Japan

The Wrestler

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798–1861) was a master of the Japanese ukiyo-e tradition, a uniquely Japanese style of art which began with paintings and moved on to woodblock prints as inexpensive alternatives. Kuniyoshi was known for depicting samurai battles. His piece above shows a wrestling match in which wrestler Roshi Ensei sports tattoos over his entire body.

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