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Kotoshogiku from his Hatsu basho yusho received the goodies that come with the Fukushima Governor award, brought to Sadogatake-beya by the Fukushima JA president and a representative:
- 1 ton of "Ten no tsubu" rice
- 10kg of Fukushima beef sirloin steak
- 5kg of garlic chive
- very fitting: 3kg of shungiku (same -giku, edible Chrysanthemum - the green is what gets eaten)
- 3kg of shiitake mushrooms
- 6kg of strawberries
- 20kg of anpo-gaki, a type of dried kaki (persimmon)

The award was created in 2013 to show the safety and charm of Fukushima produce.
http://www.minyu-net.com/news/news/FM20160217-050588.php
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On 22/01/2013 at 15:39, Akinomaki said:

new prize for the yusho winner: Fukushima prefecture governor award: certificate, monetary award, Akabeko (Fukushima red cow toy) trophy, extra prize: 1000kg of polished rice "Ten-no-tsubu" brand from the prefecture, to regain popularity

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Nomi-no-Sukune, with whom sumo is said to have begun, is present everywhere recently.

now the Nomi-no-Sukune Nara governor trophy, the first trophy from Nara prefecture.

The place where that mythical first bout before the Tenno took place is said to be in Nara and they want to use it for PR for visiting the region.

The bronze trophy (15kg) had cost 2.2 million yen to make. It goes with 500 000 yen prize money, an assortment of chicken and vegetables etc. for chanko for 300 persons, worth about 250 000 yen, the trophy will of course go back.

Starting at the Hatsu basho for the makuuchi yusho at the 3 Tokyo basho for 3 years.

That Nara PR now is at a new peak (sumo summit) http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=34510#entry299485

And Kotoshogiku got the food from the vice-governor of Nara and the local mascot Sento-kun

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2016/03/03/kiji/K20160303012141700.html

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he had given him the trophy at the basho as well http://www.pref.nara.jp/item/151533.htm

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With the ancient Yamato located at where now Nara pref. it (or at first only where now the sumo shrine is), Nara uses this other name for Japan for its local produce. The whole food assortment for chanko is called Yamato-zukushi, for one person might be the amount here (or this time on the plate above):

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a local hotel had a chanko nabe like that on the menu for a short while (for 4 persons) - for the new award, as more PR

http://www.worldheritage.co.jp/asyl/news/details.php?id=142&cate=5

details about the food from http://www.pref.nara.jp/item/132409.htm

the list of ingredients for the nabe:

- the local chicken http://www.nara-tokusan.com/products_10.html

- also as tsukune with a local medicinal herb in it

- Yuuzaki green onion http://www.pref.nara.jp/8042.htm

- Yamato mana http://www.pref.nara.jp/8035.htma variety of Brassica_rapa

- Yamato kikuna http://www.pref.nara.jp/8045.htm- Kansai name for the edible Chrysanthemum, Shungiku above

- Udakin gobo http://www.pref.nara.jp/8037.htmArctium_lappa

fresh shiitake and more vegetables of the season, daikon radish, hakusai cabbage, tofu, konnyaku

But that is not all, more Nara special produce is part of the award, in unspecified quantities:

Yamato-tea, -beef and -pork

the winners of this award in the first year

Hakuho

Terunofuji

Kakuryu also got strawberries

Johnofuji had posted a list of the older awards that Orion had compiled with more about the food in it by Katrina Watts:

http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=30187&entry226926

If more details about them appear, I'll add them to this topic.

