Friday, October 06, 2006

Daily scenery at 5:30, 5:40 and 13:30 in a market

before an auction of tuna fish, 5:30

in the middle of the fish auction, 6:00

after the market is closed, 13:30


At 2:36 AM, Blogger Grant F said...

is this the famous tsukiji market? i always intended to go when i was living in japan, but every time i went to tokyo, the idea of getting up so early to visit the market in action wasn't appealing.

At 3:57 AM, Blogger Jing said...

I like the first photo!
Never saw so many tuna fish in line!
Great shots & moments!!

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Ben said...

This is great!
My relative may be there to buying Tuna. He has business that selling them to restaurant after buying from Tukiji market.
I thought you need some sort of licence/permission plate to go in there... Can you just go inside "場内" ?
I like all the small shops around there and especially a tiny restaurant (定食屋) at surrounds "場外".

When I was working in Tokyo, my company had office in Tukiji area.
I had to go there often for meeting and some work.
We go some small restaurant around the Market or sushi-shop called “Tsukiji-zushi”.

PS, If you have chance to go Shibuya, can you take a picture of “Fuku-chan”, if the restaurant is still there. This is my favourite fish restaurant. They only take small number of people, because they only serve fresh fish from Tukiji market on that day.
I can not explain how to get there over my head now, sorry… So, if you had a chance and luck enough to find them.


If you are wondering, I'm a Japanese and grown up in Tokyo.
(Nelson, New Zealand is my current home)

At 10:26 AM, Blogger Edulabbe said...

Not a very good looking fish, LOL...

At 1:53 PM, Blogger Felicia said...

Wow so many fish! So early in the morning makes for a long day of work.

At 4:07 PM, Blogger Keropok Man said...

ooo.. all the tuna. i saw them on Japan Hour on TV once. makes me think of sashimi now.

At 6:42 PM, Blogger macky said...

Thanks for your nice comments!

grand f: Yes, it is tsukiji market. It is quite early to open the market!
jing: Perhaps it might be the biggest tuna market. These tuna is still frozen!
ben: Oh, it is surprising that you are Japanese! But it is very strange and interesting for us to communicate in English:-) Now there are no need for visitors to go inside and many travellers go inside to take photos. Actually I live near this market and have curry rice almost every morning inside the market(場内). I sometimes enjoy horumon rice bowl in a snack bar, Kitune-ya, near the market.

I think Fukuchan is still in Shibuya now, but I haven't had a dinner there. I will post the photo soon!!

edulabbe, felicia and keropok man: these fish is just frozen and may not be good looking but most Japanese like tuna sushi:-)

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Thiên said...

Wow, those are very interesting to learn about fish auctioning like that. The shot of the fish lined up is very cool.


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