Saturday, April 23, 2011

An insider guide to Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market

Tsukiji market map

In normal times, Tokyo?s world-renowned Tsukiji wholesale fish market is crowded with gawping tourists out for an early-morning glimpse of the colorful tuna auctions and a taste of fresh-from-the-ocean sushi for breakfast. However, the March 11 earthquake and tsunami mean things in Tsukiji are now anything but normal.

On my recent visit, two weeks after the earthquake, I was the first visitor many traders had seen since the disaster. People went out of their way to welcome me and took my being there as a sign that life as they used to know it might return and, along with it, the crowds of pesky tourists.

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