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Maker(s):Utagawa Hiroshige I; Sanoya Kihei, published by
Culture:Japanese (1797–1858); Japanese (active ca. 1800–1875)
Title:A Picture of a Sumō Match on the Grounds of Ekōin [Ekōin keidai sumō no zu], from the series "The Eastern Capital: Ryōgoku" [Tōto ryōgoku]
Date Made:1849–1850
Type:Print
Materials:woodblock print
Place Made:Tokyo
Measurements:overall: 9 7/16 in x 14 1/4 in; 24.0 cm x 36.2 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.453
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
ōban yoko-e; nishiki-e; sumō

Label Text:
The title of this print and the series to which it belongs are indicated at upper-right within the yellow cartouche. At lower right, also within the right margin, is the seal of publisher Sanoya Kihei, the of the firm Kikakudō. This print is signed at upper-left "Hiroshige ga" ('drawn by Hiroshige') and bears two nanushi seals of the official censors. The upper seal belongs to Watanabe Gentarō, while the lower is that of Kinugusa Fusajirō, who sealed together variously from the ninth lunar month of 1842 (Kaei 2) until the ninth lunar month of 1850 (Kaei 3).

Other impressions of this print are held by the Honolulu Museum of Art (acc. no. 24558) and the Edo Tokyo Museum (acc. no. 94200518).

Tags:
fighting; figures; male; wrestling; woodcut; seals

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