Author: Anita Y. Tsuchiya

A scale showing the heights of the following rikishi, from left to right: Shakagatake Kumoemon, 5'11"; Ikuzuki Geitazaemon, 6' 0"; Oozora Buzaemon, 6' 0"; Ryuumon Yoshigoro, 6' 2"; Chiyonoyama Masanobu, 6' 3"; Oozutsu Manemon, 6' 6"; Yamakawa Toshio, 6' 6"; Hokuseiho Osamu, 6' 7"; Akashi Shiganosuke, 6' 7"; Kotooshu Katsunori, 6' 8"; Ouchiyama Heikichi, 6' 8"; Dewagatake Bunjiro, 6' 8"; Akebono Taro, 6' 8"; Fudoiwa Mitsuo, 7' 0".

Who Was the Tallest Rikishi in Japanese History?

On Jason’s All-Sumo YouTube channel, Jason wondered who might have been the tallest Japanese-native rikishi. My interest now piqued, down into the rabbit hole I dove.


July 14, 2022 0
Pie chart showing percentage of female and male P.A. announcers in PAC12 sports.

Female Sports P.A. Announcers: A Rare Breed

This article originally appeared in the March 2020 issue of “The Voice“, the official newsletter of the National Association of Sports P.A. Announcers (NASPAA). Photo credits: (left) Jonathan Okanes, (right) University of Washington Recreation. Female Sports P.A. Announcers: A Rare Breed By Anita Y. Tsuchiya, CPAA Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah, Salt Lake…
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March 10, 2020 0
Headshot and NASPAA certificate

Now Open! P.A. Announcing and Emcee Services Page

I have reached a few professional milestones: creating of a PA Announcer landing page, Becoming a Certified Public Address Announcer (CPAA), and announcing a women’s basketball game at the University of Utah on National Girls and Women in Sports Day.


February 3, 2020 0
Inside of a soccer broadcast booth sshowing a microphone, sound board, and laptop.

Five Key Differences Between Announcing and Broadcasting

Announcers and broadcasters play distinctly different roles at sports events. Use these five reminders to help keep them straight.


December 30, 2019 0
University of Utah women's soccer team members.

What I Have Learned About Announcing Soccer

The past few seasons of announcing men’s and women’s collegiate soccer have been a joyous ride, and every year I learn something new.


October 24, 2019 0
Dontsuu Hyper-Road entrance

A Viewer’s Guide to RobiHachi: Episode 12

Robby, Hatchi, and Ikku find themselves cornered by Yang and the Lunar Guard. Their only chance for escape is via a secret hyper-road that leads back to Earth.


September 2, 2019 0