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The Future Development of "Idaten" and the reason why I stopped writing about the series

This may be the last entry on "Idaten" in English. This is the development of the story from now on and it is based on the story in the guidebook. 

Shisō and Yahiko Mishima take part in the Olympics 1912. However Yahiko withdraws his entry from the race and Shisō goes missing during the marathon race. He loses his memory in the race. Later he remembers that a local family gave him who is exhausted a glass of lemonade and a cinnamon roll. He returns to Japan and decides to clear his name next time. But the Olympics 1916 is canceled because of the WWI. He takes part in the Olympics 1920 in Antwerp but he cannot bring his ability into running. On the other hand, he marries Suya who loses her husband and then has a son. He tries to improve Japanese sports includes that of women and realises Hakone Ekiden.

Kōzō Minobe becomes a pupil of TACHIBANAYA Enkyō. But he drops put when going on tour to tell stories and is imprisoned because of lodging without money. He cannot tell stories on stage in Tokyo and stays in Shizuoka. Then he becomes to know a boy called Masaji who is a son of a sake brewer. He who is a member of a swimming society in Hamamatsu later enters the Asahi Shimbun and devotes himself to host the Olymics 1964.

After the Olympics 1912,Jigorō Kanō is confused becaus the Japan Amateur Athletics Association is deep in debt. He protests the cancellation of the Olympice 1916 but in vain. And in Antwerp 1920, he decides to retire.

Hyōzō Ōmori who heads the Japanese team in 1912 dies of tuberclosis.

In the post below, I write about why I stopped writing about "Idaten".

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Shisō (NAKAMURA Kankurō VI,left) and Yahiko Mishima (Tōma Ikuta)

The image is from the twitter of "Idaten".

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The People Concerned with the Olympics 1964 (Team 1964)

Kazushige Hirasawa (Gen Hoshino)

An officials of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs and devotes himself to host the Olympics in Japan 

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Ryōichirō Azuma (Yutaka Matsushige)

The Governor of Tokyo and improves the infrastructure of Tokyo

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Yukiaki Iwata (Tōri Matsuzaka)

A member of the JOC
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The imegas are from the official website of "Idaten".

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The Mishima Family and Tengu Club

The Mishima Family 


Yahiko Mishima (Tōma Ikuta)

A younger brother of Yatarō Mishima but he is crazy about sports as a member of Tengu Club

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 Yatarō Mishima (Yukiyoshi Ozawa)

The eldest son of the family who is a banker and viscount and worries about Yahiko

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Wakako Mishima (Kayoko Shiraishi)

A mother of Yatarō and Yahiko who is brave but easily moved to tears on the other hand

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Shima (Hana Sugisaki)

A girl who serves the family as maid and becomes to have an interest in sports

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Tengu Club

Shinkei Yoshioka (Shinnosuke Mitsushima)

An energetic lion of Tengu Club 

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Rinsen Nakazawa (Kōen Kondō)

A member of Tengu Club who is also an engineer of a railway company and a literary critic

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Shunrō Oshikawa (Sō Takei)

A member of Tengu Club who is also an SE novelist

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Honjō (Mitsuki Yamamoto)

A sports journalist who reports Tengu Club and her given name is unknown
(However her hairstyle, fashion and job seem to be incompatible with the period of early 1910's though they are intended)

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The images are from the official website of "Idaten".

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KOKONTEI Shinshō V and Those Who Surround Him

KOKONTEI Shinchō, His Family and Pupil in Shōwa Period


KOKONTEI Shinchō V (BEAT Takeshi)

A ragukoka who likes drinking sake and gambling and runs into debt but later he becomes popular and succeeds to KOKONTEI Shinshō, the 5th 

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O-Rin (Shino Ikenami)

A wife of Shinshō and a mother of Mitsuko

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Mitsuko (Kyoko Koizumi)

A daughter of Shinshō and manages him

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Gorin (Ryūnosuke Kamiki)

A pupil of Shinshō but he doesn't seem to be interested in rakugo
 
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Chiē

A girlfriend of Gorin who is a cheerful and active woman

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KOKONTEI Shinchō, His Master and Friends in Meiji Period


Kōzō Minobe (Mirai Moriyama)

A hooligan who likes sake and gambling but gets to know TACHIBANAYA Enkyō, a rakugoka and becomes his pupil

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TACHIBANAYA Enkyō (Suzuki Matsuo)

A popular rakugoka and tells Kōzō to learn how the characters in rakugo stories feel
 
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Koume (Ai Hashimoto)

A prostitute in Asakusa who is familiar with Kōzō

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Sei-san (Kazunobu Mineta)

A rikishaman who is familiar with Kōzō and brings him and Shisō Kanakuri together as a result

いだてん清さん 

The images are from the official website of "Idaten".

