Shukunegi, Japan — The Town Where People Fish from Barrels

Sado Island’s lesser-known treasure

Arched bridge between islands near Shukunegi.
Bridge connecting Yajima and Kojima, Ogi Town, near Shukunegi, Sado Island. (All photos ©Diane Tincher)

Last month I had the opportunity to visit the fascinating island of Sado, off the coast of Niigata Prefecture in northern Honshu. It felt like a land that time forgot, so charmingly rustic and old-fashioned were its buildings.



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Diane Neill Tincher

Diane Neill Tincher


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