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38th national wampaku tournament 2023

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As usual live on YT on the JCI Tokyo channel on July 30th - last year's videos are still there in the sumo playlist

results as Excel sheets will appear here later http://wanpaku.or.jp/tournament/result.html

Report from last year about the Mongolians https://mongolmoromoro.com/20221101/

 

The 3 representatives of Tottori pref. from 4th to 6th year today reported to the governor http://db.pref.tottori.jp/pressrelease.nsf/webview/80486CDA13A8CD61492589EA00828543

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All have sempai Hakuoho as their goal, like him they are the winners of the Sakura-zumo tournament on April 16th for each year

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Tottori Johoku primary school's Garid Gantugs Gantukus for 6th year (on the right, last year best 16) is the son of Renzendoruji Gantugs Gantukus, the Tottori Johoku sumo club advisor from Mongolia, he told in an article from 2017 about his 5 year old son having started with sumo https://www.gov-online.go.jp/eng/publicity/book/hlj/html/201707/201707_10_en.html

last year

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On 19/07/2023 at 23:02, Akinomaki said:

live on YT on the JCI Tokyo channel on July 30th

The 4th year Yamaguchi pref. tournament winner Taniyama today was at the city hall of his hometown Shimonoseki to report to the mayor - he is from judo background and it was his first ever sumo tournament. He is a bit nervous about the national tournament on Sunday but aims for the yusho.

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Reporting to the mayor their yusho at the Aichi pref. block tournament which makes them the representatives of their respective national tournaments were from Kasugai 5th year Yuito/Yuuto Yuzawa and for the 4th girls tournament on Sep. 24th in Shibata, Niigata, 4th year Miri Murakami.

Yuzawa aims to become a pro, he started with sumo admiring the muscles of Tochinoshin.

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2 kids from the Ukraine take part as well tomorrow - they won a tournament at home in March, held by a support organization in cooperation with the JCI  https://tokyo-jc.or.jp/en/wanpaku_ukraine/

both first reported as 11 years old, Makar Yupatkin in 6th year (by now 12 years old), Mykola Hladkykh in 5th

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Yesterday they had an encouragement rally in Tokyo - aiming for Shishi

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Schedule: https://tokyo-jc.or.jp/en/regular/regular-202308/ (properly: https://tokyo-jc.or.jp/regular/regular-202308/)

 

more participants reporting to the mayor:

The team from Suzu, Ishikawa - 105 teams take part http://news.goo.ne.jp/article/chuplus/region/chuplus-737656.html

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Experience stays in sumo-beya today also take place again - cancelled in Corona times

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Fun event, but all 3 grades won by mass monsters whose long-term prospects I'm not so high on. 

The grade 5 Ukrainian lost his first match, the grade 6er won 3 and I think made it to the best 16 - which is very good considering how skinny he is.

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23 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Makar Yupatkin in 6th year (by now 12 years old), Mykola Hladkykh in 5th 

2 hours ago, Katooshu said:

The grade 5 Ukrainian lost his first match, the grade 6er won 2 and I think made it to the best 16 - which is very good considering how skinny he is.

Abema/Asahi TV have the whole focus on these 2, making it the biggest news of this tournament

https://youtu.be/uhyhy1vJIMo

I was surprised how much public attention the participants got, I don't think it was like that before Corona, at least not reported

Kuroda from Minami-Awaji at the city hall o

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Results are already up: torikumi - individual standings - team (results by points from the individuals torikumi - Mongolia 12th, Ukraine 42nd of 104 - one team was undecided and empty)

The wampaku yokozuna

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4th year Shoi Oshima (Gifu), 5th Ryuga Umematsu (his Tokyo-team finished 2nd), 6th Taiga Shimizu (+1st with the Ibaraki A team)

Shimizu (170cm, 120kg) wants to go to Kashiwa for middle school and join the Kashiwa juniors sumo club (of Hoshoryu etc.), and join ozumo after university o

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Full Results

Grade 4

Winner Shoi Oshima (大嶋 将生), Gifu

Runner-Up - Hyuga Iwakami (岩上 毘優雅), Shizuoka

Semi-Finals - Shuta Obata (小畑 秀太), Kumamoto
Semi-Finals - Kenshiro Yamada (山田 健志朗), NIigata

