Learn the Japanese art form of Gyotaku (fish printing)

Come experience the art of Gyotaku (fish printing) through this hands-on, 2-hour workshop at the Foss Waterway Seaport.

This Japanese art form originated in the mid-1800’s and a core tenant requires the use of the actual fish to obtain the image.

Participants should bring a sense of adventure and their enthusiasm. All materials including actual fish are provided. The instructor, Bruce Koike first printed a fish in 1985 and has worked in the public aquarium industry, directed and taught Aquarium Science at a community college, and commercial fishes. He also earned a Master’s degree in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University.

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What: A 2 hour Gyotaku (Fish Printing) Workshop taught by Bruce Koike

Where: Foss Waterway Seaport

705 Dock Street Tacoma, WA 98402

When: November 8, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

– Tacoma Arts