Category: TsukijiWonderlandへの招待状, ニュース





[Invitation to Tsukiji Wonderland #3: Live fish Auction Space]
“I found myself in a wonderland I could have never imagined.”
Since we have over 600 hours of video, there was a limit to the footage we could use in this movie. So, we would like to introduce you to some of the footage not used in this movie.

【Live fish Auction Space】
From the negotiation wholesale market that spreads out into a fan shape, when one directs his or her gaze to the Sumida river, the live fish auction market can be identified. This is where trucks that are equipped with a huge water tank are parked besides. Under a large signboard that reads “live fish,” there are rows of water tanks with air blowing into them, and intermediary traders walk between them jotting down series of numbers that are indecipherable to others. These intermediary traders said that, “identifying the quality of live fish is an activity that belongs to a totally different field, from one which judges the fish which has their blood drained in a way that maintains their freshness.” Those fish that are jumping around are actually stressed, and people here know how to slowly calm them down by creating an environment with the appropriate water temperature and salinity. At 5:20 AM, when the bell rings to announce the start of an auction, this small space suddenly bustles with liveliness.