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14th Hakuho cup 2024

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Miyagino yesterday at the oyakata talk event and afterwards did PR for his upcoming cup in the kokugikan on the 12th next month

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The official site has changed to the 14th https://hakuho-cup.com/

The world youth sumo tournament Hakuho cup 2024

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Last year had 920 participants from 9 countries, this year 1100 from 10 countries is the plan. Since last year there is an infant category for below 1st year and there is again the sumo class by the man himself. 2 teams are invited from the area stricken by the Noto-hanto earthquake, fund raising for reconstruction support is planned - and in continuation of the Taiho-go 大鵬号, the 3rd Hakuho-mobile blood donation car is to be donated to the Red cross blood center.

Special guest is the most popular ex-rikishi at the moment, VIVANT Drum Tomisakae.

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If you hear dream in connection with sumo, you know that Miyagino is involved. The 1st Dreamgirls cup is one day before the Hakuho cup - with not just Hakuho as supporter, the event has the same promoter as the Hakuho cup.

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PR today

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The Wakanosato cup already has girls and boys together in a tournament

On 11/12/2023 at 14:32, Akinomaki said:

5th/6th grade final won by 6th grade primary school yokozuna Okayama (183cm/140kg) - against a girl: 5th grade girls national wampaku-zumo yusho winner Kokoro Niida

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Hakuho now that he can use the kokugikan won't likely relinquish that privilege - which means he can't have girls in the Hakuho cup. But that may change in the future, there are other events in the kokugikan and it would be easy to have a separate not consecrated dohyo for girls.

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The Futsal Arena looks to be about 2 km from the Kokugikan.  Minimum logistical brouhaha for a next-day move.

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Athletes from Miyagi pref. preparing for the Hakuho cup at the Sendai sumo club, at Miyagino agricultural high school

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More teams for the Hakuho cup on Monday: From Tottori pref. the Tottori city Inaba sumo dojo (Ishiura has a kesho mawashi with the white hare of Inaba=Tottori) and the Tohaku(-gun) sports boys group (same Haku as in Hakuoho)

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5 different angles live camera stream.

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There’s a HUGE crowd following Onosato everywhere he goes lol. They’re blocking the corridors asking for signatures and photos

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Tournament Report

The Kokugikan was packed with people today, with over 1100 representatives from 161 teams (13 from overseas). Add to that the presence of many Ozumo rikishi and multiple camera crews, and the result was that you needed Nick Chubb levels of dodging to weave your way around the arena. One thing that surprised me was that everyone had cardboards for rikishi's autographs.

4th Grade - This year group has developed into a straight shootout between Gifu's Shoi Oshima and Shizuoka's Hyuga Iwakami. Whoever wins their matchup goes on to win the whole thing, and this time, it was Hyuga who came out on top with a nice throw. The two of them may be fierce rivals on the dohyo, they are actually good friends off it. Shoi actually likes Hyuga's chomage hairstyle so much that he got one for himself as well.

5th Grade - No one can stop Komatsuryu Dojo's Ryuga Umematsu. End of story. And speaking of grand slams in sumo, that's his own grand slam completed for this school year, having won the wanpaku, elementary school championships, and now the Hakuho Cup. He also won both of the club tournaments with his dojo.

6th Grade - Aomori's Yuya Okayama and Akita's Haruki Sasaki came into this tournament having faced each other four times in national finals: last year's Hakuho Cup and all three elementary school championships. Yuya won all four times. Naturally, they faced each other again in the final today, and both of them threw each other to the ground. The gyoji pointed in Haruki's direction. He has finally beaten his rival at the fifth time of asking. Pure joy, pure elation. But wait! A shimpan raised his hand. We have a mono-ii folks! After a long discussion, the gyoji's decision was........................ affirmed, and with that, Yuya loses in a national final for only the second time ever (the other time as five years ago, in 1st Grade). Honestly, this story sounds remarkably similar to the rivalry between Masakatsu Yamamoto (Kiyonoumi) and Fumiya Utetsu (Onosho).

Middle School - Speaking of rivalries, the crowd today clearly wanted Rinnosuke Toyoda and Konosuke Shigemura to resume their rivalry on the national stage, but Rinnosuke was defeated in the Round of 16, and Konosuke in the quarter-finals. Once that happened, it was looking like middle school yokozuna Aiki Tamiya (Kotomitsuki junior)  would take it, but he too couldn't go all the way, losing to Yuki Ibata in the final.