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The Staff and a Student of Tokyo Kōtō Shihan Gakkō and Japan Amateur Athlete Association

Dōmei Nagai (Tetsuta Sugimoto)

A Professor of Tokyo Kōtō Shihan Gakkō. He is a passionate and stubborn man. 

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Hyōzō Ōmori (Yutaka Takenouchi)

A man from Okayama who studies in the US and introduces basketball and volleyball to Japan. A head of the Japanese team in the Olympics 1912.

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Aniko Ōmori (Charlotte Kate Fox)

A wife of Hyōzō. Her former name is Annie Barrows Shepely. 

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Isao Kani (Kanji Furutachi)

A professor of Tokyo Kōtō Shihan Gakkō and exerts himself to make the Japanese athletes participate in the Olympics.

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Genzaburō Noguchi (Kento Nagayama)

A student of Tokyo Kōtō Shihan Gakkō. He is also a member of the athletic club and respects Shisō Kanakuri.

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Shinsaku Kurosaka (Pierre Taki)

A shopmaster of Harimaya and a sock-maker. He improves tabi for Shisō.

いだてん黒坂辛作 

The images are from the official website of "Idaten".

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Masaji Tabata

He was born in December 1898. He was a journalist and a coach of swimming. 

After graduating Tokyo University, he became a staff of the Asahi Shimbun. He also coached swimming and held an important post in the Japan Amateur Athletic Association. In 1948, he was appointed to the President of the Japan Swimming Federation. As Japan could not take part in the 1948 Summer Olympics, the Japan Championship of swimming was held at the same time. It was planned by him. In the championship, Hironoshin Furuhata finished first in the 1,500 metre freestyle and it was the world record in reality. However it was not an official one because Japan was excluded from the FINA at that time.

On the following year, he made the federation join the FINA again and led the Japanese team both in the summer Olympics in 1952 and 1956. He then attempted hosting the Olympics in Tokyo and campaigned with Fred Isamu Wada, a Japanese-American businessman. When hosting the Olympics was decided, he was appointed to a secretary-general of the organising committee and was said to have appealed to the IOC to make women's volleyball become an official event.

However in the Asian Games was held in Indonesia 1962, the host country refused the participation of Taiwan and Israel so the IOC didn't approve of the Games as official one. Though he sent the Japanese team to Indonesia, he later took responsibility and resigned from his office. 

From 1973 to 1977, he held the post of the President of the JOC.

He died in 1984.

The image shows Sadao Abe as Masaji Tabata 
  (From the official website of "Idaten")

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The Kanakuri Family and People in Kumamoto

Sanetsugu Kanakuri (NAKAMURA Shidō)

An elder brother of Shisō. As their father died young, he brings up his younger brother and sends him to Tokyo Kōtō Shihan Gakkō.

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Shiē Kanakuri (Yoshiko Miyazaki)

A mother of Shisō. Though she survives her husband, she keeps house well and worries about Shisō who devotes himself to running.

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Suya Haruno (Haruka Ayase) 

A daughter of a doctor and a childhood friend of Shisō. After the death of her first husband, she remarries Shisō and supports him.

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Ikuē Ikebe (Shinobu Ōtake)

A mother of the first husband of Suya. Shisō becomes her adopted son later.

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Hidenobu Mikawa (Ryō Katsuji)

A friend of Shisō. Though he enters Kōtō Shihan Gakkō with Shisō, he drops out later.

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Nobuhiko Kanakuri (Tomorowo Taguchi)

A father of Shisō who dies young. He takes his son to Kumamoto to see Jigorō Kanō.

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The images are from the official website of "idaten".
   
