This environmental portraiture and documentary series showcase the fisherman of Ine Bay. The bay, located on the Tango Peninsula in Kyoto prefecture, is home to a small fishing community that practices a 500-year-old technique of sustainable, small-scale, and low-impact fishing for Yellowtail Tuna. Known as Ama set-net fishing, this method involves constructing nets at specific angles to catch only mature fish, ensuring that only a modest number of passing tuna are trapped.
Ine Bay's is tight knit community, with the waterfront consisting of Funaya (boat houses) that back onto the water. Fishing is considered a group enterprise here, and every morning at the village's fish market, Hamauri, locals gather to get first pick of the day's catch. The fish is then prepped and sent on to larger markets. Villagers can get several pieces of seafood for free or fill a bucket for only ¥100 (£0.70), and all seafood is free for the elderly.