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 Japanese Shinto priests held Kawabiraki, a religious ceremony to open fishing season on Katsuragawa River <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Japanese Shinto priests held Kawabiraki, a religious ceremony to open fishing season on Katsuragawa River
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-01

 Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto <br> Shinto priests during a river opening ceremony (Kawabiraki) near Togetsukyo Bridge, Japan

Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto
Shinto priests during a river opening ceremony (Kawabiraki) near Togetsukyo Bridge, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-02

 Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto <br> Shinto priests during a religious ceremony to open fishing season near Togetsukyo Bridge, Japan

Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto
Shinto priests during a religious ceremony to open fishing season near Togetsukyo Bridge, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-03

 Usho (Ukai fishing professionals) - in traditional costumes during a river opening ceremony (Kawabiraki) <br> Togetsukyo Bridge, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Usho (Ukai fishing professionals) - in traditional costumes during a river opening ceremony (Kawabiraki)
Togetsukyo Bridge, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-04

 Ukai - Cormorant Fishing<br> Fishermen - Usho - during a Shinto ceremony to open fishing season on Katsuragawa River, <br> Arashiyama, Kyoto Japan

Ukai - Cormorant Fishing
Fishermen - Usho - during a Shinto ceremony to open fishing season on Katsuragawa River,
Arashiyama, Kyoto Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-06

 Cormorant depiction on a paper lantern <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Cormorant depiction on a paper lantern
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-07

 Japanese man lighting paper lanterns on sightseeing boats <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Japanese man lighting paper lanterns on sightseeing boats
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-08

 Japanese fisherman preparing sightseeing boats for Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Japanese fisherman preparing sightseeing boats for Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-09

 Japanese man lighting paper lanterns on sightseeing boats <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Japanese man lighting paper lanterns on sightseeing boats
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-10

 Usho (Fishing professionals) in straw aprons lighting torch <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama near Togetsukyo Bridge, Kyoto, Japan

Usho (Fishing professionals) in straw aprons lighting torch
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama near Togetsukyo Bridge, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-11

 Fishermen - Usho - in straw aprons lighting torch to open fishing season <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama near Togetsukyo Bridge, Kyoto, Japan

Fishermen - Usho - in straw aprons lighting torch to open fishing season
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama near Togetsukyo Bridge, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-12

 Fisherman <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama near Togetsukyo Bridge <br> Kyoto, Japan

Fisherman
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama near Togetsukyo Bridge
Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-13

 Usho fishermen attaching a ring around cormorant neck to get ready for Ukai - Cormorant Fishing <br> Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Usho fishermen attaching a ring around cormorant neck to get ready for Ukai - Cormorant Fishing
Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-14

 Usho fishermen attaching harness around cormorant neck to get ready for Ukai - Cormorant Fishing <br> Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Usho fishermen attaching harness around cormorant neck to get ready for Ukai - Cormorant Fishing
Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-15

 Usho fishermen preparing cormorants to get ready for Ukai - Cormorant Fishing <br> Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Usho fishermen preparing cormorants to get ready for Ukai - Cormorant Fishing
Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-16

 Usho fishermen attaching leash to cormorant before Ukai - Cormorant Fishing <br> Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Usho fishermen attaching leash to cormorant before Ukai - Cormorant Fishing
Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-17

 Usho (Ukai fishing professionals) onboard a torch-lit boat (Ubune) <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Usho (Ukai fishing professionals) onboard a torch-lit boat (Ubune)
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-18

 Usho fisherman with leashed cormorants onboard a torch-lit boat <br> shows off his skills of Ukai - Cormorant Fishing <br> Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Usho fisherman with leashed cormorants onboard a torch-lit boat
shows off his skills of Ukai - Cormorant Fishing
Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-19

 Usho fisherman with leashed cormorants onboard a torch-lit boat <br> shows off his skills of Ukai - Cormorant Fishing <br> Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Usho fisherman with leashed cormorants onboard a torch-lit boat
shows off his skills of Ukai - Cormorant Fishing
Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-20

 Fisherman returns his cormorant back to basket after night fishing <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Uji, Japan

Fisherman returns his cormorant back to basket after night fishing
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-21

 Usho fishermen unleash their cormorants after night fishing <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Uji, Japan

