The sumō wrestler Takaragawa Ishigorō

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
color woodblock print
Credit line
Gift of Mrs. Kate Kiser Klein
Accession number
72.47.211
Collection
Not Currently On View

寶川石五郎

Sumō fans desired portraits of their favorite wrestlers. They could be portrayed fully dressed in kimono and sporting a sword, or as here, as they appeared in the ring. Massive and muscled, the sumōka stands with bulging feet spread, huge hands, protruding belly, and piled-up shoulders hiding his neck.

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