Fine Art of

GYOTAKU

The Japanese art of making fish prints on delicate Japanese paper.

This art form reproduces the exact features and characteristics of the fish.

Original one of a kind fish impressions

Gyotaku (gee-oh-tah-koo) is the Japanese art of making fish prints from actual fish on delicate Japanese paper. This art form reproduces the exact features and characteristics of the fish.

The process for gyotaku starts by inking the freshly caught fish with a nontoxic, water-soluble ink, then the delicate Japanese paper is placed on the fish and is hand-rubbed.

After removal of the paper, the eye and details are hand-painted bringing the gyotaku to life.

Finally I apply my hanko (signature in Japanese) to complete the artwork.

With blending the Japanese art form of gyotaku with the modern day fine art I have created a unique style of fish artwork.

How big did you say that fish was?

 A photo won't show the true size of a fish

 ... a gyotaku will!

My name is Kirby Wilson and I am a Canadian Gyotaku artist who is currently living in Råå, Sweden.

GYOTAKU 

gyo (fish)  taku (rubbing)

The traditional method of Japanese fish printing, dating from the mid 1800s.

Fresh Catch Gyotaku Gallery

Contact Fresh Catch Gyotaku

Kirby Wilson

Lommagatan 5

252 71 RÅÅ

Sweden

 

Tel: +46 (0)70 989 2428

kirby (@) freshcatchgyotaku.com

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