Here is a slideshow from our trip from Toyko’s Fish Market. Both Emma and I shot hundreds of pictures of this am journey. The Tsukiji Fishmarket is gigantic and moves over 200 metic tons of fish each day and billions of dollars each year. The Japanese people are very selective about their fish, and quality and cleanliness is paramount.
We got up early (6am) and arrived at the market just as it was winding down. Although we missed seeing the fish auction (you have to get there at 4:30 am!!) we still saw a lot of great things. The market was clean- no smell- because the fish are all kept in icy water in crates. So it was pretty wet and cold but wonderful to see and experience. After a couple of hours of shooting pics we wrapped our hands around steaming bowls of hot soba noodles for a welcome breakfast. Enjoy our fieldtrip to the fish market!