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gyotaku

[′gyō·tä‚ku̇]
(graphic arts)
The art of Japanese fish printing, a modern application of stone-rubbing technique.
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When dry, the students did gyotaku prints using black ink on the wonderfully colored papers.
In the last 18 years, the park has hosted exhibits featuring photography, oil paintings, watercolors, textile art, ceramics, mixed media, children's art work, and gyotaku (the art of Japanese fish printing), all with a focus on conservation issues facing the park and the region.
From fine art originals by Kevin LePrince to decoupage plates from John Derian and marine life illustrations like this fish in the ancient art of Gyotaku ($2,500), innovative wall art for sea lovers abounds at PECKY, 100 Central Ave.
The festival features hands-on activities, American Indian storytelling, live music and Gyotaku style fish printing; dfw.
The method is called gyotaku, a Japanese form of art that involves running to create an image.
Needless to say, I was wrong and have come upon many examples of Gyotaku since then, in part because I've become a member of the Nature Printing Society and read their book on nature printing of all kinds (Larsen, 2000).
Japanese fishermen used gyotaku to make permanent impressions of especially large or unique fish.
Antarctic fishes; illustrated in the gyotaku method.
The simplicity of this photograph evokes, perhaps unintentionally, traditional Japanese gyotaku fish prints, in which an imprint is taken on rice paper from a fish covered in ink.
From Adventure Science, which enables children to participate in 13 science experiments including "Wacky Water Workshop," "Staggering Through the Stars" and "Forensic Fun Laboratory," to the Adventure Art program, that teaches children about art around the world such as Gyotaku (art of Japanese fish painting) and Mexican silver trinkets, the "edutainment," or educational entertainment, of Adventure Ocean blends seamlessly into the cruise vacation experience.
If you want to learn more about gyotaku (see page 98) and develop your printing technique, here are some classes and workshops in California and Nevada.
Saturday at McKenzie Hatchery, 43863 Greer Drive in Leaburg; free; sponsored by Salmon Stewards of Lane County and McKenzie Watershed Council; visitors can view salmon spawning; volunteer educators will provide hands-on learning opportunities including macroinvertebrate identification, water quality testing and riparian ecology; Gyotaku fish printing; children's art contest; bring picnic; www.