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Tsukiji Fish Market

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This is the largest fish market in the world. It is a hectic and very busy place that is so interesting to explore.
They sell wholesale to local sushi bars and other restaurants. Tuna (maguro) auctions start at 5 a.m. and are
over before most people wake up. Some tuna can fetch near $200,000, so this is an important and spectacular
event. Unfortunately, the auctions became so popular with tourists that they are now partly restricted to the public.
If you plan to go, make sure to find the latest information because it is possible that you will not be able to see the auctions.
Early morning tuna auction at Tsukiji fish market Evaluation Not bad...
Evaluating the grade of frozen maguro Frozen tuna lined up for auction Negotiations
Examining the cut tail for quality rating Quality test Preparations
Frozen calligraphy Marked Clams
Tail booty Maguro steaks Squid (ika)
Mailing address Tsukiji fish market Lined up
Fish display The ice crusher Narrow alley
8 a.m. work break at a street seafood stall Sold Tuna auction
Tuna cutting Fish vendor 5 a.m. rush
Tuna auction On the chopping block Tuna auction runner
Fish cleaning Hanging dried fish Sea eel display