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December 18, 2005
Tsukiji Fish Market
As mentioned, here are a few pictures from the trip to the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo...Seeing all those different kind of fish was fascinating and in a certain way, horrifying. Sometimes it's better to not know what you may be eating.
Some of the fish you'll recognize. Some you probably won't. Still, to be safe, you may want to skip this if you've just eaten lunch (or have plans to go eat sushi later on today...).
Let's take a journey into the world of raw fish (and other things...)!
Inside the market...
The guy who would soon yell at me and tell me to leave...
Mmmm...Sea Slug! I'll take TWO!!
The Tuna Hook guy...
How do you cut a frozen tuna? With a vertical band saw. We never did this in seventh grade shop class...
This lady was yakking on the phone while rooting through a bucket of shucked oysters. Don't ask to borrow her mobile phone...
Big tunas coming thru!
Sumo wrestler's day job?
Scandinavian-looking Tourists getting a ride (or were they about to be auctioned off?I I never saw them after that...hope they didn't end up in some sushi restaurant. "This is very fresh, unique sushi. From Sweden.").
After a while, I headed off to the "normal" market section on the next block. I got a little breakfast, and just wandered around. For some reason, there were several small shops that offered stuffed animals. The taxidermy kind. And they were not very realistic.
Um...I don't know what this is. It's ugly, though.
More coming soon. We're going into the holiday schedule, which means a bit more time to relax, and more time to update the blog.
Posted by djf on December 18, 2005 02:36 PM
Category: Dave in Japan
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