Jan 25, 2009

朝青龍復活優勝! - Asashouryu returns!

今日は大相撲1月場所千秋楽に行ってきました~。

まさか手に入るとは思わなかったチケット、抽選予約でなんと桝席が当たってしまった(?)が為に、行くことができました。ということで、親孝行も兼ねて、うちの母親とてるちゃんの母親をご招待。

まずは結婚式を行うところの敷地内のレストランでお好み焼きを食べた後、カフェで美味しいケーキとコーヒーで一息。母親二名ともとっても満足してもらえた様子。

遂に来ました両国国技館!いや~ぁ、大相撲の雰囲気が外にいるだけでも感じ取れる。そして中に入ってみると...最高!!桝席でも一番ランクの低いのを買ったので、関取が小さく見えるかなと思いきや、かなりの迫力!しかも前に座ったおじさん達がとても親切で、ビールは飲ませてくれるはで賑やかに。

そして遂にきました大一番、朝青龍対白鵬!場内もものすごい歓声。一戦目は何と白鵬が一気に詰め寄り、優勝決定戦へ!そして二戦目、両者とも気合充分なものの、朝青龍が気迫で勝利!遂に復活優勝!いや~ぁ、凄い物を見させていただきました~。

楽しい一日は、両国駅前の「ちゃんこ江戸沢」でお約束のちゃんこを頂きました~。

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We went to see the final day of Sumo Wrestling January Open 2009.

We were able to go to the event due to winning the random ticket draw for boxed seats by accident(!? although I had to pay for them obviously.) So I decided to invite my mum, Teruko, and her mum.

We went to the restaurant in the premises of our wedding venue for lunch, while had a cake and a cup of coffee for a break at a cafe also in the premises. Both mums were very impressed!

At last, we came to Kokugikan! I could feel the sumo atmosphere even outside the venue. As we walked into Kokugikan... electric! I was assuming that we wouldn't be able to see the wrestlers clearly from our seats because the grade was the lowest among the boxed seats, but... what a view! The guys sat in front of us were also very friendly and started serving us free beer... fabulous!

Finally... the main event of the afternoon... Asashouryu vs. Hakuhou! The whole crowd going crazy. Hakuhou pushed Asashouryu hard immediately, and now we are going into the decider! The two wrestlers were pumped up for the the second match, but Asashouryu's desire and emotion won! Asashouryu returned! What an event we saw!

The enjoyable day was ended with chanko at 'Chanko Edosawa' in front of the Ryogoku station.













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