Updated: February 22, 2016
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Japanese Unique Printing Method, Gyotaku

Do you know Japanese word “Gyotaku”? It is a method to record the dimensions of the fish when you do not have any camera.

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Do you know Japanese word “Gyotaku”? It is a method to record the dimensions of the fish when you do not have any camera.

Gyotaku has been used for more than 200 years

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Especially, paint a sumi to a fish and copy to a cloth. This method has been used in Japan for more than 200 years. It was good training for a samurai that wait for game calmly while being tense and land a big fish from a rough sea.

Now it's popular in other countries

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Recently, it is also known as one of traditional Japanese art in other countries.

It produced a new word

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By the way, there is a website called “Web Gyotaku” on the Internet. It's derived from Gyotaku. It means the archives of snapshots.
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