a seasonal tradition of Awaji-Island, in Japan :  spring has come with Launce fishing!

Left side is boiled fishes like nail. Right side is boiled up with only water, is called “ Kama-age”

< Left side is boiled fishes like nail. Right side is boiled up with only water, is called “ Kama-age”. >

 Plum tree bloomed, and Lance fishing has started.

 Since the fishing would finish, the flowers would fall before long.

The fishing port is prosperous during about this one month, and ” kugi-ni “ (boiled fishes like nail) is made at each home.





The kugi-ni are made by boiling the fry of lance together with a lot of soy sauce and sugar.

 these length are from 3 cm to 7.

 Alcohol and ginger are added it, and if it continues boiling until moisture flies completely, it will become amber with gloss.

 It tastes very good, when I eat ” kugi-ni” together the boiled rice.

 The Kama-age is used to add with other dishes.







Early morning, a fishing boat came back

< Early morning, a fishing boat came back. >

Lance fishing is two fishing boats pull a big net and sail on the sea.

 And another boat brings back the catches until the harbor in a hurry.





A ship arrived at the shore and Lance is unloaded from it.

< A ship arrived at the shore and Lance is unloaded from it.  >

 Landing persons cooperates with fishermen、 and Lance were moved to many containers by them.

Landing persons are women and daughters although fishermen are man and son.

This fishery consist that some family and many people cooperate.





disposing Lance 

< disposing Lance >


 Auction will start soon

< Auction will start soon. >

 Some brokers are moving to a front ship from over there.

 One broker appraises by putting his hand inside a container of Lance.

The auction will start soon.

 The ship that finished landing immediately departs again.







sea gulls gathering around 

< sea gulls gathering around >

 Sea gulls are gathering gradually to target the fish that fall at landing.




a heron is seeing the harbor

< a heron is seeing the harbor. >


 plum blossoms

< plum blossoms  >

This flower will also fall soon.

 Spring has already come.














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4 thoughts on “a seasonal tradition of Awaji-Island, in Japan :  spring has come with Launce fishing!

  1. aquacompassさん今晩は、難しい釘煮も御自分で作られると云う事で感心しています。イカナゴ漁の漁法もセリや、漁港での作業まで詳しく知る事が出来ました。有難うございました。

    • はい! 3月末に、京都に桜見物を考えています。

  2. I think when one lives by the sea, they learn to reap and benefit from what it has to offer. I have been inland for too long and only enjoy certain kinds of fish. But your dishes look interesting. I hope you enjoyed them.

  3. Since I have lived near the sea, I became to think benefit from the sea certainly. I feel a life of animals (bird and fish) than before. But in the mountain or field, there is much beauty of flower than sea.

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