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Iwate based artist Jimmy Kukuchi had a cartoon portraits  exhibition till last week at the Junko Museum of Art in Kitakami city.

Several persons from sumo depicted - the 2018 Weekly Asashi portrait grand prize went to the one of a well known ex-oyakata

http://www.iwanichi.co.jp/2019/02/23/292434/

the artist with his works

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the award winner

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his faithful ex-deshi Takakeisho

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also Tochinoshin

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At an exhibition at the Aoyama-Uta-no-ie museum http://aoyamautanoie.net/open/ in Iga-city, Befu, about the late local artist Akira Akizuki - "...: cute pictures - fun pictures", one is a picture of the 7 deities of fortune doing sumo http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/mie/news/20190226-OYTNT50122/

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the son of the artist looks at it

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At an exhibition from April 26th to May 16th in a hotel in Meguro about "Cat capitol idols" - Nyanto no idol - with items from the Hean period to Heisei, one is "Beloved sumo! Meguro basho"  - made in collaboration of potter Mitsuru Mizutani and Studio Q (ink painted cats by Hiromi Arita and plush toys by Chabo) http://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/nl/articles/1903/06/news022.html

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On 14/04/2019 at 20:55, rhyen said:

here is an independent art exhibition featuring many Twitter sumo cartoonists that takes place before the honbasho.

https://mobile.twitter.com/color_sumo/status/1117242379377889280

Color_sumo on twitter about the exhibition "Sumo artists of Heisei" - May last year applications for it were raised on twitter

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A long Asahi magazine article about it http://dot.asahi.com/dot/2019050700065.html

「平成の相撲絵師たち」展は、5月3日~12日(内7,8日はお休み)、午後1時~6時。入場無料。会場は「フリースペース緑壱(東京都墨田区緑1-8-3)

Terutsuyoshi at the venue - sumo fans and also rikishi and gyoji came for a visit, Terutsuyoshi even made an ink painting for the exhibition

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Hakuho - the artist is an 8year old boy - 40 items were on display

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On 18/10/2015 at 19:12, Akinomaki said:

the national treasure animal picture scroll(s)
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Choju-giga is the proper title of the scroll with frog-rabbit sumo, and parodies of it are popular: here the kyoryu(dino-)-giga

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popular also on t-shirts etc.

- each summer has a Dino fair in Tokyo

http://j-town.net/column/gotochicolumn/293840.html

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Being a follower of sumo, you are used to watch naked bodies. And if you're not offended by the female kind, you may want to check out this series of photos:
http://www.zsheying.com/thread-555424-1-1.html

Scroll down for some remarkable pieces featuring Musashigawa Oyakata (former Yokozuna Musashimaru).

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1 hour ago, Jakusotsu said:

Being a follower of sumo, you are used to watch naked bodies. And if you're not offended by the female kind, you may want to check out this series of photos:
http://www.zsheying.com/thread-555424-1-1.html

Scroll down for some remarkable pieces featuring Musashigawa Oyakata (former Yokozuna Musashimaru).

Stunning photos!  I am amazed, however, that Musashigawa Oyakata has tattoos!  I thought that would be forbidden.

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When you go to a sexy photo shooting, but the guy has bigger boobs. (Laughing...)

Very good photos, except for the wig.

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2 hours ago, sumojoann said:

I am amazed, however, that Musashigawa Oyakata has tattoos!  I thought that would be forbidden.

They are, but obviously only when you're still on the banzuke.

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On 03/07/2019 at 10:02, Akinomaki said:

Tomokaze on the 2nd at the Seto lodgings of the heya got a maneki-neko kesho-mawashi by mother and daughter artists Chabo and Hiromi Arita http://ome-nekomachi.com/, mother Chabo does the cuddy toy part, daughter Hiromi the ink painting. Last year the 2 got the top prize at the yearly (since 1999maneki-neko exhibition in Seto https://www.furoneko.com/manekineko100/artworklist/.  For this year they want to have sumo related items on display and thought of giving this one to Oguruma-beya, who stays there. They produced the very unorthodox (almost real) kesho mawashi in 1 month, Hiromi did the embroidery. The title of this artwork is  いただきます "Itadakimasu" - unfortunately it is not made for use at the basho, just to fulfill the dream of the artists to have a real rikishi put it on. http://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/aichi/20190703/CK2019070302000049.htm

the cat is luring sumo style, by presenting food: a big omusubi (an onigiri), coming out of a fusuma door. The design below with the tassels represents rice ears in an abundant harvest.

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recent exhibition with a work of the two

On 07/03/2019 at 15:51, Akinomaki said:

At an exhibition from April 26th to May 16th in a hotel in Meguro about "Cat capitol idols" - Nyanto no idol - with items from the Hean period to Heisei, one is "Beloved sumo! Meguro basho"  - made in collaboration of potter Mitsuru Mizutani and Studio Q (ink painted cats by Hiromi Arita and plush toys by Chabo) http://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/nl/articles/1903/06/news022.html

Arita Hiromi and mother Chabo had no entry at this year's maneki-neko exhibition festival in Seto on the 28th and 29th, but a special exhibition corner as last year's champions - on the subject of sumo

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apparently the kesho mawashi for Tomokaze was not on display there - I wonder what it will be used for

At the event, Seto-soba was sold for 700yen and you could take home the plate they designed for the dish https://ameblo.jp/nekojarashik/entry-12531187229.html

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This year sumo was the subject also at other exhibitions with their works, e.g. the Ozumo Nihonbashi-basho at the Maruzen department store in August https://honto.jp/store/news/detail_041000035317.html

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this is Kise-udon (noodles)

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I ran across a copy of the French cartoonist Zabo's Kamikaze".  While the sumo situations are trite, I found myself smiling.scan0080.jpg

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A painting of Aminishiki, which his parents received from a fan

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The Kyoto National museum shows an ancient (6th century) decorated sueki jar, found in a burial mound.

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The English pages of the museum tell a story about the details

http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/dictio/kouko/soushoku.html

http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/syuzou/meihin/kouko/item03.html

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This scene depicts four people. The two people on the right have their arms interlocked. Actually, they are probably sumo wrestling! This means that the two on the left are either referees or people cheering them on.

A very old Japanese history book called the Nihon Shoki, tells the legend of two strong wrestlers named Taima-no-Kehaya and Nomi-no-Sukune who held the first sumo tournament in Japan. The winner of the match, Nomi-no-Sukune, died in a place very close to where this Decorated Sue Jar was found, so there may be a close connection between him and this jar! (The only problem is that the Nihon Shoki suggests that Taima and Nomi's sumo was not done by interlocking their arms, as shown here, but by kicking each other with their feet.)

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This led to a theory, that the burial mound might have been that of Nomi-no-Sukune. The burial mound was destroyed though to make way for the grounds of a high school, so there is no way now to tell more. http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASMDB6GTXMDBPTFC01M.html

 

Another piece of ancient sumo art, a rikishi figure from 1778, at the main gate of the Ungan-temple in Shiraiwa, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku, Akita - many temple and shrines especially in Akita pref. have figures like that

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