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Gyotaku Workshop

Starting from the traditional Japanese method of stamping fish, we will experience printing with Sumi ink on paper and textile

In this two-hour workshop we will learn about the origin of the Gyoyaku technique and the materials that were used. We will prepare the ink and reserve most of the time to experiment on different papers and fabrics.

The original Gyotaku method was relatively simple. During its origin, Japanese fishermen, apart from printing the catch, also indicated their measurements, the place where it was caught and sometimes a small text of gratitude to the sea before the fisherman's signature.

It was, therefore, a way of saying thanks in recognition of the generosity of the oceans and at the same time an expression of satisfaction and pride in the catch.

In the workshop we will have different types of papers and fish. To print on textile, you can bring your t-shirts or bags, there will also be some “everything” bags to purchase.

We organized this activity with Cap a Mar, an entity born in a family of fishermen from Barceloneta, which works to preserve and publicize the cultural heritage of the fishing profession.


Free activity with previous registration

Recommended age from 10 years (accompanied)




From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Centre d'Estudis del Mar

938 945 154

  • Gyotaku el 5 de novembre


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