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From now on I use this thread for this type of former rikishi activities.

Ex-Saganobori runs the "Sumo Kitchen Saganobori" in Osaka, Chou ward, and sent out chanko sets to cover for loss in customers due to corona. http://www.saga-s.co.jp/articles/-/619858

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Ex-Hokutoarashi Hama Ryota after a while in pro-wrestling, on Jan. 12th opened Dosukoi Udon Hama-chan twitter/hamachanko in Maebashi, he also serves dosukoi udon chanko.

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On 03/11/2017 at 16:49, Akinomaki said:

The 37th Shonosuke on Oct. 25th held a lecture in HigashiMatsushima-city about his 50 years in sumo: "The dream is: Being on the dohyo with a Japanese yokozuna". Invited by his 3 year Takashima-beya sempai, former ms Haginoi, who runs Chanko Haginoi in the city.

Ex-Haginoi (right) had made his Chanko Haginoi an incorporated limited company in 1974 and now uses a cloud funding platform to preserve his nori udon and bring it to the whole country. Nori udon in Miyagi pref. is a symbol of recovery from the great 2011 earthquake. o 9.jpg

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Ex-Noborufuji on the 3rd has opened his 2nd Ken-chan steak house in Miyazaki city. He opened the first in April 2019 in Ozuka-cho, this one is in the Gujibun area.

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The dean of yakitori chefs here in Honolulu was a ex-rikishi in Takasago Beya in the 1980s, Tsurumifuji. Never made it past Sandame but what a life in Hawaii. His omakase restaurant is still kicking it after all the pandemic shutdowns the last year and change.

I read a quote from Konishiki years ago, saying he was small but tougher than nails. An old portrait at the restaurant:

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On 12/04/2021 at 04:35, Akinomaki said:

Ex-Noborufuji on the 3rd has opened his 2nd Ken-chan steak house in Miyazaki city. He opened the first in April 2019 in Ozuka-cho, this one is in the Gujibun area.

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Seems to be doing pretty well for a 25 year old!

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The chanko restaurant "Yagura-daiko" 「やぐら太鼓」in Chichibu city is run by ex-Tamakiyama and his wife. Shikona trivia: easy to mix up with Takamiyama - and both were active from 1964 till 1984 - and there was another Tamakiyama active at the same time, same reading, different kanji for ki.

On intai after Haru 1984 he became Kitajin-oyakata for 4 years and about 35 years ago opened a chanko restaurant in Chichibu, where his wife is from. She is presented in the article http://chichibu.keizai.biz/headline/124/, behind her the poster for the intai-zumo of Tamakiyama

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Ex-Konishiki and Ex-Oga (6 basho juryo, ex-bow twirler) team up to develop instant chanko called Cup Chanko.

Right now they are using a kickstarter-like site to raise 1.5M Yen to launch the product I guess.

https://camp-fire.jp/projects/507195/preview?token=1k2729i3

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You put the blocks in a coffee mug and add hot water...

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I can't say its something that makes my mouth water, but best of luck to them.

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Seems like the authors don't have a clue what "kg" actually means, but at least they're consistently wrong.

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On 07/05/2020 at 16:45, Akinomaki said:

Former Tokugoyama/Matsuyama has a restaurant "Amami dining Kanmoure" in Tokyo, Okachimachi and recently held an online drinking party with live Amami island songs attached - about 20 took part.  http://amamishimbun.co.jp/2020/05/06/24619/

Matsuyama (on the right) has closed Kanmoure on July 20th with a shima-uta event, in mid October he plans to reopen in Amami's Tokunoshima under a new name. https://amamishimbun.co.jp/2022/09/13/39779/ 65360d95f2af2721e8cf372ed5f24e86.jpg

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Ex-Tokinowaka, former tsukebito of Ichinojo, cooks in the Taiwanese restaurant Rairai of his parents near JR Takasaki station (Gunma) and recreates the taste of the chanko in Minato-beya - of course he has experience as chanko-ban http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/column/sumo/news/202209210000119.html

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On 16/10/2018 at 17:10, Akinomaki said:
On 10/10/2017 at 18:23, Akinomaki said:

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".

Shiraishi is now oyakata - of his Kitanohama-beya shop. He had only lunch service in his first shop, and moved to a new location to expand to dinner business.

His shop's point card is banzuke style, till the Osaka-basho he hopes he can provide a sumo-beya visit tour as merit for the top rank customers.

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Shiraishi has renewed his Chinese restaurant in Osaka http://semba.keizai.biz/headline/2003/  - he had moved "Kikaijima tantanmen kaori Kitanohama-beya" again in 2020 http://semba.keizai.biz/headline/1375/

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now it's named Goma-chuuka Kikaiboshi https://www.kikaiboshi.jp/

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On 08/08/2022 at 19:51, rhyen said:

 

Japanese video of the same store.

 

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On 21/10/2022 at 22:24, Akinomaki said:

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.

On 21/10/2022 at 22:24, Akinomaki said:

Shiraishi has renewed his Chinese restaurant in Osaka http://semba.keizai.biz/headline/2003/  - he had moved "Kikaijima tantanmen kaori Kitanohama-beya" again in 2020 http://semba.keizai.biz/headline/1375/

now it's named Goma-chuuka Kikaiboshi https://www.kikaiboshi.jp/

Today Shiraishi with his (new) wife was on Shinkon-san Irasshai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JTJT0dx_WY

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He has a banzuke for guests, his later wife was the first to get a shikona (Ichibanboshi, on the right) and to make it to yokozuna

VOD for a week (jp VPN) https://tver.jp/episodes/epyxsoilmi - record:

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youtube-dl -q -o a.mp4 "https://manifest.prod.boltdns.net/manifest/v1/hls/v5/aes128/5102072603001/3720fe1a-f9c7-429d-9d76-6d31d57d6f3d/3b4e684d-a03f-4352-9903-d349ee1556ce/10s/rendition.m3u8?fastly_token=NjNjY2M1NGFfMTNiNTY4M2Q2N2RhMzc3OGZmZTI3NWZjNDIzNDg4OTQ3Zjc0YzBlMjUyZmY1YWNmZTZkZTllYWJlNTVjN2IxZg%3D%3D"
ffmpeg -i "v.mp4" -i "a.mp4" -c copy -map 0:v  -map 1:a  "新婚さんいらっしゃい! ABC 12月25日.mp4"

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