Published On: Thu, Apr 14th, 2011

4-H learns about Gyotaku

SUBMITTED By HEATHER JAMES
EBCI COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

    Cherokee/Bryson 4-H Cloverbud Club met at the Birdtown Recreation on Tuesday, April 12 to learn the Japanese art of fish printing known as Gyotaku.  Gyotaku originated about 100 years ago in Japan as a way for sports fishermen to record the exact size and species of fish they had caught. 
 

Jalen Motola works on his Gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing, at a 4-H Cloverbud Club meeting. (Photo by Patricia Calhoun Motola/EBCI Cooperative Extension)

     Today, sports fishermen in Japan often display Gyotaku as wall decorations in their homes.  4-Hers had an opportunity to Gyotaku a shirt or a pillowcase.  The Cloverbud members also discussed the state of affairs in Japan with the recent earthquakes and devastation.  4-H is helping to raise money for the people of Japan. 
 

     4-H Cloverbud Club is a family friendly club that meets once a month.  Parents and siblings are always welcome.  Please contact Heather James at 554-6932 or heatjame@nc-cherokee.com for more information.

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