Arashi Kichisaburō in the role of Iwagawa Jirōkichi

 
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color woodblock print
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Gift of Mrs. Kate Kiser Klein
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72.47.97
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嵐吉三郎 in the role of Iwagawa Jirōkichi 岩川次郎吉

A popular kabuki drama featured a match between the sumō wrestlers Jirōkichi and Tetsugadake. To help his patron raise needed funds, Jirōkichi agrees to throw the match for money. During the match a voice rings out that the money has been raised elsewhere. Now free to do so, Jirōkichi defeats Tetsugadake and preserves his honor.

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