Usho fishermen unleash their cormorants after night fishing
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing in Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-22

 Mariko Sawaki, one of only three fisherwomen in Japan <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Mariko Sawaki, one of only three fisherwomen in Japan
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-23

 Usho fishermen tying cormorants to a rope before going for Ukai - Cormorant Fishing <br> Uji, Japan

Usho fishermen tying cormorants to a rope before going for Ukai - Cormorant Fishing
Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-24

 Mariko Sawaki, one of only three fisherwomen in Japan, posing with her cormorant <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Mariko Sawaki, one of only three fisherwomen in Japan, posing with her cormorant
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-25

 Fisherwoman feeds her cormorant with sweetfish (ayu) <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Fisherwoman feeds her cormorant with sweetfish (ayu)
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-26

 Cormorant eating sweetfish (ayu) <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Cormorant eating sweetfish (ayu)
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-27

 Cormorant on leash posing <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Cormorant on leash posing
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-28

 Japanese girl with her cormorant waiting for dark <br> to start traditional Cormorant Fishing (Ukai), Uji, Japan

Japanese girl with her cormorant waiting for dark
to start traditional Cormorant Fishing (Ukai), Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-29

 Japanese girl with her cormorant waiting for dark <br> to start traditional Cormorant Fishing (Ukai), Uji, Japan

Japanese girl with her cormorant waiting for dark
to start traditional Cormorant Fishing (Ukai), Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-30

 Cormorant drying its wings <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Cormorant drying its wings
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-32

 Cormorant drying its wings <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Cormorant drying its wings
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-35

 Silhouette of cormorant against boat torch <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Silhouette of cormorant against boat torch
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-36

 Silhouette of cormorant against boat torch <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Silhouette of cormorant against boat torch
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-37

 Silhouette of cormorant against boat torch <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Silhouette of cormorant against boat torch
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-38

 Silhouette of cormorant against boat torch <br> Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Silhouette of cormorant against boat torch
Ukai - Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-39

 Visitors on sightseeing boat watching Ukai <br> Cormorant Fishing in Uji, Japan

Visitors on sightseeing boat watching Ukai
Cormorant Fishing in Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-40

 Usho - Japanese fisherwoman recovering sweetfish from cormorantís neck during Ukai <br> traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherwoman recovering sweetfish from cormorantís neck during Ukai
traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-41

 Usho - Japanese fisherman on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants <br> during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherman on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants
during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-42

 Usho - Japanese fisherman on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants <br> during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherman on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants
during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-43

 Usho - Japanese fisherwoman on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants <br> during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherwoman on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants
during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-44

 Usho - Japanese fisherman on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants <br> during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherman on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants
during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-45

 Usho - Japanese fisherwoman on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants <br> during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherwoman on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants
during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-46

 Usho - Japanese fisherwoman on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants <br> during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherwoman on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants
during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-46b

 Usho - Japanese fisherwoman forcing her cormorant to disgorge fish <br> Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherwoman forcing her cormorant to disgorge fish
Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-48

 Usho - Japanese fisherwoman forcing her cormorant to disgorge fish <br> Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherwoman forcing her cormorant to disgorge fish
Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-48b

 Usho - Japanese fisherwoman on torch-lit boat with cormorants on leash <br> during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherwoman on torch-lit boat with cormorants on leash
during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-49

 Cormorant in bamboo basket shortly before Ukai <br> traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Cormorant in bamboo basket shortly before Ukai
traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-50

 Japanese fishermen loading fishing boat with cormorants in bamboo baskets <br> shortly before Ukai, traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Japanese fishermen loading fishing boat with cormorants in bamboo baskets
shortly before Ukai, traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-51

 Japanese fisherman resting on his boat before Ukai, traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Japanese fisherman resting on his boat before Ukai, traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-52

 Stormy cloud lit by setting sun, Uji, Japan

Stormy cloud lit by setting sun, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-53

 Japanese fisherman prepares his cormorants for Ukai <br> traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Japanese fisherman prepares his cormorants for Ukai
traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-54

 Japanese fishermen attach harness around cormorantís neck for Ukai <br> traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Japanese fishermen attach harness around cormorantís neck for Ukai
traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-55

