Friday, July 16, 2010
A common sight in fishing villages on the Iwami coast is squid hanging up to dry.
I believe Iwami exports a lot of squid to other parts of Japan.
Dried squid jerky is actually a tasty snack with beer. I often take along some when I am hiking.
The squid boats use very bright lights to fool the squid into thinking its a full moon when they rise to the surface to mate.
The lamps are so bright that they can be seen through cloud cover when flying over Shimane at night.
The strangest looking one I ever saw was on one of the Oki Islands. This one had been preserved and was hanging in front of a seafood restaurant.