This season's landing of cultured oysters, which Hiroshima Prefecture boasts the largest production volume of Japan, began on the 1st.

Hiroshima Prefecture accounts for about 6% of the national production of aquaculture oysters, and the ban on landing was lifted on the 1st.

The producers of Etajima City, one of the prefecture's top producers, left the port around 5 a.m. and arrived offshore where the "oyster raft" was set up as the sky began to turn orange.

Then, using a crane installed on the ship, they pulled up a wire of about 10 meters in a row of rakes.

On the first day, 1 wires were pulled up and returned to the port, and when the oysters were transported to the workshop on a conveyor belt, they were removed from their shells one by one so that the people called "uchiko" would not harm themselves.

This year, due to the prolonged heat and high seawater temperature, we were worried about the growth of oysters, but they are finished as large as usual.

Producer Kazuto Kadobayashi said, "Hiroshima has abundant rivers, so I think it has a sweet oyster, and I think the standard fried oysters and butter grilled are delicious."