Lori Hatch Nature Prints

GYOTAKU

Gyotaku  is the art and technique of  Japanese fish rubbing.  The first Gyotaku prints were created to preserve a true record of the size and species caught by Japanese anglers. The oldest known prints were commissioned in 1862 by Lord Sakai in theYamagata Prefecture to preserve the memory of a record catch.  

Fish prints are so accurate that Nippons' fishing contest winners are determined by Gyotaku prints. A well executed Gyotaku yields an image so accurate and detailed that it can become a useful tool for scientific study.  Gyotaku is also a good alternative to taxidermy. Many tourists returning to land after a successful day of fishing chose to have a print made of their catch.  

I have been creating nature prints and Gyotaku since 1977. Many of my originals as well as limited edition prints are enjoyed by private collectors throughout the world.  My work can also be found in fine galleries on the West Coast and in Hawaii. Visit my web galleries where you can see first hand some of the exquisite work of art called Gyotaku.  

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Giclees

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Color digital reproductions on acid free paper

Reproductions

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Lithography

Limited edition prints which have been reproduced on high quality paper, using full color offset Lithography

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Bellingham, Washington

GYOTAKU AND NATURE PRINTS

(360) 734-6721

GYO = FISH   TAKU = IMPRESSION

"GEE-OH-TAH-KOO"

High resolution capture of the original artwork