Guide to Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems) by Photos and Movies

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Name
Oyster racks
Address
Nanao City
Category
Natural landscape
Class
Rural landscape
Age
20th century~21th century
Comment
Nanao-nishi Bay widens westward at Nanao Bay. The relatively shallow bay is calm throughout the year. Full-fledged oyster farming started there in the Taisho period. The method used is “suspension-style culturing”; strands of scallop shells with oyster seed planted in them are suspended from rafts. Culturing rafts and buoys lined up along the bay, and houses with black-tile roofs standing close to each other along the indented shoreline form a beautiful Satoumi landscape. Nutrients provided to the sea from the land area through rivers and phytoplankton that propagate through the process of photosynthesis make Nanao-nishi Bay suitable for oyster farming. It ranks first on the Sea of Japan side of the country in terms of oyster harvest.
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