Bottom view2 - Kesho mawashi, cermonial sumo apron, thick embroidery, duel Gojo Bridge, Benkei, Yoshitsune, plexi case, antique Japanese fabrics
Case view- Kesho mawashi, cermonial sumo apron, thick embroidery, duel on Gojo Bridge, Benkei, Yoshitsune, plexi case, antique Japanese fabrics

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#1442  Sumo apron, embroidery, gojo bridge battle,  40"h . . $1500

Kesho mawashi, cermonial sumo apron, thick embroidery, duel on Gojo Bridge, Benkei, Yoshitsune, plexi case, antique Japanese fabrics Los Angeles

 #1442   A kesho mawashi, the cermonial apron worn by a sumo wrestler during the opening ceremonies of a tournament. The colorful, very thick embroidery depicts the famous duel on Gojo Bridge in Kyoto between the fierce warrior Benkei and the young Yoshitsune, who won the battle. The mounted front area is 27"w x 40"h, including the thick gold braids, knotted "chain mail", and thick tassels at the bottom. The apron's sash is folded behind the mounted front area, extending about 6 feet beyond what is seen from the front. The piece is in excellent condition, with only minor signs of wear, and appears to be perhaps about 60 years old (one photo shows the bottom tassel edge folded back, revealing the old material backing). The piece is currently mounted on a hanger as shown, and displayed in a plexigrass case, 36"w x 48.5"h x 6.5"d . . . $1500

Bottom view - Kesho mawashi, cermonial sumo apron, thick embroidery, duel Gojo Bridge, Benkei, Yoshitsune, plexi case, antique Japanese fabrics
Front view- Kesho mawashi, cermonial sumo apron, thick embroidery, duel on Gojo Bridge, Benkei, Yoshitsune, plexi case, antique Japanese fabrics
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