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Akinomaki    14,128

To introduce Japanese culture to the world, to get into the mood going towards the Olympics, the government selected 8 trial projects from among 71 that had applied for it, ozumo and fireworks among them. Each project will be given up to 10 million yen public funds, the trial events start in August. More projects will be selected later in the year.

The NSK had proposed the "Ozumo beyond 2020 basho", a jungyo-type 1day event in October especially for foreigners: Sumo culture will be explained in English.

Apart from the torikumi also mage preparation etc.

http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLASDG05H74_V00C16A7CC1000/

http://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2016070500556&g=eco

A trial for this

Oguruma proposed a special natsu jungyo event in the kokugikan, after the Olympic boxing tournament held there is over, and before the Paralympics start, for which the kokugikan won't be used.

Jungyo usually are held at places where no main basho takes place, but this one is meant especially to show sumo as Japanese traditional culture to the tourists, which are expected to come in greater numbers then than now.

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Akinomaki    14,128
On 5.7.2016 at 19:32, Akinomaki said:

the "Ozumo beyond 2020 basho", a jungyo-type 1day event in October especially for foreigners: Sumo culture will be explained in English.

Now on the just published schedule for the Aki basho: Oct. 4th, but no details yet. http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20160822/sum16082219400001-n1.html

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Akinomaki    14,128
On 24.8.2016 at 16:50, Akinomaki said:
  On 5.7.2016 at 19:32, Akinomaki said:

the "Ozumo beyond 2020 basho", a jungyo-type 1day event in October especially for foreigners: Sumo culture will be explained in English.

On 24.8.2016 at 16:50, Akinomaki said:

Now on the just published schedule for the Aki basho: Oct. 4th, but no details yet.

About 3000 foreigners, disabled persons etc. (it's PR for the Paralympics 2020 as well) will be invited - no tickets are sold to the public. Simultaneous translation in the hall announcement, sign language and something for the visual impaired will be provided. The 2 top rikishi (below) will perform a sandan-gamae double dohyo-iri, the first after 21 years again. http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20160910/sum16091015540006-n1.html

PR for the event today: Kakuryu, Harumafuji and PR top Kasugano - and a member of each target group (mascots excluded)

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rhyen    690

Right. Thinking if I should try and extend my stay just to watch this.

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Akinomaki    14,128
10 hours ago, rhyen said:

try and extend my stay just to watch this

You'd have to make sure to get invited somehow - maybe it's just for 1500 foreigners .

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Naganoyama    1,923

Wow. A sandan-gamae for the first time in 21 years and not even including Hakuho. 

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John Gunning    1,968
9 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

You'd have to make sure to get invited somehow

I accept bribes. Just putting it out there.

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Akinomaki    14,128
5 hours ago, Naganoyama said:

Wow. A sandan-gamae for the first time in 21 years and not even including Hakuho. 

Only the 3rd time in this kokugikan, the last was by Takanohana and Akebono 21 years ago - they had one 20 years ago at the Ise shrine, that was the last event. The pic of the first for the completion ceremony of the new kokugikan in Sep. 1985 was in the In Memoriam galleries for the 2 yokozuna then, a new one from Sponichi today http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2016/09/11/kiji/K20160911013333350.html

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What will happen to this plan if more yokozuna are kyujo then?

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CT3*    253

Great shots!!

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Yubinhaad    6,325

A few pictures of this rare ceremony. I can put them in a spoiler box later if needed, depends how many more pictures and videos are going to show up here.

Jodan no kamae (上段の構え), representing the spirit.

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Chudan no kamae (中段の構え), representing attack.

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Gedan no kamae (下段の構え), representing defence.

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On 9/11/2016 at 15:40, Akinomaki said:

What will happen to this plan if more yokozuna are kyujo then?


This isn't a Yokozuna dohyo-iri, there's no problem with Ozeki or even lower-ranking rikishi taking part if needed. Tamanishiki and Onosato did an all-Ozeki performance back in the early 1930s, IIRC. If either Yokozuna had been unable to take part, an Ozeki would have been called up as replacement, likely either Goeido as last yusho winner, or Kisenosato as top Ozeki on the last banzuke.

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Akinomaki    14,128

There was talk of about 3000, but only about 2300 were invited (available?) http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1719948.html

videos

from NHK news watch9

makuuchi-dohyoiri

The papers are full of sandan-gamae pics

a mix of dohyo-iri and bout

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the one before in the kokugikan by Takanohana and Akebono, Feb. 5th 1995, the last after that was at the Ise shrine

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hall announcement in English (Hiro Morita), sign-language and monitors for the hearing impaired Japanese - apparently no English on the monitors

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keiko with kids about to start: Takayasu, Shohozan, Endo - I had guessed Mitakeumi, but some 3kanji-yama/san/zan - and no idea about the one on the other side

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Shohozan and Endo

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fan-service outside

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RabidJohn    240

There's a pic of Kitanoumi and Chiyonofuji performing the sandam-gamae elsewhere on the forum, though I didn't know that's what it was called or indeed why they were doing it, so these last couple of picture posts have been most enlightening. Thank you. (Showingrespect...)

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Dapeng    63

Probably none of the current Yokozuna and Ozeki will still be active by the time of Tokyo Olympics......

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Rocks    488
22 minutes ago, Dapeng said:

Probably none of the current Yokozuna and Ozeki will still be active by the time of Tokyo Olympics......

Terunofuji should be around, if he gets healthy.

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dada78641    112

Thanks for posting the details. I'm planning my next trip, shame I couldn't be here though. :)

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Bumpkin    214
4 hours ago, Dapeng said:

Probably none of the current Yokozuna and Ozeki will still be active by the time of Tokyo Olympics......

Hakuho has stated that he wants to remain active until the Tokyo Olympics.

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Washuyama    379
18 hours ago, RabidJohn said:

There's a pic of Kitanoumi and Chiyonofuji performing the sandam-gamae elsewhere on the forum, though I didn't know that's what it was called or indeed why they were doing it,

It was for the grand opening of the Ryogoku Kokugikan in 1985

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rhyen    690

What is the 5 person event involving Harumafuji?

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Akinomaki    14,128
11 minutes ago, rhyen said:

What is the 5 person event involving Harumafuji?

Yokozuna against 5: gonin-gakari - only if he wins all 5 he wins this. They go against him one after the other without rest.

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rhyen    690

geez, I thought only dai-Yokozuna like Kitanoumi & Chiyonofuji would attempt this. 

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