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On 27/02/2019 at 10:00, Akinomaki said:

Today Yokoyama had an early graduation ceremony just for him: he leaves for Osaka and can't be at the ceremony for all. In front of about 300 pupils, with a speech by the oyakata, a student representative and from him: "I will stick to the teachings of the oyakata and the senior deshi, and won't evade hard training. I want to become a strong rikishi. Goal is, first of all aiming for sekitori, yokozuna. I devote myself to reach this goal, so please root for me."

Local NHK vid: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/okayama/20190227/4020002333.html

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On the background, the students look like prisoners dragged into something they'd rather not witness.   Meanwhile, a sendoff of sort for the young yokozuna wannabee.  That's what I call a pressure!

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The NSK from the shindeshi-kensa

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Nothing in the wide shows, a bit in the news shows

NewsEvery on Saturday short on Saito

today the same plus mainly Touma (5:22-23h) http://www.miomio.tv/watch/cc424405/

PRIMEnews just on Touma (6:57-59h)  http://www.miomio.tv/watch/cc424482/

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9 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

 

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#8 , for Tokitsukaze, is Hideki Tomiya, who was captain of the Tokyo Agricultural University team last year. He was best 16 at the 2017 All-Japans and finished 3rd at a national university tournament in Towada this year, as well as making the quarterfinals of a national tournament in Uwajima. Going back a bit further, he was best 4 at the 2014 Interhigh. He is skillful and should move past the lowest three divisions quickly, but might find himself in makushita for a while challenged by the strength of bigger rikishi. He has an amateur win over Yago.

Here he is in white at the Uwajima tournament

And introduced as a new member of the heya 

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On 29/01/2019 at 20:31, Yubinhaad said:

Interesting new recruit for Futagoyama-beya (I think for March but not 100% sure), 21-year-old Kiryu Matsuo (松尾 基隆), currently a student at Kawahara Medical Welfare College in Matsuyama, Ehime prefecture. He started sumo in elementary school and continued through to Nomura High School in Seiyo. However, there he felt the difference in level was too great and stopped doing sumo in his second year. 

Between studying to qualify in childcare/nursery teaching and job hunting, his sumo dream was reawakened and he contacted Futagoyama-beya directly, leading to a week-long stay last summer.

The heya twitter mentioned that the oyakata presented Matsuo at his stay in the Fukaii show(s)

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On 18/12/2018 at 10:09, Akinomaki said:
On 17/12/2018 at 16:11, Akinomaki said:
On 13/10/2018 at 16:13, Akinomaki said:

Today again a report on Futagoyama-beya with the focus on the okamisan, in Shabekuri x Fukaii https://datazoo.jp/tv/しゃべくり×深イイ/1204555

Today a followup was aired - focus again on the okamisan, the son, and also on Roga - videos will surely appear soon

http://muryoutube-owaraitv.com/hukaii-hanasi-181217/

video of the new report on Futagoyama-beya  http://www.miomio.tv/watch/cc412562/ 

in that show it had been reported that his joining the heya for April was definite - but I couldn't find his mentioned presentation in the previous show (maybe there was another, which I missed), and a kohai of Tainaka as new recruit was also mentioned already in December.

On 15/02/2019 at 09:42, Akinomaki said:

Hiroki Idenuma 出沼大樹 (18) from Mukainooka technical high school in Kawasaki enters Futagoyama-beya.

From the school, Tainaka is In Futagoyama-beya, an uchi-deshi he took with him from Fujishima-beya.

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On 02/02/2019 at 17:40, Yubinhaad said:

Joining Musashigawa-beya is 18-year-old Komei Yanagida (柳田 孔明), currently a third-year student on the wrestling squad at Takamatsu Agriculture High School in Okayama prefecture. In 2018 he took third place in the Greco-Roman 125kg weight division at the Kokutai, following that with the runner-up spot at the national high school championships. He also took third place in the Freestyle 125kg at the Interhigh.

