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Chiyonofuji passing

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One of my greatest sumo memories was from about 20 years ago, when Josh Reyer and I walked in off the street after morning keiko had finished, and were invited by (we guess) some Kokonoe-beya supporters to go in and have some chankonabe.... we were soon joined by the oyakata, and we had an incredible time. He answered all our questions - and praised Josh's use of chopsticks.

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it just popped up on the screen on the TV here in Japan. wow.. I'm shocked. 2016 takes another legend.

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R.I.P. Chiyonofuji, one of the most admired Yokozuna of all time

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Vale Chiyonofuji Mitsugu. One of the hardest and most gifted men to ever mount a dohyo.

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Even though we knew of his illness , this is extremely sad news.

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Not unexpected, yet a terribly sad day for sumo :-(

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Very sad. My wife Keiko thought he was very handsome when she was a teenager.

2016 certainly sucks in many respects.

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Horrible news, the moment i'we read about his diagnosis i knew it wouldn't end well, such a shame...

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Terrible news. Chiyonofuji was the wrestler that made Sumo cool.

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One of the greatest rikishi ever born...R.I.P.

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Taiho, Chiyonofuji and Kitanoumi all have left us in a little more than 3,5 years. Not to mention former Ozeki Kaiketsu who passed away in 2014. Difficult times for sumo fans and Legends.

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Sumo Art

http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=34283&page=3

I was showing the page to a friend of mine who can't understand my interest in sumo at all ('Fat guys shoving each other.'). Nothing impressed her. She caught sight of a picture of Chiyonofuji. "Who's that?" she breathed.

Article in French

http://www.dosukoi.fr/le-yokozuna-chiyonofuji-est-decede/

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May God bless him and may he rest in peace. A great man.

Pure Power:

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Very sad news... one of the greatest rikishi ever has passed away. Requiescat In Pace Akimoto Mitsugu.

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His retirement announcement in the New York Times from 1991. Still a great read today.

The Wolf is gone.

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One of the longer news videos made it to YouTube

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The first sumo match I ever saw on tv (tape delay) was Chiyonofuji vs Takahanada, 25 years ago.Ive always wondered why he never bevame chairman of the NSK, in any case he is very often viewed as the strongest rikishi of modern times,I will miss him.

Aloha, Chiyonofuji

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Very sad news indeed, the last news about him and his health - especially him missing duties the last months made me already worry a lot.

Kuroimori, currently in Abu Dhabi bound for Tokyo - about ti arrive in a Chiyonofuji-less Japan... :-(

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Sometimes some friend of mine try to make fun from the fatty guys of that wacky sumo. Then I show them the Wolf.

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