Taiho, one of Japan’s great yokozuno sumo champions, had a lavish funeral with mountains of white flowers. Current champion Hakuho led the mourning. Taiho was very hot in his youth. He was half-Ukranian and born in the Soviet Sakhalin island, which are claimed by the Japanese as the Karafuto island.
Men’s all-around champion Kohei Uchimaru
What is more impressive about this champion: body, pose, hair, eyebrows? I *love* gymnastics, and am super-fan girl excited that I am going to the championship this afternoon. Rain be damned, bring on the spandex, big hair, muscles, pain, and “art.”
Thumbs up says the world hot dog eating champion
Fashion, fetish, sport, or what? I love how world hot dog eating champ Kobayashi Takeru so gamely shows off his oral talents, his middrif, and his perversely cheerful spirit with the thumb up. As Matt says, this is a guy who makes very public his lack of gag reflex.
Is Japan sufficiently proud of this gamine ambassador of carnality?!
Moe sports fan
Swimming is not just about the individuals but the team mates.
Matsuda Takeshi (l) recently placed second in the 200 meter butterfly behind Michael Phelps in the world swimming championship. I chose this photo because of the team love he’s showing with Sakata Ryuusuke.
The Chinese home team showed remarkable boy band attributes, and may have won a medal or two.
Japanese masturbation champion Sato Masanobu
A true erotic athlete, Sato Masanobu, won a masturbation marathon with a winning time of 9 hours, 58 minutes. He credits Tenga and its 10 varieties for their help, and also says that his family is supportive of his competition. It would have been lovely to see his family at the medal ceremonies!
Japan is currently feeling insecure with the rise of China and India, but no country tops Japan in hot-dog eating, or in male masturbation. Congratulations, team Japan!
(Thanks tipster J-son).
Hakuho, sumo champion again in Tokyo
Undefeated in two weeks, Hakuho won the tournament two days early. He is celebrating by holding up some lucky “tai” fish given by a wealthy admirer. I would have a big smile, too, if someone gave me two giant expensive fish! Hakuho is adorable!!
Hot or not: Kobayashi Takeru?
Is he hot or not? World pizza-eating champion Kobayashi Takeru not only proudly focuses viewers’ attention on his tight stomach, but provides a rare come-hither gesture.
To review his Google Image search is to savor delinquent defiance with ever changing bleached and processed hair. Kobayashi’s riot of punk excess and competitive hedonism, his massive hot dog eating, and his all-American image making is alluring and repulsive.
So many questions arise. What is it about classic American food that lends itself so easily to who-can-eat-more contests? Can Americans not compete with Japanese in our most popular national sports? Is Kobayashi a good or bad representative of Japan. And finally, is he hot or not? What do the readers say?
You can see he charmed at least one Alabama member of the collegiate royal family.
Some other fun facts: his arch-rival is Joey Chestnut, he’s eaten 59 hot dogs in 10 minutes, and 5 and 3/4 P’zones (cross between a pizza and calzone) in 6 minutes, competitive food eating involves “jaw capacity and stomach capacity.”