Musashigawa-beya presented their 2 new recruits

Yanagida (18, 176㎝, 130kg) from Okayama-city  http://musashigawa.com/archives/9102

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and Genki Numano 沼野 元気 (15, 172cm, 95kg ) from Higashi-Osaka - no sports background http://musashigawa.com/archives/9100

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On ‎02‎/‎03‎/‎2019 at 20:23, Yubinhaad said:

Three new monks recruits for Shikoroyama-beya, but I haven't seen any details yet.

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The one on the right for Shikoroyama-beya is Kazuto Kawabuchi (川渕 一誠) from Osaka who is graduating from Kanazawa Gakuin high school, where he has been active on the sumo team. He's targeting Juryo first and has the later goal of fighting against senpai Endo, one of the previous 10 to have graduated from Kanazawa Gakuin and gone on to join ozumo. 177cm, 110kg.

With Shikoroyama-oyakata (former Sekiwake Terao):

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It's getting difficult to ensure enough new recruits, heya even use the internet for that. One big reason: it got difficult to attract middle school graduates. With declining birth rates, many parents do everything to have the kids go to university. 1992 had 223 new recruits - the most of the Heisei era - since 2006 the number is double digits. In 1992, 60% were middle school graduates, now it's down to 20%. Conversely, the rate of university graduates and foreigners increased. But university graduates have more or less fixed routes to enter a heya, following their OBs, and foreigners are limited to 1 per heya. Scouting is a problem for the other heya.

Musashigawa: "Nothing starts without going to the location." - he started with 2 in 2013 and has 17 now, approaching athletes and coaches from rugby, judo, wrestling and other sports.

Minezaki has all going through the internet recently: in 2011 they started to show keiko and the daily life on the homepage and Facebook. The violence scandals started then as well and the number of new recruits went down. Gyoji Kimura Ginjiro is active in scouting via the net: "Exactly because it is seen as a special world, we made it open." Deshi numbers in the heya were down to 3 once, now they have 12 again.

http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASM314F58M31PTQP00F.html

at the shindeshi-kensa Natsu 1992

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Joining Tamanoi-beya is 15-year-old Wataru Hashimoto (橋本 航) from Shichikashuku town in Katta district, Miyagi prefecture. He has been active in local sumo through his school years, so the Ishinomaki sumo association and Ishinomaki sumo dojo (of which he was a member) organised an early graduation party for him in Omiya town a couple of days ago.

During holidays Hashimoto sought to improve his sumo by joining keiko sessions at two high schools, Miyagi Prefectural Fisheries and Kami Agricultural,  His parents were trying to persuade him to go to high school too, but Hashimoto was determined, encouraged by Tamanoi-oyakata (former Sekiwake Tochiazuma) who wanted him to enter ozumo without picking up any "funny habits or injuries".

180cm, and 115kg now after gaining around 20kg since he's been at the heya.


Flowers from some of the youngsters of the Ishinomaki sumo dojo.

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According to Hakkaku-beya, Daisuke Saito will make his debut with the shikona Kitanowaka (北の若). And it looks like Kitanomine will return from banzuke-gai this basho.

