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Wholesaling Nemo | The Tsukiji Fish Market

Wholesaling Nemo | The Tsukiji Fish Marketgaijin on holiday, perhaps nowhere is this more evident than at Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market.

Sleep in, and you’ve missed it, literally. On a typical day Tsukiji opens in a characteristic 3:00 AM mist and at 1:00 PM closes for cleaning, highlighted by the its main event – animated fish auctions that run from around 5:00 to 7:00 AM. The big star is tuna. Wholesale prices can easily reach into the tens of thousands of dollars for some varieties.

Wholesaling Nemo | The Tsukiji Fish Marketanthropological spectacle intensely impresses its audience with its aquatic assault on the senses. The cavernous indoor/outdoor market receives over 2000 metric tons of seafood daily, and supports a workforce of around 60,000 people, from wholesalers, distributors to the clean up crew.

Wholesaling Nemo | The Tsukiji Fish Market

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