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GYOTAKU



How did fishermen record their trophy catches before the invention of photography? in 19th Century Japan, fishing boats were equipped with rice paper, sumi-e ink, and brushes in order to create gyotaku: elaborate rubbings of freshly caught fish. Kindergarten had the opportunity to record real (but dead) fish for the Art Show using the same general method. They also wrote a few words in Japanee to add to the finished picture.

Dr. Hugh Hammer from Gadsden State, Director of Aquatic Science and Aquaculture Education and Development Center, Gadsden State Community College donated the fish.