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Idaten Episode 6 O-Edo Nihonbashi (Nihonbashi, Edo)

After the qualification, Dai Nippon Taiiku Kyōkai (Japan Amateur Athletic Association) decides to send Japanese athletes to the Olympics 1912. On the other hand, Shisō tries to apologise Shinsaku Kurosawa, shopmaster of Harimaya for his impoliteness but he hesitates to enter his shop. Then Sei-san appears and lets him into the shop. Shinsaku improves the tabi and gives them to Shisō. He feels comfortable in them and find they are not easily torn. He goes out of the shop and begins running around his school.

However it is hard for the association to select the athletes who will be sent to Stockholm and the expense goes over the budget. Though Jigorō Kanō negotiates with the Ministry of Education, the officials insist that it doesn't need to make Yahiko Mishima, one of the favourites for the Olympics because he studies at Tokyo University at government expense. Jigorō decides to persuade Yahiko go to Sweden at his own expense as he is from a wealthy family. The association can send only two athletes so Isao Kani apologises to Jigorō for having used money to make a trophy for the qualification but Jigorō never minds it. And he calls Shisō to the principal's room.

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Shisō (NAKAMURA Kankurō VI) keeps runnning

Shisō is told to take part in the Olympics 1912 but he says he doesn't want to do so. He doesn't know even the world record of marathon and he just wanted to join the qualifier to achieve good results from his effort. And the reason why he runs around the school is testing new tabi. First of all, he doesn't know about the Olympics and why the letters "OLYMPIC" are inscribed on the trophy. His words disappoints Jigorō so much. Though he shows Shisō the poster of the Olympics 1912 and tells him about the Rising-Sun flag in it, he is surprised with a naked man painted in it. Besides he asks Jigorō whether he should commit hara-kiri or not if he were to lose the race.

Then Jigorō asks Yahiko Mishima to take part in the Olympics but he refuses it because he is in the senior class and is warned by the Ministry of Education to avoid it. Jigorō thinks that he has no other choice but to send the athletes in the second or third places in the qualifier. And then the Xinhai Revolution breaks out in China so many Chinese students who study at the school with his recommendation become confused and attempt to return to their country. Jigorō restrains them from leaving Japan and bears their expense necessary for stay and studying. As a result, he borrows a big amount of money that is impossible for him to pay off until his death.

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Jigorō Kanō (KōjiYakusho, right) hugs Shisō

Shisō visits the principle's room to return the trophy. However Jigorō tells him that everybody expects him to take part in the Olympics and explains him about it. And he gives an example of the mission sent by the Tokugawa shogunate to the US to exchange instruments of ratification of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the US and Japan. He says the samurais with swords and kimonos might have been regarded so strange in the US and pioneers always have hard time. Shisō cannot make a decision at first but finally he accepts it. It makes Jigorō so happy and tells him not to receive financial help from the Ministry of Education but go to Stockholm at his expense so he will be free from mental pressure. But in fact, the financial situation of the association gets worse.
 
Shisō goes to the ground in Haneda. After the conversation with Jigorō, he was shown a world atlas and learned where Stockholm is located. And Isao tells him the expense costs 1.800 yen (*) at least. Shisō worries but at last he writes about it to his family. But he hesitates whether he posts it or not but at last drops it into a pillarbox when a son of Shinsaku clings to his hip. The voice of the primary school pupils in 1960 who study about the Olympics overlaps.

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Kōzō Minobe (Mirai Moriyama, right) pulls a jinrikisha Tachibanaya Enkyō (Suzuki Matsuo) rides on

In 1960, Masaji Tabata who is a secretary-general of the organising committee of the Olympics 1964 sees a man who wears tabi runs from the car. The story of KOKONTEI Shinchō is broadcast on radio. Young Shinshō, Kōzō Minobe was told by TACHIBANAYA Enkyō who rides his jinrikisha to learn stories not by listening to. He tells that he should learn them by running around Tokyo to understand the feelings of the characters. So he tells his new pupil Gorin the same thing but Gorin prefers the story of Tokyo Olympics, a modern one than classical ones. 

At the end of Meiji period, Kōzō runs from Asakusa tod Nihonbashi but he becomes to run from Asakusa to Shiba. Shisō who trains for the Olympics also runs from Ueno to Shibaand passes by Kōzo. 

And Shisō's letter reaches his family.  

(*) About 5,000,000 or 6,000,000 yen, 50,000 or 60,000 US dollars.