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NSK data:
SHIKONA KANJI NAME HEYA HEIGHT WEIGHT DOB BIRTHPLACE
Akiyama 秋山 Akiyama Masaki Hakkaku 177 185 22 - September- 2000 Hokkaido
Ando 安藤 Ando Tatsuhiro Shikihide 172 110 26 - September- 2003 Fukuoka
Denuma 出沼 Denuma Taiki Futagoyama 176 148 07 - February - 2001 Kanagawa
Egashira 江頭 Egashira Yakumo Sadogatake 173 100 23 - July - 2003 Fukuoka
Fukui 福井 Fukui Kaito Hakkaku 176 125 13 - January - 2004 Hokkaido
Hamasaki 濱崎 Hamasaki Hiromu Otake 177 145 30 - September- 2000 Fukuoka
Hashimoto 橋本 Hashimoto Wataru Tamanoi 180 115 15 - January - 2004 Miyagi
Hirai 平井 Hirai Takumi Minato 180 132 21 - October - 2003 Aichi
Iizuka 飯塚 Iizuka Ryo Tagonoura 173 125 04 - January - 2001 Ibaraki
Ikegame 池亀 Ikegame Ryusei Asahiyama 174 130 28 - October - 2003 Gunma
Inaba 稲葉 Inaba Akimichi Ounomatsu 173 110 18 - May - 2000 Aichi
Ishida 石田 Ishida Hiroto Chiganoura 174 140 23 - October - 2003 Osaka
Ito 伊藤 Ito Chikashi Shikoroyama 188 135 26 - March - 1999 Saitama
Kajino 梶野 Kajino Itsuki Oitekaze 179 132 08 - November - 2003 Ehime
Kawabuchi 川渕 Kawabuchi Kazuto Shikoroyama 177 110 21 - October - 2000 Ishikawa
Kitajima 北島 Kitajima Kazuki Asahiyama 183 140 13 - September- 2000 Mie
Kiyota 清田 Kiyota Junpei Dewanoumi 175 90 04 - August - 2003 Fukushima
Maeda 前田 Maeda Yuto Tokitsukaze 180 145 08 - July - 2000 Toyama
Maekawa 前川 Mekawa Shoji Takasago 176 125 21 - April - 2003 Aichi
Maruyama 丸山 Maruyama Taito Tomozuna 172 98 09 - March - 2000 Gunma
Matsuo 松尾 Matsuo Kiryu Futagoyama 178 125 22 - July - 1997 Ehime
Nakata 中田 Nakata Norito Hakkaku 175 100 28 - November - 2003 Hokkaido
Nangu 南宮 Nangu Misaki Shikoroyama 169 67 07 - February - 2004 Osaka
Numano 沼野 Numano Genki Musashigawa 173 95 13 - February - 2004 Osaka
Oba 大場 Oba Kenta Otake 174 135 25 - April - 2000 Niigata
Otsuji 大辻 Otsuji Riki Takadagawa 179 130 06 - October - 2003 Hyogo
Oyama 大山 Oyama Masaya Dewanoumi 165 90 21 - May - 2003 Fukushima
Saito 齋藤 Saito Daisuke Hakkaku 189 145 12 - November - 2000 Yamagata
Shioya 塩谷 Shioya Mahiro Kise 181 135 12 - April - 2001 Chiba
Toma 當眞 Toma Tsuguto Miyagino 183 211 10 - May - 2000 Okinawa
Tomie 冨栄 Tomie Hideki Tokitsukaze 178 120 25 - August - 1996 Miyagi
Toriumi 鳥海 Toriumi Rui Nishiiwa 168 67 27 - September- 2001 Nagano
Yabugasaki 藪ヶ崎 Yabugasaki Rento Yamahibiki 185 155 29 - July - 2000 Hyogo
Yagi 八木 Yagi Yuma Yamahibiki 175 145 22 - August - 2003 Hyogo
Yamamoto 山本 Yamamoto Koki Asahiyama 173 175 03 - April - 2003 Chiba
Yamamoto 山本 Yamamoto Yukimori Shikihide 183 150 11 - November - 2000 Kanagawa
Yanagida 柳田 Yanagida Komei Musashigawa 176 130 27 - May - 2000 Okayama
Yatabe 矢田部 Yatabe Takanari Shibatayama 179 148 25 - May - 2000 Yamaguchi
Yokoyama 横山 Yokoyama Arata Takadagawa 176 110 14 - June - 2003 Okayama
Yoshii 吉井 Yoshii Ko Nakagawa 177 150 01 - August - 2003 Shizuoka

 

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heya twitter info

6 hours ago, Naganoyama said:

Maruyama 丸山 Maruyama Taito Tomozuna 172 98 09 - March - 2000 Gunma

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6 hours ago, Naganoyama said:

Ando 安藤 Ando Tatsuhiro Shikihide 172 110 26 - September- 2003 Fukuoka

安藤  竜大, from Kitakyushu, 北九州市戸畑区, shikona Andozakura 安藤桜

Judo experience, same city shushhin Wakatozakura introduced him to the heya, he got interested and entered

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6 hours ago, Naganoyama said:

Yamamoto 山本 Yamamoto Yukimori Shikihide 183 150 11 - November - 2000 Kanagawa

山本  友乙守 from Yokosuga 横須賀. shikona Yamamotozakura 山本桜

3 years ago he had an experience stay at the heya, with high school graduation he desired to enter and came

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Day 2 / Group A

The usual middling video quality (but quickly delivered for a change). I assume Miselet will have a HQ version available in a bit. 21 rikishi in action today.
 


