GYOTAKU – Japanese fish rubbing of black porgy (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – ‘Gyotaku’ (Fish rubbing) as a traditional art form of Japanese fishermen which was originated to be started by samurai warrior in the Edo period, 19th century, and have been believed to have such the common discipline and spirituality of ‘Bushido’ (Samurai’s chivalry).
Framed gyotaku of ‘Chinu’ (Black porgy) probably. Signed the date of fishing (October 22nd in Showa 28 (1953)), size of the fish (47cm), and its weight (2kg) at the paper and backside of frame. In fine vintage condition as is. (But, the back board of frame is unfixed.) Paper with no frame is also available to order. So, please let me know in advance if you only want paper.
Frame: approx. 60 x 32cm (23.62 x 12.59in), Paper: approx. 53 x 25cm (20.86 x 9.84in)
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