Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo - 3/24/12

This is the largest, wholesale seafood market in the world, and it's here in central Tokyo. The auction runs on select days starting around 5:30am and ending by 7:00am.  The seafood is then shipped to its respective markets or moved to the retail booths that you see here, still inside the main building.
This kind man (below), with his tuna, let me take his picture and kept showing me something very small, and alive, in a small jar. I have no idea what it was.
Texting and fishheads, and smoking :-)
We were here early afternoon having walked down from our hotel after our flight, still trying to figure out what day it was. Clean-up was in progress and if you weren't careful, you might be mowed down by people or vehicles.
 Just a bit of styrofoam :-(
It's a fascinating place but not for the squeamish. I enjoyed the outer, surrounding markets more and that's coming up next.
Three minute video of the fish market and the outer markets

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