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    Tsukiji Fish Market

    I was a little off my sleep schedule this morning, so I took the train to Shimbashi from Yokohama. It departed Yokohama station at 4:23am, the first train of the day.

    It is very strange to see Yokohama station so empty
    Nobody here
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    or here
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    or here
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    ok, a couple on the platform on the far right
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    This dude just stood and texted
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    Re: Tsukiji Fish Market

    Just a few blocks south east of Shimbashi station, after three separate occasions of being offered a "special" massage at a good price (I am told) along my walk, I arrived at the Tsukiji Market. Although the market offers fruit and vegetables, it is famous for its Fish Market, the largest in the world.

    Ice, a critical commodity at any fish market
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    All sorts of seafood here
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    including some I didn't recognize except from Jim Collum's low tide shots
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    Tuna is very valued here, this is about a $15,000.00 specimen
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    The Tuna auction starts at 5:30am sharp
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    -bob

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    Re: Tsukiji Fish Market

    There is one auction after another until they are all gone
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    He yells out, what will you pay for this one! (in Japanese, of course)
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    It is a high stakes game, but they seem to enjoy it.
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    Inspecting the goods
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    Not a bad pile of fish
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    Re: Tsukiji Fish Market

    Everything is spotlessly clean as long as it has not touched the ground
    Even rubber gloves are washed every day and hung up to dry.
    The floors are hosed down once per day
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    They also auction yellow tail, by the half fish
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    Waiting for the auction to start
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    or if you are more vertically inclined
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    Of course, you have to cart home your purchase
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    Re: Tsukiji Fish Market

    Seems like the urge to smoke hits these folks pretty regularly
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    He must have done a good deal
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    large fish are easier to pack in your van if you cut them up first on the bandsaw
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    Nope, no blade guards anywhere to be seen
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    Of course, with all of these fish, you end up with a few spare styrofoam containers. This is one of about four of these piles
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    -bob

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    Re: Tsukiji Fish Market

    After the end of the auction, nearby there are several sushi restaurants offering breakfast at 6:00am.

    Many locals take in these sights, besides us tourists.
    Here, a cool couple look for some fresh sushi after a tour of the market
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    I went back to my hotel and had some eggs and toast.
    -bob

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    Re: Tsukiji Fish Market

    Bob,
    I enjoyed the tour. I'm wondering how you could eat after that?
    What equipment were you using for these? My favorites are at the empty station.

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    Re: Tsukiji Fish Market

    Thanks, Cindy
    I think I will be passing on the sashimi for awhile :-)
    I carried my "light travel asia" kit
    M8 21,28 chron,50 lux pre-asph
    -bob

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    Re: Tsukiji Fish Market

    Really nice Bob. Fascinating place. Thanks for sharing them.

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    Re: Tsukiji Fish Market

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
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    I carried my "light travel asia" kit
    M8 21,28 chron,50 lux pre-asph
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    I was pretty sure that you were using an M8 kit from the shots. Nice work!
    I'll be looking forward to more from your travels.

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    Re: Tsukiji Fish Market

    Oh my, you went back to the hotel for eggs and toast!!! You missed the best part of the market which is having the some of the freshest sushi in your life from one of the small restaurants lining the market. And cheap too. By 8:00am there are lines out the door.

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    Re: Tsukiji Fish Market

    hey you smoke too if you had to smell fish all day. Great stuff Bob . Love this series

    See you in a couple days bring some Sushi
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Tsukiji Fish Market

    The damn fish won't fit into the one liter zip lock bag.
    -bob

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    Re: Tsukiji Fish Market

    Bob What an interesting series . You might want to try a few of these in B+W..they look like a natural collection of B+W images. Thank you for sharing . Roger

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