The Common Orient Clam
Clam fishing is permitted along the extensive beach only during the 3 months of summer. Family members who fish together for sardines during the rest of the year work alone when it comes to the clam season. They use handmade equipment to dig the clams from the sand as they come in close to the shore during the hot summer.
Kujukuri-hama's extreme length makes it an ideal venue for long-distance running events. A major event held in spring sees runners tackle distances of up to 40km, which is almost a full marathon. Feeling the sea breeze as you run can be exhilarating, but the race is still a difficult sporting challenge.
Sardine with Soy Pulp
Local people in Kujukuri-hama know and love various ingenious ways of preparing sardines. One dish is prepared by seasoning sardines with vinegar before filling them with soy pulp and adding a garnish. All the local sardine dishes require the cook to fillet the fish quickly while still fresh in order to preserve the flavor.