I met up with some friends after work one night this week for some dinner and drinks…and never thought we would be drinking with sumo.   This place was called Dosukoi Sakaba Saikai run by a retired Sumo Wrestler. This type of place is called ‘Chanko’ which is the name of any food a Sumo Wrestler eats.

A lot of the junior sumo when they first join around age 16 have to cook for the rest of the group. This is one of the first things they learn as a sumo wrestler. A lot of sumo wrestlers open ‘Chanko’ restaurant after retirement.

It was basically a mix of a lot of different types of Japanese food.

Today’s configuration: Leica M-Monochrom, Summicron 50mm /2.0, yellow filter


Meet Sumo…


Sumo becomes happy with Shochu…and you want Sumo to be happy!   Lesson Learned:  Drinking with Sumo is fun!


I don’t think I ever get tired of seeing this view each morning…

Mt. Fuji

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