Gyotaku Gallery

We invite you to browse through these original Gyotaku fish prints by Canadian artist Eiji Umemura. Click any image to view the enlarged versions of the examples of these paintings. A slideshow option to view the original Gyotaku Prints on this page is also available.
Please Note : Price does not include framing. All prints are original and printed on fabric.

For framing options , please see the "Framing Suggestions" Page.


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Chinook Salmon 25
  • Fish size 35in
  • Framed Size 48in x 28in
  • Original 2016 $550
  • Frame not included
  • Available

Chinook 38
  • Fish size 42in
  • Framed Size 54in x 29in
  • Original 2016 $649
  • Frame not included
  • Sold

Chinook Salmon
  • Fish size 38in
  • Framed Size 55in x 32in
  • Original $550
  • Frame not included
  • Sold

King, Herring, Kelp
  • Size 55in x 32in
  • Original 2016
  • $2800
  • Frame not included
  • Sold

Two Chinooks
  • Size 45in x 30in
  • Original
  • $1100
  • Frame not included
  • Available

Chinook Head
  • Size 35in x 22in
  • Original
  • $350
  • Frame not included
  • Similar prints available
  • Sold

Yelloweye Rockcod
  • Size 32in x 24in
  • Original
  • $550
  • Frame not included
  • Sold

Six Chinooks and School of Herring
  • Size 94in x 45in
  • Original
  • $5500
  • Frame not included
  • Sold

Herring
  • Size 24in x 20in
  • Original
  • $250
  • Frame not included
  • Similar prints available
  • Sold

Herring and Spring
  • Size 64in x 28in
  • Original
  • $850
  • Frame not included
  • Similar prints available
  • Sold

Halibut
  • Size 44in x 25in
  • Original
  • $550
  • Frame not included
  • Similar prints available
  • Sold

Commission Fish Prints

Would you like to your fish printed? Gyotaku offers an artistic alternative to taxidermy.

Anglers used to have their trophy fish stuffed and mounted, but today anglers on the coast of B.C. have a stylish alternative. GYOTAKU, or “fish print,” is a several hundred years old Japanese method of preserving a life-size image of the catch.

Eiji Umemura has been printing salmon for over 30 years. He has printed more than 1,000 salmon for people all over the world.

Printing fish is a delicate procedure. Eiji cleans the fish thoroughly to remove all slime, taking care not to dislodge any scales. Then, he applies water-based colours directly onto the fish (the paint can be completely washed away so that the fish remains edible). Covering the fish with fine cotton cloth, he presses the cloth gently against the painted scales, working it in with his fingers. Finally, he peels away the cloth and hangs it to dry. Later, the eye of the fish is drawn carefully free-handed, and then painted. The eye adds the final touch, bringing life into the print.

Enhance your home with an original fish print by Eiji, and enjoy your fond memories of your exciting fishing trip for years to come.