This print shows an archer from the Heian
era who is watching two wrestlers.
Probably Nomi no Suke
is the one pictured who still nowadays is admired as patron saint of the wrestlers (sumô
). In the interpretation of various authors, he is considered to be the legendary founder of jûjutsu
Format: approx. 28 x 21 cm (double sheet)
Year of publication: approx. 1880.
Condition: Clean sheet, slightly darkened.
Colours: Clean print, wonderful colours.This image may slightly vary in colour to the original - due to the photo/scan.