Results:

Mz2   Daihisho (0-1)          Mz3   Yoshii (1-0)
Mz6   Inaba (0-1)             Mz8   Maeda (1-0)
Mz11  Yatabe (0-1)            Mz9   Tomie (1-0)
Mz14  Akiyama (0-1)           Mz22  Kiyota (1-0)
Mz15  Kitanowaka (1-0)        Mz23  Okanojo (0-1)
Mz16  Nakata (0-1)            Mz24  Ito (1-0)
Mz17  Fukui (0-1)             Mz26  Wakahiroto (1-0)
Mz27  Yokoyama (0-1)          Mz30  Maruyama (1-0)
Mz28  Otsuji (1-0)            Mz35  Kawabuchi (0-1)
Mz38  Koki (1-0)              Mz36  Nangu (0-1)
Mz2   Daihisho (1-1)          Mz41  Shioya (0-1)

Rather nervy start into his pro career by Yoshii here, nearly tripping while he ascended the dohyo and then the matta. Very straight-forward victory though once they were actually going. Even more dominant debut by Saito/Kitanowaka, of course.

Aside from Kiyota's beauty of a win that Yubinhaad already pointed out below, I was also partial to Otsuji's nice turnaround victory here.


Standings:

Mz2   Daihisho    Oitekaze     1-1 E   |   Mz6   Inaba      Onomatsu     0-1 E
Mz3   Yoshii      Nakagawa     1-0 W   |   Mz11  Yatabe     Shibatayama  0-1 E
Mz8   Maeda       Tokitsukaze  1-0 W   |   Mz14  Akiyama    Hakkaku      0-1 E
Mz9   Tomie       Tokitsukaze  1-0 W   |   Mz16  Nakata     Hakkaku      0-1 E
Mz15  Kitanowaka  Hakkaku      1-0 E   |   Mz17  Fukui      Hakkaku      0-1 E
Mz22  Kiyota      Dewanoumi    1-0 W   |   Mz23  Okanojo    Dewanoumi    0-1 W
Mz24  Ito         Shikoroyama  1-0 W   |   Mz27  Yokoyama   Takadagawa   0-1 E
Mz26  Wakahiroto  Chiganoura   1-0 W   |   Mz35  Kawabuchi  Shikoroyama  0-1 W
Mz28  Otsuji      Takadagawa   1-0 E   |   Mz36  Nangu      Shikoroyama  0-1 W
Mz30  Maruyama    Tomozuna     1-0 W   |   Mz41  Shioya     Kise         0-1 E
Mz38  Koki        Minato       1-0 E

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Miselet Maezumo on day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94NZ7jniGuM

from the Hattorizakura fan channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkC4xgLDC2A

plenty of maezumo in the media and from the NSK

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preparations and instructions

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lineup east and west

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first bout Yoshii vs same age new Daihisho 大飛翔 (Kajino)

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just as much attention for Kitanowaka (Saito) - but no suspense there against 岡ノ城 Okanojo (Oyama)

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Good win by Kiyota against the much bigger Akiyama, my favourite bout of this session. Unfortunately his stablemate Oyama (Okanojo) drew the short straw against Saito (Kitanowaka).


Fukui's opponent (7th bout) should be Chiganoura-beya's Ishida, his shikona is 若洸闘 (middle kanji is the first from his given name) and sounds like Wakahiroto.

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Day 3 / Group B

Outstanding timing by Abema today, missing at least one bout in favour of running their Day 2 sanyaku recap... Hopefully there's a live source for the whole thing again.
 


