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I'll try to make this a collection of all the standard (and not so standard) kesho mawashi a (new) sekitori gets from his old school(s). University, high, sometimes middle school and maybe even primary school, usually showing the school emblem, the school color and often some school motto.

I start with high school and below, and with the best known.

Saitama Sakae high (and middle school) is the top sumo high school and the standard kesho mawashi they give for juryo promotion is the best known.

Orange color, shikona, emblem, motto: learn today - konnichi manabe (the school has blocked the pic)

Recently Kotoshoho got his, and a bit earlier Kotonowaka

On 06/07/2019 at 17:14, Akinomaki said:

Kotonowaka II yesterday got the traditional Saitama Sakae high kesho mawashi for juryo promotion from head coach Yamada - the 20th orange one the school gave to an OB.

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They  have another one though, for ozeki promotion. Goeido and Takakeisho got that, color free to chose by the ozeki.

On 11/09/2015 at 12:35, Akinomaki said:

Goeido got another one from his old high school, Saitama Sakae. For juryo promotion in Kyushu 2006 he got the standard type, now one in black with the school emblem and the words "learn today", according to the school motto "Doing today what can be done today".http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1536556.html

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On 11/05/2019 at 11:58, Akinomaki said:

Takakeisho selected ozeki purple as the background color for his 2nd kesho mawashi from Saitama-Sakae high.

with head coach Yamada

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The orange one still as Sato

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Takakeisho is unique to have one from all his schools:

On 27/03/2019 at 21:25, Akinomaki said:

Takakeisho will get a kesho-mawashi from his Nigawa Gakuin primary school. A preparation school for Tokyo university, with plenty of wealthy OBs, who have formed a Takakeisho Nigawa koenkai end of last year.

In the dark blue school color, with the school emblem and name  仁川学院 https://www.nigawa.ac.jp/images/common/n-logo-sc.svg

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Mitakeumi has one from his local middle school

On 19/01/2019 at 12:12, Akinomaki said:

The design for the new kesho-mawashi for Mitakeumi: the school emblem and motto on the school color, with the present name:  木曽町中学校 Kiso town middle school - changed from Fukushima middle school.

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Another one with a (not purely) middle school kesho mawashi is Takahanada - Meidai Nakano middle and high school, but he left after middle school. Waka should have one, too.

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I guess no rikishi left Saitama Sakae after middle school to join at once.

The kesho mawashi from the other top sumo high school, Tottori Johoku, are not that easy to spot, they share only the sumo club motto and the donor name below

On 06/03/2015 at 14:13, Akinomaki said:

Ishiura like all school OBs gets one from Tottori Johoku, his old high school, where his father is main sumo coach and presented the new kesho mawashi. For the first sekitori from Tottori pref. in 53 years. In the local color (a charm against evil spirits) it shows a shishi-(lion mask)-head, used in the local folklore dance. It has the motto of the schools sumo club written on it: "Keiko without cheat - Johoku spirit", and is full of symbols with deep meaning, routed in local culture and history.
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/tottori/news/20150305-OYTNT50149.html
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Churanoumi also has the school emblem

On 20/07/2018 at 18:10, Akinomaki said:

The kesho mawashi for Churanoumi from Tottori high school gets sent to him just in time to use it on day 15. It shows an eagle carrying the school emblem, in flight before a red sun on white by4OltvtZz7taxuQtkiP3A_24x24.png -  a design by Tottori born artist Masaki Tanikawa.

Headmaster and sumo club head coach Ishiura presented it on the 19th: "His sumo is not power but using skill. Like this eagle I want him to aim for higher." o

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Mitoryu with the same local color again

On 20/04/2018 at 22:24, Yubinhaad said:

The red kesho-mawashi at the far end is from his high school alma mater, Tottori Johoku.

