>C.R. and I flew to Oahu last weekend to attend a pageant. She was making an appearance at the event and I was her chaperone. We had some down time before checking into the hotel, so we decided to do a little shopping at Ala Moana. We found this great parking spot next to Sears, walked through the doors, and found Shane Hamamoto, Gyotaku artist, signing t-shirts for fans. I thought that the Gyotaku t-shirt was a great idea for a Father’s Day gift for my dad, so I stopped by to take a look.
Gyotaku is a form of Japanese fish printing originating sometime during the mid 1800s. It’s a form of printing that Japanese fishermen used to record the fish they caught. Over the years, the technique developed into a beautiful art form. I thought of doing this as an art/science lesson when I taught third-grade, but unfortunately didn’t have the time.