“The Tsukiji Fish Market is the biggest fish market in the world, a “kitchen” for 12 million people.
The smell of fish is really strong, devastating, and you can also smell it from the tunnels of the nearby underground. It’s a small, chaotic, exciting world, where every morning 2800 tons of fish coming from all the seas around the world are handled – 450 species for a total value of 28 million dollars – where 30 thousand electric carts and pushcarts run around like crazy but with millimetric precision, and there are also people on traffic duty.
Almost 65 thousand people work here and there’s only one common goal: moving fish around as fast as possible.
There are two rush hours during the day: 5.30 am when the auction for tuna, the star of the market, begins; and 7.00 am when chefs and caterers come to stock up.
It’s a unique and exciting sight”.