On November 17th at 11am, Jaclyn DeMarzo from the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will be hosting a fish printing workshop in the Library Atrium at St. Thomas University Library. Gyotaku is a Japanese technique of fish printing. During the 1800s, many fishermen in Japan used this method in order to keep track of their records/catches. The fishermen would lay the fish down, cover it in ink and lay a piece of “rice paper” onto the fish. Once the paper is removed, a replica of the fish would appear on the paper.
For those who are interested in attending this workshop, please contact Nina Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. Printings will be up for display in an exhibition in the Archive & Museum. For examples and step-by-step instructions on Gyotaku Printing, please visit our Pinterest board at https://www.pinterest.com/stulibrary/
This event is presented by St. Thomas University Library in celebration of Asian Heritage Month.