Benny Loh & Stephen Thompson
In the third of our cartoon bonanzas, sit back and enjoy BL’s offerings and put a caption to ST’s pic to win yourselves a banzuke
Answer the Qs and win yourself next basho’s banzuke.
|Letters to the Editor||
Look for this feature in Issue 6 of Sumo Fan Magazine due out on April 17.
Barbara Ann Klein
I just wanted to get in touch with your magazine as I manage a music band named SUMO in Switzerland.
I thought that maybe you would be interested in knowing about our music as we have something in common which is the SUMO.
Please find hereafter our website: www.sumomusic.ch
I don’t expect an answer I just thought that maybe it could be funny to mention us to you.
Enjoy the passion of SUMO.
Well, Romain, you’ve got your answer by our posting your letter. Thanks for the common interest point and for reading our magazine! – Ed.
|Each issue, we will feature a letter from one of our readers. The sender will receive a sumo-related prize of our choosing – this month being a picture banzuke from the Hatsu Basho – Congratulations, Judith-zeki – your e-banzuke is on its way!|
I have always been fascinated with the incredible focus and devotion shown towards feeding the rikishi. I have many questions which need answers:
What is the daily responsibility of rikishi in terms of providing meals?
Is there a clear pecking order of responsibility?
Where do the recipes for Chanko Nabe begin? Is there a legacy of passed down recipes from the heya?
Are there idiosyncratic requests for various higher level rikishi? i.e.: “Eatonosato” will consume anything that doesn’t include
natto. “Nattonosato” MUST have natto in his chanko nabe.
I would love to hear the variations of cultural influences and the ways that the various heya have adapted to the changing needs of the multiple individuals whose culinary and personal favorites weigh into the recipes.
Dear Judith –
Thank you for your letter. You have touched upon a very interesting topic and one that I do not believe has been explored before in such depth or from an up-close viewpoint. In fact, it seems a perfect subject for an upcoming “Sumo 101” column.