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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. I put him at 12 and promoted. He can do it if he wants it bad enough. The time is good with possibly five beat-up yokozuna and ozeki by the end of the basho, and the tear he's been on this year makes him a handful for the guys down the banzuke. It's up to him.
  2. That's a rom-com movie waiting to happen.
  3. How do ticket sales for foreigners work? I've played around with the NSK site, it looks like people traveling to Japan get some advantage over locals. Anyone ever done it? I'm asking for a friend...that I'm taking with me to sumo if we can get in.
  4. Not a mistake, but not what native English speakers would say. "Break" is shorter than "breakthrough" so that's what we say. As the yokels down my way say, "Them's the breaks." I got an English minor in college, it drives me crazy.
  5. They can, to a point. If they go kyujo too much, or start giving out kinboshi too often, the YDC starts chattering. They just did it this year to Harumafuji, although more to motivate him than as a serious threat to his career. Yokozuna are supposed to be dominant, and you have to compete to dominate.
  6. No one's business I guess, but was he sick for a while, or was this sudden?
  7. I have known someone the docs put in a coma for excruciating pain, until they could clear up an infection. They were worried the pain would stress her body too much and cause other problems. She was ancient, though, and Chad is much younger and less delicate than her.
  8. Not this time. Juryo is going to be rough on newcomers for a while, until some of the capable old guys up the banzuke retire and create some space.
  9. Sadly, I don't see his injury situation improving. I would be very happy to be wrong but I think he's going to be the first current yokozuna to go, probably late this year or 2018.
  10. I think he can make 2020, but will not be dominant like he was before the injuries added up. It won't be pretty and I predict a few henkas along the way, but I think he can get there.
  11. I remember about two years ago seeing a jonidan or sandanme rikishi take a nasty spill off the dohyo and wait through the monoii with one shoulder a good three or four inches below the other. Fortunately for him it wasn't a torinaoshi call.
  12. I have to defer to my football coach back when I played in school. He told us to play "hurt," but never play "injured." "Hurt" meant to play through the pain of the game, things like big hits, sore muscles, minor twisted ankles, etc. "Injured" meant a real injury, sprains, broken bones, severely twisted ankles, etc. Too many rikishi play injured, when they should sit down, I would personally like the NSK to reinstate the "no penalty for sitting out a tournament" rule for ozeki and below at least. Yokozuna are different in my opinion, being an honorific title. They would be the ones most likely to abuse it, and if their bodies can't keep up it would be time to retire anyway.
  13. Well, that's no fun. Hopefully he heals up and doesn't go back on his kadoban-8-7-kadoban cycle.
  14. Goeido had also had a pretty decent record that year, if 2015 Goeido had won hopefully he'd have had similar treatment to Terunofuji. Hopefully it won't take a healthy Terunofu more than three or four good basho to be back in the running.
  15. That's too bad, he looked better last basho than he had in a long time. Did the injury factor in his losses to Kisenosato?