The images are from the Instagram of "Idaten".

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Idaten Episode 5 Ame nimo Makezu (Undaunted by the Rain)

KOKONTEI Shinchō intends to tell "Shibahama" though it's not New Year's Eve (*). However he is drunken and sleeps at stage. His daughter Mitsuko worries about it but some of the audience tell her not to wake him up. He remembers the runners in the qualifier for the Olympics 1912 (**). 

On the 19th of December, the qualifier is held. Though Yahiko Mishima is a timekeeper, he plans to join the qualifiers of short distance and middle distance and wears spikes and wins the races. The runners from Tokyo Kōtō Shihan Gakkō arrive at the ground in Haneda late and the qualifier of marathon starts. Shisō with other members of the athlete club of Shihan Gakkō runs slowly at the beginning of the race in the rain.

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Yahiko Mishima (Tōma Ikuta) at the ground

Many of the runners are exhausted and fall down. And the members of the management committee cannot see the race and waste time at the ground. Sei-san, a rikishaman who pretends himself as a student also joins it. Many unexpected incidents happen during the race. Those who see the race follow the runners, Genzaburō Noguchi who is a junior of Shisō steals a steamed bun because of hunger and Shisō himself is watched by a runner who runs in front of him. But he keeps running toward the finish line. 

His tabi are worn out while running so Shisō who returns to the ground kicks them off. His face turns red because the dyes of his cap flows down wetting by rain. Jigorō Kanō sees somebody runs toward them through field glasses. He thinks it's a messenger but it's Shiso. He is hugged by Jogorō as soon as he reaches the goal and his dream from his childhood comes true now (***). It is unbelievable that he betters the world record and there are no problems in timekeeping and the distance. Though a stuff tries to make him drink water, he refuses it. 

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Shinkei Yoshioka (Shinnosuke Mitsushima, left) and Rinsen Nakagawa (Kōen Kondō) are also the members of Tengu club and manage the qualifier for the Olympice 1912.

"He didn't want to make his record vanish like a dream" (****).
The audience laugh at Shinchō's story. Then he is asked about the story by Mitsuko and his pupils in the backstage.

On the day of the qualifier, Kōzō, young Shinchō takes Sei-san's place. He transports TACHIBANAYA Enkyō from Asakusa to Ningyō-cho by jinrikisha and is attracted by "Kajikazawa" (*****) that Enkyō rehearses. After he gets off, Kōzō asks him to make him become his pupil. Though Koume tells him Enkyō has an eccentric and mercurial character, he gains his favour. And in the dormitory of Tōkyō Kōtō Shihan Gakkō, a party to celebrate Shisō’s victory is held. Isao Kani frolics so much and is warned by Dōmei Nagai. Hidenobu Mikawa visits the venue but he doesn't join the party.    

At the ground of Haneda, Jigorō and the members of Tengu Club hold torches and go on spree. Shisō cannot sleep and checks the merits and demerits in the race. He thinks that his tabi should be improves to stand hard use during the race and he sees an illusion of his brother Sanetsugu who scolds him engrossed in running. On the following day, he becomes the man of the day. He visits Harimaya and finds a bill that congratulates him is on the door.
However, he tells Shinsaku, master of the shop that the tabi he bought has low durability and it makes him angry. But if the tabi was more durable, his foot would not blister.

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Shisō (NAKAMURA Kankurō) prepares for the race

At the residence of the Mishima family, both Wakako and Yatarō ignore the victory of Yahiko. Shima who cleans Yahiko's room tells him that she is dissatisfied with their behaviours. Yahiko asks her whether she liked sports or not and says women's sports will be popular soon. And Suya Haruno who sees a column with the photo of Shisō on the newspaper and  attempts to cut out it. But her father tells her not to do so as she is going to have a marriage. She folds the paper without cutting out the column.

(*)(****) As I write in Shibahama, the climax of the story Katsugorō in this story is set in New Year's Eve and he is told by his wife that picking up a purse is a dream.
(**) But he didn't the race because he pulled a jinrikisha instead of Sei-san on the day. 
(***) After having visited Daigo Kōtō Gakkō in Kumamoto to see Jigorō Kanō,  his father told the family members that he was hold up in Jigorō's arms but it was not true. And now he is too big to behold up on his arms but is hugged by him.
(*****) One of the specialties of Tachibanaya Enkyō.

