Gyotaku: The ancient Japanese art of printing fish - K. Erica Dodge

Instructional Resource

TED-Ed Lesson: 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. K. Erica Dodge recounts the story of th…