End of an era for Ja­pa­nese fish mar­ket

Edmonton Journal - - TRAVEL -

Fish­mon­gers and tourists alike an­gled for a fi­nal slice of the ac­tion as the renowned Tsuk­iji tuna mar­ket in Tokyo held its fi­nal auc­tion re­cently. The gritty 83-year-old auc­tion house, one of the largest seafood mar­kets in the world, is be­ing closed to make way for the 2020 Sum­mer Games in the Ja­pa­nese cap­i­tal. One of Tokyo’s top tourist sites, it at­tract­ing as many as 42,000 vis­i­tors a day, the 23-hectare mar­ket sells about 1.6 bil­lion yen ($18 mil­lion) of seafood on a typ­i­cal day. On the fi­nal day of trad­ing, the most ex­pen­sive fish sold was a 162-kilo­gram tuna that fetched 4.3 mil­lion yen ($50,000), the Ky­odo News Agency re­ported.


A buyer in­spects frozen tuna be­fore the fi­nal auc­tion at the fa­mous Tsuk­iji Mar­ket in Tokyo.

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