First Day at Toyosu Market

I have written an article regarding the move from Tsukiji to Toyosu for AFAR magazine. It lists some of the shops and restaurants in the new Toyosu Market and more about the move. This post is about the issues that came up today. Toyosu Market, replacing the historic Tsukiji Market, opened today, Thursday, October 11,…

2016 Tsukiji Market Record Tuna by Numbers

This year’s most expensive tuna sold at 14,000,000 JPY or roughly $117,220 US dollars. The bluefin tuna weighed about 200 kg (about 440 pounds). The price per kilogram was about 70,000 JPY or roughly $585 US dollars. The tuna came from Ohma in Aomori prefecture and was caught on January 3rd. The tuna was bought…

2014 Tsukiji Market Record Tuna by Numbers

This year’s most expensive tuna sold at 7,360,000 JPY or roughly $70,325 US dollars. The tuna weighed about 230 kg. The price per kilogram was about 32,000 JPY or roughly $305 US dollars. The tuna came from Ohma in Aomori prefecture. The tuna was bought by the sushi chain, Sushi Zanmai. Sushi Zanmai has bought…