Sea Turtles with Fan Coral


Print Size: 16” X 19”

Sea Turtle with Fan Coral:

This reproduction print of a Sea Turtle is printed using archival paper and inks on heavy cotton paper. The print will be shipped in a tube. The original fish print was printed from a rubber molded turtle on Ma paper from Taiwan with a hand dyed background. The print comes signed and with a red seal which is my name in Japanese.

For the finale size, allow 4” all around the print which will include the frame and matts.

Product Description

Gyo translates as fish. Taku translates as impression or rubbing. Gyotaku began in Japan during the 1800’s as the method used by fishermen to record the size and species of their prized fish. The fish caught was cleaned on the outside and positioned as it would appear in life. Its detailed image was obtained by carefully pressing rice paper onto the fish which has been covered with relief ink, where the blank eye area remained to be hand painted. Due to the aesthetic quality of the work, Gyotaku developed into an art form.