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UTAGAWA YOSHIFUJI AND UNSIGNED: oban tate-e (36.3 X 24.2 cm. ea. approx.); Yokohama homare no shobuzuke "A Yokohama match of honor", a Japanese wrestler throwing a foreigner observed by other Europeans, signed Ipposai Yoshifuji ga and published by Aito, an unsigned print entitled Seiyo supara [in katakana] "Western sparring", an American boxing with a Japanese sumo wrestler; and a small black and white kawaraban "news broadsheet" showing a wrestling bout- good impressions, the first good color, some rubbing, small holes and soil (3)

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UTAGAWA YOSHIFUJI AND UNSIGNED: oban tate-e (36.3 X 24.2 cm. ea. approx.); Yokohama homare no shobuzuke "A Yokohama match of honor", a Japanese wrestler throwing a foreigner observed by other Europeans, signed Ipposai Yoshifuji ga and published by Aito, an unsigned print entitled Seiyo supara [in katakana] "Western sparring", an American boxing with a Japanese sumo wrestler; and a small black and white kawaraban "news broadsheet" showing a wrestling bout- good impressions, the first good color, some rubbing, small holes and soil (3)

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PUBLISHED:
Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters, pl. 59, figs. 109, pl. 60
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