only support they get from and at the temple: a prayer by the monks for certain victory

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and like last year - a zazen gathering for the rikishi: to forge mind and spirit a bit more http://musashigawa.com/archives/9675

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Hakkaku-beya also gets a temple prayer - the stay at the Souou temple in Chikusaku ward http://www.sououji.com/hakkaku/index.html

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Now jd Homarefuji on the 8th had an encouragement party by his koenkai home in Ajigasawa town - a drop from sekitori does not mean the koenkai has to disband. With his 6-1 in Nagoya he'll return to sandanme next basho: "I'll aim for a zensho yusho." http://www.toonippo.co.jp/articles/-/231349

with the town headman, the head of the koenkai

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He dropped to jd due to a shoulder injury, had surgery and fully returned to the dohyo in Nagoya: "I had thoughts of intai, but then thought: "if the shoulder heals, I can get back to makuuchi." http://www.mutusinpou.co.jp/news/2019/08/56514.html

 

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Ichiyamoto got 1 bale of local Hokkaido rice (60kg) from the local JA - with it he wants to get from the 137kg now to 140 kg to aim for makuuchi http://hochi.news/articles/20190816-OHT1T50163.html

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The Isegahama-beya koenkai party in Goshogawara, Aomori, took part on the 15th http://www.toonippo.co.jp/articles/-/234133

with one new oyakata in the heya and the remaining sekitori: Takarafuji and Terutsuyoshi (the only not from Aomori here)

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Kotonowaka on the 21st had a party to celebrate juryo promotion in Kurayoshi, hometown of granddad Kotozakura: "The final goal is to catch up with the previous (Sadogatake)."  (sounds a bit more sophisticated than simply 'I want to get to yokozuna'). The local koenkai presented the design of a kesho-mawashi, which he'll likely get after the Aki basho. http://www.nnn.co.jp/news/190822/20190822040.html

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Takarafuji after a good basho was home in Aomori to get celebrated and to present wife Erino with first son Keinosuke (11m) to the locals.

On the 24th he had a support party at home in Nakadomari town with about 300 supporters

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On the 25th he was at his old school, Goshogawara commercial high school

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On 11/10/2018 at 17:49, Akinomaki said:

The Takanohana-beya Tagawa koenkai (Fukuoka) moves towards dissolution - in the end it had about 170 members. It started in 2011, when the heya moved its Fukuoka location there. The enlarged Chiganoura-beya is too big to stay at the location, the koenkai has not decided to change into one of Chiganoura-beya.

The dissolved Tagawa koenkai of Takanohana-beya now regrouped and after a full year on the 10th this month at last became a Chiganoura-beya koenkai. The inauguration event with the now 43 members was as usual in the "Sumo chaya Takanohana" restaurant. On the 30th they'll hold a Kyushu encouragement rally for the heya. http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/item/n/550281/

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On 15/10/2019 at 16:32, Akinomaki said:

The dissolved Tagawa koenkai of Takanohana-beya now regrouped and after a full year on the 10th this month at last became a Chiganoura-beya koenkai. The inauguration event with the now 43 members was as usual in the "Sumo chaya Takanohana" restaurant. On the 30th they'll hold a Kyushu encouragement rally for the heya. http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/item/n/550281/

Takakeisho at the support event of the new old koenkai

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Naruto-beya got food donations from JA Karatsu, the city they stay for Kyushu. 100kg local koshihikari rice, 5kg wagyu beef and 5kg pork

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Hakuho today was at the pep rally of Miyagino-beya and reported to the Kyushu supporters that he has become a Japanese national. He told a story about his injured left upper arm: "The doctor told me it practically won't heal, but cured it with regenerative medicine. The most astonished one was the doctor: 'Aren't you an alien from space, yokozuna?'"

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Mitakeumi had his pep rally yesterday, by the "Kyushu Mitakeumi koenkai". He just came from a talk show with Enho and had another talk show then.

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On 30/06/2019 at 20:09, Akinomaki said:

Enho

had the party home in Kanazawa to celebrate makuuchi promotion and the start of his local koenkai - with 600 supporters and guests

 

The Ishikawa pref. Enho koenkai has doubled its members number since the start, 626 now. Members applied from 27 prefectures all over the country, especially women. For 10 000 yen per year, and you get a sumo calendar (like distributed at the basho) and the banzuke for all 6 basho sent home - in Japan. https://www.hokkoku.co.jp/subpage/H20191119101.htm

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Takasago-beya had an encouragement party in Tokyo on the 16th. From the supporters: "Next year ozeki, we want you to become yokozuna."

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Michinoku-beya had one with about 150 supporters on the 8th at their training camp location Shintomi - the 2 sekitori came over from the jungyo location Kagoshima,

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Kotoeko had one on the 27th home in Nobeoka with about 200 supporters, by his Sadogatake-beya Kotoeko koenkai

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"I'm aiming for sekiwake."

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his new support song was presented: "Gambare! Kotoeko", by koenkai member Moriyama (74) 森山喜昭, vocal in a local amateur band, recently retired managing director of the local company BlueWing http://kbw-jp.com/企業情報/会社概要

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Kotoeko comes to fight every day. Gives 100%. Easy to like this sekitori, just wish he had 10 more kilos and a few cm of extra height, he’d be a terror.

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On the 20th the new Tokyo koenkai of Asanoyama had the party to celebrate its inauguration, with about 500 supporters, who want him to become the next wasei (Japan-made) yokozuna. This is very difficult to accomplish till the retirement of Takasago-oyakata as shisho same time next year, but "I want to get closer to it even a bit. First of all the one before" : next year ozeki at this event.

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Sadogatake-beya on the 21st had a pep rally in Tendo city, Yamagata, the home pref. of the oyakata. About 400 supporters from the local koenkai could celebrate 2 new sekitori this year, Kotoshoho and of course Kotonowaka II.

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Hoshoryu on the  18th had the party to celebrate juryo promotion, with about 130 supporters of the heya koenkai in a hotel in Tokyo.

With kabuki actor Ichikawa Kudanji wiki/市川九團次_(4代目)
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Takayasu promised his local supporters a return to ozeki - he had a pep rally on the 2nd, home in Tsuchiura, about 400 attended

he presented his first uchi-deshi in the video

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He had the 3rd makekoshi in a row,

Mitakeumi after the 2nd makekoshi in a row had a similar cheer-up party home on Agematsu town, on the 2nd, with about 400 supporters - and mom

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same for Yago, on the 27th a party at home in Memuro town, with about 75 supporters: "I want to go on without forgetting the goal of sanyaku"

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The first personal koenkai of Yutakayama will be established in May, core members will be Niigata sports organizations related persons and OBs from his university, Tokyo Nodai. On the 6th he had a press conference about it with the mayor of Niigata city.

Local TV news with videos:

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They had discussed it at his last visit

On 05/02/2020 at 22:06, Akinomaki said:

Yutakayama on the 28th home in Niigata city - with the mayor

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The "Make Toyama joyful club" (Toyama o tanoshiku suru kai) support Asanoyama where-ever they can, mostly with celebration banners. http://www.hokkoku.co.jp/subpage/T20191107201.htm

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The kesho mawashi design seems to be not for an official one (too short) - the one for the girl is in use, like an apron

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Similarly used for decoration of local events https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhLa2KDLfmw

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