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Else I only found Ichinojo so far

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Other high schools - the kesho mawashi are mostly donated rather by the school alumni associations than the schools

For Wakatakakage from Gakuho Fukushima high school, designed after the school flag http://www.gakufuku-h.ed.jp/13kouyuukai/B13-06.htm

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For Midorifuji from Hiryu high, the 3rd after Sagatsukasa and Tochihiryu

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On 30/12/2019 at 18:40, Akinomaki said:

Asanoyama today at the alumni meeting had the proper presentation ceremony for the kesho-mawashi from his old school, Toyama commercial high. With the school emblem and the motto 愛と正義 "Love and righteousness".

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On 03/02/2019 at 12:43, Akinomaki said:

Tomokaze got one from Mukainooka high school. Mainly his fellow kohai students donated the 1.5million yen for it. The moss green from the school flag as the base, 向工 school initials and the plum flower from the school emblem.

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For Ura from Kyoto prefectural Toba high school, the first from that school: school flag and color as the design

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Chiyonoumi from Kochi prefectural Sukumo High School http://www.kochinet.ed.jp/sukumo-h/dousou.html

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For Daiamami end of 2016 from Kagoshima commercial high school - Satoyama had the same

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Chiyotairyu May 2012 from Metropolitan Adachi Shinden high - motto taken from a line in the school song: to bloom determined - shitataka ni saku

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Okinoumi July 2011, from Shimane prefectural Oki fisheries high school

edit: the fc2 blog blocks the display of the pic, unless the page is opened first: http://pkrmajic.blog137.fc2.com/blog-entry-48.html

so rather this pic:

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same year, same heya, same fishery: for Kanbayashi, later Oiwato from the Yamagata prefectural Kamo fisheries high school o

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From fish to agriculture: Takekaze from the Akita prefectural Kanaashi agricultural high school

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Takarafuji from Goshogawara commercial high school  - with the Takarabune

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Asasekiryu from Meitoki Gijuku high

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From Aomori prefectural Hirosaki vocational high school for Iwakiyama, Takamisakari had one, too

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The other new juryo Oki left high school in his 2nd year, but got a kesho mawashi from Niigata pref. Kaiyo (ocean) high school, with the school emblem and of course marine blue http://www.niigata-nippo.co.jp/sumo/news/20200913567735.html

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Edit: he is the first sekitori from Kaiyo high

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On to universities, many in their emblem simply have the kanji for "university", 大学, written old style

Most prominent is of course Nichidai - a quite recent awardee was Tobizaru (3 years ago) o

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On 31/08/2012 at 10:57, Akinomaki said:

The first kesho-mawashi for Dakiho from his university Nichidai.

Hakuho, who scouted him and was present at the ceremony - rare for a yokozuna, expects him to go through juryo in one basho.

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but recently most conspicuous was Kindai - with 2 yusho winners - and a nicer design.

On 30/10/2017 at 14:54, Akinomaki said:

Asanoyama today got a kesho-mawashi from Kinki daigaku (now Kindai university in English): "At last I got it."

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He graduated there in 2016. At present there are Takarafuji, Homarefuji and Tokushoryu from Kindai. Usually the rikishi get it for juryo promotion, but he rose too fast and it wasn't ready.

On 07/03/2019 at 17:16, Akinomaki said:

Shimanoumi on the 7th got the standard kesho-mawashi from his (Kinki) university - now always Kindai. The 5th active rikishi to have one

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On 06/03/2013 at 15:21, Akinomaki said:

New kesho mawashi from Kinki university (Kindai, Osaka area) for juryo Tokushoryu and Homarefuji.
In makuuchi there are Takarafuji and Oiwato, 4 sekitori from Kindai is a record.

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Nittaidai, with more old style kanji

On 21/07/2020 at 20:03, Akinomaki said:

Nittaidai, with the old kanji logo of the university for physical education Nihon 育 Taiiku 学 Daigaku.

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Myogiryu has one, but he got it only after sanyaku promotion.

