What makes Nagara River Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Gifu special


Held in the evening under torchlight on Nagara River, ukai is a traditional fishing method with a master fisherman on a wooden boat using leashed cormorants. The cormorants dive for ayu sweetfish attracted to the surface by the torchlight. The cormorants catch the fish, but a ring around their throats prevent them from swallowing the fish. The master fisherman, called

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