The Trainees


Top: Gap(old-it's actually a dress)
Jeans: Lucky Brand
Shoes: Boutique in Greece
Bag: Coach




Hozu River/Ukyō-ku, Kyoto  

Ukai is a method of fishing with trained sea birds called cormorants. It dates back to over a thousand years ago in Japan.  Ukai is done at night from long wooden boats lit with lanterns. A master fisherman controls up to twelve birds on leashes as they swim along the side of the boat and dive to catch the fish. Our guide told us these birds were in training for the Ukai period of July- September.  I hope they all made it.

I found some great photos of Ukai here and here.  Have a great weekend!

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10 comments:

  1. I love your outfit and your view, I hope to travel as much as you do one day lol

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    1. Thank you Mimi! Have you tried a local trip? There might be some great areas in your neighborhood you could explore.

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  2. When I saw the title of your post, the trainees, I had a different idea of what this would be about, but how fascinating... :)

    Cute outfit, too and I love your hair... :)

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    1. Hi Dee. I'm glad you liked the post :) I thought it was very interesting too.

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  3. Love what you did with your hair.Great pictures!

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    1. Hi Chic Therapy. It was a great travel style. I hope all is well :)

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  4. Beautiful pictures and great info - wouldn't have known :)

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  5. Beautiful Post; I just love your travel adventures...

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