“Gyotaku is a natural form of expression for me
What is Gyotaku or fish printing?
Started by Samural Warriors in northern Japan during the Tokugawa era (1800-1868)
Feudal Lords demanded that their warriors should be skilled in judo, swordmanship and fishing, ideal Samural excelled not only in the military arts, but also in the fine arts.
Fisherman may stretch the truth, but fish prints never lie!
In Japan, many fishing contest are dedicated to Gyotaku prints, because photographs do not always express the true size and detail of the fish. Not only do the results represent a beautiful art form, but they are fun and exciting to make.