Once again, I had sushi for breakfast there. This time though, I also went about saying goodbye to Tsukiji, as the market will be moving in November to another part of Tokyo (and I don't think I'll be returning to that part of the world before its relocation). Maybe it's my imagination (or my timing this time around) but large swathes of the place already didn't seem as busy during my most recent visit as on previous ones.
So I'm going ahead and cobbling together a Tsukiji photo-essay using photos from earlier visits as well as this most recent one; and I hope that when viewed collectively, they will help give an idea of how atmospheric this old locale (which has been operating in this particular location since 1935) is, why I find it a really fascinating place to wander around and why a visit to Tsukiji is pretty much guaranteed to make non-vegetarians hungry as well as nostalgic... :)
I reckon the line for Sushi Dai has gotten longer
with each passing year! :O
It's not yet 10.15am but plenty of people
have already decided that it's time for sushi!
Still, it's not like every eatery at the market is
crazy busy serving customers...
Also, quite a number of folks are still working
and generally buzzing about
One only gets a sense of how big those fish heads are
by comparing their size to that of the human in the picture
I wish I didn't feel so stuffed already post
sushi breakfast that I figured it'd be wise to
not have some fresh raw oysters for "dessert"... ;S
-- and introduction to great sushi! -- once more :)