This year, a Tokyo based sushi chain paid a record 155.4 million yen ($1.76 million) in Tsukiji Fish Market's first auction of the year for an unusually large Tuna weighing 222 kilograms (489 pounds). The majority of Tuna found at the Tsukiji Market are delivered snap frozen. So how exactly do these fishmongers handle, cut and prepare tuna and other sakana (fish) into delicious slices of sashimi? I went to find out exactly how this is done and was allowed to see the entire process from the receiving of the fish to cutting to final packaging.
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