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NOVA ZONA Mar 26
Chiyonofuji died in 2016
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NOVA ZONA Mar 26
His statue is supposedly looking in the direction of the grave, where his daughter who died aged just 3 months old in 1989, is buried...
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NOVA ZONA Mar 26
Look at this guy..! I saw him on TV as a kid lift one of the heavist Sumos out the ring at ARMS LENGTH! Mind blowing strength and agility.
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NOVA ZONA Mar 26
Known as "The Wolf", Chiyonofuji was famous for his extreme strength, speed, powerful physique and chiseled features-a powerhouse of a Sumo
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NOVA ZONA Mar 26
Took time to visit the Gyokurinji Temple in the Taito Ward as I heard there was a statue of the GREAT Sumo Champion Chiyonofuji there...
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NOVA ZONA Mar 26
Thanks to for such a truly amazing experince and taking the time to answer all our questions. I'd recommend this to anyone.
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NOVA ZONA Mar 26
Couldn't speak over the blade as tiny drops of spit might land on it, causing rust spots- and then polishing takes off minuscule layers too
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NOVA ZONA Mar 26
Then raise it straight up to see the curve and catch the light and reflections in the polish... At times it looked jet black, then white
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NOVA ZONA Mar 26
You then roll it side to side along its back edge (front was razor sharp) to view it and see the crystals and patterning- it felt amazing
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NOVA ZONA Mar 26
Handled a 450 year old Sword..! First you bow down to it, then carefully raise it by the handle horizontally then rest it on a cloth...
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NOVA ZONA Mar 26
A brilliant host- full of knowledge, facts, enthusiasm and funny too- a real pleasure to meet him and share his passion
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NOVA ZONA Mar 26
Decided to take a lecture by Paul Martin to learn more about the Samurai Swords themselves- it was absolutely fascinating
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NOVA ZONA Mar 26
We visited the Samurai Museum and got to see and hear some amazing facts concerning all aspects of their lives including training/fighting
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NOVA ZONA Mar 24
Random Shinjuku
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NOVA ZONA Mar 24
Random Shinjuku
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NOVA ZONA Mar 24
Shinjuku by night
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NOVA ZONA Mar 24
Shinjuku by day
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NOVA ZONA Mar 24
Shinjuku Train Station- note how everyone is standing in perfect lines to wait for the train. It's fantastic to see such good manners!
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NOVA ZONA Mar 23
Decided to parlais' away the afternoon in a splendid cafe we sought. Ones strawberry tart was particularly delightful, and one's coffee too.
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NOVA ZONA Mar 23
We found this fantastic,small cosy Yakiniku place and settled in for the evening-perfect beer food again. So many different cuts of meat!
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