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I was hoping to post these sooner but Thanksgiving holidays got the best of me.
For news, updates, and more pics and info click on this link to Winter jungyo 2015 thread.
Ah...in somewhat chronological order:

Hakuho, Aminishiki, and others start with a celebration (Cheers...)
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First stop is in Kagoshima. A view from the hotel that many of the tour group are lodging at.
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Furiwake (Takamisakari) rocking a new hat.
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and heading out for training camp
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Mobile devices help to pass the time on long bus rides.
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Ikioi with yobidashi Shigeo stop for a shot in Kagoshima
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Isegahama boss arrival
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Tamawashi's interaction time with Shodai
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lower division practice
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Jonidan ranked Mutsukaze of Oguruma beya
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...and here with heya mate Tatsukaze and Nishikigi of Isenoumi beya.
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Gyoji preparations
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Yokozuna Harumafuji and Kakuryu
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Baby in the middle photobomb!
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Terunofuji's birthday was on November 29th, here feeding cake to yobidashi Teruya from the same heya.
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Shunba's turn
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Chiyomaru and younger brother Chiyootori are interviewed.
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At meet and greet.
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S&M with Aminishiki and Takarafuji
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Nishikigi, Akiseyama
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Hakuho dohyo iri with attendants Kaisei and Daiesho
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Kyushu oyster break with Akua (Tatsunami beya)
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Moving on to Oita...Toyonoshima able to join Winter Jungyo after pulling out of the last tournament on day 14 due to injury.
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Aoiyama always surrounded by fans
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Myogiryu too
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Takekaze seen here reclining on a mattress for a bedding company that his heya mate Yoshikaze is spokesman for.
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Takekaze's pal Okinoumi near by.
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Satoyama at the Magniflex sales booth
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Daishomaru and Kyokutaisei shenanigans
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More ads of Yoshikaze who is from Saeki, Oita
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Tochinoshin, Tochiimari, and Tochiozan
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Daieisho, Toyohibiki, and Takayasu doing the baby parade
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Mitakeumi with a lively gang in shitaku room.
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The city's hero faces Ichinojo.
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practice
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Butsukari with Daieisho and Terunofuji
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Sanoyama, Hakuho
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Tochinoshin, Gagamaru, Amuru
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Say "Niiiii"
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hahahaa
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Shinohara and Takamisato practice shokkiri act.
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Gourmand Amakaze with meat. Again.
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Russian, two Georgians, and a Bulgarian having fun time outdoors (Cold...)
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Amakaze too!
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Nagasaki native Sadanofuji has a bread moment (nice glasses!).

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Ichinojo

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Takamisato appears to want to take photos with as many city mascots as he can. This one in Beppu with Bepyon (べっぴょん).

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Terunofuji now poking at it.

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Mitakeumi and friend work out.

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still mage-less

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engaging with the fans

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Homarefuji gets toppled by the little ones.

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for that causing a run-in with a young spectator...

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...who didn't really seem to mind (In love...)

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full house in Beppu

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Ikioi ohicho check

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His turn at sumo jinku. Lots of applause given for this Osaka troubadour.

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Dubbed in social media as "Cutest Yokozuna", Kakuryu

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Yokozuna Harumafuji calls for ozeki Kisenosato for a play date.

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Kisenosato approaches via bicycle.

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Looks to be in a relaxed state today :-)

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Late night arrival in Nagasaki

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Toyonoshima with heya mate Shodai take time for late night fan service.

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Hakuho and a few guys take some time out for rock climbing.

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Toyohibiki gives it a try... in a towel (Blinking...)

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Aoiyama's turn

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Asahisho

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Okinoumi

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Ozeki Kotoshogiku able to join in the tour despite injury (Beaten...)

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Fanservice for the ladies, Tetsuyuzan does the macho arm against the wall to Ryuseio.

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more practice

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More pics of Toyonoshima and his nekodamashi...

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No good! Dame dame!!

