The Sea of Hakodate
Our stage this time is the seaside town Hakodate, located south of Hokkaido Prefecture. Facing the Tsugaru Strait, the town is known as a good place to catch various types of fish. Our program host tries his hand at sea fishing in early summer on a boat, aiming to catch flatfish and Japanese Flying Squid that gather off Hakodate from this time of year. Will he be able to catch Hakodate's specialty? Later, we show you rare footage, filmed underwater, of Smooth Lumpsuckers spawning and protecting their eggs.