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By Theodore C. Bestor

positioned purely blocks from Tokyo's glittering Ginza, Tsukiji—the world's biggest market for seafood—is a favourite landmark, renowned yet little understood through so much Tokyoites: a provider for numerous fishmongers and sushi cooks, and a well-liked and interesting vacation spot for international travelers. Early each morning, the worlds of hi-tech and pre-tech alternate noisily converge as tens of millions of a whole lot seafood from each ocean of the realm speedy swap fingers in Tsukiji's auctions and within the marketplace's countless numbers of tiny stalls. during this soaking up firsthand research, Theodore C. Bestor—who has spent a dozen years doing fieldwork at fish markets and fishing ports in Japan, North the US, Korea, and Europe—explains the advanced social associations that manage Tsukiji's auctions and the provision strains resulting in and from them and illuminates tendencies of Japan's fiscal progress, alterations in distribution and intake, and the expanding globalization of the seafood alternate. As he brings to lifestyles the attractions and sounds of undefined, he finds Tsukiji's wealthy inner tradition, its position in eastern food, and the mercantile traditions that experience formed because the early 17th century.

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