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Local Ura visited 3 primary schools in Kyoto - as part of the project "Kyo-sports dream-bank" to invite local pro-athletes to schools. So Ura could use the usual talk of Hakuho as a hint what to tell the kids, but it didn't sound as enthusiastic as from the master: "Not giving up in hard times is bound to lead to the fulfillment of dreams." No talk of bouts with Ura afterwards, only photo shoots. http://www.kyoto-np.co.jp/education/article/20170224000037

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23 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Takekaze visited a primary school in his hometown Kita-Akita-city and promised the kids: "I'll gambarize for still quite a while."

he rather did ude-zumo(arm wrestling) with them

He did that also the next day at 2 schools in Akita-city http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASK2R4RWGK2RUBUB005.html

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A lot of events lately


Asakayama-beya invited local kids to their lodgings in Ikoma-city, Nara

page with video: http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASK35469JK35POMB01B.html

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Hikarugenji and Ooisato from Minezaki-beya were at a kindergarten in Takatsuki-city - the heya stays at a local temple

http://www.sankei.com/west/news/170306/wst1703060046-n1.html

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the traditional Tatsunami-beya social event before the Haru basho at the heya lodgings, at the Sumiyoshi-taisha, with 5 rikishi

http://www.nnn.co.jp/dainichi/news/170302/20170302038.html

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Katsunofuji was in Otsu-city for the plum festival at the Sunai (longevity) village

http://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/shiga/20170305/CK2017030502000009.html

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and this one of course, an event for local kids at the primary school near Tagonoura-beya's Osaka lodgings, about 2000 fans assembled

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actually he has a crying percentage of 90%, but this day only 1 of 3 babies did: "Excellent, 2wins-1loss"

pages with downloadable videos for this - NHK no longer hides them

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20170304/k10010898771000.html

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2 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Asakayama-beya invited local kids to their lodgings in Ikoma-city, Nara

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAOO5xZVzyA

 

from the videos of Mr. Onishi: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIsceO93OF_Dw1l6iXNNMqw/videos

apparently not only Tagonoura-, but also Takadagawa-beya koenkai member:

Dairaido, Gorikiyama, Onojo and Zendaisho with baseball kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cZS3zs3J44

at tug of war: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhSeGQtpypE

talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUvSVXanV6w

questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_sApuWnIsI&t=4s

 

a Tagonoura-beya event for kids a week ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxhydIwBc60

hakkeyoi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfjwDGbGxU4

4 vs. 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZqQqmrBWew

also with tug of war: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9yOwxtbLFI

talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjiLK_O9FxA

photo shoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfMbeIbgdTg

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Tokitsukaze-beya has a summer camp on Miyako island - 11 rikishi on a visit at a nursery school, esp. Toyonoshima

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Musashigawa-oyakata and 2 of his rikishi were at the Katsuragi chibikko sumo event: https://www.youtube.com/results?q=【葛城ちびっこ相撲&sp=CAI%3D

They taught the kids to do proper shiko stamping and the general rules for a bout. Another video has a bout of giant paper sumo rikishi.

 

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Osh was in Morioka on the 18th o http://mainichi.jp/articles/20170619/k00/00m/040/044000c

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Sumo school on the 18th with Sakaigawa-beya in Ishihara, Chiba. http://www.chibanippo.co.jp/news/local/416671

Goeido with a kid, Sadanofuji's first(?) oyakata-job

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2 Oguruma-beya rikishi visited a kindergarten in Toyohashi on the 23rd, like every year for Nagoya since 25 years ago - the heya stays in Seto-city. http://www.tonichi.net/news/index.php?id=61241

Masakaze with the kids, Fujinokaze waiting

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Kotoyuki and former club members were invited to the opening of the dohyo at a merged high school in his hometown - a speech from him, but he did no sumo with the 1 present club member http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASK6S5568K6SPLXB00F.html

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Ryuden on the 1st was with Shobushi at Ryuo primary school in Kai-city, Yamanashi http://mainichi.jp/articles/20170602/ddl/k19/050/053000c

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a Miyagino-beya event for older kids at a tournament in Ushiku on the 5th

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On the 18th at the Miyagino training camp in Nagahama, Saga, Hakuho trained with middle school kids

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Ishiura with smaller kids, but more of them

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12 members of Arashio-beya on the 15th came to a school in Shimosuwa, Nagano - Sokokurai and the okami-san included o

training with primary and middle school girls - here 5th graders

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Hokutofuji with his tsukebito Yuuki (=Ikegawa) and the Iruma kids sumo club members o

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Dewanoumi-beya rikishi on the 1st went to 2 primary schools in Shiga pref. to give the kids a sumo experience.

