ukai (鵜飼) ［Cormorant fishing］
Cormorant fishing, called ukai (鵜飼) in Japanese, takes place in 13 cities in Japan. The most famous location is Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, home to cormorant fishing on the Nagara River, which has continued uninter…rupted for the past 1,300 years. Cormorant fishing in Seki also takes place on the Nagara River, but it is called “Oze cormorant fishing” (小瀬鵜飼 Oze Ukai). Only the cormorant fishing masters in Gifu and Seki are employed by the emperor and called Imperial Fishermen of the Royal Household Agency.
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