The images are from the official website of "Idaten".


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Idaten Episode 4 Shōben Kozō (A Boy with Weakness)

In 1960, KOKONTEI Shincho tells his audience about the Olympics. In 1911, Kano Jigorō prepares for sending Japanese athletes to the Olympic Games in Stockholm and establishes Dai Nippon Taiiku Kyōkai. He hopes that there will be "Idaten" who can be successful in the Olympics. And Shisō takes part in the race held by Tōkyō Shihan Gakkō however he has a desire to urinate just before the start and has a wash. Dōmei Nagai finds it and scolds him not to do such a thing. He loses his way but runs the whole distance of 24 km and gets a bronze medal. Sei-san goes to a tabi (Japanese socks) and talks with the about the Olympics with the master (*).

Shisō is delighted that Jigorō whom he has admired since his childhood. He is the first preparatory course student who gets a bronze medal. He writes about it to his family but is disappointed with the reply written by his brother Sanetsugu for his mother Suē. It says that his purpose is not running. The letter also says that he should not run such a long distance. Shisō bathes in cold water and decides not to write to his family any more because his mother still regards him as a little and weak child. He then checks why he could not get a gold medal but Hidenobu Mikawa tells him that he himself is a stray sheep now.


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Jigorō Kanō (Kōji Yakusho, right) speaks to Shisō (NAKAMURA Kankurō VI) who gets a bronze medal.

Hidenobu blames Dōmei that he always looks down on students and stubborn. Beside he likes inflicting corporal punishment. Then Shisō sees Sanpō Toku, a man who pracrices judo well and eats a lot. Shisō realises that it needs to eat something that wull increase his stamina to run a long distance. But Hidenobu is laughed at Sanpō so Dōmei tries to punish him. But it's not Domei but Sanpō who punishes him.

Shisō is promoted to regular course and joins the athletic club. He eats pork dish served in a pot with his juniors after running and overcomes his weaknesses such as having a desire to urinate before the race. At the restaurant, he sees a man in Western clothes and a Western woman. They are Hyozō Omori and his wife Aniko. Hyozō tells Shisō that he plans to visit the Shihan Gakkō soon. Shisō has another problem to be solved. He thinks waraji (straw sandal) is not fit for sports but there are no running shoes made in Japan. He visits a tabi shop called Hariymaya where Sei-san often stops by to buy his tabi. Shisō also buys a pair and makes them as his runnning shoes.


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 Shiē Kanakuri (Yoshiko Miyazaki) worries about her son

In 1960.  Chiē, a girlfriend of Gorin who is a new pupil of Shinshō tells him that he now visits a tabi shop where his mother worked for. The shop is nothing but Harimaya.

In 1911, the qualifying for the Olympics is near. When Sei-san visits Harimaya, the master called Shinsaku says many students of the Shihan Gakkō bought tabi for it. There are four footrace events in the Olympics -100 metres, 200 metres, 400 meteres and marathon. As it needs to run more than 40 km in marathon, Shisō and his teammates change their training style and practice running without drinking water and fat. They also try to run wearing a lot of clothes to make themselves to sweat off. Yahiko Mishima who is to graduate from university soon asks his brother Yatarō to invest money in making a ground though he opposes to Yahiko's join in the Olympics.

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Yatarō Mishima (Yukiyoshi Ozawa) treats his brother Yahiko coldly

Hyozō visits the Shihan Gakkō and leads the students who make a ground in Haneda. The students from China (Qing) who study in Japan by the good offices of Jigorō are included in them. But Yahiko tells Jigorō that he will not join the Olympics and he and Tengu Club members will manage the race. He also says to him that Yatarō will not invest money. It shocks Jigorō. Though the money to send the athletes to the Olympics is raised, he is in low spirits and says there may be no Idaten whom he is searching for. On the other hand, Shisō falls down because of his training and concludes that he should not train himself recklessly.  

Shinshō tells "Shibahama", a story about a man who loves drinking sake. However he is drunken also though he performs on the stage on the day. So his story digresses.

(*) A rikishaman like Sei-san usually put on a pair of tabi when he pulled a jinrikisha.

The images are from the official website and the Instagram of "Idaten".

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