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Fighting Festival
  • Inui Tai
    born 1929
    born: Hyogo, Japan
  • Fighting Festival, 1980s, Showa period (1926–1989)
  • #1447
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 857 x 904 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 33 3/4 x 35 9/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 963 x 968 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 963 x 968 mm
    Frame Dimensions: 42 3/4 x 44 1/2 x 1 1/4 in
    Weight: 18 lbs
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0098
Label Text

A black-and-white wood block print featuring sketchy figures of young men filling the composition from top to bottom. The people in the Fighting Festival are carrying 4 mikoshi (portable shrines), three of them facing left and the thunder pattern on their roofs are visible. The one on the left is facing the viewer. There are two flags on the left, showing the district names of the participating teams.