A youth sumo tournament was held sponsored by former yokozuna Hakuho's master Miyagino, and a team from Ishikawa Prefecture, which was affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, also participated and showed their efforts.

This youth sumo tournament, named the ``Hakuho Cup,'' was started by former yokozuna Hakuho's master Miyagino in an effort to popularize and develop sumo, and this is the 14th time it has been held.

Approximately 1,100 people from Japan and overseas participated in the tournament held at the Kokugikan in Ryogoku, Tokyo, including five teams from Ishikawa Prefecture, which was affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake.

Of these, Daiki Hayashi from Shiga Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, who observed the earthquake with a seismic intensity of 7, participated in the 6th grade elementary school group.

Hayashi, who resumed practice about two weeks ago after his home suffered water outage, struggled to perform his signature throwing technique in the second round, but in the end he was unable to make a move and was unable to do so. I was defeated.

Hayashi said, ``I was able to participate because of Master Miyagino's support, so I'm grateful and I'm glad that the whole team came.It's frustrating, but I want to make use of this experience in the future.'' .

In addition, at the venue, Master Miyagino personally conducted a fundraising campaign and called on attendees to support the disaster-stricken areas.

Master Miyagino said, ``I had heard that many of the children affected by the disaster were involved in sumo.I think it would be a success if they could forget about the hardships and participate in the tournament with peace of mind.'' I was there.