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Naya 2 (Takamori) has declared an intention to join ozumo for the Haru basho after graduation from Chuo university. At the student championships on the weekend, with a loss in the prelims 3rd round, he didn't make it to the final best 32 tournament in the individuals and wasn't even in the team, which made it to the best 8. "I'm thinking about it. I'm ready to even start from maezumo." https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201911040000126.html.

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He is the worst of the Nayas. It's rather striking how easily opponents send him flying considering his size. Usually the collegiate rikishi are sure bets to make it fairly quickly to makushita at least, but he may struggle even with sandamne.

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He wasn't on his school team, as in, there were 5 people better than him at his own school?

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52 minutes ago, Gurowake said:

He wasn't on his school team, as in, there were 5 people better than him at his own school?

Ya, and there are probably more than 5 better than him. He's dismal to watch vs anyone half decent on the college scene, and is very underpowered given his size, pedigree, and sumo experience.

Here is footage from last month of typical Takamori. This was a 9 vs 9 tournament, and he was cut from that team part way through after losing all his matches. 

 

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On 04/11/2019 at 08:29, Katooshu said:

He is the worst of the Nayas. It's rather striking how easily opponents send him flying considering his size. Usually the collegiate rikishi are sure bets to make it fairly quickly to makushita at least, but he may struggle even with sandamne.

I see what you mean.  Just looking at the two video clips, he is probably better off in pursuing another career.   

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I put this in the Hatsu thread by mistake earlier, sorry. Here it is again:

Joining Tagonoura-beya will be Kazuma Matsuki (松木 一真), after he finishes at Sumino Junior High in Niihama, Ehime prefecture. He has no sumo experience, but has participated in the martial art shorinji kempo and table tennis during his school years. He currently stands at 178cm, 77kg.

Matsuki will move to the heya in mid-February, and will be the second active rikishi from Niihama, along with Sadogatake-beya's Kotonoshu.

Tagonoura-oyakata (former Maegashira Takanotsuru) visited the school.

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7 hours ago, Yubinhaad said:

I put this in the Hatsu thread by mistake earlier, sorry. Here it is again:

Joining Tagonoura-beya will be Kazuma Matsuki (松木 一真), after he finishes at Sumino Junior High in Niihama, Ehime prefecture. He has no sumo experience, but has participated in the martial art shorinji kempo and table tennis during his school years. He currently stands at 178cm, 77kg.

Matsuki will move to the heya in mid-February, and will be the second active rikishi from Niihama, along with Sadogatake-beya's Kotonoshu.

Tagonoura-oyakata (former Maegashira Takanotsuru) visited the school.

The Yahoo news video from local Ehime TV about Kazuma Matsuki joining https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20191206-00000006-ebc-l38

The reason he got scouted and joins ozumo is the size of his feet - 29cm - the oyakata in the interview points out the importance of the (large) feet for a rikishi

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I've read on a Japanese amasumo blog that Yukihiro Hasimoto, last year's captain of Waseda University, will be turning pro with Onoe beya (apparently his family has Kumamoto ties like the oyakata). He has a sandamne qualification as a result of making the best 8 of the student championships. He was also runner-up in a national tournament earlier that year, and in his 2nd-year was the 135kg national weight class champion.

On the right. He is about 178cm and 125kg, and is an oshi-specialist. He reminds me a bit of Chiyonoumi. 

He is also the guy beating Naya in the second video above

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On 04/11/2019 at 01:09, Akinomaki said:

Naya 2 (Takamori)

How old is he?

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Having just completed his final year of university sumo, he'd be 22 or 23 I'd think

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The riji-kai today acknowledged the sdTD status for Toyodai's Fukai for his best 8 at the student championships. He enters Takasago-beya and will have his dohyo debut in sandanme at the Haru basho, after passing the shindeshi exam (on the 29th). https://www.daily.co.jp/general/2020/01/30/0013075441.shtml

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Takayasu at the local supporter party on the 2nd presented his first (?) uchi-deshi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujeUhXtZY-M&t=1m54s

Rukia Takasu 高須流希亜, From Inashiki, Ibaraki, from the Kasumigaura high attached middle school: "When I'm in the sumo world, even if it's hard, I want to gambarize - and become a strong rikishi like Takayasu-zeki"

Edit: Iizuka may have been uchi-deshi no.1 http://newstsukuba.jp/?p=21472

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There will be two new yobidashi for the Haru basho. 18-year-old Yuma (悠真) has joined Hakkaku-beya, while 17-year-old Shintaro (新太郎) has joined Kasugano-beya.

