Description Mixed media painting of one of my favorite Sumo Champs, original is on archival paper and measures, 71'X57'.Chiyonofuji was one of the greatest yokozuna of recent times, winning 31 tournament championships, second only to Taih. He was particularly remarkable for his longevity in sumo's top rank, which he held for a period of ten years from 1981 to 1991. He won more tournaments in his thirties than any other wrestler and retired in his mid-thirties, in contrast to most recent yokozuna who have tended to retire around 30. During his 21 year professional career Chiyonofuji set records for most career victories (1045) and most wins in the top makuuchi division (807). Both of these records were later broken by Kai Hiroyuki.  He won the Kyushu tournament, one of the six annual honbasho, a record eight years in a row from 1981 until 1988, and also set the record for the longest postwar run of consecutive wins (53 bouts in 1988).In a sport where weight is often regarded as vital, Chiyonofuji was quite light at around 120 kg. He relied on superior technique and muscle to defeat opponents. He was the lightest yokozuna since Tochinoumi in the 1960s.All Rights Reserved by Armen Kojoyian
Armen Kojoyian, NYC Member Since December 2007 Artist Statement Unique vibrant original art and photography by Armen Kojoyian™ displayed in these galleries show versatile talents from the fine art world to graphic design. Kojoyian's artwork in this Imagekind Gallery is expertly reproduced with fine archival inks on deluxe archival papers.
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