|Ukai or cormorant fishing is a traditional way of catching sweetfish with
tamed cormorants. It has been practiced since 8th century. Usyo or the
fisherman who manages cormorants to catch fish is an officer of Imperial
Household Ministry. You can see cormorant fishing from May 11 to October
15, every year.
It is difficult to take a picture of both balefire and cormorants clearly. I hope this tradition will last forever.