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Purification in Opposing Forces - Sumo wrestlers wall art

Purification in Opposing Forces - Sumo wrestlers wall art

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When I lived in China, we had limited television options so I ended up watching a lot of sumo wrestling on NHK, a Japanese, english language television station. I soon discovered that Sumo definitely was not just a wrestling match. The ancient significance of the opening ceremonies is for the sumo wrestlers internal purification and I loved the push and pull of these giant opposing forces. The sumo bout symbolizes the internal struggle between the part in a person striving for awakening and the lower self, in which the steward tries to purify the heart. Referees,“Gyoji” wear robes and hats closely resembling those of Shinto priests, and the wrestlers, the rikishi, spend most of their time performing pre-bout ceremonies steeped in Shinto tradition. I painted it in oils using loose brush strokes to convey the strength of their movements.

- Free shipping within the US and Canada and please allow 14 business days for delivery. Global distribution is available on a special request basis, please email us: for a custom shipping quote.
-The finest printmaking processes and modern imaging technology has faithfully captured the depth and vibrancy of the original work of art for both the fine art photo paper prints and the canvas wrapped acrylic reproductions.

Fine Art Glossy Photo Paper Prints

-The texture of this thick resin-coated photo paper is very close to real photo paper.

-This medium is ideally suited for the creation of photographic reproductions for which excellent quality pictures with a soft glossy surface are necessary. It may be used for laminations. 

-Due to the absorptive nature of the coating, you should avoid touching the coated surface. It's always recommended that cotton gloves be used when handling inkjet coated materials.

-Shipped in a sturdy tube to ensure safe delivery of your print.

-Country of Origin, Product of Germany


Canvas Wrapped Acrylic Reproduction 

-The canvas texture intensifies the natural look and feel of the image.

- Print with mirrored borders wrapped on 0.8-1.5" /2-3cm wide wood stretcher bars are made of FSC® certified wood. If not available PEFC or equivalent. 

-Shipped in a strong, protective box to prevent damage during transport.

- Wire hanging system with and all four corners of artwork with felt pads for wall protection.

-The semi-gloss final varnishing provides water repellency and 90% UV protection. To protect your investment, do not display in direct sunlight. 

 -The sole copyright is retained by the artist Michelle Yamamoto. Any unauthorized reproduction is a violation of international copyright law. 

We can also do custom orders if you are looking for a painting in other than the dimensions listed. Just email us: and we can prepare a custom quote.

Refund policy

All the artwork is printed on demand, so that we can be sure no item goes to waste. If you are not happy with your purchase please, contact us at immediately as you have 14 days to return the print, from the moment you received it. If the art print or frame arrived to you damaged, please send us a photo and we will issue a full replacement or refund. 

Damages and issues
Please inspect your order upon receipt and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right. We want you to be happy.


We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return and will confirm at that time if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund to your account.


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