Nemuro Strait salmon have appealed to people throughout the ages.
The livelihoods of the people, and repeated intercultural clashes and interactions that have continued for 10,000 years.
The history of this land is woven around the abundant natural resource that is salmon.
The locally caught salmon were presented to the shogun families as an Edo-period brand.
At the end of the Edo period, one Aizu clan retainer focused his attention on this resource and nurtured the bud of the fishing industry.
That bud grew into a key industry currently linked to dinner tables throughout the whole of Japan.
Hokkaido’s most easterly land, the Nemuro Strait coast.
Here is the history and culture of the people who have laughed with salmon and cried with salmon – a Heritage of Salmon overflowing with pride.