Tsukiji is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. In fact, most of the seafood we eat passes through here before reaching our dining tables.
We walk along the cobblestone aisles that are filled with every kind of seafood imaginable. It’s a dizzying experience with men on small vehicles zipping through the narrow lanes.
Tsukiji is not for those that are squeamish about blood and guts. Large tuna lay on tables like cadavers that have been cut and sliced open. Blood pools around fish carcasses. Fishmongers lop the heads off live fish and throw them into buckets.
The colors and shapes of the various sea creatures are extraordinary and inspiring.
A truck rushes past carrying fish heads.