Gyotaku: The Art of Japanese Fish Printing

Craft Program with the National Geographic Museum

Fish PrintIn conjunction with the exhibit Samurai: The Warrior Transformed (at the National Geographic Museum through September 3), Chevy Chase Library hosts  Gyotaku: The Art of Japanese Fish Printing.

Gyotaku is the traditional form of Japanese fish printmaking; gyo means “fish” and taku means “rubbing” in Japanese.

Learn about Gyotaku and other types of traditional Japanese printmaking, including block printing. Gain an understanding of this Japanese art form while creating your own fish and block prints. By mastering pursuits such as printmaking, a samurai cultivated his spirit and mind, thereby becoming a greater warrior.

Saturday, May 12 from 11:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m.

Ages 8 and up.