Results:

Mz1   Ryuga (0-1)             Mz4   Denuma (1-0)
Mz7   Yamamoto (0-1)          Mz5   Matsuo (1-0)
Mz10  Wakatoriumi (0-1)       Mz12  Oba (1-0)
Mz18  Asahabataki (1-0)       Mz13  Hamasaki (0-1)
Mz19  Yanagida (1-0)          Mz21  Kotoegashira (0-1)
Mz20  Numano (0-1)            Mz25  Iizuka (1-0)
Mz29  Hashimoto (0-1)         Mz31  Yabugasaki (1-0)
Mz33  Kitajima (0-1)          Mz32  Yagi (1-0)
Mz34  Ikegame (0-1)           Mz39  Andozakura (1-0)
Mz37  Toma (1-0)              Mz40  Yamamotozakura (0-1)

Nice hard-fought battles between Numano and Iizuka and between Kitajima and Yagi, the rest of the slate was decided in very straight-forward fashion here.


Standings:

Mz4   Denuma         Futagoyama   1-0 W   |   Mz1   Ryuga           Nishikido    0-1 E
Mz5   Matsuo         Futagoyama   1-0 W   |   Mz7   Yamamoto        Asahiyama    0-1 E
Mz12  Oba            Otake        1-0 W   |   Mz10  Wakatoriumi     Nishiiwa     0-1 E
Mz18  Asahabataki    Takasago     1-0 E   |   Mz13  Hamasaki        Otake        0-1 W
Mz19  Yanagida       Musashigawa  1-0 E   |   Mz20  Numano          Musashigawa  0-1 E
Mz25  Iizuka         Tagonoura    1-0 W   |   Mz21  Kotoegashira    Sadogatake   0-1 W
Mz31  Yabugasaki     Yamahibiki   1-0 W   |   Mz29  Hashimoto       Tamanoi      0-1 E
Mz32  Yagi           Yamahibiki   1-0 W   |   Mz33  Kitajima        Asahiyama    0-1 E
Mz37  Toma           Miyagino     1-0 E   |   Mz34  Ikegame         Asahiyama    0-1 E
Mz39  Andozakura     Shikihide    1-0 W   |   Mz40  Yamamotozakura  Shikihide    0-1

 

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Toma not exactly what you'd call quick off the mark there. I think Yamamotozakura just wanted to get out of the way before Toma ate him.

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Day 4 / Group A

Only 18 deshi present today, as the first qualifiers were determined for tomorrow's presentation.

Absent were both Dewanoumi deshi Kiyoto and Okanojo, as well as Shikoroyama's Nangu. On a related note about Days 2 and 3: We have had complete maezumo results going back to Kyushu 2005 now. In all those years this basho has been the first March maezumo ever in which all registered shindeshi actually turned up for the first round of bouts. All others had rikishi joining late or not at all.
 


Results:

Mz3   Yoshii (2-0)            Mz8   Maeda (1-1)
Mz2   Daihisho (1-2)          Mz9   Tomie (2-0)
Mz15  Kitanowaka (2-0)        Mz24  Ito (1-1)
Mz28  Otsuji (2-0)            Mz26  Wakahiroto (1-1)
Mz38  Koki (2-0)              Mz30  Maruyama (1-1)
Mz6   Inaba (1-1)             Mz11  Yatabe (0-2)
Mz14  Akiyama (1-1)           Mz27  Yokoyama (0-2)
Mz16  Nakata (0-2)            Mz41  Shioya (1-1)
Mz17  Fukui (0-2)             Mz35  Kawabuchi (1-1)

Mz2   Daihisho (1-3)          Mz8   Maeda (2-1)
Mz24  Ito (2-1)               Mz26  Wakahiroto (1-2)
Mz6   Inaba (2-1)             Mz30  Maruyama (1-2)

I'm not quite sure why they flipped the order of appearance by Yoshii and Daihisho here. Surely it can't have been that they wanted much-hyped Yoshii to be the top maezumo finisher? Then again they did the same thing with Shioya and Kawabuchi in the loser's bracket for no apparent reason.

