Puppet of the sumo wrestler Hidenoyama Raigorō, c. 1844

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This print belongs to a series of five showing beautiful women holding puppets that represent popular wrestlers of the day (it’s unclear if these puppets actually existed or were an invention of the artist). Hidenoyama Raigorō (1808–1862) was one of the greatest wrestlers in the Edo period. In 1847 he was appointed the ninth yokozuna in the history of sumo, the highest rank possible for a wrestler.

Puppet of the sumo wrestler Hidenoyama Raigorō
Artist Life
1786 - 1865
Accession Number
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