 

Meanwhile, joining Shikoroyama-beya is 15-year-old Kota Matsumoto (松本 幸太), a third-year student at Kuga Junior High School in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi prefecture. Currently 169cm and 128kg, he has no sumo experience but has been a judoka since his third year of elementary school. In 2018 he met Tatsutagawa-oyakata (former Komusubi Homasho) at the Shunan event of the Aki jungyo, and was invited to visit the heya.

Shikoroyama-oyakata (former Sekiwake Terao) visited the school to present his new deshi. Matsumoto wants to devote himself to keiko and become a Yokozuna.
 

 

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5 of the March graduates in the Tottori Johoku interhigh runner-up team want to go to university, 2 want to join ozumo.

Dawaaninji is waiting for an opening - from now on he aims for yokozuna, but apparently has found no heya yet to join.

At the party yesterday, OBs like Ishiura and Ichinojo and the school's ambassador Hakuho were present.

http://www.nnn.co.jp/news/200208/20200208059.html

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(maybe he has to wait till Sokokurai or Gagamaru retire)

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On 22/01/2020 at 18:40, Rocks said:

How old is he?

22. Training today at Ootake beya for the third straight day, no actual bouts, just the fundamentalists.. Looks a lot like Daddy. 1.84/150 so body is good, but essentially so far a poor performer as was stated at the beginning of this thread.

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On ‎08‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 17:31, Akinomaki said:

Dawaaninji is waiting for an opening - from now on he aims for yokozuna, but apparently has found no heya yet to join.

(maybe he has to wait till Sokokurai or Gagamaru retire)


It's possible that Sokokurai's spot has already been taken, a guy named Asuhada has been visiting the heya to take part in keiko and was also at some of their training camps last year, as shown below. As I understand it, he's a graduate of Hiryu high school and was a classmate of Suzuki, who joined Fujishima-beya a year ago. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.

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On 05/02/2020 at 20:16, Akinomaki said:

Takayasu at the local supporter party on the 2nd presented his first (?) uchi-deshi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujeUhXtZY-M&t=1m54s

Rukia Takasu 高須流希亜, From Inashiki, Ibaraki, from the Kasumigaura high attached middle school: "When I'm in the sumo world, even if it's hard, I want to gambarize - and become a strong rikishi like Takayasu-zeki"

Edit: Iizuka may have been uchi-deshi no.1 http://newstsukuba.jp/?p=21472

Rukia Takasu (15, 173cm, 133kg) has a background as soccer forward in primary, and as handball goalkeeper in middle school - he has neither sumo nor judo experience. A member of the Takaysu koenkai saw him in a Korean restaurant, liked his eating habit and his physique. Next his father, via an acquaintance in the sumo world, got him an invitation to the ozeki promotion party of Tochinoshin. There he met Hakuho, who liked his physique, and wanted to introduce him to a high school (Tottori Johoku of course - to have him train a bit like Toma, before he takes him to the heya).

But, next time he went to that Korean restaurant, the owner gave him the meishi from that koenkai member - he phoned the guy and got an invitation to the 2019 Hatsu basho party of Tagonoura-beya, where he met Takayasu. The next month he went to the Takayasu koenkai, was invited by them to join Tagaonoura-beya, where Takayasu would be his mentor.

In October he went to the heya to apply to become a member, this month he joined.

