"Gyotaku" is a traditional Japanese ink-printing method used by Japanese fishermen to document their catch.
Each Ink Goes Wild Alaska Gyotaku fish rub is an ink rubbing of an actual fish which was caught by Corinne or her husband Keith in Resurrection Bay. They call Seward, which is nestled between majestic mountain peaks on one side and Resurrection Bay on the other, on south-central Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, their home.
The striking likeness is captured by inking the actual fish and then lifting its image onto a variety of papers. Traditional Gyotaku is done on white rice paper. Corinne prefers vibrant colored papers; a fun twist on a traditional art form. Her favorite papers are imported from Thailand.
The ink is water-soluble and non-toxic, and the fish are wild, native, and often unique to Alaska and to the North Pacific.
These Gyotakus are an extension of Corinne’s love for wild places and are born of a desire to capture the essence and beauty of each individual fish--before Corinne and her husband grill it and eat it!