The Trainees

Top: Gap(old-it’s actually a dress)
Jeans: Lucky Brand
Shoes: Boutique in Greece
Bag: Coach

Hozu River/Ukyō-ku, Kyoto

Ukai is a method of fishing with trained sea birds called cormorants. It dates back to over a thousand years ago in Japan.  Ukai is done at night from long wooden boats lit with lanterns. A master fisherman controls up to twelve birds on leashes as they swim along the side of the boat and dive to catch the fish. Our guide told us these birds were in training for the Ukai period of July- September.  I hope they all made it.

I found some great photos of Ukai here and here.  Have a great weekend!



  1. Mimi's Life
    September 20, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    I love your outfit and your view, I hope to travel as much as you do one day lol

    • Of the comely
      September 29, 2015 / 10:30 pm

      Thank you Mimi! Have you tried a local trip? There might be some great areas in your neighborhood you could explore.

  2. Dee
    September 24, 2015 / 3:41 am

    When I saw the title of your post, the trainees, I had a different idea of what this would be about, but how fascinating… :)Cute outfit, too and I love your hair… :)

    • Of the comely
      September 29, 2015 / 10:30 pm

      Hi Dee. I'm glad you liked the post :) I thought it was very interesting too.

  3. Chic Therapy
    September 24, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    Love what you did with your hair.Great pictures!

    • Of the comely
      September 29, 2015 / 10:32 pm

      Hi Chic Therapy. It was a great travel style. I hope all is well :)

  4. Mango and Fudge
    October 1, 2015 / 10:13 am

    Beautiful pictures and great info – wouldn't have known :)

    • Of the comely
      October 3, 2015 / 2:37 am

      Glad you liked them Mango and Fudge.

  5. Beauty
    October 13, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Beautiful Post; I just love your travel adventures…

    • Of the comely
      November 1, 2015 / 5:02 pm

      Thank you Beauty! I love your pumps :)

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