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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. Aminishiki in 2018

    M12, probably be around the bottom of makuuchi all year. Took a swag on low record, I think he’ll be able to sell enough hennas to the newer guys at the bottom to always win at least 4.
  2. Is a knee in the Kintamayamas legal?

    At least in my limited experience, Japanese use the same word for leg and foot unless they need to be more specific. Would that affect their idea of what a kick is?
  3. Harumafuji scandal

    Is it just me or has Harumafuji’s skin gone gray? Looks like he is having a rough go of things, my wife said she’d be “incandescent” if I did this and I don’t have nearly as much to lose as he does.
  4. Harumafuji scandal

    I’m no expert on Japanese law, but it’s not like Harumafuji didn’t give him ample reason to seek some form of compensation. The real question would be if he has any standing to sue, or if it would have to be Takanoiwa that would have to file for compensation. At least here in the States Takanohana wouldn’t have as easy a case to win as Takanoiwa would. It would be a pretty easy case to win since the standards of proof are lower. I know from experience (some friends got in trouble for various things, not me) the Japanese legal process is ponderous and can take forever, but they also rarely charge people with cases the prosecutor can’t win. One got all charges dropped because so many different versions of what happened started coming out the prosecutors threw up their hands and gave up.
  5. Preparations of the masses -Kyushu 2017

    While it’s cool that sumo does a lot of things the same way they’ve done for hundreds of years, we’ve come a long way with sports nutrition and rehab techniques. Good to hear someone is treating their people more like athletes than cattle.
  6. Harumafuji Intai Speculation

    This thread does seem a bit redundant now...
  7. Shohozan’s Twitter

    Check out Shohozan’s Twitter feed. He may get talked to about this one, hope it’s a hack or something. @shohozanyuya
  8. career-high ranks

    I’m rooting for Onosho to do big things. I thought he did really well last basho, just needs to keep his head in the game and stay healthy.
  9. Another Sekitori Marriage

    It's not getting married that causes that
  10. Ura injured

    Endo's team would say so.
  11. Preparations of the Y/O-Kyushu 2017

    Don't want to be in the heya after that one day tournament if he loses...
  12. More or less just seniority.
  13. Shishokai convenes

    If I call in sick and the boss sees me at lunch he is going to have questions, but it's not like they have a disease. If they are hurt but not aggravating it, I say let them go. Handle it administratively somehow.
  14. Ura injured

    I'd hate to see him go the Endou route. I know there's a lot of money they lose out on by dropping ranks, and the loss of "face" for sitting out, but I wish more would do it and heal properly. Such a shame to already have injuries mounting but it's a rough sport.
  15. Post-Aki YDC

    For now.