In the final New Year’s auction at Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market on Friday, the owner of an international sushi restaurant shelled out more than $300,000 for a prime bluefin tuna and said he was “very happy” with the result.
LEOC Co’s Chairman, CEO and President Hiroshi Onodera, who runs a chain of sushi restaurants, poses with a 405 kg bluefin tuna outside Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan. (Reuters)
Fishmongers hold a 405 kg bluefin tuna as they cut it in front of their store outside Tsukiji fish market. (Reuters)
A wholesaler checks the quality of frozen tuna displayed at the Tsukiji fish market. (Reuters)
Bluefin tuna is seen at a shrine outside Tsukiji fish market. (Reuters)