Quarter-Finals - Yushi Masuda (増田 結士), Osaka
Quarter-Finals Ieru Komatsu (小松 癒), Chiba
Quarter-Finals Kosuke Yamaji (山路 弘祐), Kanagawa
Quarter-Finals - Rento Sasahara (笹原 蓮斗), Chiba

 

Grade 5

Winner Ryuga Umematsu (梅松 琉牙), Tokyo

Runner-Up - Hiroto Yokoe (横江 寛翔), Miyagi

Semi-Finals - Itsuki Nagata (永田 逸樹), Yamaguchi
Semi-Finals 
Shimon Shimomura (下村 士門), Aomori

Quarter-Finals - Yamato Iwamoto (岩本 大和), Hyogo
Quarter-Finals - Sotaro Abe (阿部 聡太郎), Osaka
Quarter-Finals Haruma Tarumoto (樽本 遥真), Hiroshima
Quarter-Finals - Hiroto Inuzuka (犬塚 大翔), Shizuoka

 

Grade 6

Winner Taiga Shimizu (清水 泰我), Ibaraki

Runner-Up Mahiro Yamashiro (山城 真優), Okinawa

Semi-Finals Temujin Chirugun (チルグン テムジン), Mongolia
Semi-Finals Natsuhi Onuki (大貫 夏陽), Chiba

Quarter-Finals - Daigo Ise (伊勢 大悟), Ehime
Quarter-Finals 
Konosuke Kishida (岸田 幸之輔), Osaka
Quarter-Finals - Rinta Kato (加藤 倫太), Ishikawa
Quarter-Finals 
Shotaro Takeshima (竹嶋 章太朗), Osaka

 

Team

Winner - Team Ibaraki A

Runner-Up - Team Tokyo Select

Third - Team Osaka A

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At this level, body size does tend to play a big part in deciding how bouts go, which is why we had subjects of Ymir titans like Masakatsu Yamamoto (Kiyonoumi) and Tsuguto Toma (Toma) winning this tournament three years in a row. Today however, we had two come along at the same time (Shoi Oshima and Ryuga Uematsu). Whilst Shoi was an unknown package, I had already seen Ryuga during that training session at Komatsuryu Dojo last year, and it seems that he has made huge strides since then (it's Komatsuryu, so that's normal).

I spent the entire tournament wondering if anyone could match those two. Some nearly did, but ultimately the Three Friends of Winter, well, at least two of them (plum = ume, pine = matsu), were on their side today, so they take home the championship. Looking at their sumo, Taiga Shimizu was the only winner from today whose sumo was balanced enough to make it at junior high school level and above. So like @Katooshu said, not exactly the most inspiring set of winners.

However, despite that, it was indeed a very fun tournament to watch, the highlight of which has GOT to be the Ukrainians. Whilst Mykola Hladkykh was one and gone, Makar Yupatkin's three wins made him a fan favorite that's for sure. At first everyone was applauding him out of respect, but each time he won a bout, the cheering became louder and louder. By the time he ascended the dohyo for his round of 16 bout, the crowd were roaring him on.

He wasn't the only rikishi who set the Kokugikan alight today. The way 5th Grader Kaisei Iso somehow managed to keep his defenses up and stay in the match, despite spending such a long time at the edge of the ring, had everyone rupturing into thunderous applause. Another 5th Grader, Asahi Katagiri, had the crowd going wild as though they had drunk a truckload of nama biiru raw beer with his quick moves against a much larger opponent. Oh, and how can we forget about that bout between 4th Graders Hayata Ueda and Aito Komatsu, which required TWO mono-ii discussions and TWO tori-naoshi redos to finally decide a winner.

I was sitting upstairs for most of today, but went and sat with Team Tachikawa for the latter stages downstairs on the masu seats (I still can't get used to sitting on them). A side-effect of this is that for the first time, I could see myself in the YouTube livestream (quite strange actually). They were cheering (very loudly I might add) not just for other rikishi from Tokyo, but everyone from the Kanto region. Even though some rikishi were from other prefectures like Saitama, Kanagawa, Chiba and Ibaraki, they seem to know them already (and quite well) because of the many local tournaments that are held each year.

