Sumo Kaboom

Leslie and Laurie Collins, Texan sisters, comedians, and diehard sumo fans, talk about all things sumo.

Episode 39 - Sumo Snack and Chat

"Everything started in the Edo period."
"Takayasu is a type A, right?"
"What does my bento box look like?"
Why do they serve chicken at a sumo tournament?
Is BINGO happening again?

In this laid back chat, we discuss the newest wrestler to the highest rank of sumo, Akua- his background, interests, sumo style. We also share how we learn and remember wrestlers, because when you first start watching sumo, it's a lot of men to know.

We're bringing BINGO back! Expect to see updated cards soon.

Then we give you an aural experience of what it's like at a real sumo tournament, from the seating arrangements, sights and sounds you might hear to the food and drinks served. We dip into the world of blood type personalities, too.

There's a lot of laughter in this episode and a little bit of adult conversation about prophylactics, FYI.

Sources:
https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202010300000274.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakabayama_Sadao
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futabayama_Sadaji
https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202010310000582.html
https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202010310000352.html
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/10/26/sumo/ozeki-shodai-november-basho/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akua_Sh%C5%8Dma
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%A4%A9%E7%A9%BA%E6%B5%B7%E7%BF%94%E9%A6%AC
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/gfc.2004.4.1.54?seq=1
https://japanese-wiki-corpus.github.io/culture/Makunouchi-Bento.html
https://sumowrestling.fandom.com/wiki/Dohyo-iri
http://www.tangoll.com.hk/Sumodohyo.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotoy%C5%ABki_Kazuyoshi
https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202011010000382.html
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2015/08/21/food/yakitori-went-taboo-salaryman-snack/
https://japanese-wiki-corpus.github.io/culture/Makunouchi-Bento.html
https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/sumoeastandwest/chanko.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sake
https://japanjourneys.jp/tokyo/attractions/sumo-stadium-food-kokugikan-yakitori/
https://glosbe.com/en/en/komusubi
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https://www.tofugu.com/japan/japanese-blood-type/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_type_personality_theory
https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20170787
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https://bigthink.com/mind-brain/blood-type-personality?rebelltitem=4#rebelltitem4
https://sumowrestling.fandom.com/wiki/Akua_Shoma
https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/10/873589083a4c-sumo-new-ozeki-shodai-highlights-intriguing-november-rankings.html
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/19/reference/blood-types/
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http://www.sumo.or.jp/EnSumoDataRikishi/profile/3312/
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/01/26/sumo/sumo-101-tickets/

RECIPES:
Yakitori
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2015/08/21/food/yakitori-went-taboo-salaryman-snack/

Chanko Nabe Recipe:

https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/sumoeastandwest/chanko.html