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Rikishi "generations"

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I was trying to read Kitaharima's Japanese Wikipedia article through Google Translate and it seems that he's part of a group of rikishi born in the period April 1986 to April 1987 (Showa 61), that also includes Kisenosato, Goeido and Myogiryu. This group even has it's own Japanese Wikipedia article ("Flower of... " what?)  I wondered how common this kind of  grouping is, the reasons for it and if it happens in any other context in Japan. 

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The bunch of flowers also includes Ikioi, Aoiyama, Keisei, Takarafuji, Tochiozan, Gagamaru, Kitaharima, Arawashi and Tokushoryu. If there was a magic meteor shower that year it must have been visible in Bulgaria, Brazil, Georgia and Mongolia as well as Japan.

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I just found it interesting that they're grouped by birth year, as I'd previously assumed they only went by hatsu dohyo, like the famous Class of Haru 1988. Goeido went to high school so made his debut nearly three years after Kisenosato and Kitaharima. 

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