GYOTAKU — Now Anybody can have Original Artwork at Home

As fate would have it, the sales lady showed me all I needed and thus I was committed to making my first Gyotaku. I bought a pad of rice paper, washable non-toxic ink, (this was the deciding factor as I wanted to be able to still eat the fish after Gyotaku so none is wasted) and a calligraphic brush – I didn’t know why I bought this brush since I can’t even write my name in Chinese properly, let alone write calligraphy in Kanji. But I thought it looked like a set so I bought it anyway, and went home feeling kinda scholarly.

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