JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT OF A SUMO WRESTLER
(JAPAN). Sumo Wrestler Woodblock Print: Oikari Montaro. Tokyo, circa 1894. One sheet of rice paper, 9-3/4 by 14-1/2 inches. $850.
Beautifully detailed late 19th-century Japanese woodblock print of a sumo wrestler.
This print features an image of the champion sumo wrestler Oikari Montaro, who wrestled from 1885 through 1898. This print is dated February 1894. Prints such as this one were sold as commemorative broadsides at sumo matches to honor favorite wrestlers.
Only some light edge-wear and creasing as is usual with this type of paper. Extremely good condition.