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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. 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.
  2. Another Sekitori Marriage

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

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

    Don't want to be in the heya after that one day tournament if he loses...
  5. More or less just seniority.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Post-Aki YDC

    For now.
  9. Post-Aki YDC

    That's got to be a little disheartening for Goueidou, hopefully he seems like the kind of guy who uses adversity as fuel instead of the kind of guy who gives up. Too bad for him there's no such thing as a kadoban yokozuna. He could win or place every third basho or so.
  10. Extra kanji on a tegata

    I've got a Konishiki tegata with '心' on it. I'm hardly a scholar of these things, but they seem to be fairly rare. Mine isn't addressed to anyone. Knowing how those things are cranked out by the hundreds for fans and supporters, I would wager tegata on regular size shikishi with extra stuff on them are probably not part of the hundreds top rikishi crank out rapid-fire style, and are probably more personalized. Maybe for higher level fan club members, from meet and greet events, special requests, etc. I haven't seen many like that pop up on auction sites, mine is the only one I've seen. So they are either really rare, held preciously by people they are given to, or some combination thereof.
  11. The times I watched it, the announcers chattered constantly about very basic things, constantly. It's been a while though. There has to be s happy medium of basic information, more advanced analysis, and good old silence.
  12. Harumafuji Intai Speculation

    I'm willing to be wrong about this, but he seems to do better against people he's faced lots of times. Most of the people he's got left fall into that category, so I bet he'll finish just fine. His clock is ticking down, but he's still got a while yet.
  13. matta, matta, matta

    I figured they had a policy like that. I just can't imagine a setup like that here in the States, with no barrier between people and the dohyo, people being that close to begin with, and a microphone in reach. We'd have people rushing the dohyo all the time. I haven't been myself, but I have seen more security people in videos at the Kokugikan than at other events I have been to in Japan. I'm sure that helps keep people down front in line.
  14. matta, matta, matta

    I don't see it happening, since the crowd is so well-behaved down front they have the arena announcer sitting in the crowd. The crowd down front may also be too old to cause trouble...
  15. Rikishi Status Aki 2017 - Day 15 no changes

    I concur, I wasn't accounting right.