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photo pause

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Sakaigawa beya's Sadanofuji and Myogiryu

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Sanoyama (Chiyotaikai) sighting

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Makushita rikishi winnings include 120 pieces of assorted fried kamaboko (fish cake) and dosen't look too thrilled (Big fish...)

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Shodai struggles with Akiseyama

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Sadanofuji vs Sokokurai

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Tochinoshin flanked by media

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Myogiryu

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Amuru

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Tamaasuka

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Nishikigi without his glasses.

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Amuru and Aoiyama chat at the handshake meeting.

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Sumo goods vendor

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Wakanoshima and the automatic austere photo pose of Satoyama (Laughing...)

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lower division practice

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Homarefuji

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Kaisei

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Amakaze, Ichinojo

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Shodai fooling around at Takamisato's expense

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Yobidashi Hiromasa

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Kakuryu

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Aoiyama takes on four.

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Shunba

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Tokoyama Tokonaru shows his demonstration with Kisenosato.

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Gyoji Kimura Takao (Tagonoura beya)

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Earlier in the morning, Ozeki, Yokozuna, and tour director Oguruma riji pay their respects at the Nagasaki Peace Monument for A-bomb victims. The bombing occured 70 years ago with 39,000 people killed on the first day leading that number to 80,000 casualties as the months followed.

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Winter tour is over half way through. Days are bracing for chilly weather as everyone tries to keep warm (Cold...)

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Twins!

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Kokonoe beya's hot and spicy kimchee chankonabe is serving out quickly :9~~~~ yum!

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Takamisato huddles against Tamawashi for warmth.

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in toilet line

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Amakaze stays warm and well padded with meat.

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tracksuit

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Ishiura and yobidashi Teruya go for regional noodles.

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Kaisei and Daieisho meeting and shaking hands

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and now Juryo's Kyokutaisei too.

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practice in Miyazaki

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Outside the venue

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hahaa

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it was quite a buzzing crowd

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Division winners Kotoeko, Matsubayama, and Tamashinriki are all Miyazaki natives. Do they get an entire fancy Miyazaki cow each?!

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chicken nanban for Yoshikaze

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child's play with Ichinojo

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Amuru makes way to greet the Ozeki who is looking good today.

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Ichinojo

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dohyo iri

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A very common sight although I've seen pics of much worse (entire missing toenails).

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Cheerful Tochinoshin

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beer bottle bale building

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In Minamiaso, Hakuho takes it easy at the inn with a light meal.

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Teruya greeted by Softbank's robot 'Pepper' in the lobby.

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Comedian, Shinohara prepares.

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Kisenosato

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Terunofuji with Shunba

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Arawashi and Sokokurai

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Homarefuji looking comfy

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Sadanofuji, Shohozan, Mitakeumi

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Tamawashi now seeking warmth from Takarafuji.

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idol worship

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Yobidashi Shigeo with a decorated Gagamaru thanks to kindergartners support.

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careful the ginko (Bow...)

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Tamaasuka giggles about something

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Hands on backs

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Commemorative photo with the three Yokozuna. Kakuryu, is he getting even bigger?

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Baby High 5

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In Kumamoto, native Shodai in action

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Ichinojo and Takarafuji

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Terunofuji and Aoiyama to carefully oversee the steaming nabe.

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A little bloody, a little dirty, job well done for today.

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Kirishima location complete and ready

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Today's diet for Kakuryu.

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'will you still be our friend?'

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'hahaa... nope.'

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Our friend, Satoyama, belts it out with drink in hand for a pre-tour party in Kirishima with Hakuho.

Reminds me of my Dad at karaoke :-/ (Laughing...) Click this link for Akinomaki's post for details, more pics, video,and news.

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Aminishiki's gymnastics pose.

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Harumafuji dohyo iri with attendants Homarefuji and Takarafuji

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Hakuho

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Shitakubeya for Kirishima location is in an outdoor tent.

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Inebriated on Starbucks and riceballs are Amuru with Tochiimari and Gagamaru.

