How to Gyotaku make an original fish print
Video Length: 26 mins
Video Size: Part 1– 263MB | Part 2 – 413MB
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Gyotaku is a traditional Japanese style of art dating back to the 1800’s. This art form was developed as a method for japanese fisherman to remember and record their catch. The word “Gyo” translates to fish, and “taku” translates to rubbing.
This printmaking technique involves posing the fish, applying ink directly to the fish, placing rice paper over it, and hand rubbing the paper over the fish. The results are a perfect replica of the fresh catch.
As an avid fisherman, I view each fish print as a deeper look into our mysterious underwater world. I have a deep respect and understanding for the ocean, our planet and its creatures. To me, each of these gyotaku pieces is both a memory of a fish and a meal shared with my family.
I hope to share this wonderful technique with you so that you may enjoy it and share it with your loved ones as well.
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