Mittwoch, 17. April 2024

Fishing in Japan/ Deutschlandfunk Kultur Weltzeit

While researching bodies of water in Japan, I got side-tracked by all the stories I would gather from talking to fishermen and women. A strange pattern appeared. A new, old way of living off the sea in different ports between Hokkaido and Kyushu. Sometimes so humble, it made my heart ache. My radio piece about the new fishing culture in the land of sushi is now out on German national radio. Weltzeit. Deutschlandfunk Kultur. and is available in the archives for a year. There are some truly silly ideas, like the giant squid statue, there is denial, loss, blaming others, but mostly I saw appreciation and respect for the marine species that become food. There is also a sense of urgency that runs as an undercurrent through every encounter. Listen to the piece here.



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