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Akinomaki    14,127

Former yumitori rikishi and later juryo Chiyonoumi (71) will close his Fukuoka chanko nabe restaurant "Chiyonoumi" next February. His chanko was something special, which the rikishi only got at the Kyushu-basho. He wanted to continue till 75, but his knees won't carry on this long. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/column/sumo/news/1742031.html

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Yubinhaad    6,325

Former Maegashira Takanoyama appeared in the May issue of a Czech fight magazine called "Bojová umění". Looking in good shape. This is what Google makes of the text on the picture:
 

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The extraordinary story of a man who has been a respected member of Japanese national sport for fourteen years

Pavel Bojar: Sumo taught me self-control

No other Czech can tell you a similar story. The sporting path of Pavel Bojar is absolutely unique. The irreconcilable Judah pupil has become a recognized star amount. And that's right in Japan, where this sport is a national tradition.


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Manekineko    190
On 14. 06. 2017. at 23:38, Yubinhaad said:

The irreconcilable Judah pupil has become a recognized star amount. 

recognized star of sumo (suma = sum [of money] in various Slavic languages :-D)

The Judah part is also probably wrong, but my Czech is... meh.

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Gurowake    1,409
On 6/16/2017 at 17:12, Manekineko said:

recognized star of sumo (suma = sum [of money] in various Slavic languages :-D)

The Judah part is also probably wrong, but my Czech is... meh.

I'm guessing it's supposed to mean "Judoka".

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Akinomaki    14,127

Unlike Osh, former j10 Arashi was really made shop manager, in the NEKI Tokyo antenna shop for fuchuyaki, a kind of okonomiyaki originating from Fuchu-city, Hiroshima, to open in August in Chiyoda ward (not in Fuchu-city, Tokyo). http://www.chugoku-np.co.jp/local/news/article.php?comment_id=360119&comment_sub_id=0&category_id=110

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http://www.naturalart.co.jp/NEKI/

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Akinomaki    14,127
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Intai in March Hokutoryu (46) has started his 2nd life as trainee in a karaage shop in Fukuoka. He supported Kitanoumi-beya for many years, especially as the one in charge of chanko. After he dropped to jonidan, because of whiplash he couldn't do enough keiko any more, but he wanted to help Kitanoumi and the heya and switched to chanko-ban. At age 30 he got diabetes, but also took on the responsibility for the setup of lodgings at regional basho. After Haru 2014, because of the diabetes his left big toe had to be amputated, but he kept his promise to the okamisan to help the heya till the retirement of the oyakata. After the untimely death of Kitanoumi, he decided to continue till the first death anniversary. And he kept on till Kyushu 2016. Then he lost all determination: at the Hatsu-basho he had his 1st ever 0-7 result, and at the Haru basho he decided to retire. http://mainichi.jp/articles/20170807/k00/00e/040/170000c

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On 3/24/2017 at 14:30, Yubinhaad said:

Hokutoryu has announced his retirement after 31 years on the ozumo dohyo, signing off with a win which secured his kachi-koshi. He made his debut in March 1986 as one of the earliest recruits to the new heya established by former Yokozuna Kitanoumi. With his retirement, Hanakaze stands alone as the last remaining rikishi to have made his debut in the Showa era.

As the ironman of the lower divisions, Hokutoryu chalked up 1,169 consecutive bouts which is a record for a rikishi without sekitori experience. That came to an end in 2014 after he suffered diabetes-related problems with his left foot, requiring surgery to remove the big toe. With the encouragement of Kitanoumi he overcame that and we saw the unlikely occurrence of a 43-year-old participating in maezumo.

Hokutoryu's intention was to continue until Kitanoumi reached the mandatory retirement age (which would have been in May 2018), but sadly Kitanoumi passed away in November 2015. Hokutoryu pledged to continue at least until the first anniversary of his death and then carry on if he felt able. However, in January this year he suffered the first zenpai (0-7) record of his career, which made him realise that the end was near. He shed a few tears when discussing his former shisho with the reporters in the hanamichi.

A few pictures in the box. (Sadgoodbyes...)
 

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Hokutoryu gets off to a winning start, defeating Noborifuji on Day 2.

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And in the 1,267th bout of his career, he secures his kachi-koshi with an uwatedashinage win against Ito.

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Receiving a bouquet of flowers from former stablemate Rikinoumi, who went on to become a pro wrestler known as Don Fujii.

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A well-earned sit down while talking to the reporters after a long career.

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Akinomaki    14,127

Ex-(still)Shiraishi, also tsukebito of Kokonoe-oyakata, had to quit ozumo because of continuous injuries. He then went to vocational school and learned the trade at a famous Cantonese restaurant in Osaka. Of course he had also chanko duties in the heya, but was already used to cook for himself since he was a child, because both parents were working.

He uses white sesame from Kikaijima (Kagoshima) for the dishes in his Szechuan noodle restaurant in Osaka "Kikaijima tantanmen".

http://www.asahi.com/articles/photo/AS20171002000905.html

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