Sumo Wrestler Sakahoko Yojiro

by Meiji era artist (not read)

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Sumo Wrestler Sakahoko Yojiro by Meiji era artist (not read)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Sumo Wrestler Sakahoko Yojiro

Sumo Prints - The ancient sport of Japanese sumo wrestling proved a popular subject for woodblock print artists during the Edo and Meiji eras. Portraits of individual champion wrestlers often depict them during the ring entering ceremony, wearing a ceremonial belt that opens into an apron trimmed with fringed. Other designs show the athletes in action during matches, with the referee and judges present in front of crowds of other sumo and enthusiastic patrons. Matches were sometimes held on the grounds of a temple to raise funds for the temple, with temporary arenas erected for the event. These interesting prints are a nice choice for a collector interested in this classic Japanese sport.

Artist - Meiji era artist (not read)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. A few small repairs, folds at bottom edge.

Sumo Wrestler Sakahoko Yojiro by Meiji era artist (not read)
Sumo Wrestler Sakahoko Yojiro by Meiji era artist (not read)

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