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Maker(s):Kikukawa Eizan; Mikawaya Seiemon, publisher
Culture:Japanese (1787–1867); Japanese (active ca. 1805-1829)
Title:Untitled [Sumo Parade]
Date Made:19th century
Materials:polychrome woodblock print
Place Made:Edo
Measurements:overall: 15 3/16 in x 10 3/16 in; 38.6 cm x 25.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.758
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

right panel of a triptych depicting a sumo festival parade; sumō-e; ōban tate-e; re-issue

Label Text:
This print is the rightmost panel from a triptych of a sumo parade. This print is signed at middle-left. Though the signature is abraded, it reads "Kikugawa Eizan hitsu" ('drawn by Kikugawa Eizan'). The publisher's seal appears at center-bottom. The syllable 'mi' within a box is the seal of Edo-based publisher Mikawaya Seiemon, who collaborted with Eizan on a number of series from 1806–1829. However, based on the use of aniline dyes, especially the vibrant purples and yellows, this print is likely a later re-issue. - BB 2013

festivals; figures; flowers; men; sports; text; wrestling

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