Tokyo's Tsukiji is the world largest fish market and one of the biggest attractions in Tokyo. More than 3,000 tons of seafood pass through the market everyday. I hadn't been in more than 20 years and had forgotten the energy and how much fun it was.
A few of the images from the market.
A half filleted tuna.
The maguro bocho, long bladed knives especially designed for filleting tuna (maguro).
The new record price for a whole tuna set this New Year. From a January 5th, 2011 newspaper.
¥32,490,000!, or $400,000.
OK so here is what it is all about:
|utoi: an acronym for uni, toro and ika (sea urchin, tuna and cuttlefish).|
|tai kama (Sea bream collar)|