Sumô Matches at Ryôgoku (Ryôgoku sumô no torikumi)
about 1855 (Ansei 2)
Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #128
Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 25 cm (14 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The Pivot Stone versus the Catfish, with the Kashima Deity as referee.
Ryôgoku sumô no torikumi
Jishin wa futsuka no i no koku
Yakedome wa mikka no mi no koku
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection