GYOTAKU-(Japanese for fish rubbings) An elegant and traditional method of immortalizing and celebrating the natural beauty and diversity of fish. Is an art form that originated in the early 1800’s in Japan. An exact impression of a fish is created by using acrylics and rice paper. The fish itself is actually painted and then covered with a sheet of rice paper which is then rubbed, creating a print or impression of the fish. All colors are applied to the fish and no hand detailing is done after the rubbing, adhering to the original tradition of Gyotaku.
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Captain Greg D. Aragon was introduced to Gyotaku over 35 years ago while in the Florida Keys. Greg’s passion for fishing and his love of the oceans naturally led to his fascination with Gyotaku. He has carefully studied the techniques involved with this ancient art, and developed his own unique style, which is in high demand by fellow fisherman and art collectors alike.