‘Ukai’ Cormorant Fishing In Nagara River

(Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

By WKBW on October 26, 2018

GIFU, JAPAN – OCTOBER 09: A flame silhouettes cormorant master, Masahiko Sugiyama, as he uses sea cormorants to catch sweetfish on October 9, 2018 in Gifu, Japan. In this traditional fishing art ‘ukai,’ a cormorant master called ‘usho’ manages cormorants to capture ayu or sweetfish. The ushos of River Nagara have been the official staff of the Imperial Household Agency of Japan since 1890. Currently six imperial fishermen of Nagara River conduct special fishing to contribute to the Imperial family eight times a year, on top of daily fishing from mid-May to mid-October. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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