Tsukiji Fish Market

Fish_Market_01                                                                                                                                                                          Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest fish and seafood market in the world. The bustling starts at 3am with the unloading of trucks and unpacking of extremely fresh seafood. The live auction begins at 5:20am and ends around 8. Only 120 visitors per day are allowed to observe the auctions. At various times visitors have been banned altogether. Gigantic frozen pieces of tuna are cut with band saws while fresh fish are sliced with sword-like knives over a meter long. Walking along the narrow paths from stall to stall between people prepping, marking, packing, and inspecting, my attention was completely absorbed in the excitement of it all.