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.