No real surprises in the 2-0 qualifiers with well-regarded Yoshii, Otsuji and Kitanowaka, alongside the sole collegiate entrant Tomie (Tokyo U of Agriculture, I believe?), and even less-known Koki looked quite powerful in his pair of matches.

A lucky turn for Inaba to have finished on Day 4 already. Normally the guys entering the second round on 0-1 don't get to take part in the "bonus" bouts, of course, but they needed a 6th rikishi to fill out the lineup here, and he made the most of it.

Quality-wise this session wasn't much to write home about, with Ito-Wakahiroto perhaps the pick of the bunch.


Standings:

2-win target achieved:
#01  Mz3   Yoshii      Nakagawa     2-0
#03  Mz9   Tomie       Tokitsukaze  2-0 (presented as Tokisakae)
#05  Mz15  Kitanowaka  Hakkaku      2-0
#07  Mz28  Otsuji      Takadagawa   2-0
#09  Mz38  Koki        Minato       2-0
#11  Mz8   Maeda       Tokitsukaze  2-1 (presented as Tomiyutaka)
#13  Mz24  Ito         Shikoroyama  2-1
#15  Nz6   Inaba       Onomatsu     2-1

Still active:
     Mz2   Daihisho    Oitekaze     1-3 E   |   Mz11  Yatabe    Shibatayama  0-2 E

     Mz14  Akiyama     Hakkaku      1-1 E   |   Mz16  Nakata    Hakkaku      0-2 E
     Mz22  Kiyota      Dewanoumi    1-0-1 W |   Mz17  Fukui     Hakkaku      0-2 E
     Mz26  Wakahiroto  Chiganoura   1-2 W   |   Mz23  Okanojo   Dewanoumi    0-1-1 W
     Mz30  Maruyama    Tomozuna     1-2 W   |   Mz27  Yokoyama  Takadagawa   0-2 E
     Mz35  Kawabuchi   Shikoroyama  1-1 W   |   Mz36  Nangu     Shikoroyama  0-1-1 W
     Mz41  Shioya      Kise         1-1 E

 

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From what I've read, Denuma was in that missing first bout of group B, a win against banzuke-gai Ryuga. That was a pleasant surprise as I thought he had quit a while ago - o me of little faith. However I've had no luck finding any more videos of that session, or even a picture that might show Ryuga in the background. So subject to confirmation with another appearance or sai-shusse announcement, I guess.


Takasago-beya's Maekawa has an unusual shikona which was suggested by his father. The standard heya prefix is combined with the first kanji of his given name to produce 朝翔, but not the obvious reading of Asasho - instead it's Asahabataki, a word which means flapping of wings, perhaps imagining a bird taking flight. I like that.

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Miselet from day 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qm0GhCCePA

a spectator with some scenes from before maezumo, lineup scenes and some bouts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8kCn1Z4HEc&t=5m40s

the papers with Touma vs Yamamotozakura
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Miselet from day 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wJUC_8lYgA

Hattorizakura fan channel from day 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jlXt_7DJ1U

The papers from maezumo ichiban shusse achievers: Maeda, Kitanowaka
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Day 5 / Group B

Continued full attendance in this half of the competition.
 


Results:

Mz12  Oba (2-0)               Mz4   Denuma (1-1)
Mz18  Asahabataki (1-1)       Mz5   Matsuo (2-0)
Mz19  Yanagida (2-0)          Mz25  Iizuka (1-1)
Mz39  Andozakura (1-1)        Mz31  Yabugasaki (2-0)
Mz37  Toma (2-0)              Mz32  Yagi (1-1)
Mz7   Yamamoto (0-2)          Mz1   Ryuga (1-1)
Mz20  Numano (0-2)            Mz10  Wakatoriumi (1-1)
Mz29  Hashimoto (0-2)         Mz13  Hamasaki (1-1)
Mz33  Kitajima (0-2)          Mz21  Kotoegashira (1-1)
Mz34  Ikegame (1-1)           Mz40  Yamamotozakura (0-2)

Mz18  Asahabataki (1-2)       Mz4   Denuma (2-1)
Mz39  Andozakura (2-1)        Mz25  Iizuka (1-2)
Mz1   Ryuga (1-2)             Mz32  Yagi (2-1)

Another odd switch of the order for Andozakura and Toma, oh well.

