Tsukiji Tuna Auction

My friend Alistair Douglas got his Ph.D. in tuna and he sent me these amazing photos from the opening tuna auction at the world famous Tsukiji Market for the new decade.

The Winner!

The Winner!

The Winner Aomori Northern Bluefin

The Winner Aomori Northern Bluefin

Winner is 232.6kg and @ 70,000 yen a kg he cost US$176,978.26

Winner is 232.6kg and @ 70,000 yen a kg he cost US$176,978.26

Inside the Fresh Auction

Inside the Fresh Auction

The Media

The Media

First Auction Ceremony

First Auction Ceremony

One Fish's Reaction to the News...

One Fish's Reaction to the News...

I love the pomp and circumstance with the opening ceremony, the school of media documenting the occasion, and you have to love Alistair’s sense of humor, as he interviewed this fish on his way out – check out his reaction.

The tuna auction is officially closed for about six weeks this time of year to visitors so Alistair is one of the few non-Japanese insiders who works at the tuna auction.

 

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