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The Art of Gyotaku
Gyotaku (魚拓) Gyo (Fish) Taku (Stone Impression)
Gyotaku is a traditional Japanese method of printing fish, dating back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing was used by fishermen to record their catch and keep the memory of that day. The impression is created by painting the fish with non-toxic paint and then gently laying rice paper over the fish to make the impression. Using non-toxic paint allows Saltwater Impressions to create a memorable print yet still eat and enjoy your fish.