 Japanese fishermen attach harness around cormorantís neck for Ukai <br> traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan

Japanese fishermen attach harness around cormorantís neck for Ukai
traditional Cormorant Fishing, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-56

 Usho - Japanese fisherman in traditional costume on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants <br> during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherman in traditional costume on torch-lit boat with leashed cormorants
during traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-57

 Usho - Japanese fisherman on torch-lit boat with cormorants on leash <br> shows his skills of traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherman on torch-lit boat with cormorants on leash
shows his skills of traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-58

 Usho - Japanese fisherman on torch-lit boat (Ubune) with cormorants on leash <br> shows his skills of traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherman on torch-lit boat (Ubune) with cormorants on leash
shows his skills of traditional Cormorant Fishing - Ukai, Uji, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-59

 
 Cormorant image on fishermanís kimono, Iwakuni, Japan

Cormorant image on fishermanís kimono, Iwakuni, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-60

 Kintai-kyo Bridge in Iwakuni reflected in Nishikiga-kawa river, Japan

Kintai-kyo Bridge in Iwakuni reflected in Nishikiga-kawa river, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-61

 Japanese fishermen loading fishing boat with cormorants in bamboo baskets <br> shortly before Ukai, traditional Cormorant Fishing, Iwakuni, Japan

Japanese fishermen loading fishing boat with cormorants in bamboo baskets
shortly before Ukai, traditional Cormorant Fishing, Iwakuni, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-62

 Japanese fishermen loading fishing boat with wood for Ukai, traditional Cormorant Fishing <br> Iwakuni, Japan

Japanese fishermen loading fishing boat with wood for Ukai, traditional Cormorant Fishing
Iwakuni, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-63

 Usho (Japanese fisherman) opens fire for Ukai, traditional Cormorant Fishing <br> Iwakuni, Japan

Usho (Japanese fisherman) opens fire for Ukai, traditional Cormorant Fishing
Iwakuni, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-64

 Usho (Japanese fisherman) opens fire for Ukai, traditional Cormorant Fishing <br> Iwakuni, Japan

Usho (Japanese fisherman) opens fire for Ukai, traditional Cormorant Fishing
Iwakuni, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-65

 Usho - Japanese fisherman, Iwakuni, Japan

Usho - Japanese fisherman, Iwakuni, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-66

 Usho (Japanese fisherman) on torch-lit boat with cormorants on leash <br> shows his skills of traditional Cormorant Fishing <br> Iwakuni, Japan

Usho (Japanese fisherman) on torch-lit boat with cormorants on leash
shows his skills of traditional Cormorant Fishing
Iwakuni, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-67

 Usho (Japanese fisherman) on torch-lit boat with cormorants on leash <br> shows his skills of traditional Cormorant Fishing <br> Iwakuni, Japan

Usho (Japanese fisherman) on torch-lit boat with cormorants on leash
shows his skills of traditional Cormorant Fishing
Iwakuni, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-68

 Usho (Japanese fisherman) on torch-lit boat performing cormorant fishing under Kintai-kyo Bridge in Iwakuni, Japan

Usho (Japanese fisherman) on torch-lit boat performing cormorant fishing under Kintai-kyo Bridge in Iwakuni, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-69

 Usho (Japanese fisherman) on torch-lit boat performing cormorant fishing under Kintai-kyo Bridge in Iwakuni, Japan

Usho (Japanese fisherman) on torch-lit boat performing cormorant fishing under Kintai-kyo Bridge in Iwakuni, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-70

 Usho (Japanese fisherman) on torch-lit boat performing cormorant fishing under Kintai-kyo Bridge in Iwakuni, Japan

Usho (Japanese fisherman) on torch-lit boat performing cormorant fishing under Kintai-kyo Bridge in Iwakuni, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-72

 Usho (Japanese fishermen) returning their cormorants in bamboo baskets <br> after Ukai - cormorant fishing Iwakuni, Japan

Usho (Japanese fishermen) returning their cormorants in bamboo baskets
after Ukai - cormorant fishing Iwakuni, Japan
Image Ref. No: ukai-p-73


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