The Sumo Wrestler Shirataki Saijirō, 1814

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Shirataki Saijirō was 14 when this portrait was created, and he was already five-feet-nine and 190 pounds. His career as a sumo wrestler in Edo was very brief—he only appeared in one tournament, in1813, where he lost all bouts. This near-pristine print must have been produced shortly thereafter.

The Sumo Wrestler Shirataki Saijirō
Artist Life
1764? - 1820
Accession Number
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