Roaming about Wakkanai City and coming to the Wakkanai Fishing Port.
Fishermen were fishing (gathering) seaweed near. They dry the seaweed and make “kombu” that is an important foodstuff for Japanese cuisine.
I asked the young fishermen and took the pictures of them. They said. “Fishery’s very hard work, but It’s fun.” They looked so happy.
The upper photograph is the marine research vessel, it’s called “The Hokuyo Maru.” The ship was just about to set sail for the north sea.
I moved to seafood markets nearby. There are two markets in the neighborhood.
I left the markets in Wakkanai City for the ferry bound for Rebun Island.