Team Competition - This event at the Hakuho Cup is turning into a real rivalry between Tokyo's Komatsuryu Dojo and Chiba's Kashiwa Junior Sumo Club. Two years ago, Shurato Hirano captained Komatsuryu to a 3-2 win in the final against Kashiwa, winning the decisive fifth bout. Last year, Kashiwa got their own back by beating Komatsuryu in the semi-finals, and going on to win the final as well. Today, lo and behold, these two teams once again faced off in the Hakuho Cup final. Komatsuryu raced into a 2-0 leading (including a fusensho), but up next for Kashiwa was once national finalist and thrice national semi-finalist Natsuhi Onuki. His opponent? Shurato's younger brother, the young Enho, Juito Hirano. Sure, Juito was no slouch, he's twice reached a national quarter-final, but almost everyone expected the much bigger Natsuhi to be too much for him to handle. Juito, however, had other ideas. He produced one of the most beautiful ashitori leg pulls I've ever seen to win it for Komatsuryu. He was also awarded the Gino-sho for his outstanding techniques throughout the day. Please check it out:

 

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On 19/01/2024 at 10:54, Akinomaki said:

2 teams are invited from the area stricken by the Noto-hanto earthquake, fund raising for reconstruction support is planned - and in continuation of the Taiho-go 大鵬号, the 3rd Hakuho-mobile blood donation car is to be donated to the Red cross blood center. 

Special guest is the most popular ex-rikishi at the moment, VIVANT Drum Tomisakae.

Fundraising

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Hakuho-mobile III

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Tomisakae

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not just posing, he also helped as shimpan, with fund raising etc. - all around Kotomitsuki II, runner-up in the end:

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On 19/01/2024 at 10:54, Akinomaki said:

Since last year there is an infant category for below 1st year and there is again the sumo class by the man himself.

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The infant category was won by the (first) son of Kotoshogiku/Hidenoyama-oyakata  

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as reward a bout with Hakuho for well prepared Kotoshogiku II

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with the proud father

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sumo class

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middle school

as usual Mahato Hakuho had to take part - 8th and last time for him, since 1st year primary school, one time cancelled, now as 3rd year middle school, 175cm, 60kg - he never did sumo properly, only for the cup: there he won once as 3rd year, twice as 5th year - else always lost the first bout and was out, also this time. His 3 sisters were at the Dream Girls cup, the eldest (1st year high school) lost all like him, the youngest was runner-up in 1st year (apparently the 2nd one was there as well, unreported).

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the top

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impressions

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with athletes from overseas - 5 teams had trained at the heya on the 10th

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On 12/02/2024 at 15:19, mikawa said:

Aomori's Yuya Okayama and Akita's Haruki Sasaki came into this tournament having faced each other four times in national finals: last year's Hakuho Cup and all three elementary school championships. Yuya won all four times. Naturally, they faced each other again in the final today, and both of them threw each other to the ground. The gyoji pointed in Haruki's direction. He has finally beaten his rival at the fifth time of asking. Pure joy, pure elation. But wait! A shimpan raised his hand. We have a mono-ii folks! After a long discussion, the gyoji's decision was........................ affirmed, and with that, Yuya loses in a national final for only the second time ever (the other time as five years ago, in 1st Grade).

This time Akita broadcast had an interview again with Sasaki Haruki, they had the first of the 3 so far

On 16/07/2022 at 22:15, Akinomaki said:

short feature from Akita Broadcast about Sasaki Haruki (5th grade, 162 cm, 105kg) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6nyLbN475M

On 27/03/2023 at 22:46, Akinomaki said:

News feature about Sasaki (165/110) preparing for the cup and for the bout with Okayama, plus his failure there https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoLPBZ6_HB4

On 03/05/2023 at 09:54, Akinomaki said:

Next short Akita TV feature on 6th year Haruki Sasaki (168cm, 113kg) aiming as usual for primary school yokozuna, after he lost again at the Hakuho cup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk5iIo7KgJ4

This time no weight because the scales at home malfunction for him, meaning he has reached 120kg - 171cm

The goal is more precise now, so far it always was simply yokozuna in ozumo, now it is to become a famous yokozuna at Oshiogawa-beya (Akita=Takekaze), pleasing the oyakata and the locals, a yokozuna all love

- the trophy apparently shows Hakuho at the dohyo-iri, but that isn't told to the athletes

http://www.akita-abs.co.jp/nnn/news93p9lzm7aqehyz4kpp.html

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