TYPE: Artifact
DIMENSIONS: 11 1/2 X 15 1/3 inches
NOTES: Very rare and original. This is a depiction of a real Sumo.
REFERENCE EXTERNAL LINKS: Similar Die Cut Advertisement

ITEM ID: 3424
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Sumo Wrestler Metamorphic Advertising Display

DATE
Year: 1930
Decade: 1930s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)
Notes: c1930

Japanese diecut Sumo wrestler metamorphic advertising display stand for Narahashi Shoyu. The Sumo wrestler’s right hand moves toward the viewer, and could hold an image of a product.

According to Sugihiko Uchida, the text reads, “Narahashi shoyu-ten(奈良橋醤油店) is still in business as Narahashi-jouzou (奈良橋醸造Narahashi-brewery) in Niigata.”