ERIC Number: ED220274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
Gyotaku - Japanese Fish Printing. Leaflet 2548.
Dewees, Christopher M.
A list of materials needed and methodology for "gyotaku" (fish rubbing) are provided. Originally developed in Japan and China during the early 1800's, the technique of fish printing has become popular in the United States during the last 10 years. Because good printing results depend on an understanding of fish anatomy, a chart is provided for this purpose. Practicing the art of gyotaku is considered to be one way to appreciate the beauty and variety of marine organisms. In addition, the technique can be used to make prints of shells, rocks, flowers, and other objects of nature. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Div. of Agricultural Sciences.