Artist: Kinoshita Daimon
Title: Champion Sumo Wrestler Takanohana
Date: Ca. 1985.
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After some 80 years of absence, the Japan Sumo Association commissioned the making of traditional nishiki-e style woodblock printing to publisher Kyoto Hanga-in, artist Daimon, carver Kishima and printer Ito in 1985. These new Sumo Nishiki-e are sold in Ryogoku Kokugi-kan in Tokyo. Champion sumo wrestler, Takahanada (later Takanohana). He and his big brother, Wakanohana, became the first "Yokozuna" (Grand Champion) brothers in sumo. Their popularity revived the stagnated sumo wrestling during 1990s.