French air dry their laundry, Japanese their fish, balcony a plus.
What you can see above as described by Yukari Sakamot0 in her own words:
"The fish hanging are sayori halfbeak. When we make himono (air-dried fish) at home we usually hang the fish out overnight and then after that we move the fish into the freezer or refrigerator."
Fish at night for Tokyo Thursdays #319
(* Photo courtesy of Yukari Sakamoto, location details: "#Teradomari #寺泊 is a charming village on the Sea of Japan. This #Niigata #新潟 town has about a dozen seafood and omiyage souvenir shops facing the sea"...taken a few years ago)