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Yokozuna Chiyonoyama Chiyonofuji Kinenkan

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Barry C wrote a review May 2017
Sleaford, United Kingdom476 contributions93 helpful votes
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During my working assignment in Tokyo in the early 1980s, I had the pleasure of watching Yokozuna Chiyonofuji in his prime. Not large by Sumo standards, but extremely powerful, fast and with a wide range of techniques, Chiyonofuji is arguably the greatest Yokozuna of them all. The museum shows many videos of his prowess in the Sumo ring against a wide range of opponents. There are also many exhibition cases showing his trophies and a large number of artefacts from his Sumo career. If you are a Sumo enthusiast, this is more a shrine than a museum. Sadly, Chiyonofuji died of pancreatic cancer in his early sixties, but we had the great pleasure of meeting his elder sister, who offered to take our photographs in front of the Chiyonofuji statue. It is not the easiest place to visit. The bus service from Hakodate is infrequent and takes two and a half hours. There is no return service in the afternoon and it is necessary to take a bus to Kikonai and then a train to Hakodate, an equally long journey, but well worth the time and cost.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Brucl442 wrote a review Sep 2015
Jervis Bay, Australia11 contributions14 helpful votes
My name is Bruce and I am a Sumo Failure. There I was minding my own business watching the Japan junior champ go thru his paces, next minute "volunteered" by my wife to take him on. 1.4 seconds in the ring with the young champ was a record I believe for least amount of time to fight him off. Seriously though, found the whole experience of the township (food wonderful) and the museum teaches us a lot about Japanese culture. Thoroughly recommend a visit... .
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Date of experience: November 2014
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