Friday, January 15, 2016

Art Class - Japanese Style

I delight in teaching ancient Japanese gyotaku to my students! This art form grew from simple fishermen's bragging.  Long before cameras, they would take ink and paper with them fishing, and ink the fish to make prints before they cleaned them. Sometimes they would simply take newspaper and no ink. The wet fish would lift the ink from the paper, leaving a fish-shaped white space. 

No exaggerating on the size of their catch!

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