Mitakeumi

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Okuniasahi, Tanegashima and Kasugaryu from Nakagawa-beya on the 28th were at the sumo tournament Natsu-basho of the Miyoshi primary school, Aichi pref. The "yokozuna", the winners in each school year category of boys and of girls, got the chance of a bout with the rikishi -

Kasugaryu carries his one

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Kotofukujuno was guest at a kids tournament in his home district in Yamagata on the 24th and took on afterwards the kids of several boys and girls age groups - of the younger groups 9 girls at once and then 7 boys http://yamagata-np.jp/news/201706/25/kj_2017062500590.php

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On the 28th 3 rikishi from Izutsu-beya were at a primary school in Handa-city, Aichi - the heya stays in a nearby town. 2 of them 1 kanji shikona men: Hagane and Mutsumi - the 3rd a traditional crane man: Kakutaiki http://www.asahi.com/articles/CMTW1706302400002.html

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Ura was in Okinawa for jungyo PR and also visited a primary school in Naha-city, together with his Okinawa local tsukebito Kizaki - but rather to dance with them than to teach them about sumo. http://www.okinawatimes.co.jp/articles/-/119076

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On the 24th, Asanojo and Asakoki from Takasago-beya visited an intensive care home for the elderly in Toyogawa-city, Aichi, and gave them a pleasant sumo show with the kids from a nearby nursery school. http://www.asahi.com/articles/CMTW1707252400002.html

Asakoki with the kids

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A real sumo summer school is held at Naruto-beya on Aug. 31st: keiko experience and chanko party for up to 10 primary or middle school boys, free but 500 yen registration fee. https://sports.epark.jp/specials/2017summer/

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Azumazeki-beya at their traditional Ichinoseki summer camp, 12 rikishi etc., came to visit a local nursery school http://www.iwate-np.co.jp/cgi-bin/topnews.cgi?20170807_11

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Oitekaze-beya while on home training camp in Anamizu had 3 rikishi visiting a local nursery school - like oyakata and Endo, local Daisho with the kids http://www.hokkoku.co.jp/subpage/H20170808104.htm

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Chiganoura-beya had events for kids at their training camp location

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On 8/8/2017 at 20:00, Akinomaki said:

Azumazeki-beya at their traditional Ichinoseki summer camp

The oyakata with Kaonishiki and Surugafuji visited Yamagata-city for a kids event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfae_qh-jHY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJvw4Se82FA

the local mascot had some bouts as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs0YUtH5W5M

and won in the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1AD0Ddpxq4

Surugafuji http://yamagata-np.jp/news/201708/15/kj_2017081500308.php

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As part of their Niigata training camp, Isegahama-oyakata and rikishi were at the Sanbo-city general welfare centre and had a sumo event for kids from a local nursery school. http://www.kenoh.com/2017/08/18_rikishi.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp69-eUPHfA

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One boy afterwards: "This dosukoi thing was funny. They were weak." One future sujo: "They have muscles and look good."

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Afterwards a visit to the promoter of their stay, Pearl Metal CO., LTD

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The traditional opening of sumo-beya recently took place: kids could train at heya

Otake

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Nakagawa

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Tokitsukaze

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Takasago

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On 11/15/2015 at 09:44, inhashi said:

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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On 3/13/2016 at 03:32, mikawa said:

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.

I saw this documentary for the first time a few years back. Early this year, while sorting my computer files looking for sumo related content, I chanced upon my copy of the documentary and re-watched it. After the re-watch, I was wondering if any of the kids featured on the documentary went on to go pro.

The first time I saw Onosho in the top division, I thought "This guy seems familiar". After encountering this thread now, I finally reconciled this nagging feeling why Onosho looked familiar.

Was that really Sato, now known as Takakeisho, in the credits bout? It's ironic that we see him a few times charging at his opponent ala what he did to Hakuho last basho. At least back then it worked for him. Hakuho must have seen the footage and was prepared if Takakeisho used it on him. Haha.

