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Akinomaki    17,141

Takatoriki opened a new Drago yakiniku restaurant in Hachobori, Tokyo, in collaboration with a famous ramen restaurant. http://news.walkerplus.com/article/123287/index.html

For the opening, he stood in the kitchen - I wonder if he has more of the small yusho portrait replicas, at each of his restaurants.

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Akinomaki    17,141
On 10/3/2017 at 17:51, Akinomaki said:

Takatoriki opened a new Drago yakiniku restaurant in Hachobori, Tokyo

The (Italian) name "Drago" is said to have been proposed by Takanohana. The main Drago is in Koto ward, Ogibashi, there is one in Sumida ward, Oshiage, one in Koto ward, Kiyosumi: the Yokozuna avenue shop in Monzen-nakacho. In Monzen-nakacho he also has the kuimonoya Sushiriki and an izakaya Takatoriki. Also one in Saitama - apparently he now owns at least 10 in Japan (the new one maybe wasn't counted yet) and 2 overseas https://yulilog.com/552.html

On 4/8/2016 at 19:22, Akinomaki said:

Ex-Takatoriki

owns 11 restaurants now, this is sushi-riki

On 1/11/2015 at 11:32, Akinomaki said:

Takatoriki names being too busy with business (to train to really become a professional wrestler, although he does train daily) as the reason to stop - he now has 8 yakiniku restaurants all over the country.

His success was analysed in a recent article. http://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/192045

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In the restaurant business, usually 35% of new shops cease to exist within a year, 50% within 2 years and only about 10% remain after 10 years. Former rikishi usually open a "chanko-" - like Kirishima and Masuiyama.

Takatoriki offers high quality Kobe beef in "rikishi-volume" for a very reasonable price: 700g of a mixed selection for 7500 Yen. While usually the ratio of the costs for the ingredients in the business is now 35-45% (10 years ago only up to 30%), he has 50% and gets his profit from selling in great quantities. And yakiniku needs not as much personnel costs for food preparation as other types of restaurants. He is from Kobe and already during his active days had connections which delivered Kobe beef to the heya.

At present there is a meat boom in Japan, especially beef, especially wagyu. What also is a key for success in the business is a "story" - and the guest surely get one when they visit his restaurants: sumo=plentiful, plentiful=meat, meat=beef, beef=Kobe, Kobe=Takatoriki

It looks like other shops have other displays

the new shop

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others

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the menu in banzuke style

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the typical outside design

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with a kind of logo
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Sushiriki
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Akinomaki    17,141

Is he preparing a rampage again - or just doing PR for his restaurants?

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Actually he was proudly talking about his sons: the first who at last has started his pro-wrestling career - he watched it live of course - and the 3rd, Kounosuke Naya, who will debut in ozumo for Hatsu: "I want him to do it gachinko" (=without yaocho) -  gachinko is the trademark of Takanohana - "Only a gachinko sumotori can be called one." About the scandal: "Because I know nothing, I can't say anything." http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/mens_prores/850003/

son no.1 winning

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Akinomaki    17,141
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Takatoriki (50) was one among the geinou people checked in a medical variety show - and got diagnosed with a life expectancy of 8 more years due to multiple signs of lacunar infarction and plenty of other problems. http://www.daily.co.jp/gossip/2018/04/23/0011191565.shtml

it gives some insight into the unhealthy life of a rikishi and oyakata

Again, Pandora has a much better quality: https://www.google.com/search?tbm=vid&q=名医のTHE太鼓判!+180423

youtube-dl www.pandora.tv/view/dnjf12a/56007989

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kawika    76

any update on how many of his restaurants are still open.  went to the one at makuhari messe several years back.  it was pretty good.

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Akinomaki    17,141

Takatoriki again talked about his gambling addiction: he lost over 500 million yen so far at gambling. It started with his first kesho mawashi at juryo promotion: he collected 4 million yen for it, but the one he had keep the money for him, vanished with it. With the remaining 100 000 he had in his pocket, he went to keiba and won the 4 million yen at the horse races. http://www.asahi.com/articles/DA3S13491487.html

On 5/2/2018 at 20:13, kawika said:

any update on how many of his restaurants are still open.  went to the one at makuhari messe several years back.  it was pretty good.

The article tells that at present he runs about 10 restaurants, but apparently he still gambles, so there may be quite a fluctuation among his shops.

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