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A new one for the winner of the Haru basho: the Yuuasa town-headman award, with the amount for 1 year=180 liters of soy sauce, for which the town in Wakayama pref. is the called the cradle - indispensable for Japanese cuisine: another kokugi, like sumo. Handed to the winner at the ceremony is a 36liter barrel from the old local soy sauce shop Kadocho (fittingly, kado is a kanji used in the older way to write "sumo"), maybe like these:

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http://mainichi.jp/articles/20170309/k00/00m/040/082000c

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On 8.3.2017 at 20:36, Akinomaki said:

A new one for the winner of the Haru basho: the Yuuasa town-headman award, with the amount for 1 year=180 liters of soy sauce, for which the town in Wakayama pref. is the called the cradle - indispensable for Japanese cuisine: another kokugi, like sumo. Handed to the winner at the ceremony is a 36liter barrel from the old local soy sauce shop Kadocho (fittingly, kado is a kanji used in the older way to write "sumo"), maybe like these:

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http://mainichi.jp/articles/20170309/k00/00m/040/082000c

Not a real barrel - the new Yuuasa town-headman award trophy is only designed like one:

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just 5kg, 40cm high, 25cm in diameter - and empty, no extra soy sauce -

and the winner doesn't simply get 5 barrels, but 200 pots of 900cc each.

http://www.wakayamashimpo.co.jp/2017/03/20170311_68253.html

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If I had known about all, this free food when I was younger I'd of tried out for sumo.

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This time it's Hakuho, after quite a while, to get the Nara Governor award food rations

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This year the award goes with the Haru, Natsu and Kyushu basho yusho - so regardless how much Hakuho gambarizes, he can't get it this basho

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On 2/19/2018 at 08:59, John Gunning said:

Here’s three tonnes of rice (really) being unloaded into the heya this morning after keiko.

and Tochinoshin got another ton of rice rice yesterday https://www.minpo.jp/news/detail/2018022249411

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On 2/18/2016 at 19:06, Akinomaki said:

Kotoshogiku from his Hatsu basho yusho received the goodies that come with the Fukushima Governor award, bought to Sadogatake-beya by the Fukushima JA president and a representative:
- 1 ton of "Ten no tsubu" rice

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As the yusho winner, Tamawashi received the 1 ton of ten-no-tsubu rice and other local produce that comes with the Fukushima-gov. cow trophy award. Local JA representatives delivered it to the heya on the 12th.

The other produce this time is 10kg of Fukushima beef, and in sum 36kg of local garlic chive, shiitake mushrooms, green onion, shungiku (leaves of edible chrysanthemum ) and anpo-gaki (semi-dry persimon).

http://www.minpo.jp/news/detail/2019021360237

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I know Fukushima is not a small prefecture, but I'm always curious about how they are addressing the radioactive fallout when they're handing out these bursaries, and whether heyas would actually want to use the goods they received. 

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The "radioactive fallout" is almost negligible.  It is standard political and media hype.

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12 minutes ago, Asojima said:

The "radioactive fallout" is almost negligible.  It is standard political and media hype.

Indeed. Major accidents get publicity.  Minor continuous releases of equally problematic things are just seen as a "cost" (borne by others) of doing business, even if they are worse overall for everyone involved.  I won't point fingers so as to not get this dragged into a political discussion.

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Time for the Fukushima delivery for Asanoyama - only awarded at the 3 Tokyo basho

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The usual 1 ton of ten-no-tsubu rice, 10kg of Fukushima beef sirloin, cucumber, tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, green onion etc.

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The food for Shodai from the Fukushima governor award at the Tokyo basho arrived at Tokitsukaze-beya on the 11th, delivered by local JA: the 1 ton of ten-no-tsubu rice, the 10kg of Fukushima beef sirloin and the assortment of Fukushima vegetables - cabbage, daikon etc. Shodai did proper PR for the gift: "Eating Ten-no-tsubu, that's strong against the wind and hardly falls down, I will do persevering sumo and don't give up till the end." "I'm looking forward to get in direct contact with the people of Fukushima, when the Corona calamity has calmed down." http://www.minyu-net.com/news/news/FM20201013-546164.php

2 JA official came to present him with the replica of a rice bale and Fukushima grapes

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2 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

delivered by local JA: the 1 ton of ten-no-tsubu rice, the 10kg of Fukushima beef sirloin and the assortment of Fukushima vegetables - cabbage, daikon etc.

Remembering our recent thread about rice going bad in another heya: where is Tokitsukaze-beya going to store that much rice?(Detective...)

