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Akinomaki    18,294

This gets more and more frequent lately, so I create a topic for it.

A sumo class held by young Arashio-beya rikishi at a primary school in Hyuga city, Miyazaki.
Link to paste into VLC or similar media players to watch and record or save the raw input of the video:
rtmp://flv.nhk.or.jp/ondemand/flv/lnews/miyazaki/5065617321_20151024122924.mp4
NHK local news (dies in a day): http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/miyazaki/5065617321.html
The video remains for a week

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Ponshun    4

Cute! thanks for posting, always funny to see the little ones trying to move the rikishi. I hope this kind of outreach helps inspire more young people to get into the sport!

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Akinomaki    18,294

It is likely that these activities help: many present rikishi talk about how their experience with active rikishi when they were kids made them put more effort into sumo, like the 3rd year boy said in the article: "With that very strong rikishi we were about to lose, but could just manage to win. It made me like sumo more than before."

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Akinomaki    18,294

Isegahama beya had a little play time with kindergarteners in Dazaifu, Fukuoka after asageiko.

more from the press

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Homarefuji had already shown his sense of humor again at the jungyo

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They go there every year, I had no pics last year, some older ones are still there:

Isegahama-beya rikishi visited a local kindergarten on the 31st

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The kindergarten of the Dazaifu-Tenmangu shrine has its own sumo club, a rarity. They have 20 years connection to the heya. The director is head of its Kyushu koenkai.

Same location and scenes like last year – Harumafuji with the kids: “I get power from them.”

And he really likes playing with them

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Terunofuji maybe needs another year to get power out of it

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and apparently they can't get enough of it, another kindergarten visit at the Suitengu nursery school:

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Akinomaki    18,294

Dewanoumi-beya had an event at a kindergarten in Ogi-city, Saga, hometown of sekiwake Oginohana I, the father of the present Dewanoumi-oyakata, ex-Oginohana II (and of his younger brother ex-Oginishiki, the heya's Nakadachi-oyakata). In May the Ogi-koenkai for the heya was launched.

Mitakeumi and Aonosho were there
http://www.saga-s.co.jp/news/saga/10105/246648
Aonosho with the kids
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Nishikido-beya has regular events, especially in cooperation with the local construction associations at the heya locations before local basho.

And also at other places: On the 3rd at a primary school in Saga-city
http://www.saga-s.co.jp/news/saga/10105/246960
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on the 31st in Fukuoka at the heya location
http://www.kenseturengo.com/news/detail.php?id=485
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in Osaka end of February

last year in Fukuoka
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Orion    429

Meanwhile foreign tourists are _still_ traipsing around Ryogoku, sometimes straining to pull open the locked doors, because _somebody_ online is still telling them that they can get a morning's free sumo watching just by walking into one of a list of heya. The ones I see at street level, I tell that there are no professional sumo people in Tokyo for the whole month of November -- but they hang onto their little maps and go on to try Tokitsukaze if they're going one way, and Kasugano if they're going the other way. I'm running out of ideas for correcting the disinformation still being put out by (I think) elderly Japanese who just don't know what's what (and who definitely don't live in Ryogoku!).

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Asashosakari    11,156

Anyone have updates about the kids in that documentary, particularly Shinpo?

I know I looked this up for the German forum several years ago, but I can't find those posts anymore. If I do remember correctly, "Yuki" is Yuki Nagao aka Tochiseiryu.
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inhashi    2,207

Anyone have updates about the kids in that documentary, particularly Shinpo?

In part 4 of the docu. at 4:20, Shimpo's friend in the red t-shirt is the current J6 West, 19 year old Onosho.

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Akinomaki    18,294

Ichinojo and others from Minato-beya visited a primary school in Hita-city, Oita, which held it's 40th sumo tournament. The school has close connections to heya with this tournament, dating back 40 years to the former Minato- and then Tatsutagawa-oyakata, Yutakayama.
The story and better pics on this page - they can't be embedded on the forum: http://www.oita-press.co.jp/1010000000/2015/11/25/214814281
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Kumao and 2 other rikishi from Kasugayama-beya gave kindergarten kids the chance to try their power
http://kumanichi.com/news/local/main/20151128001.xhtml
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Akinomaki    18,294

Kotorikuzan and Kototaiko at the Shimohata autumn festival Oct. 17th, 18th.

Sumo lesson for the kids, then chanko, taking part in the matsuri, sumo by and with the kids and also a bout of the 2.

