This morning I was up bright and early to head into central Tokyo for the Tsukiji Fish Market, a well-known wholesale seafood market that caters to many sushi restaurants in the city.
I woke up at 5am and arrived at the market around 7 but things were already in full-swing by that point. People had obviously been up for hours driving trucks, unloading crates and filleting fish. The market was filled with rows of any and every type of seafood imaginable being prepared and sold. Some of the fish were still moving - now that's fresh!
|7am and already bustling|
|Doesn't get much fresher!|
|It was row after row after row of this...|
|My favourite picture of the day|
|"A big monster", as a Japanese man said to me|
|Mind-blowingly big fish|
It was cold, I had to constantly jump out of the way of forklifts and try not to step on the fish entrails that were scattered all over the place but it was a highly enjoyable morning and a great Japanese cultural experience.