Great mozuku harvest

Great mozuku harvest

Caption: A fisher harvests mozuku under a blue sky after horrible weather the day before. (Afternoon of May 13th, at Shikiya Fishing Port in Chinen, Nanjo. Photograph taken by Naoya Oshiro)

May 14, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo


After a huge rainstorm the day before caused by a rainy season front, Okinawa Island was enclosed in an anticyclone and enjoyed a sunny break in the rain on May 13. Even Ishigaki Island, which experienced record rainfall, was mostly sunny. In Ishigaki City a high of 29.6 degrees Celsius was recorded.


At Shikiya Fishing Port in Chinen, Nanjo, people were out harvesting mozuku (edible brown algae) during the break in the rains. Heavily sun-tanned fishers used dedicated cranes to lift baskets full of mozuku off of the boats and bring them to shore.


(English translation by T&CT and Ellen Huntley)


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