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The Tsukiji Market (, Tsukiji shij), supervised by the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market (, Tky to Ch Oroshiuri Shij) of the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind.

The market is located in Tsukiji in central Tokyo, between the Sumida River and the upmarket Ginza shopping district. While the inner wholesale market has restricted access to visitors, the outer retail market, restaurants, canada goose factory outlet montreal and associated restaurant supply stores remain a major tourist attraction for both domestic and overseas visitors.[1][2]

The market is located near the Tsukijishij Station on the Toei edo Line and Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line. There are two distinct sections of the market as a whole. The canada goose outlet paypal “inner market” (jnai shij) is the licensed wholesale market, where approximately 900 licensed wholesale dealers operate small stalls and where the auctions and most of the processing of the fish take place. The “outer market” (jgai shij) is a mixture of wholesale and retail shops that sell Japanese kitchen tools, restaurant supplies, groceries, and seafood, and many restaurants, especially sushi restaurants. Particularly impressive is the unloading of tons of frozen tuna. The auction houses (wholesalers known in Japanese as oroshi gysha) then estimate the value and prepare the incoming products for the auctions. The buyers (licensed to participate in the auctions) also inspect the fish to discern which fish they would like to bid for and at what price.

The auctions start around 5:20 Bids can only be made by licensed participants. These bidders include intermediate wholesalers (nakaoroshi gysha) who operate stalls in the marketplace and other licensed buyers who are agents for restaurants, food processing companies, and large retailers.

canada goose clearance The auctions usually canada goose outlet los angeles end around 10:00 Afterward, the purchased fish is either loaded onto trucks to be shipped to the next destination or on small carts canada goose montebello uk and moved to the many shops inside the market. There the shop owners cut and prepare the products for retail. In case of large fish, for example tuna and swordfish, cutting and preparation is elaborate. Frozen tuna and swordfish are often cut canada goose outlet florida with large band saws, and fresh tuna is carved with extremely long knives (some well over a meter in length) called oroshi hch, maguro bch, or hanch hch. canada goose clearance

canada goose factory sale The market is the busiest between 5:30 and 8:00 and the activity declines significantly afterward. and 6:15 and watch the proceedings from a designated canada goose outlet area,[4] except during periods when it is closed to the public. canada goose factory sale

canada goose clearance sale Because of an increase in sightseers and the associated problems they cause, the market banned all tourists from the tuna auctions on several occasions, including from 15 December 2008 through 17 January 2009,[5] 10 December 2009 through 23 January 2010,[6] and 8 April 2010 through 10 May 2010.[7] After the latest ban that ended in May 2010, the tuna auctions have been re opened to the public with https://www.rkliedtke.de a maximum limit of 120 visitors per day on a first come, first served basis.[8][9] Visitor entry into the interior wholesale markets is prohibited until after 11 AM.[10]. Due to the March 2011 earthquakes all tourists were banned from viewing the tuna auctions till 26 July 2011, from which date it was reopened.[11] canada goose clearance sale

canadian goose jacket Inspectors from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government supervise activities in the market to enforce the Food Hygiene Law. canadian goose jacket

Canada Goose Parka The first market in Tokyo was established by Tokugawa Ieyasu during the Edo period to provide food for Edo castle (nowadays Tokyo). Tokugawa Ieyasu invited fishermen from Tsukuda, Osaka to Edo to provide fish for the castle. Fish not bought by the castle was sold near the Nihonbashi bridge, at a market called uogashi (literally, “fish quay”) which was one of many specialized wholesale markets that lined the canals of Edo (as Tokyo was known until the 1870s). Canada Goose Parka

canada goose coats In August 1918, following the so called “Rice Riots” (Kome Sd), which broke out in over 100 cities and towns in protest against food shortages and the speculative practices of wholesalers, the Japanese government was forced to create new institutions for the distribution of foodstuffs, especially in urban areas. A Central Wholesale Market Law was established in March 1923. canada goose coats

The Great Kant earthquake canada goose womens outlet on September 1, 1923, devastated much of central Tokyo, including the Nihonbashi fish market. In the aftermath of the earthquake, the market was relocated to the Tsukiji district and, after the construction of a modern market facility was completed in 1935, the fish market began operations under the provisions of the 1923 Central canada goose outlet locations in toronto Wholesale Market Law. Three major markets in Tsukiji, Kanda, and Koto began operating in 1935. Smaller branch markets were established in Ebara, Toshima, and Adachi, and elsewhere. At present, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s system of wholesale markets includes more than a dozen major and branch markets, handling seafood, produce, meat, and cut flowers.

Canada Goose Outlet On August 3, 2017, a fire broke out in some of the outer buildings.[12]Following the 1923 Great Kant earthquake architects and engineers from the Architectural Section of Tokyo Municipal Government were sent to Europe and canada goose jacket outlet uk America to do research for the new market. However, because of the sheer size of the market and the number of items traded they were Canada Goose Parka forced to come up with their own unique design. The quarter circular shape allowed easier access and handling for freight trains and the steel structure above allowed a wide, continuous space free from columns and subdivisions.[13] Canada Goose Outlet

Planned relocation to Toyosu[edit]

cheap canada goose uk The Tsukiji fish market occupies valuable real estate close to the center of the city. Former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara repeatedly called for moving the market to Toyosu, Koto.[14] The long anticipated move to the new canada goose outlet uk market was scheduled to take place in November 2016, in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympics,[15] but on August 31, 2016, the move was postponed.[16] The new location has been criticized for being heavily polluted and in need of cleanup.[17] There are plans to retain a retail market, roughly a quarter of the current operation, in Tsukiji.[18] The remaining area of the market will be redeveloped.[19] Concerns still remain about the safety of the new site.[20] cheap canada goose uk

In June 2017, plans to move the fish market were restarted,[21] but delayed in July to Autumn of 2018.[22]

The 2005 PlayStation 2 video game Gran Turismo 4 featured the fish market as one of the Photo Mode locations in the game.

The Tsukiji fish market was featured on the July 8, 2008 episode of the American reality show I Survived a Japanese Game Show. In the episode, the winning team (the Yellow Penguins) received a reward in the form of a VIP tour of the fish market.

In the 2008 December 9 airing of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Tsukiji Market is featured focusing primarily on the Tuna Auction, and the various local eateries within the market.

In the 2011 documentary film Jiro Dreams of Sushi, the market is featured and discussed as it relates to Jiro Ono’s life profession as a world renowned sushi chef.[23]

The market is featured in the music video for the 2014 single “Rather Be” by the British band Clean Bandit.

cheap Canada Goose The Japanese culture and lifestyle television show Begin Japanology aired on NHK World featured a full episode on Tsukiji fish market in 2008. cheap Canada Goose

canada goose coats on sale The travel show Globe Trekker featured the Tsukiji market during host Ian Wright’s trip to Tokyo. It showed a fish auction, then a short tour through its surroundings and finished with Wright eating sushi in a nearby sushi parlor canada goose coats on sale.