Kiyochika: Russian Sumo Defeat

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Russian Sumo Defeat
Series: Long Live Japan: One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai Hyakusen hyakushô)
Date: 1904

A smaller Japanese officer is in the sumo ring with a much larger Russian opponent. The Japanese deftly turns, trips and pushes the larger Russian out of the ring for a victory. The referee wears a tophat.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Literature: See Henry Smith’s book, pages 112-113.
Signature: Kiyochika