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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

    Corona and sumo

    Made a leap there. If the Kyokai put it online, perhaps us foreigners would be able to watch it. Then again, the Abema feed still exists but there has been no push evident to make that officially available either.
  2. Churaumi

    Corona and sumo

    Hahahahahahahabaha....the NSK doing anything that could make sumo accessible to fans outside Japan without VPN trickery or valiant efforts of people reposting NHK content....that’s a good one. They did have that rather pricey feed they cut off a few years ago, crickets since. The best we get are NHK World highlights or home movies from the Kokugikan. Better than nothing but the Kyokai doesn’t make it easy to be a foreign fan. I don’t see coronavirus forcing their hand.
  3. Churaumi

    Retired before Haru 2020

    I vaguely remember him saying he would give it a year when he started. I wonder if his 5-2 effort last basho didn’t net the expected rise in rank? No shade, he’s given sumo a good effort. Some come up, some just don’t.
  4. Churaumi

    Ryuden vs Abi in 2019.... In the balance.

    I will gambarize to be humble in my victoriousness.
  5. Churaumi

    Olympic jungyo 2020

    “Yes, foreign tourists. Come, get hooked on sumo so you can go home and we’ll never give you any official way to watch it. Mwa ha ha!”
  6. Churaumi

    Rikishi Physical Exams 2020

    He might just be wearing thicker socks.
  7. Churaumi

    Enho - predictions?

    Well...yeah. It’s the YDC. The could complain about anything. It’s kind of their job to be whiny, and they excel at their duties.
  8. Churaumi

    The new mongolian generation

    I think Ichinojo needs to make friends with Terunofuji, if he hasn’t already. He needs to find out how Terunofuji came back and apply those techniques to himself. Crash weight loss didn’t help any more than I expected it to, and seems to have hurt more than I thought.
  9. Churaumi

    Goeido to Retire

    I’m sad to see him go but glad he’s retiring. He hasn’t looked like sumo has been fun for him in a while, and I’m happy he’s pulling out while he’s still on top rather than hanging on until his soul is crushed. I hope this breaks the seal on some of the other superannuated sekitori retiring soon.
  10. Churaumi

    Terunofuji Watch

    You don't seem to like Terunofuji Love the guy. Just didn’t believe he could get back to where he is.
  11. Churaumi

    Terunofuji Watch

    No offense taken. I’m almost 100% at picking the opposite of what ends up happening.
  12. Churaumi

    Terunofuji Watch

    Looks like I've been wrong about Terunofuji's comeback. I doubt he'll make it back to ozeki but makuuchi seems achievable.
  13. Churaumi

    Preparations of the masses- Hatsu 2020

    And they weren’t even wins against Takayasu!
  14. Churaumi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    We’re talking fine art here. Or, math is hard...
  15. Churaumi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Named for a ninja? Or, is it for blossoms? Is it worth the thought?