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Somagahana Fuchiemon.jpg
Somagahana Fuchiemon restored.jpg

Caption: Sumo wrestler Somagahana Fuchiemon. Print shows sumo wrestler Somagahana Fuchiemon, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, wearing robes with two swords. Format: Vertical Oban Nishikie. Author: Unknown (between 1848 and 1854) Appears in: Sumo (Sorry, template appears to be broken)).

  • OK Done! You can comment on the finished product and request any changes you might want. MER-C would you please compress the previous votes and restoration info? Thanks. Victorrocha (talk) 20:54, 17 September 2008 (UTC) P.S. Can someone check what's up with the thumbnail preview?
  • Question: I'm not sure how relevant to the article this is. He looks more like a fat samurai, with the swords and stuff, than a sumo wrestler? Is that how sumo wrestlers dressed for competition in the early years of the sport or something? What's up with his clothes? :) Intothewoods29 (talk) 18:19, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
    • I've only attended one sumo tournament, but as far as I remember the wrestlers entered the stadium wearing robes not unlike this one. I'm not sure what the deal is with the swords. Calliopejen1 (talk) 16:42, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support (no longer weak) now that we know the artist (Kunisada). I don't think it's among his strongest works, but it's a flawless scan and a nice restoration job.--ragesoss (talk) 06:45, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Question How do we know this is Kunisada? Is this signed? (And if it was so easy to tell, then why doesn't the LOC identify the artist?) Calliopejen1 (talk) 16:42, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
    • The LOC does identify the artist. See the link Spikebrennan provided; LOC identifies the author as "Toyokuni Utagawa (1786-8865)" (Utagawa Toyokuni III, aka Kunisada).--ragesoss (talk) 19:31, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Dhatfield (talk) 03:52, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Good restoration, much better now. SpencerT♦C 00:12, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Victorrocha (talk) 18:02, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Promoted Image:Somagahana Fuchiemon restored.jpg MER-C 08:04, 28 September 2008 (UTC)