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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, Konishiki (post sumo career), Ikioi.

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  1. Churaumi

    YDC Soken-Hatsu 2019

    And me.
  2. Churaumi

    What happened with Homarenishiki?

    And someone also started as the highest ranked rikishi in the heya. Can’t have hurt.
  3. Churaumi

    What happened with Homarenishiki?

    I wonder if Turbold had any trouble like this.
  4. Churaumi

    Preparations of the Y/O Hatsu 2019

    “Haven’t” “we” “all?”
  5. Churaumi

    Preparations of the Y/O Hatsu 2019

    The last time Kisenosato did well was when Hakuho showed up to keiko and lit a fire under him. Maybe Hakuho needs to drag Kisenosato kicking and screaming through his yokozuna reign. But kicking and screaming is a sign of life...
  6. Churaumi

    Aminishiki in 2019 - the veteran question

    A better question for the poll is how many snips at his danpatsu shiki next year. I predict a lot of people passing scissors back an forth with few actual cuts made.
  7. Churaumi

    Preparations of the Y/O Hatsu 2019

    If he trains with sekitori other than Takayasu, he may be in it to win it. Otherwise...meh.
  8. Churaumi

    Banzuke for Hatsu 2019

    It’s better career-wise for a yokozuna to not try if failure is likely, since failure (makekoshi) means retirement. It’s good they gave Kisenosato partial credit for at least trying last time. But, if a yokozuna were to sit out 14 days then swoop in on the last day just to win one to be on the top of the banzuke...more power to him. That’s how the system works and he gets his fairly trivial prize. Surely it’s amazing to see your name in the best place on the banzuke, but I bet it feels more amazing lifting all those trophies.
  9. Churaumi

    Another Sekitori Marriage

    If they outlawed rikishi from saying gambarimasu, what would they ever talk about?
  10. Churaumi

    Harumafuji extra activities

    He might be the most educated rikishi ever. At least he knows very well what school is like and can bring that to his project. So amazing this is happening so quickly. Hopefully it works well, and he can put a statue on that pedestal some day.
  11. Churaumi

    Makunouchi Yushos in 2019

    Hakuho 1, Kakuryu 2, 2 by ozeki, and one sanyaku. Maybe a second win by Takakeisho or Mitakeumi. That’s all I’m willing to say.
  12. Churaumi

    Takayoshitoshi scandal

    If they can force people to retire, they can at least informally influence shikona. They may not be able to actually reject one, and we’ll probably never know if any riji tried to stop it. However, it’s just..bad timing for a name like that.
  13. Churaumi

    Sumo: Butt or Shoulder?

    The picture won’t load for me, but for once I’m okay with that...
  14. Churaumi

    Takanoiwa hits his tsukebito

    Wasn’t Takanohana trying to be a reformer? Did he just have an epiphany fairly recently or is it a case of “do as I say not as I do?”
  15. Churaumi

    Winter jungyo 2018

    Another jungyo in Okinawa, another round of pictures tweeted of blue skies, more wrestlers stating how warm it is there, and another intense round of jealousy from me.