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1 hour ago, Yamanashi said:

Remembering our recent thread about rice going bad in another heya: where is Tokitsukaze-beya going to store that much rice?(Detective...)

Where they store the other tons of rice, I imagine... B-)

It's only 1000kg and there are many hungry mouths. It'll be gone before long. Even if it arrives all at once, you're talking less than a cubic metre of space (or a bit more if it's all in those traditional rice straw bales). 

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1 hour ago, RabidJohn said:

Where they store the other tons of rice, I imagine... B-)

It's only 1000kg and there are many hungry mouths. It'll be gone before long. Even if it arrives all at once, you're talking less than a cubic metre of space (or a bit more if it's all in those traditional rice straw bales). 

Thanks for the info.  I guess the weight is my concern.  1000 kg = 2200 lbs.  Guess it goes on the floor!

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2 hours ago, Yamanashi said:

Thanks for the info.  I guess the weight is my concern.  1000 kg = 2200 lbs.  Guess it goes on the floor!

You are concerned about the weight of rice in a house full of sumotori?

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2 hours ago, Benihana said:

You are concerned about the weight of rice in a house full of sumotori?

I get your point, but if you're going to store something half the weight of a compact car, you probably can't get it all on a typical storage shelf.

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34 minutes ago, Yamanashi said:

I get your point, but if you're going to store something half the weight of a compact car, you probably can't get it all on a typical storage shelf.

Oh, i'm sure they won't use one of these :-D

Spoiler

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SCNR, but you kept digging your grave deeper and deeper ^^

On another note...maybe one of these bad boys and some sewing would solve Enho's weight gaining problems...

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18 minutes ago, Benihana said:

Oh, i'm sure they won't use one of these

Now if it were already cooked ... In my imagination I see some young Jonidan, mouth open under the chute, gurgling "Oi...shi!!!"

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What makes "ten no tsubu" rice so special? I did some googling and understand it's from Fukushima prefecture. Is there more to it than that though? Is it a different variety of rice with some sort of specific flavor? Does it have extra calories to enable the guys to pack on weight? Or is it all just marketing?

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15 minutes ago, Shinobi Steve said:

What makes "ten no tsubu" rice so special? I did some googling and understand it's from Fukushima prefecture. Is there more to it than that though?

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On 18/02/2016 at 19:06, Akinomaki said:

The award was created in 2013 to show the safety and charm of Fukushima produce.

On 22/01/2013 at 15:39, Akinomaki said:

new prize for the yusho winner: Fukushima prefecture governor award: certificate, monetary award, Akabeko (Fukushima red cow toy) trophy, extra prize: 1000kg of polished rice "Ten-no-tsubu" brand from the prefecture, to regain popularity

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20 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Shodai did proper PR for the gift: "Eating Ten-no-tsubu, that's strong against the wind and hardly falls down, I will do persevering sumo and don't give up till the end."

I was going to leave this, but seeing as how the qualities of the rice have come under discussion...

Shodai has avoided the "best rice for sushi" and "grain from heaven" clichés and gone instead for the nature of the plant in the paddy. Fair enough, but I have to ask about the translation because "hardly falls down" comes across to my western mind as damning with faint praise. "Never falls down" would have been more in keeping with the hype.

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1 hour ago, RabidJohn said:

I was going to leave this, but seeing as how the qualities of the rice have come under discussion...

Shodai has avoided the "best rice for sushi" and "grain from heaven" clichés and gone instead for the nature of the plant in the paddy. Fair enough, but I have to ask about the translation because "hardly falls down" comes across to my western mind as damning with faint praise. "Never falls down" would have been more in keeping with the hype.

You can't expect more from someone as negatively realistic as Shodai. He just went with 倒れにくい, taorenikui, like in explanation of the producers nourinseikyou.jp/天のつぶ(説明).pdf.

Those who only sell it boast with never ever falls down, 絶対に倒れない settai ni taorenai https://iandu.shop-pro.jp/?pid=154494162

Shodai with this only promises to also not fall down easily in his ozeki sumo, to keep people from expecting too much of him.

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