Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rokkasho Salmon Catch

One of the things they do here in Japan that I definitely didn't want to do is the salmon catch. Humungous pools are filled with salmon and then you're let loose in the pool to try and catch a salmon with your hands. We were going to go to the Hirosaki Chrysanthemum Festival again but last minute we decided to give the salmon catch a try.
Because the festival sells out pretty quick, or so we heard, we doubted there would be any tickets left to catch salmon by the time we got there, but we were able to get one so Dan and Rayce could go in together.
I felt bad for the boys, it was not a warm day, but they wanted to go in.
Off they went! You only have 3 minutes to catch a fish!
Got one, well two actually. Dan caught one pretty quick but let it go because it didn't put up enough fight, he didn't want a sickly fish! Rayce was a little traumatized that we were catching the fish to kill and eat sensitive guy. He was able to go play some festival games and got over it. The salmon catch was not something I especially wanted to do but I'm glad we went, it was a unique experience!

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