The 12th edition of the Hakuho Cup, a sumo competition for elementary and middle school students, took place Sunday at Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.

It was the first time the event had been held in over two years, as COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 11th Hakuho Cup in 2021 and the temporary postponement of this year’s meet — originally scheduled to be held at Ryogoku Kokugikan in February.

"There was a feeling of ‘long time no see,' and 'I’m back,'" sumo elder Magaki — better known as former yokozuna Hakuho — said at a news conference held halfway through the day’s action.