Boats bob gently against their mooring lines along icy boardwalks in this Japan-inspired fishing village.
The sweet scent of cherry blossom drifts on the breeze, mingling with that of the fresh seafood, stored in deep nets. Barrels of fish oil are piled high alongside crates of dried, salt-packed fillets.
Beneath the blossoming tree is a small stone shrine with a stick of incense. It is where the locals come to worship; often asking for a blessing on their next catch, or continued safety and peace.