Gyotaku Fish Prints

Gyotaku is a Japanese fish printing art created by the warlords in the early 1800’s using rice paper and natural berry inks to preserve exact sizes of prized catches. The rubbings were used to prove these records as this was pre photography times in that area. The warlords would compete with each other and needed some way to record the fish as well as honoring the fish itself. The first printing was done with only one color just to prove size and species but at some point evolved to more colors to bring out a more artful rendition of the subject.

Warren uses mulberry papery as it comes in a variety of colors and will not bleed or run. He also uses an acrylic paint as it is non toxic so the freshly caught fish is recorded, washed off, filleted and safely consumed.

All the prints listed below are replicas. Prints and home decor are printed and sold through Pixels. The calendars are purchased through Warren’s Etsy shop. Originals Gyotaku Art can be found in limited availabilities in California and Colorado. Send Warren an email if you have any questions.

2018 Gyotaku Calendar

gyotaku wall calendar

The 2018 Gyotaku wall calendar showcases fish rubbed in Costa Rica, Florida, Panama and Tahiti. It is a great gift for all fishermen. The calendar contains national holidays as well as the lunar cycle.

gyotaku calendar
gyotaku wall calendar
gyotaku wall calendar
gyotaku wall calendar

Roosterfish – Costa Rica

roosterfish gyotaku art
roosterfish gyotaku wall art
roosterfish gyotaku art
roosterfish gyotaku decor

Mu Mu – Tahiti

mu mu gyotaku art
mu mu gyotaku wall art
mu mu gyotaku prints
mu mu gyotaku decor

Dorado – Panama

dorado gyotaku art
dorado gyotaku wall art
dorado gyotaku prints
dorado gyotaku decor

Snapper – Costa Rica

snapper gyotaku rubbing
snapper gyotaku wall art
snapper gyotaku prints
snapper gyotaku decor

Trevally – Costa Rica

trevally gyotaku rubbing
trevally gyotaku wall art
trevally gyotaku print
trevally gyotaku decor

Yellowfin Tuna – Panama

yellowfin tuna gyotaku rubbing
yellowfin tuna gyotaku wall art
yellowfin tuna gyotaku wall art
yellowfin tuna gyotaku print
yellowfin tuna gyotaku decor

Hoglipped Snapper – Tahiti

hoglipped snapper gyotaku rubbing
hoglipped snapper gyotaku wall art
hoglipped snapper gyotaku wall art
hoglipped snapper gyotaku print
hoglipped snapper gyotaku decor

Triggerfish – Panama

triggerfish gyotaku rubbing
triggerfish gyotaku wall art
triggerfish gyotaku wall art
triggerfish gyotaku print
triggerfish gyotaku decor

African Pompano – Panama

african pompano gyotaku rubbing
african pompano gyotaku wall art
african pompano gyotaku wall art
african pompano gyotaku print
african pompano gyotaku decor

Redfish – Florida

redfish gyotaku rubbing
redfish gyotaku wall art
redfish gyotaku wall art
redfish gyotaku print
redfish gyotaku decor

Silky Snapper – Panama

silky snapper gyotaku rubbing
silky snapper gyotaku wall art
silky snapper gyotaku wall art
silky snapper gyotaku print
silky snapper gyotaku decor

Snook – Costa Rica

snook gyotaku rubbing
snook gyotaku wall art
snook gyotaku wall art
snook gyotaku print
snook gyotaku decor

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