I believe this documentary is at least or close 10 years old. It's right about now that a lot of the kids in the documentary who pursued sumo as a career to re-emerge and make their professional debuts. Onosho and Takakeisho (formerly known as Sato) had an early start as they dropped out of high school and skipped university respectively. Worked out for them so far. Yuki "The Genius" has got some work to do to catch up with those two. I wonder what Shinpo "The Giant" looks like now and is he still going to pursue pro sumo after university? Would have loved to see Ryuta "The Slapper" go pro too.

Boy things in the sumo world are much different now. It's interesting to see how far some of the featured rikishi has done. Kyokutenho went on to win a yusho in five years time and now frequently commentates on sumo coverages (edit: And apparently, he's a stable head as well). Futeno struggled later in his career and is now a coach. Hakuho has just become Yokozuna back then. This documentary is an amazing time piece.

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6 hours ago, yutarotanaka said:

Was that really Sato, now known as Takakeisho, in the credits bout? It's ironic that we see him a few times charging at his opponent ala what he did to Hakuho last basho. At least back then it worked for him. Hakuho must have seen the footage and was prepared if Takakeisho used it on him. Haha.

I wonder what Shinpo "The Giant" looks like now and is he still going to pursue pro sumo after university? Would have loved to see Ryuta "The Slapper" go pro too.

Yup, one and the same. Sato / Takakeisho has used that same fighting style ever since his wanpaku days, which has gotten him the Middle School Yokozuna title back in 2011 and now all the way up to Makuuchi.

Shinpo Kyoya is currently in his 4th year at Toyo University, but isn't good enough to make it onto their all-conquering team. Here's a photo of Shinpo with his mum from 2014:

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Word has it that Ryuta no longer does sumo for one reason or other, I've certainly not seen his name pop up since wanpaku.

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27 minutes ago, mikawa said:

Yup, one and the same. Sato / Takakeisho has used that same fighting style ever since his wanpaku days, which has gotten him the Middle School Yokozuna title back in 2011 and now all the way up to Makuuchi.

Shinpo Kyoya is currently in his 4th year at Toyo University, but isn't good enough to make it onto their all-conquering team. Here's a photo of Shinpo with his mum from 2014:

Word has it that Ryuta no longer does sumo for one reason or other, I've certainly not seen his name pop up since wanpaku.

That's Sato / Takakeisho's signature move I guess. He's a pusher-thruster kind of guy according to the commentators in the NHK English broadcast so yeah. 

Damn! He grew a lot since the documentary. Well, it has been 10 years at least and he was at puberty so yeah. Biology hooo~~ (Laughing...) Shinpo not making his university's sumo team? Is his sumo skills not on par with the best in university sumo in Japan now or Toyo University just have an abundance of good sumo wrestlers that even if he is good, there was just not enough room for him in the team that will compete in the tournament? I hope he gets better and make a good run at the pros.

I guess Ryuta had a change of heart in the 10 years since his wanpaku days. Maybe the face slaps woke him up and realized he's interested in other things. All the best to him! :-)

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Rikishi for the 3rd year now help NPOs to clean the beach, together with kids and then teach them sumo there:

the Umizakura "Doskoi beach clean" events http://umisakura.com/doskoi/2017/  http://uminohi.jp/eventinfo/doskoi2017/

5 heya this year - Musashigawa, Onomatsu, Shikoroyama, Ootake and on the 26th Chiganoura:

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in action

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2015 it started with Ootake alone, last year Musashigawa and Shikoroyama joined

pics of Ootake this year: http://blog.canpan.info/nfkouhou/archive/511

Musashigawa: http://musashigawa.com/archives/7103

On 8/22/2015 at 16:47, Akinomaki said:

5 rikishi from Otake-beya helped cleaning the beach on Enoshima in Fujisaza (Kanagawa) and then did keiko on the endless clean sand dohyo with the kids http://www.daily.co.jp/society/human_interest/2015/08/22/0008327569.shtml

last year's and likely soon new videos on the YT channels of the 2 NPOs (other videos follow that of rikishi in the search results):

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl6KF82b6rMW86qs0IKP6Ag/search?query=どすこいビーチクリーン

