Chanko Thief

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About Chanko Thief

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  • Birthday 22/10/1990

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    Seattle, WA
  • Interests
    Sumo, Boxing, Strongman, Jurassic Park


  • Favourite Rikishi
    Oonokuni, Hakuho, Kaio, Homasho

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  1. Chanko Thief

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    What’s up with all of this talk of nervousness from Asanoyama? Is he being modest, or does he actually get this nervous each time he steps on the dohyo?
  2. Chanko Thief

    Shiko by everyone

    I believe it is considerably more than 100, like several hundred per day.
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    Rikishi Families In Attendance?

    Wow, I have no idea how I missed all of these examples over the years, I guess I must have blinked haha. Thank you all very much, good stuff.
  4. Chanko Thief

    Rikishi Families In Attendance?

    Unlike many other sports, I don’t recall ever seeing the wives/families of rikishi shown in attendance at a basho. Is it not customary for their families to go to the basho and watch, or is it just not shown in the broadcast? Also, if wives and kids do usually attend, do they get comped tickets?
  5. Chanko Thief

    Asahifuji kanreki dohyo-iri

    100kg at 60 years of age? Good for him, that’s awesome to hear. Glad to see that he is keeping himself in good shape. Can’t wait to see his kanreki dohyo-iri, I hope he is able to do so soon. This yo yo weight gain/weight loss is not good for the body so the sooner he can get back to maintaining a lower weight the better. A big happy birthday to Asahifuji, and may there be many more to come.
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    Former rikishi activities

    Yep, 67 years old and still kicking. I must say I am pleasantly surprised by this as it seems he has been in poor health for so many years now....
  7. Chanko Thief

    Musashimaru Documentaries/Promotions?

    Thank you! I will definitely check out this thread. I agree, he even almost seems shy. I have seen a couple of the vids you mentioned where Konishiki does most of the talking, but I guess I just figured it was because Konishiki loved to talk haha. Oh wow, that video of him and his family sounds priceless! If you ever do come across it again, please post. Thanks again Amamaniac.
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    Musashimaru Documentaries/Promotions?

    Thank you so much Amamaniac!! A treasure trove of footage, awesome! If you come across any more, please add to the thread. Thanks again.
  9. Does anybody know of any documentaries or in-depth promotions on Musashimaru? I want to know more about him and see more footage of not only his matches, but his training and his time as Yokozuna. But there doesn’t seem to be much out there....surely he must have been filmed a great deal while he was Yokozuna?
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    Hakuho promotes Hakuho-rice (pics)

    Very cool! Any update on Hakuho rice?
  11. Chanko Thief

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?

    Tonight I made Japanese curry for the first time. Unfortunately I forgot to get chicken so it ended up being a tofu curry, but it was delicious all the same. What did you all have for dinner?
  12. Chanko Thief

    Sumo films

    I’m a huge Zatoichi fan so I was stoked when I came across this episode featuring a sumo wrestler. Enjoy:
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    1940's Short Clip of Japanese Sumo Wrestling

    Yeah that’s what I was thinking because it definitely has that vibe to it, but I wasn’t sure if the sashes were based on some historical ceremonial garb that has since phased out of sumo. I can’t find anything online about them, so it must be strictly for the movie. Thank you for your input.
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    1940's Short Clip of Japanese Sumo Wrestling

    Right, my question is regarding this clip. I have never seen sashes in sumo before and would like to know the story behind this (if any).
  15. Chanko Thief

    1940's Short Clip of Japanese Sumo Wrestling

    Does anybody know the story behind the sashes that the rikishi are wearing at the beginning of the video? I’ve never seen such garments worn by sumo wrestlers before....