ALL THE FISH IN THE SEA
by Tony Fitzpatrick
In central Tokyo, the biggest fish market in the world attracts damn near as many people as the Grand Canyon every year. Its proper name is “The Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market” -- but it is known all over as Tsukiji (pronounced Skee-Jee), and it is a mesmerizingly visual, aural and sonic assault on the senses. All manner of seafood and sea creatures are bought, butchered and sold here -- to restaurants, markets and trawlers for export -- on a daily basis, and what is hauled from the sea every day is staggering to see -- especially the tuna.