Wonderful woodblock print
"Kokugikan Chaya Fukei" (Scenery of Tea room in the Sumo Stadium) is by Daimon Kinoshita who is well known Modern Ukiyo-e artist. Published by Kyoto Hanga-in. This woodblock print series "THE SUMO UKIYO-E" was approved by Nippon Sumo Association officially. In 1985 the Nippon Sumo Association decided to revitalize the old Sumo Nishiki-e tradition and commissioned a series of sumo wrestler ukiyo-e to Daimon Kinoshita at the occasion of the opening of the National Sports Arena (Sumo Stadium) in Ryogoku. Publisher seal "Kyoto Hanga-in", Printer "Yoshiro Tochigi" and Carver seal "Shigeo Kijima", artist seal "Daimon" and "Shozuri"(First edition) seal. The Nippon Sumo Association seal with copyright on the bottom margin. Very cheerful print with nice colors.
Paper size: 10 and 5/8 inches by 16 inches (27 x 41 cm)
Image size: 10 inches by 14 and 3/4 inches (25.5 x 37.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Signed: Signature "Daimon - ga" and censor seal on the lower right image.
Condition: Good condition, some ink smudges on the margins as shown.
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