STAR-BULLETIN / 1973
Thirty-four years ago Jesse Kuhaulua, greeted fans at Shirokiya. He'll be back at the Ala Moana store tomorrow. CLICK FOR LARGE
Sumo fans can meet ex-champ
Azumazeki or Jesse Kuhaulua, the former sumo champion known as Takamiyama will sign autographs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Shirokiya at Ala Moana Center.
Kuhaulua is out and about promoting the 2007 Grand Sumo Tournament, Saturday and Sunday at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena.
In 1972, Kuhaulua became the first foreign-born wrestler to win the top division championship in the Japanese national sport. He has since retired and opened his own training stable.
The tournament runs from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday* and 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Most tickets are $45 to $250, with some $35 tickets left in the upper level and some $300 tickets at ringside. The top tickets -- $330 ringside -- are sold out.
Tickets are available at the Blaisdell box office (527-5436) and Ticketmaster outlets. Call (877) 750-4400 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. A 15 percent discount is available with a Marukai card, only at the Blaisdell ticket office.
Friday, June 8, 2007
» The Grand Sumo Tournament at the Blaisdell Arena runs from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow. An item on D1 Tuesday gave an incorrect starting time. The tournament continues on Sunday.