kawika

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About kawika

  • Rank
    Maegashira
  • Birthday 24/11/1963

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    ozora@hotmail.com
  • Website URL
    http://home.att.ne.jp/red/sumo/dakine.html

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    Male
  • Location
    Tokyo
  • Interests
    Sumo

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    Azumazeki
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    Goeido

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About Me

I was drawn to sumo by a friend who was an outright sports nut, any sport, he wanted to attend it at least once, so 18 years ago he dragged me to Kokugikan, and after a few failed attempts, we managed to get tickets and actually got inside. The atmosphere was intoxicating, we sat in the balcony, among a group of old men, who shared their sake and sembei with us, we brought them beers in return, enjoying one bout after another, what a memorable day it was. Later I discovered that there were wrestlers from Hawaii involved, then later I discovered that some of the stables in our neighborhood. Living in shitamachi, the sumo world was all around me, I was literally walking in it at times. On a few occasions, I actually bumped into Hawaiian sumotori out shopping or around the neighborhood. Growing up on Oahu, the Hawaiians turned me into a huge sumo fan.