Chanko Party with Kyokutenho
Friday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m.
Azasu – 49 Clinton Street (between Stanton and Rivington Streets)
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.
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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.[/callout]
To reserve your ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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!