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UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI: oban tate-e (37.7 x 25 cm. ea. approx.); triptych of a wrestling match actually conducted by kabuki actors in a scene from Soga monogatari showing two champions, the ozeki Matano Goro for the Eastern Group and the ozeki Kawazu Saburo for the Western Group in the dohyo with a 'female' referee, other actor-wrestlers and onlookers in the balcony, signed Toyokuni ga and published by Tsuruya Kiemon- good impression, color faded, rubbed and lightly soiled especially toward edges (3)

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UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI: oban tate-e (37.7 x 25 cm. ea. approx.); triptych of a wrestling match actually conducted by kabuki actors in a scene from Soga monogatari showing two champions, the ozeki Matano Goro for the Eastern Group and the ozeki Kawazu Saburo for the Western Group in the dohyo with a 'female' referee, other actor-wrestlers and onlookers in the balcony, signed Toyokuni ga and published by Tsuruya Kiemon- good impression, color faded, rubbed and lightly soiled especially toward edges (3)

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PUBLISHED:
Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters, fig. 49
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