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Kanjin osumo dohyo-iri

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2008,3037.20803

  • Title (object)

    • Kanjin osumo dohyo-iri
  • Description

    Woodblock triptych print, oban tate-e. Ceremonial entry of wrestlers at the great wrestling match to raise funds for pious causes, showing four combatants under a pillered canopy, additional wrestlers appear at the left and right, and a huge crowd surrounds the wrestlers and in stands beyond the participants; the umpire seated in the centre is Kimura Shonosuke.

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  • Culture/period

  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 37.9 centimetres (r)
    • Width: 26 centimetres (r)
    • Height: 37.9 centimetres (c)
    • Width: 26 centimetres (c)
    • Height: 37.7 centimetres (l)
    • Width: 25.1 centimetres (l)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
      • Inscription Translation

        Drawn by Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi
      • Inscription Comment

        artist's (centre sheet)
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
      • Inscription Translation

        Drawn by Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi
      • Inscription Comment

        artist's (in gourd-shaped Yoshi cartouche, left sheet only)
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Fukushima
      • Inscription Comment

        censor's
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Muramatsu
      • Inscription Comment

        censor's
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Acquisition notes

    Credit line: Gift of Prof. Arthur R. Miller, CBE, on loan from the American Friends of the British Museum.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2008,3037.20803

  • Additional IDs

    • 20803 (Miller Collection number)
Triptych: 'Ceremonial entry of wrestlers at the great wrestling match to raise funds for pious causes (, showing four combatants under a pillered canopy, additional wrestlers appear at the left and right, and a huge crowd surrounds the wrestlers and in bleachers beyond the participants; the umpire seated in the center is Kimura Shonosuke,'

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Triptych: 'Ceremonial entry of wrestlers at the great wrestling match to raise funds for pious causes (, showing four combatants under a pillered canopy, additional wrestlers appear at the left and right, and a huge crowd surrounds the wrestlers and in bleachers beyond the participants; the umpire seated in the center is Kimura Shonosuke,'

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