Photographer: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg
A Taste of Japan's Springtime Catch
For visitors to Japan spring normally means one thing — cherry blossom. But for a taste of the season diners should keep an eye out for the humble sand lance. The fish, also known as sand eels, arrive on the shelves as the trees burst into bloom. Production has declined in recent years as overfishing led to catch restrictions. We followed boats on the first day of the fishing season. Photographs by Buddhika Weerasinghe for Bloomberg.