It was previously determined that Mito will face Avispa Fukuoka in the J2 seeded round of the Emperor's Cup tournament and would face Kyoto Sanga FC if successful.
Now the prefectural teams have been decided and if able to defeat Kyoto, it's now known that Mito would face one of the following teams:
-Tokushima Vortis reserve team
-Kamatamare Sanuki (Shikoku League side with former Mito starters Iwadate and Hatta)
-Gainare Tottori (JFL side contending for J2 promotion this year)
Of these teams, it of course seems most likely that Kashiwa would be the strongest. Looking at the youth and play style, JFL hopeful Kamatamare Sanuki looks like a great dark horse to surprise the tournament this year, and the same can be said for Mito. The chances for this match are much higher than most would think, I feel.