Meet Sumo Wrestler Kyokutenho at Azasu’s Chanko Party!

April 1, 2016
2:00 pmto10:00 pm



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Chanko Party with Kyokutenho

Friday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m.

Azasu – 49 Clinton Street (between Stanton and Rivington Streets)

Admission: $20

Calling all sumo fans! Popular Lower East Side chanko restaurant Azasu will host a very special event on April 1 with Kyokutenho, one of the most prestigious sumo wrestlers in Japan. Kyokutenho, who retired last summer, is on his retirement tour and is having a Chanko party in New York City prior to his retirement ceremony (topknot-cutting ceremony) at Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan in late May.

Chanko is a traditional hot pot dish for sumo wrestlers. This protein-rich stew is filled with chicken and vegetables, and Kyokutenho’s stable’s chanko-nabe master will serve the dish to customers during four two-hour sessions.

Chanko Party Sessions

1st – 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

2nd – 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

3rd – 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

4th – 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

To reserve your ticket, please email and indicate the session you would like to attend. Seating is limited, so please note that your first choice of session may not be available.

The $20 fee includes the chanko meal and an autograph from Kyokutenho. The price excludes alcohol; beverage tickets will be sold for $7 each.


Don’t miss this rare chance to meet a real sumo wrestler in NYC!