And another custom: Akago-korogashi, roll the baby in the dirt: seems like for those too young to do naki-zumo

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Akinomaki    18,294

Tatekawa-oyakata (Tosanoumi) took part at the meeting of the "Osaka Doshisha univ. club" of former graduates.
He also came to teach sumo to kids at the university's Kyotanabe-city campus and for that this year asked his friend Sanoyama-oyakata (Chiyotaikai) to join in. http://www.kyoto-np.co.jp/sports/article/20160307000026
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other former graduates at the Osaka meeting were sd Tsukimoto and Kabutoyama-oyakata (Oikari)

http://www.nnn.co.jp/dainichi/news/160307/20160307031.html
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Akinomaki    18,294

In Settsu-city, Osaka, for 35 years rikishi come to the Torikai-Satsuki-en nursery school before Haru, the director being a big sumo fan. Like 2 years ago, from Nishikido- and Azumazeki-beya.
This time Mitoyutaka and Saio plus Hishofuji

http://www.sankei.com/west/news/160312/wst1603120028-n1.html
http://www.sankei.com/west/news/140307/wst1403070070-n1.html

Hishofuji
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http://osaka.yoiko-net.jp/yoikonet/user/1083/blog/showDetail.do

On the 7th was the Ozumo Fushimi-basho in the Fushimi kindergarten in Nara-city. 3 unnamed rikishi from Asakayama-beya came to give the kids a pleasant sumo experience.
many small pics at: http://www.naracity.ed.jp/kin01/index.cfm/17,14830,14,358,html
http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASJ373H8CJ37POMB002.html
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mikawa    665

Anyone have updates about the kids in that documentary, particularly Shinpo?

As Asashosakari mentioned, Nagao Yuki is Tochiseiryu, currently hovering between Makushita and Sandanme.

The kid who defeated Yuki in the documentary (Furukawa Haruki) is about to enter university.

Kurihashi Ryu (aka 'Nice Guy Ryu') hasn't done anything of note since then (his record in wanpaku is qualified twice, losing in his first bout both times).

Shinpo Kyoya has decided to enter Koyo University, starting this year.

Iwamoto Ryuta (aka the slapper) may or may not have continued to do sumo since entering middle school, there's very little information about him nowadays.

The kid who won in that famous wanpaku bout during the ending credits is none other than Sato, who is the one that's most likely to replace Onosho as the youngest sekitori.

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Mukonoso    266

A friend of mine with the Itami city government told me that their junior sumo tournament (Wankpaku Sumo Taikai) will be held on May 8th at Inano shrine, a few minutes walk northeast from Hankyu Itami station (not to be confused with the Inano neighborhood a couple train stops south).

A few years back I posted pics of the dohyo they keep on the shrine grounds. A photo studio nearby also had photos of some pro rikishi that had visited once.

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Akinomaki    18,294

Takekaze, who just got the citizens honor award from his home prefecture Akita, held a sumo classroom in a primary school in Odate-city, Akita.

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Akinomaki    18,294

It seems Asahi shimbun won't put the video on their YouTube channel, so I post the page with the video: http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASJ6C46BJJ6CUEHF00B.html

Otake-beya (with Osunaarashi absent) had an event for kids and their parents.

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Akinomaki    18,294

This time Miyagino-beya at the training camp location in Shiga pref. had an event with about 50 local kids http://mainichi.jp/articles/20160620/k00/00e/040/102000c
Hakuho with his own kid
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Mahato-kun had started his sumo career with a loss at his fathers tournament, the Hakuho-cup this year.
Here he got a win (with 2 other kids against Hokaho) - as a (his) present (to his dad for Father's Day) http://www.hochi.co.jp/sports/sumo/20160619-OHT1T50302.html
Hakuho against a middle school kid
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Akinomaki    18,294

Kotoyuki has a new

sub-branch of the Shodoshima koenkai, his shusshin, where he was for the 5th year in a row guest at the local wampaku-zumo event on the 27th.

http://www.shikoku-np.co.jp/kagawa_news/locality/article.aspx?id=20160627000180

(the pics from the Shikoku Nippo can't be embedded here)

a video of the wampaku-zumo Shodoshima basho, Kotoyuki at 45s

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Akinomaki    18,294

An event with 3 Kise-beya sekitori for the kids at a primary school (for girls): mainly Tokushoryu in the video, a bit of Shimanoumi, Ura just is present


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