Japan’s Tsukiji Fish Market

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fish1 Recently, we visited Fish market at Tsukiji.  As the Crash camp of KMD was held in Harumi area which is close to Tsukiji, some of us decided to visit the fish market.  (We need to go there before 6:00 a.m. to watch the auction as there is a limit of  people who can go and watch.

We were green vest to show that we are “approved” visitors. )

Several faculty members and students who were dedicated enough to get up before 5:00 a.m. on the last day of KMD Crash camp, gathered at the lobby of the hotel and walked over to the fish market.


fish2What a sight!  I was fascinated by how the MC handled the auction for tuna.  You can see tuna (frozen) sitting on the boxes on the floor and many restaurant people (I suppose) gathered and auctioned off one by one.  I could not understand what they were saying as they just showed hands and the voice sounded rather alien (though I could tell it was somewhat related to the price!).

After the main event of tuna auction, we browsed around, window shopping? kitchen utensils, footwear and apparel for fish market, food of various kinds.  I love these gadgets and ended up buying the stone for sharpening knife.  (It was a bit heavy but I wanted to get one to keep my knives always sharp!)

Then we went into one of the small places for breakfast, and had Donburi (bowl of rice) with fresh seafood.  (Some students went to have sushi.)  It was so good. I then had skewerd square egg omelette (I love egg dishes!) which was absolutely GREAT!

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