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When he was new juryo, already Kakizoe and Yoshikaze were in makuuchi with the same, and for some reason they thought it boring to give it again and he got another type instead, with the mascot lion symbol of the corporate body, recently awarded to only Nittai-dai affiliated high school graduate Hoshoryu for juryo promotion

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After Myogiryu got his 2nd, others wanted a 2nd for sanyaku promotion as well, Chiyotairyu came and got some consolation present, as did Yoshikaze. Others from Nittaidai are e.g. Higonojo, Chiyonoumi, Tomokaze and Hokutofuji. o

 

Toyodai - Wakatakakage https://www.toyo.ac.jp/news/academics/toyo-sports/newslist/349961/

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Mitakeumi has one as well

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older recipient: Masakaze

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Chuo university

On 01/09/2017 at 17:07, Akinomaki said:

Yago got his traditional university kesho-mawashi for juryo promotion: from Chuo university, together with a shimekomi  (silk mawashi for the basho) and akeni to transport them - the status signs of a sekitori o o

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Takushoku university (Takudai) - for Takaryu - Tochinonada was another one o

with Takudai 拓大 in old style kanji, without the Takudai symbol mark, a graphic design based on the letter T, but in Takushoku orange

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Kanazawa Gakuin daigaku

On 12/03/2018 at 21:01, Akinomaki said:

Enho got one from his university, Kanazawa Gakuin, in the dark red color of the university with the school emblem http://www.hokkoku.co.jp/subpage/H20180312104.htm

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Kansai Gakuin university

On 28/04/2016 at 10:03, Akinomaki said:

The first for Ura, from K(w)ansai Gakuin university - a new sight among the university design kesho-mawashi for their first sekitori. The university emblem and color blue, the crescent moon to symbolize the start of the career, to go towards the full moon.http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/general/2016/04/28/0009032559.shtml

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Aomori university - Iwakiyama

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Another university affiliated high school: Aikodai (Aichi Institute of Technology) Meiden high school.  Asanowaka and Buyuzan (Yamawake, 2nd from the right) were from that high school, and as oyakata returned them to it, to go on display.

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It will be interesting to know if certain rikishi won't get a kesho-mawashi from their university because they joined the wrong heya. There was talk that Nakamura won't get one from Nittaidai should he join Miyagino-beya instead of a related heya like Naruto or Nishonoseki and now an article that doubts if Kawazoe will get one from Nichidai because he joined Miyagino instead of Kise- or Oitekaze-beya, which the school people wanted him to join. o

Similar to sekitori who marry the wrong wife, lose the koenkai support and get no kabu as a result.

Unfortunately not presented kesho-mawashi won't get a direct article if it happens, we only may notice after a while that the rikishi never uses a kesho mawashi from his school - or a tabloid mentions it in connection with other cases.

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Well, that seems a bit spiteful. Kawazoe and especially Nakamura were great representatives of their school's programs in college and will probably continue to reflect positively on them, with much bigger profiles, in ozumo. As much as I'm a Naruto beya fan, if I were a superstar prospect I wouldn't want to join them either given their injury issues.

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On 27/08/2020 at 16:41, Akinomaki said:

For Daiamami end of 2016 from Kagoshima commercial high school - Satoyama had the same

Satoyama yesterday donated his kesho mawashi back to Kagoshima commercial high school

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School emblem on a background in the school color, the name of the school as the donor below 鹿児島商業高等学校. He received it for juryo promotion Hatsu 2006. The alumni association, ex-members of the sumo club and teachers had contributed the sum of 1.08 million yen to make it. It is planned to have it on display at the school.

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Tokihayate, as the first in the 135 year long history of the school o, on the 6th at the heya got a kesho mawashi from the alumni association of his old Kogotanourin high school http://kahoku.news/articles/20230506khn000072.html

With the school symbol and 不撓不屈 futo-fukutsu, from 不撓不屈 の精神 indomitable spirit, which Takanohana used in his acceptance phrase for yokozuna promotion. Definitely the motto of the sumo club, the school has another slogan - the article is behind the paywall, but that was the title of a feature about the club o. Tokihayate now already has 5 kesho mawashi for the Natsu basho sekitori debut. o