Tagonoura-oyakata: "Among the 4 new recruits, he has the best physique."

http://mainichi.jp/articles/20200212/k00/00m/050/023000c

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I thought I had a déjà vu with this

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On 07/02/2019 at 20:01, Akinomaki said:

Yuma Yagi 八木裕真 (15, 176cm, 140kg) from Ie Island, Himeji-city, enters Yamahibiki-beya - the oyakata (ex-Ganyu) is from Himeji-city, Katsuhara ward. Yagi was approached by several sumo stronghold high schools, but after an experience stay at the heya opted to join the pros as early as possible.

There is no dohyo on the island and his family was indifferent towards sumo, he went to a dojo in Himeji mainland, and was instructed by another Himeji ex-pro, Nagasawa, former Daikiyama of Mihogaseki-beya, revived by Himeji local ozeki Masuiyama I, the oyakata of Kitanoumi. Nagasawa and Kitanoumi's prime deshi Ganyu are acquainted since middle school, and then associated for long as being from closely related heya. Yagi attracted the attention of the 2, and the oyakata wants to raise rikishi from his hometown.

http://www.kobe-np.co.jp/news/himeji/201902/0012035246.shtml

Leaving home on the 3rd to head for the new life in sumo

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Little brother Kenshin (?) Yagi (15, 176cm, 145kg) from Ie Island, Himeji-city, follows his brother Ienoshima  to Yamahibiki-beya. He was always close like a twin to his brother. When he saw him on the dohyo of a 4th grade kids tournament (the usual start grade), he said at once: "I also wanna do this". There is a 3rd maybe to come. http://www.kobe-np.co.jp/news/himeji/202002/0013108468.shtml

last June at a Hyogo prefectural tournament

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Edit: The brothers last year Haru senshuraku

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Kataonami-beya has a new recruit for the first time in four years, 15-year-old Koji Ikeda (池田 昂司). He has been a member of Mitaka Sumo Club in Mitaka city, Tokyo since elementary school. 183cm, 110kg.


Kataonami-oyakata (former Sekiwake Tamakasuga) visited the city to present his new deshi and pay a courtesy visit to the Mayor.

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Ikeda with Mayor Takashi Kawamura.

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Flanked by Kataonami-oyakata, the Mayor, and assorted other local important types.

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He does not look happy to be there.  And his footwear seems rather inappropriate next to the others.

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23 minutes ago, Gurowake said:

He does not look happy to be there.  And his footwear seems rather inappropriate next to the others.

I'm going to cut him a little slack considering:

1) he's fifteen

2) they just gave him flowers and want to take his picture for the newspapers

3) if he succeeds in his future calling, he won't be wearing a suit for the next twenty years.

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It really sucks to find shoes if your feet are big in Japan. Plus he's been probably outgrowing his shoes too quickly.

Like I need ~33cm shoes and the stores max out at 30cm and factories only usually have 28cm guest steel toes.

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On 13/02/2020 at 16:51, Gurowake said:

He does not look happy to be there.  And his footwear seems rather inappropriate next to the others.

Indeed, fifteen year-old boys never look happy while holding flowers...

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Past and present members of Mitaka Sumo Club returning to Subaru Sports Center to send off Ikeda Koji. This time he's dressed a bit more appropriately. I think he's the first member from the club since their inception to join Ozumo (Tanakayama doesn't really count).

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Joining Tatsunami-beya is 18-year-old Watari? Yamashina (山科 渉利), who has been active in national competitions since junior high school and is now coming to the end of his time at Takushoku University's Koryo High School in Chiba prefecture. He followed his older brother (now 20 and at the university proper) by joining the Hirohata Boys sumo school in Himeji, which counts Myogiryu and Kitaharima as notable alumni. Two younger brothers are also active in sumo.

In August last year he suffered a ligament injury in his knee and couldn't train for three months, but is now fully recovered. Currently 175cm, 133kg and specializing in oshi-zumo. He'll need a shikona since his family name is the same as the Yamashina myoseki.

A send-off party was held for him at a local hotel on February 23rd.


With Tatsunami-oyakata (former Komusubi Asahiyutaka).

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Yamashina received a cake at the party.

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Joining Asakayama-beya is 18-year-old Hinata Watanabe (渡邊 陽向) from Itabashi ward, Tokyo. No sumo experience.

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