A Sumo Dude Playing A Japanese Arcade Game

[GIF via 石浦将勝]
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They don’t call sumo wrestler Tanikawayama “Drum Killa” for nothing.

Actually, that’s what sumo wrestler Masakatsu Ishiura calls him in this clip he uploaded to Twitter:

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Folks who are good at real Japanese drumming can usually destroy arcade game Taiko no Tatsujin. Two of my kids studied Japanese drumming, but neither are nearly as good as Tanikawayama. They’re not as good at sumo, either.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.