Since we are in the land of sushi, we went to look at fish today.  The Tokyo Tsukiji Fish and Seafood Market is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, and is one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind.

There are two sections:  the inner market is the licensed wholesale portion, where the auctions and most of the processing of the fish takes place, and where licensed wholesale dealers (approximately 900 of them) operate small stalls. The outer market is a mixture of wholesale and retail shops that sell Japanese kitchen tools, restaurant supplies, groceries, and many restaurants, especially sushi ones.

Kitchen Knives for sale outside the Fish market

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