Yokozuna Chiyonoyama Chiyonofuji Kinenkan

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Yokozuna Chiyonoyama Chiyonofuji Kinenkan

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Brucl442
Jervis Bay, Australia11 contributions
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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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Written September 22, 2015
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Barry C
Sleaford, UK479 contributions
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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.

Written May 17, 2017
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