Appearing at festivals and weddings, the red sea bream is an auspicious fish in Japan. A freshly caught sea bream isn't simply red; its scales also have a beautiful opalescent blue sheen. Anglers who wish to catch it must brave rough seas and fast currents as they maneuver shrimp at the end of their lines to lure the fish. Some seasoned veterans prefer to wind up their line by hand without a reel! Join master anglers in their divine duel with the object of their fascination: the red sea bream.
In Japan, the red sea bream is said to bring good fortune.
Gyotaku is a traditional craft where fish are inked and pressed against paper to record their size.
The sea bream's bones are painted gold to make good luck charms.
This master sea bream angler wields multiple rods in one hand and pulls in his catch without a reel!