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Gyotaku fish reproduction print of a RED BANDED ROCKFISH (locally called the, “Barber Pole Fish”) attacking a pod of small squids, faithful to the original Japanese style of creating memorable prints for the avid fisherman; simple and monochromatic.
Handsome and would be VERY stunning behind a glass frame on any wall of ones home or office.
Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese alternative to Taxidermy that began several hundred years ago by an ingenious calligrapher. Meant as a way to record a proud catch for fishermen, it is also a stunning art form. All of my prints are done in the old, traditional “direct” method where Sumi ink is applied directly onto the fish and then covered with Washi paper to produce an exact, mirror image of the specimen.
All of the reproduction prints that I offer are museum grade Giclee prints on premium art rag papers such as Somerset Velvet or Epson Premium, both of which are similar in feel to hot pressed watercolor paper. Most are printed in-house, while larger reproductions are drop shipped via a third party printing house using the same exact materials.
If you like one of my images but prefer it in a different size, simply inquire and I will do my best to cater to your wishes. Anything is possible up to 60 inches, as well as printing on different materials such as canvas or even Japanese washi paper.
This particular image has been reproduced on a 13×19 Epson Premium art paper, Giclee print, with a white border around the image.
Frame is not included, however we offer custom framing services to float mount your artwork inside a beautiful dark corkwood shadowbox frame.
Photos of framed pieces represent our framing work. If framed, we will crop the artwork to remove the white border.
Please note that framing will take 1-3 weeks to complete and customers outside of the US will be given price quotes for shipping after sale.
Please don’t hesitate in contacting me regarding this print or other specimens that you may be looking for!