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5 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Tokihayate, as the first in the 135 year long history of the school o, on the 6th at the heya got a kesho mawashi from the alumni association of his old Kogotanourin high school http://kahoku.news/articles/20230506khn000072.html

With the school symbol and 不撓不屈 futofukutsu, from 不撓不屈 の精神 indomitable spirit, which Takanohana used in his acceptance phrase for yokozuna promotion.

http://newsdig.tbs.co.jp/articles/-/473687?display=1

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futofukutsu is the favourite motto of Tokihayate since high school

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Fujiseiun was at his old Buntoku high school with Fujishima-oyakata on Apr. 26th  to report his juryo promotion and to receive a kesho mawashi https://www.buntoku-h.ed.jp/h/blog/2023/04/26/力士の藤青雲ふじせいうんさんが来校/

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at 1:47min in the video

on NHK he had the one from Meiji university

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Tokihayate with his at NHK

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On 27/08/2020 at 14:20, Akinomaki said:

Saitama Sakae high (and middle school) is the top Japanese sumo high school and the standard kesho mawashi they give for juryo promotion is the best known.

Orange color, shikona, emblem, motto: learn today - konnichi manabe (the school has blocked the pic)

On 06/07/2019 at 17:14, Akinomaki said:

Kotonowaka II yesterday got the traditional Saitama Sakae high kesho mawashi for juryo promotion from head coach Yamada - the 20th orange one the school gave to an OB.

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They  have another one though, for ozeki promotion. Goeido and Takakeisho got that, color free to chose by the ozeki.

On 11/09/2015 at 12:35, Akinomaki said:

Goeido got another one from his old high school, Saitama Sakae. For juryo promotion in Kyushu 2006 he got the standard type, now one in black with the school emblem and the words "learn today", according to the school motto "Doing today what can be done today".
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On 11/05/2019 at 11:58, Akinomaki said:

Takakeisho selected ozeki purple as the background color for his 2nd kesho mawashi from Saitama-Sakae high.

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Apparently no longer free, the 2 above are the standard now, ozeki color is black or purple, and Kotonowaka as the 3rd ozeki from Saitama Sakae high requested black like Goeido, to have two different ones at the dohyo-iri. He got the certificate for it at the party yesterday to celebrate the 17 national yusho for the school this school-year, including the interhigh win of the sumo club.

The 2 Japanese ozeki and 7 other sekitori and 2 oyakata who graduated from Saitama Sakae were there

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At the moment 14 sekitori and 41 graduates in all are on the banzuke

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On 10/02/2024 at 13:28, Akinomaki said:
On 06/07/2019 at 17:14, Akinomaki said:

the traditional Saitama Sakae high kesho mawashi for juryo promotion from head coach Yamada - the 20th orange one the school gave to an OB.

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They  have another one though, for ozeki promotion

On 10/02/2024 at 13:28, Akinomaki said:

Kotonowaka as the 3rd ozeki from Saitama Sakae high requested black like Goeido, to have two different ones at the dohyo-iri

Kotonowaka will get a very special no name ozeki kesho mawashi for the Haru basho - one without shikona on it, because he will be ozeki Kotonowaka only at this one tournament  http://www.sanspo.com/article/20240214-SM6XJOGK6VOT3EUUB5CDPRTJXE/

For Natsu "Kotozakura" is planned to be added to the embroidery

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On 15/02/2024 at 11:01, Akinomaki said:
On 10/02/2024 at 13:28, Akinomaki said:

Kotonowaka as the 3rd ozeki from Saitama Sakae high requested black like Goeido, to have two different ones at the dohyo-iri

Kotonowaka will get a very special no name ozeki kesho mawashi for the Haru basho - one without shikona on it, because he will be ozeki Kotonowaka only at this one tournament 

The new special no name kesho mawashi for Kotonowaka from Saitama Sakae

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The name to added to the embroidery is Kotozakura, and the akeni in which the kesho mawashi is delivered and transported already has Kotozakura on it, because that can't be changed like the embroidery

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