Uzuka (鵜塚)

Uzuka is a monument located in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture that was constructed for the repose of cormorants of Nagara-gawa ukai (cormorant fishing in Nagara-gawa River).

The memorial service for cormorants has been held by usho (a fisherman of cormorant fishing) for more than a hundred years, and a monument was constructed on October 16, 1983 in Nagara Miyaguchi-cho thanks to the contribution by ukai related people. It was shifted to the current place in 2004 due to the construction of Nagara Furutsu-bashi Route in March 2003.

Memorial service for cormorants is held every year by ukai related people on the first Sunday after Nagara-gawa ukai season ended.

Address

1-chome, Nagara Omae-cho, Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Founder

All usho of Nagara-gawa River
Gifu Convention and Visitors Bureau
Gifu Nagara-gawa Hot Spring Inns Association
Mutual Aid Society of the Crew of Gifu Ukai Spectator Boat