Biggest fish market set for new home
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As most of Tokyo sleeps, men in rubber boots haggle over tuna in the cavernous halls of Tsukiji market. The clang of a bell around 5:30 a.m. kicks off the action at the world’s biggest fish emporium. Traders flash hand signs and bellow out prices as they buy and sell what will soon end up on plates in the Japanese capital and beyond. Fins are lopped off to expose the red flesh among rows and rows of the hulking tuna carcasses, which are still moved around the market by wooden cart. In all, about $18 million worth of fish, seafood and vegetables —over 2,900 tons—change hands each day at the market.
Biggest fish market set for new home. (2014, January 2). BusinessWorld, p. S1/7.
- BusinessWorld