Tsukiji market’s last days: Tuna from around the world

At 5:30 a.m., a bell clanged at Tsukiji fish market, marking the start of its famed auction of frozen tuna. An auctioneer, swaying with a unique rhythm, soon began calling out the price of the fish per kilogram in a thick voice: “1,100 yen!” “1,200 yen!” Tuna, referred to as “omono (big items)” at the market, are symbols of Tsukiji, which deals in about 480 kinds of fish. The catches are shipped in from around the world, from the waters off Tahiti in the southern Pacific Ocean to those off Angola in Africa. >click to read<21:33

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