Artist: Daimon Kinoshita
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Tuesday, 2 January 2007 Title Champion Sumo Wrestler, Takahanada Artist Daimon Kinoshita born 1946 Signature Daimon Seal Artist's seal Dated Late 20th century Publisher Kyoto Hanga-in Medium/Technique Woodblock print Impression excellent Colors excellent Condition excellent - very good … The print comes with a certificate from the Japan Sumo Association. Description 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. 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 and artist Daimon in 1985. These and other new Sumo Nishiki-e are sold in Ryogoku Kokugi-kan in Tokyo. Note Carver Kishima Shigeo, printer Ito Tatsuya. Width Item 16.0 inches = 40.7 cm Height Item 10.6 inches = 27.0 cm