All in all, just like the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival (shita kara miru ka? yoko kara miru ka?) finally making a return on Saturday evening, it was great to have the Wanpaku Tournament allow spectators into the arena again. Things are back to normal now.

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Ex-Aminishiki and ex-Kotoshogiku were both at the Kokugikan today (amongst others), and it's my first time seeing the Mayor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, in person. She delivered a speech at the start of the awards presentation.

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6th year runner-up Mahiro Yamashiro won in the semifinal against twice as big Mongolian Temujin/Temuujin Chilgun/Chimgun (his name varies), called a yusho hope in the article. The last time he was runner-up at this tournament was in 4th year. Next he aims for the yusho at the national middle school tournaments o

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this year sekiwake (sf), Temujin last year was komusubi (qf) https://mongolmoromoro.com/20221101/

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the Mongolian team this year https://mongolmoromoro.com/20230729/

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the wampaku yokozuna from last year got instructions from Kisenosato for the dohyo-iri

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Interestingly, in 4th year there was a bout scheduled for an Ukrainian team member, but a 4th year didn't come to Japan, fusenpai. https://wanpaku.or.jp/38th_result/38_torikumi_kekka.xlsx

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On 30/07/2023 at 09:54, Akinomaki said:
On 29/07/2023 at 11:58, Akinomaki said:

Makar Yupatkin in 6th year (by now 12 years old), Mykola Hladkykh in 5th 

On 30/07/2023 at 09:07, Katooshu said:

The grade 5 Ukrainian lost his first match, the grade 6er won 2 and I think made it to the best 16 - which is very good considering how skinny he is.

Abema/Asahi TV have the whole focus on these 2, making it the biggest news of this tournament

And now the TV Tokyo "Why did you come to Japan?" latest edition has a long report on the 2 Ukrainian kids and their mother and coach at the tournament, visit to Ikazuchi-beya while Shishi was at the jungyo - but a meeting with Shishi in the end http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/plus/entertainment/entry/202310/14103.html

VOD https://video.tv-tokyo.co.jp/you_nippon/episode/00102779.html

Spoiler

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at 55m in the full show https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Yy4y1N7Ei/

This show about foreign visitors in Japan is for sumo always with a visit to a rikishi - the last was about 2 who later also where at the danpatsushiki of Kotoshogiku https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/youhananishini/article/?id=012350

On 08/06/2020 at 19:24, Akinomaki said:

Today's TV Tokyo "Why did you come to Japan" http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/broad_tvtokyo/program/detail/202006/22702_202006081825.html  had 2 brothers from Boston, big Kotoshogiku fans, who were interviewed on the show for Kyushu 2018. Kotoshogiku saw it, and when they came again for Aki 2019, TV Tokyo invited them to a sumo tour. Telling them they get to see keiko at a university sumo club, they were taken instead to Sadogatake-beya, met Kotoshogiku and got to do butsukari-geiko with him. In the end a recent video message from the 2.

Starting at 36:20m in the video https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1pz411i73G

Apparently he is always in this - the kids as well met with Hidenoyama, for chanko

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and had a try at the Koto-Bauer at the tournament

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several shows had a female amateur from Poland to visit him, 2 or 3 editions with her, also while at a tournament

On 21/10/2015 at 14:15, Akinomaki said:

a female juniors light weight participant from Poland

with first an older report on her and her (sumo) family, especially her father, the Polish sumo coach

On 18/06/2016 at 13:49, Akinomaki said:

Nice program the other day about an amateur sumo women's European champion from Poland on a visit to Japan.

Before and after the training with Japanese female champions at a university club, the making of the shimekomi (silk basho mawashi of a sekitori) and in the end a visit to Sadogatake-beya

Aleksandra Rozum was still a silver medallist at the European Championships held in Poland last month

 

Edit: There are 2 varieties of this program, another is Support the people who want to go to Japan https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/nipponikitaihito/backnumber/

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