KOBE, Jan 13 (News On Japan) - The harvesting of oysters, a winter delicacy, is now in full swing at Aioi Port in Hyogo Prefecture.
Oysters clinging in clusters to ropes are being detached as they hit the deck. Off the coast of Aioi Port, there are 185 rafts for oyster farming, with harvesting activities starting from early morning. Using cranes, the ropes, pulled up to a height of about 6 meters, each have between 400 to 500 oysters attached. This season's harvest is described as "plump and excellent."
The harvested oysters are transported to a processing area where workers, known as "muki-ko-san," skillfully shuck the meat from the shells using knives. This year, there is an expectation to harvest
About 700 tons of oysters are expected to be harvested this season, which will be shipped mainly to the Keihan (Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe) region and throughout the country.
Source: MBS NEWS