Families enjoying one last few days of the "Golden Week" holiday period scoured the beach at "Umi no Koen (Marine Park)" beach in Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama, on May 7, digging for clams and other shellfish. At low tide in fine weather visitors raked through the sand clutching buckets to hold their prizes.
Among the beachgoers was local resident Mayumi Kushida, 55.
"I came here with my grandchildren. After digging for clams, I might take a nap in our tent nearby," she said.