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About Churaumi

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    Oklahoma, US
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    Walking the fine line between "Japanophile" and "weeaboo." Sumo, mostly. Figuring out how to make the food I ate when I lived in Japan at home. I make a mean chanko, rice balls, taco rice, barbecue beef (Okinawa dish, not American barbecue), decent soba, Okinawa soba, and yakisoba, and I'm trying to figure out the intricacies of various styles of ramen. Can you tell what I did when I lived in Okinawa?


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    Hakuho, Enho, Ikioi.

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  1. Churaumi

    Yoshikaze situation

    So...I'll check back on this in 2025...
  2. Churaumi

    Yoshikaze situation

    Does anyone have any insight into how long this kind of suit takes to resolve? In the US this would take years.
  3. Churaumi

    What will Hatorizakura get this up coming basho?

    Hattorizakura will wrestle until he's 65. I think his body will be able to survive training for his level of performance indefinitely.
  4. Churaumi

    Ex-Ozeki Corps November 2020 Version

    I doubt any will return, Kotoshogiku will pull the plug soon, and Terunofuji will outlast the rest. Bonus prediction is Tochinoshin is next after KSG. I have been wrong about Terunofuji each step of his return though...
  5. Churaumi

    Preparations of the Y/O- November 2020

    My understanding is the YDC has no real power at all. They can recommend retirement all day but the Kyokai needs to act on it. They have to have some mechanism to remove wrestlers against their will, but the question is if the Kyokai would risk the PR trouble of expelling a yokozuna like this. I don't think they will, because they haven't expelled yokozuna for this in the past. That could change if it looks like one of them is malingering, but as long as they show up when they can and don't get caught doing something they shouldn't be doing (like playing soccer while kyujo), they will be allowed to limp to retirement.
  6. Churaumi

    Favorite TV Series

    We've been catching up on Murder, She Wrote at the Churaumi household. I was a little too young in the '80s to appreciate it, even though my mom watched it every Sunday.
  7. Churaumi

    Video games

    I lost too much of my youth to the Final Fantasy series, VI and VII in particular. I don't have time for that kind of timesuck anymore, but shorter games do still get played. I really liked What Remains of Edith Finch, Gone Home, etc. Walking simulators are rarely good, but good ones are usually short. Erica was lots of fun. Story was not great, but the uniqueness of blending movies and games and not being crap at both was fascinating to me.
  8. Churaumi

    Corona and sumo

    Good news, as long as the virus doesn't go to degeiko too. I think a lot of the sekitori looked rusty last basho.
  9. Churaumi

    Hakuho income after intai

    Orora has done some healthy living stuff, but I don't know if that's because he's getting paid to or he has seen the light and is trying to spread the good word of not actively trying to be 300 kilos.
  10. Churaumi

    Hakuho income after intai

    The kensho and mochikyukin money are probably what he'll miss most, not that the kensho has been flowing his way lately...
  11. Churaumi

    Hakuho income after intai

    IIRC, a yokozuna makes ¥5 million a month, totalling ¥60 million a year, and a new oyakata makes about ¥10 million a year. But, there's lots of perks.
  12. Churaumi

    Aki Basho 2020

    The sky here turns green sometimes before a tornado. It ranges from a slight tinge to a bright emerald green. Something to do with a change in the way airborne droplets of water refract light or something scientific like that. Back in the '90s it was our first clue to go underground, but the weather service has better technology now. Still, when new residents see it for the first time, it's a shock. It probably happens everywhere there's tornadoes, but they don't call this area Tornado Alley for nothing.
  13. Churaumi

    Aki Basho 2020

    At least I got my bonus projection right, but it's more likely than not for the yokozuna to be kyujo. Might as well try to claim credit for guessing the color of the sky.
  14. Churaumi

    Aki Basho 2020

    What color was the macaroon this time?
  15. Churaumi

    How many have relatives in sumo?

    Tanakayama also has a sumo lineage.