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl1fqym-wuEeg8QyEPFnAAQ/search?query=どすこいビーチクリーン

Chiganoura twitter

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This time those for very small kids - and obviously against their will

The baby dohyo-iri at the Iimori shrine in Fukuoka was on the 27th. A shrine representative is member of the Shikoroyama koenkai, so the heya sends representatives each year: this time Aoi, Teraoumi and Wakakoki. http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/f_toshiken/article/354005

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Getting a nice photo with kesho mawashi is the extra bonus - the usual is of course the robust upbringing of the about 1 year old babies (male and female), for 3000 Yen http://www.iimorijinja.jp/geturei,files/h05kon89.htm

- these events are covered here: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/31982-local-sumo-customs/?do=findComment&comment=249439

And at the rikishi kai on the 29th another "hold the baby" photo shoot

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Aoiyama has been doing it in younger times at the Iimori shrine

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and finally the big sumo baby Ura held by Ikioi

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Speaking of rikishi sitting on laps of rikishi... (looking at you Ura)... I wonder if there are throwback pictures of current (or former) rikishis when they were still babies/toddlers and subjected to the "horrors" and "trauma" of having strange big men holding them and scaring the living daylights out of them. Haha.

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For middle and high school kids: the Takekaze sumo class in the Akita pref. budokan today, for the event of 1 year since he got the pref. honour award

 

A sumo class on the 27th at a primary school in Koriyama, Fukushima, with Dewanoumi-beya's Kairyu and Aonosho

news page with video: http://www.news24.jp/articles/2017/09/27/07373668.html

Yahoo better video page: http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/nnn?a=20170927-00000042-nnn-soci

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Yoshikaze instead of raising funds was home in Oita for the 5th Yoshikaze-cup. With 233 the most ever participants, from primary and middle schools. Those with the best results will be members of the Yoshikaze team at next year's Hakuho-cup. http://www.hochi.co.jp/sports/sumo/20171001-OHT1T50164.html

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23 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

For middle and high school kids: the Takekaze sumo class in the Akita pref. budokan today, for the event of 1 year since he got the pref. honour award

http://www.sakigake.jp/news/article/20171001AK0010/

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Sumo on the only square dohyo in the country: Kotomisen and Kotoyamato from Sadogatake-beya on the 6th came to the 勝央 Shouou-north-primary school in Okayama-pref. to do sumo for and with the kids.

News page with video (but I could only watch it by having youtube-dl load it from the page) http://www.sanyonews.jp/article/608633

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local news on this have the rikishi part in the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY_qmP-QjpA

 

On the 7th, Kotorikuzan and Kotokojima, as part of the Shimohata autumn festival, held the traditional (since 2011) Sadogatake-beya sumo class in the Shimohata citizens park in Kobe

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On 11/30/2015 at 15:54, Akinomaki said:

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

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Osh was at the Urayasu primary school in Okayama on the 10th http://www.sanyonews.jp/article/610571

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A kids tournament connected to Taiho took place today in Ozora-town, Hokkaido - Taiho was from nearby Teshikaga. Otake-oyakata and the previous 2 okami-san - widow and daughter of Taiho - were there to watch. Otake-oyakata of course expressed his hope that participant will join ozumo in the future. The interview is in the video on the news page http://news.hbc.co.jp/ab9deaf822fbb47575dfe3b5b803c831.html

 

recent videos from an event of rikishi doing sumo with kids, without further information

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWfHaRy1CMw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvRhfoKuHNk

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On 8.10.2017 at 16:09, Akinomaki said:

Sumo on the only square dohyo in the country

I'm sure there is an interesting story behind it, eager to be told.

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On 10/8/2017 at 16:09, Akinomaki said:

Sumo on the only square dohyo in the country: Kotomisen and Kotoyamato from Sadogatake-beya on the 6th came to the 勝央 Shouou-north-primary school in Okayama-pref. to do sumo for and with the kids. http://www.sanyonews.jp/article/608633

This 4m square dohyo was installed about 500 years ago in the Muromachi period at a nearby shrine to do hounou-zumou, was moved in 1987 to the predecessor of the school and was moved to the present location in 2000. In the Edo period square dohyo were quite common, this is the only one now still in use. http://www.sankei.com/west/news/161008/wst1610080056-n1.html

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