the japanese art of fish printing

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Gyotaku print of a trout tail
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GYOTAKU

The 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.

gyotaku print of rainbow trout in metalic inks

original one of a kind fish impressions

Brown trout on blue background

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.

Hanko for Fresh Catch Gyotaku

Blending the Japanese art form of gyotaku with the modern day art.

 Creating an unique style of fish art.

gallery of artwork

Gyotaku sample gallery

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Kirby Wilson

Lommagatan 5

25271, Råå

Sweden

Phone: + 46 70 989 2428

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