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URL: web-kiosk.scrippscollege.edu/objects-1/info/23673

Kazuhiko Sanmonji, Japanese
Champion Sumo Wrestler Kitanofuji, 1994
Ink and colors on paper
8 5/16 x 5 1/2 in. (21.1 x 14 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2015.1.36


Commentary
Kita-no-fuji Katsuaki (born 1942) was the 70th "Yokozuna" grand champion sumo wrestler. He was a very popular "Yokozuna" due to his flamboyant sumo style and good looks. After he retired from sumo, he became quite successful in the restaurant and the music industries.

This is print no. 174 of 300.

Marks
In pencil: The artist's signature, "Kazu San," is in the lower righthand margin; next to it, the year, '94, is in the righthand corner; in the lefthand corner, the number of the edition. This also bears the artist's seal.

Medium
ink and colors on paper

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