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Tochiozan representing the 808 state (Crowned...)

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Off dohyo, Kotoshogiku always looks pleasant and approachable.

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Toyonoshima's lunch :9

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Akiseyama aka Michan

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Core training with... guess the sekitori (answer at the end of this post).

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throw and catch a child game

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Tochinoshin, Gagamaru, Terunofuji

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Could this be a new 'World's Cutest Sumo Wrestler' to oust Chiyomaru from his title?

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Miyogiryu

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Okinoumi too

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Kotoshogiku helps out a vendor while waiting for the bus. Ozeki is such a nice person (Nodding yes...)

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Tour bus life

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They say they get ecstatic when they are able to get off of one.

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Mitakeumi still somewhat quarantined due to pink eye. Conjunctivitis outbreak started this summer and spread virulently throughout heyas even affecting Wakanosato and Harumafuji.

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Back on the bus for Chiyootori. His elder brother, Chiyomaru, pulled out early in the tour due to injury.

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'Yokozuna! Please smile for the camera!' (Taking a photo...)

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'Oh, ok.' :-D

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IMG_20151208_081735_1.jpg?noCache=144958 core training with... ? Answer is...

amuru.jpg Amuru!

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Amakaze in Kumamoto
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Toyohibiki has some play time with the inn's poodle
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Dinner with Futagoyama oyakata (Ozeki Miyabiyama)
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Yobidashi Hiromasa and Teruya outside the venue
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Hiromasa also doubles as a weight for Kagamio's calisthenics
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Sadanosato helps out Mutsukaze
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Gagamaru checks out Terunofuji's back who appears to have had some medicinal cupping therapy
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How Aminishiki greets the Ozeki Terunofuji


Asasekiryu and Kagamio
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Ichinojo with Terunofuji and tiny Gagamaru in between
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Tochinoshin
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Shohozan shiko
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Nishikigi with Shodai
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Asahisho with Kyokutaisei
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Chiyotaikai Chiyotairyuu and Toyohibiki with their little friends
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Tochinoshin and Ichinojo with theirs
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Itadaki
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Nishikigi and Takamisato
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Amakaze switches from meats to sweets
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Yobidashi Shigeo
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Yakiniku for Takekaze and Sanoyama (Chiyotaiki) in Fukuoka
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The three Yokozuna
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Homarefuji sexy pose
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Keiko with Kisenosato
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Terunofuji
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Harumafuji hurries to get out of the rain after the bath
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...and kindly greeting people
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Myogiryu followed by Satonofuji
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Gagamaru enjoying Hakata oysters
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...and motsunabe (offal stew)
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Kaiho, aka 'Jumbo' ジャンボ by his collegues, with yobidashi Shuntaro
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Asahisho, Kagamio, Arawashi, Kyokutaisei
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Kaisei
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and Chiyoo with a nice smile
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I think Chiyotairyuu got mislabeled as Chiyotaikai here.

Chiyotaikai and Toyohibiki with their little friends
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Oh rats... thanks :-) if it's not Chiyotairyu/Chiyotaikai it's Takarafuji/Terunofuji I mix up names with. And neither of them look alike !

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Oh rats... thanks :-) if it's not Chiyotairyu/Chiyotaikai it's Takarafuji/Terunofuji I mix up names with. And neither of them look alike !

Sadanoumi/Sadanofuji always gets me.

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Shinohara and some of his friends are hilarious. I see one of his friends, stablemates on Tumblr.

These two have some funny stuff online. I can't post this video (where they do some Harry Potter) directly but it's on my Tumblr page Sumobasho:

http://sumobasho.tumblr.com/post/130572896600/hahahaha

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That first pic looks like it should be from a super sentai series!

Maybe Gyoji Sentai Boatranger or something.

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These are a few in Kumamoto, Fukuoka, and Okinawa. I'll post more of Okinawa after they've wrap things up this weekend.

