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The Cormorant "Ukai" Fishing - The Unique Traditional Japanese Fishing Experience from the Past

Cormorant Fishing "Ukai Fishing"
The Unique Traditional Japanese Fishing Experience from the Past

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The six Masters fishermen of Nagaragawa River and their crews
The six Masters fishermen of Nagaragawa River and their crews
One of the great six Masters and his son in the traditional fishing outfit
One of the great six Masters and his son in the traditional fishing outfit
The tour boat with its crew, where tourists may watch the fishing procedure while dining ayu ( sweetfish)
The tour boat with its crew, where tourists may watch the fishing procedure while dining ayu ( sweetfish)
The fishing boats Ubune on shore.
The fishing boats "Ubune" on shore.
Preparing Fire to light up the fishing boats' torches.
Preparing Fire to light up the fishing boats' torches.
The Traditional Fisherman's straw skirt
The Traditional Fisherman's straw skirt
The Ukai Master checking on his fishing partener the cormoratnt bird
The Ukai Master checking on his fishing partener the cormoratnt bird
Placing the ring around the cormorant neck to prevent it from swallowing the catched fish
Placing the ring around the cormorant neck to prevent it from swallowing the catched fish
The Master checking on the boat preparations and the diving birds in the baskets
The Master checking on the boat preparations and the diving birds in the baskets
Concentration essential before going out fishing
Concentration essential before going out fishing
The six fishing boats start their quest
The six fishing boats start their quest
The lights of fire  attract the fish then the Cormorants start their diving and catch
The lights of fire attract the fish then the Cormorants start their diving and catch
The trained Cormorants divers start their fishing mission
The trained Cormorants divers start their fishing mission
Sparky Flames
Sparky Flames
Harmony and Talent
Harmony and Talent
Here is a cormorant which caught couple of fish
Here is a cormorant which caught couple of fish
Another caught fish
Another caught fish
Lovely night for fishing
Lovely night for fishing
Go parteners fetch a fish
Go parteners fetch a fish
Fishing in the darkness of the night
Fishing in the darkness of the night
The cormorant said: I like this lighted spot.
The cormorant said: I like this lighted spot.
A fire flame  batch
A fire flame batch
The group harmony is the key for playing the fishing concert
The group harmony is the key for playing the fishing concert
Fire Drops
Fire Drops
Spill the caught fish in my boat
Spill the caught fish in my boat
The end of the fishing session
The end of the fishing session