Rare sumo wrestler TAIHO KOKI (1940-2013), personally autographed printed photography and Tegata (hand print).
Rare sumo wrestler TAIHO KOKI (1940-2013), personally autographed printed photography and Tegata (hand print).
Rare sumo wrestler TAIHO KOKI (1940-2013), personally autographed printed photography and Tegata (hand print).
Rare sumo wrestler TAIHO KOKI (1940-2013), personally autographed printed photography and Tegata (hand print).
Rare sumo wrestler TAIHO KOKI (1940-2013), personally autographed printed photography and Tegata (hand print).
Rare sumo wrestler TAIHO KOKI (1940-2013), personally autographed printed photography and Tegata (hand print).
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Rare sumo wrestler TAIHO KOKI (1940-2013), personally autographed printed photography and Tegata (hand print).

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A rare framed autographed printed photography and Tegata (autographed handprint) of one of Japan’s biggest sumo wrestling star: Taiho Koki, a legend in Japan.

Taiho Koki signed personally the printed Photo with a silver ink calligraphy pen.

A very rare collectible item for Sumo lovers.

Taihō Kōki was born Ivan Boryshko to a Ukranian father and a Japanese mother, on the island of Karafuto. His father was a member of the White Guard who had fled the Red Army during the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. At the end of WWII, the Soviets occupied Karafuto and his father was arrested. Taihō and his mother were then sent to Hokkaido, where he was raised to become a legend.

Taihō, ‘the cannon’ was one of the strongest, tallest and greatest post-war sumo wrestlers. He was the youngest ever sumo wrestler to become a yokozuna at that time, earning the accolade at just 21 years old.

He won a record 32 honbasho (sumo tournaments) between 1960 and 1971. This record remained unbroken until 2014. Taihō’s rapid rise was compounded by the fact that he was only half Japanese, and weighed around 300lbs, a meagre weight for a sumo wrestler.

He was an incredibly popular sports personality, and his life-long rivalry with Kashiwado dominated the world of sumo.

Condition: the picture is in a very good condition, the Plexiglas may need to be replace as there is many scratches.

Dimension framed: H: 41 cm (16") W: 2.3 cm (0.9") L: 49 cm (19.2")

Weight: 1,3 kg (2.2lbs).

🎁 All items are wrapped with a beautiful Japanese fabric at no extra cost.