Unique Japanese woodblock print, Sumo wrestler portrait "Chiyonofuji Mitsugu" is by Motoki Matsubayashi (b. 1948). Title "Chiyonofuji Mitsugu" (Sumo Wrestler's name) on the lower right corner of the image. Artist signature "Motoki" on the lower left corner of the image. Limited edition size of 100. Motoki Matsubayashi is well known Modern Sumo artist and illustrator (mostly his subjects are Sumo wrestlers or Rakugo artists).
Chiyonofuji was the 58th Yokozuna (most highest rank). He was one of the greatest yokozuna of recent times. He was particularly remarkable for his longevity in sumo's top rank. Promoted at the age of twenty-six after winning his second championship, his performance improved with age, winning more tournaments in his thirties than any other wrestler and dominating the sport in the second half of the 1980s. (resources: wikipedia)
Paper size: 11 x 15 and 7/8 inches (28 x 40.2 cm)
Image size: 10 and 1/2 x 14 and 7/8 inches (26.7 x 37.7 cm)
Sheet number: 86/100
Date Ca. 1980's
Signed: Signature " Motoki" on the lower left corner of the image.
Condition: Very good condition.
*** ABOUT SHIPPING ***
Flat shipping rate (USPS Priority mail with full insurance) $20.00
When you use our shopping cart and go to checkout, you will see your shipping charge. (only domestic) We are always happy to combine shipping to save your money. Please click the US flag icon for more info.
We will send you the invoice for your shipping charge separately. When we receive your order, we will let you know your shipping charge as soon as possible. Then you will be able to choose. (Most likely about $40-$100, it varies based on size, insurance, and destination) Please click the blue icon for more info.
If you are not sure, please ask us for your shipping quote before you place an order. We are happy to assist our customers anytime. Thank you.