This session was quite a bit higher in quality than the Group A second round, with the standouts being the Asahabataki-Matsuo and Kitajima-Kotoegashira tussles and Hamasaki's killer gasshohineri(??).

Outside of Toma this section's early finishers are much lower on name recognition. Good showing for Yanagida who's making the transfer from a successful junior career in Olympic wrestling, although he looks quite green in sumo terms and will likely be a long-term project.

The basho's sole returnee Ryuga was the lucky 6th man in the bonus session this time, but he wasn't able to finish his appearances here just yet.


Standings:

2-win target achieved:
#02  Mz12  Oba           Otake        2-0
#04  Mz5   Matsuo        Futagoyama   2-0
#06  Mz19  Yanagida      Musashigawa  2-0
#08  Mz31  Yabugasaki    Yamahibiki   2-0
#10  Mz37  Toma          Miyagino     2-0
#12  Mz4   Denuma        Futagoyama   2-1
#14  Mz32  Yagi          Yamahibiki   2-1
#16  Mz39  Andozakura    Shikihide    2-1

Still active:
     Mz1   Ryuga         Nishikido    1-2 E   |   Mz7   Yamamoto        Asahiyama    0-2 E
     Mz10  Wakatoriumi   Nishiiwa     1-1 E   |   Mz20  Numano          Musashigawa  0-2 E
     Mz13  Hamasaki      Otake        1-1 W   |   Mz29  Hashimoto       Tamanoi      0-2 E
     Mz18  Asahabataki   Takasago     1-2 E   |   Mz33  Kitajima        Asahiyama    0-2 E
     Mz21  Kotoegashira  Sadogatake   1-1 W   |   Mz40  Yamamotozakura  Shikihide    0-2 W
     Mz25  Iizuka        Tagonoura    1-2 W
     Mz34  Ikegame       Asahiyama    1-1 E

This is the order in which the qualifiers were shown during the Day 5 presentation, and it's been confirmed by subsequent press reports. I have no real idea why or how Yagi ended up in front of Andozakura; normally the order of the full qualifiers strictly follows the order of the matches through which they qualified.

Superficially it may appear to be some sort of rectification based on their incoming ranking position (i.e. correcting for the fact that Andozakura "passed" Yagi in the match-making after they had to shuffle him over to the East side on this day), but the exact same thing would apply to Oba and Matsuo and nothing was adjusted there. So, I dunno.

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Minato-beya's Hirai has the shikona Koki (昴輝). He has sumo experience from the Chukyo club in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture.

The two recruits from Tokitsukaze-beya used their family names for maezumo but have taken shikona at the shussehiro. Tomie is now Tokisakae (時栄, first kanji the same as the heya), while Maeda is now Tomiyutaka (富豊, first kanji is the same as his home prefecture Toyama).


Tokisakae (left) in a kesho-mawashi from Yutakayama; Tomiyutaka in a kesho-mawashi from Toyonoshima.

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Catching up...

Results and some comments have been added to Days 2 to 5 for your perusal if interested.

The ichiban shusse again (now that we've lost Miselet's), replete with questionable Abema camera work:
 


I'll endeavor to complete Days 6-9 in a relatively timely fashion.
 

On 14/03/2019 at 20:33, Yubinhaad said:

Minato-beya's Hirai has the shikona Koki (昴輝).

FWIW, the Kyokai has him with a slightly different first kanji, 昂.

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More in recent articles on the new recruits

Asahi today

Yoshii and Otsuji on the 2nd

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the shindeshi kensa

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and at the ichiban shusse - Nikkan column

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Hokkaido hopes for Hakkaku-beya - long local article on Yahoo today

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