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Ichiro, Hopeful Mushroom Farmer

by Patrick Newman (Aug 30, 2012)

This feels like the type of content more appropriately proffered on NotGraphs, but here we are. I was browsing a recent discovery, one of those 2ch-style blogs called Nannjoy, when I came across a survey form that Ichiro wrote for a newspaper company prior to playing in Koshien as a 3rd-year high school student.

This was way too interesting not to share, so I translated a couple of highlights from the survey, which appear... now.

Favorite baseball player: Tatsuo Komatsu (Komatsu was a pitcher for Chunichi; hit ctrl f and search Komatsu on the link)

Poster hanging in his room: Giant Baba

Favorite subject: English

Least favorite subject: Physics

Favorite food: Arabian food

Personal strength: none

Personal weakness: not having a strength

I like Middle Eastern food too, so I have that in common with Ichiro. Cool.

Several of the questions are repeated on the survey. For a couple of them, Ichiro changed his answers.

Hobby: investigating the flavor of takoyaki

Hobby: digging holes

What he wants to become in the future: a mountain supervisor

Goal or dream for the future: managing a mushroom patch

Looks like Ichiro's quirky sense of humor is nothing new.


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