Comments - Great kabuki scene featuring two rival sumo wrestlers in a confrontation at a tea stand. At left, Hanaregoma Chokichi scowls angrily each after learning that the older, more experienced sumo wrestler Nuregami Chogoro purposely lost a match to him in hopes of earning a favor from his patron. Wearing a kimono patterned with cherry blossoms and horses, Chokichi holds his teacup in his extended hand, glaring at his opponent. At right, Chogoro has already dashed his cup to the ground, where it has shattered into pieces. His outer robe features a design of swallows, worn over a kimono with a checked floral motif. From left, the actors are Nakamura Fukusuke I and Ichikawa Ichizo III. An interesting subject, nicely detailed.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 19 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two separate panels, backed with paper. Slight curling. Please see photos for details.
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