Sumo Wrestler Asashio Taro I, 1901

by Gyokuha

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Sumo Wrestler Asashio Taro I, 1901 by Gyokuha

Original Gyokuha Japanese Woodblock Print
Sumo Wrestler Asashio Taro I, 1901

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 - Gyokuha

Image Size - 14" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. Horizontal centerfold. A few repairs, a couple creases at edges.

Sumo Wrestler Asashio Taro I, 1901 by Gyokuha
Sumo Wrestler Asashio Taro I, 1901 by Gyokuha

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