A woodcut print of a sumo wrestler wearing a long fringed apron.

Sumo wrestling originally took place at temples as part of religious festivals; this form of wrestling involved two enormous men attempting to push or lift each other out of the ring.

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Gift of Margaret G. Norman
18th/19th Century
AGGV 1997.020.002
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