Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters

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Kodansha International, 1994 - Art - 160 pages
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A full-scale appreciation of the fascinating genre of Japanese woodblock prints devoted to traditional sumo wrestling, focusing particularly on the lives and techniques of individual woodblock print masters of the Edo period. While emphasizing the history and creation of the woodblock prints, Bickford also provides informed background on the sport. Lavishly illustrated in bandw, with over 40 pages of superb color illustrations. 9x12" Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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A beautiful book that traces the history of sumo as a subject of woodblock prints, especially the period of greatest popularity when No theatre actors, Sumo wrestlers, and Geishas had particular ... Read full review

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