“Hiburi-ryo” is a traditional fishing method in Kochi in which fishermen hit the surface of a river with rods under torchlight, surprise “ayu” sweetfish and chase them into a net set up in the river. Torch flames waving in the darkness are reflected on the surface of the river during the fishing. Such a summer feature can be seen in the Shimanto River, known as Japan’s last remaining limpid stream, and the Niyodo River, among other rivers in Kochi.
Held in late September every year Address:Hakawa Park (Hakawa, Ino Town) Access:Take a train from Kochi Station on the JR Dosan Line to Hakawa Station. The Niyodogawa Kagura-to-Ayu-to-Sake-ni-You is a 15-minute walk from the station.