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BONUS video: Historic SUMO footage from March, 1983 (Asashio & Chiyonofuji)

During the recent 2020 March Basho, NHK showed some old footage from the 1983 March Basho in Osaka, featuring sekiwake Asanoyama’s coach, Asashio, when he was a sekiwake going for ozeki promotion. I thought it was an interesting comparison in styles, especially the very different tachi-ai of 30+ years ago. We also get some nice footage of Yokozuna Chiyonofuji as he attempts to get his first zensho yusho (perfect record 15-0 championship).

Enjoy!
-Jason

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