Gyotaku by Naoki

Very Fishy Art

Featured in Midweek, December 18th, 2013.

Painting with Fish: Learning Gyotaku (Part 1/2)

With a spear in hand, Mike Barish takes to the waters of Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii to learn Gyotaku from artist Naoki Hayashi. We take a trip to the ocean floor as they search of an octopus that Naoki will transform into a work of art.

Painting with Fish: Learning Gyotaku (Part 2/2)

After an afternoon of spear-fishing, Mike Barish sees how Hawaiian artist Naoki Hayashi preserves his catch by transforming an actual fish into a beautiful painting.

Kaku Loco Moco

Gyotaku artist Naoki joins "Hawaii Goes Fishing's Reel Recipes" host Dave Lancaster, along with show hosts Cindy Paliracio and Margot Mendoza, to cook up a barracuda that Margot caught and printed earlier in this episode.

2010 Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival News Spot

KITV interview with Naoki, at the 2010 Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival, Pier 39.

Naoki Painting

About Naoki, and Gyotaku

Gyotaku is a time honored, traditional Japanese art, that is captured on a piece of shoji paper for the keepsake of the family, and friends, and fishers to come.
Naoki Painting


View original Naoki Gyotaku art. Choose from framed, wall ready originals, unframed original prints, and more.
Naoki Painting


We also offer a collection of Giclee reproductions printed on museum paper, T-Shirts, and wall calendars.