The Sumo Painter: Kototsurugi Sumo Artbook
First artwork collection by Junya Kototsurugi, former sumo wrestler who turned into a manga artist after retiring.
The book features a large collection of artwork by Kototsurugi, including illustrations that were published in popular sumo magazines, both realistic and caricature portraits of active and retired sumo wrestlers, illustrations used in goods, calendars and special occasions, and so on.
Kototsurugi’s art is something special that only a former wrestler who experienced the sport first-hand would be able to create.
■ by Junya Kototsurugi
■ 297 x 210 mm / 128 pages
■ Published in August 2021
■ ISBN: 9784798625645
■ Japanese title: 相撲絵師 琴剣淳弥イラスト集
World rights available
Junya Kototsurugi was active as a sumo wrestler between 1976 and 1986, then became a popular illustrator and manga artist after retiring, He was widely known in Japan for his stunning sumo art. He passed
away in 2021 at the age of 60.