Kirimaru points to Kiriarashi holding baskets of steamed dumplings. Kirimaru says that he ate about 100.

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Tochiozan and Tochinoshin with a nice meat presentation

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Wakanoshima, Arawashi, and Ichinojo

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Shohozan

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and here with Tokoshima demonstrating his skill.

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Ichinojo

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Kisenosato, Kotoshogiku, Myogiryu

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Tamaasuka

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Chiyotairyu, Kotoshogiku

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Toyonoshima

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Amuru

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Terunofuji and Nishikigi face off

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Terunofuji, Kyokutaisei, Daishomaru

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ex-Sekiwake Tosanoumi with former delinquent ex-Chiyotaikai

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Fujiazuma

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Takekaze

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Aminishiki being camera shy

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After some serious practice with Kyokutaisei

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With the kids

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Kisenosato

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Abiko and Takamisato showing off a wad of cash and simulating a little life of luxury.

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Tamawashi with Shodai and Ichinojo in the background. Looks like Kagayaki too?

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Ichinojo kind of does look baby-ish (Eh?)

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Hakuho and yobidashi Hiromasa

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Konishiki seen among the tour group at Naha airport in Okinawa

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guess the mythical shiisaa

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Aminishiki, closed mouth shisa keeps good spirits in

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Takarafuji, open mouth shisa scares bad spirits away

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Last set of photos. Winter jungyo concluded today after a two day stay in Okinawa.

Hiromasa at Shuri Castle

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Shohoryu has a lovely and solitary tea break

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It was Amuru's and Gagamaru's first time in Okinawa

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Asasekiryu and Kagamio

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Welcome ceremony at the airport

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Kakuryu a victim of Harumafuji's wise crack jokes

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hahaa

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More Isegahama family... Takarafuji peeking in the background.

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Kotoshogiku at Naha Airport

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First stop for many was Jack's Steak House. Lot of steak and taco rice dining this tour stop.

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Soki soba would have been my first choice.

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Nice and warm tropical sun for Gagamaru and Tochinoshin

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Hakuho selfie at the tour group's hotel

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Night time version with Sanoyama oyakata (Chiyotaikai)

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Yoshikaze and Toyonoshima browse a fruit shop

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Tree planting ceremony at a shrine with Kaisei, Hakuho, and Daieisho

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Takamisato's breakfast, canned coffee and a Calorie Mate block. I love this guy.

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Full house banners in place

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Ichinojo, Terunofuji

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Tochiozan warms up

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Aoiyama, part of Kisenosato's face

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Disordered streching (Shohozan, Chiyootori, Tochiozan)

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Breathing techniques

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Harumafuji

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Tochinoshin's quality time with lower division

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Tokoyama demonstration with Yoshikaze

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Chibikko sumo with Homarefuji

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Toyonoshima, Kaisei

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SLAP WARS TOYONOSHIMA SLAPS BACK

Yokozuna dohyo iri, here with Kakuryu and attendants Toyonoshima and Sokokurai

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Harumafuji with Homarefuji and Takarafuji

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and Hakuho's with his attendants Tochiozan and Tochinoshin, Tate gyoji Shikimori Inosuke

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Ichinojo and Sanoyama intense stare off

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Gyoji Kimura Ginjiro supporting 268kg total of Asasekiryu and Sokokurai

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Daieisho in shitaku beya

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Okinoumi

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Bright Toyonoshima with a boxwood comb in his scalp

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Hakuho takes time to autograph for fans

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I didn't know Harumafuji had three kids of his own :-O Here with a tiny spectator.

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Now Terunofuji and Aminishiki photobombs a commemorative shot LOL

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Konishiki shakas with the three Yokozuna

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Konishiki shakas with Shigeo too!

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Chiyootori and local Okinawan Chiyoo greet the crowd

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Satonofuji

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and Daieisho

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...say their goodbyes to the tropical island.

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Guys, can you put the pictures inside spoilers? So that when someone opens the topic not all of them have to load at once…

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