create a flounder fish print (gyotaku) in the traditional japanese style.
printing from a fish
this was part of an ongoing study of japanese arts and culture formally and informally woven into the social studies and language arts curriculum throughout my jr.high experience.
gyotaku originally began in rural seaside japan as method of recording a fisherman’s catch but is now regarded as an art form.
we were fortunate enough to be able to work with real flounder, authentic rice paper, and sumi charcoal ink.
thanks to ms. lorraine cockle for her dedication to allowing students to explore authentic artistic and cultural experiences.
(edit: 2011) …and for having saved this record of it all these years!