Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing was used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own. Gyotaku traditionally utilizes fish, sea creatures, or similar subjects as 'printing plates' in its process. It is rumored that samurai would settle fishing competitions using gyotaku prints. ( We have to give all of the knowledge credit to Wikipedia.)
Fortunately, gyotaku can also be a much more affordable way of recording your catch of the day. Fish mounts can cost thousands of dollars, and then how are you going to get it home?!
We wanted to make an effort to provide a classy art piece from a memorable fishing trip. This is the print of your exact fish - fish goo and all! We add the details for the fish such as length, weight, date, charter name.. etc ( We call these "fish notes".)
The prints are made on the dock; or if you have time for more detail to be added in, we can do them in the studio. You will receive your fish and the print within a day. The prints are made with acrylic paint on canvas. We can frame them for you at an additional cost.
Pricing depends on size of fish, because there is a huge difference in the amount of materials used on a snapper vs, let's say, a sailfish! 🙂
Pricing typically starts at around $250. You can definitely inquire for more details!
Check us out on Facebook @F1shnotes or message Kayla at 850-830-9059.