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Ex-rikishi in the food business

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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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