The Ancient Tradition of Fishing with Cormorants
Sitting quietly on a bamboo raft, with his birds at his side, the man listens to the gentle splashing as water laps at the side of his craft. The light of a flaming lantern illuminates the scene - in Guilin, in the Chinese province of Guangxi.
Cormorant fishing is an age-old art practiced in China and Japan (as well as a few other countries) that is long past its glory days. Today, it exists largely due to thetourism industry, but is no less intriguing for that fact.
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