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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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