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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. New weight record

    Fat lot of good it's done him.
  2. Ceremonial dohyo-iri

    He must have a warehouse of kesho-mawashi sets by now.
  3. Next Yokozuna to retire?

    The YDC seems pretty clear how they feel about Kakuryu. It's not looking like he's going to be able to go kyujo again. Well, he can go kyujo, he probably won't return...
  4. Preparations of the Y/O-Aki 2017

    It seems they'll let Kisenosato slide by with that, but from what the YDC said, it's probably better for the others to just not show up at all than show up and go kyujo.
  5. YDC convenes-Nagoya 2017

    My post refers to the "sumo-ish" remarks from earlier, no one could figure out John's ...comments.
  6. YDC convenes-Nagoya 2017

    If we're picking apart grammar, maybe the topic has run its course...
  7. YDC convenes-Nagoya 2017

    People aren't meant to be yokozuna for as long as possible. They are meant to be yokozuna for as long as they can uphold the expectations placed on them. It's an honorific title that can't be earned by fulfilling a checklist of accomplishments, it's bestowed for remarkable accomplishments on top of a career judged worthy. As such, expectations are different for each rikishi. The expectations are high because they are supposed to represent the best in sportsmanship, as well as Japanese culture. Just because something is legal doesn't mean it's sporting to do so. That's why I get disappointed when Hakuho does cheap sumo. He still routinely shows he doesn't need to. When he genuinely needs to, he should go.
  8. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I just don't see it happening. He's given me hope at the start of the last couple basho, but he's back to walking like an old man before day 10. It's a shame, but dealing with the wear and tear is part of the game.
  9. Rikishi Status Nagoya 2017 - FINAL

    But if his ankle is as jacked-up as he made it look, that's going to be a hard row to hoe. Wish him luck but he looked like he was in pretty bad pain. Is it just a sprain or something relatively minor?
  10. Rikishi Status Nagoya 2017 - FINAL

    I really though Asahisho was done for. Any word about what happened that looked so painful?
  11. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    It seems like forever since they did a jungyo in the States, they used to come every couple years. Guess we need to hope for a yokozuna Wakaichiro, but I'm not starting the "yokozuna Wakaichiro bandwagon."
  12. Ura - Yokozuna Bandwagon

    Line him, Chiyonofuji, and Akebono up and see who looks big.
  13. Ura - Yokozuna Bandwagon

    Chiyonofuji is more the type of yokozuna Ura would become, a little guy with incredible techniques and decent power for his size. Hakuho is a mid-size yokozuna with decent techniques and incredible power for his size.
  14. Ura - Yokozuna Bandwagon

    I should have copyrighted that phrase and charged royalties.
  15. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    That trick left him long ago...