Big tuna

Kiyoshi Kimura, holding knife, president of Kiyomura Co, poses with a bluefin tuna at his Sushi Zanmai restaurant near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo on Tuesday. Once again, Kimura paid the highest amount at the year’s first auction—and last at Tsukiji—shelling out 14 million yen for the 200-kg fish. In 2013, Kimura paid a record 154.4 million yen for a 222-kilogram tuna.

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    Utrack

    Big Fish...

  • -4

    Conspiracy Theories

    I always wodered if his sword is registered

  • -5

    FizzBit

    Who caught it, was it Hard Merchandise, The Pin Wheel or Tuna.com?

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    Laguna

    Good question, Conspiracy - just checked it out. The knife is called a 鮪包丁 - maguro bōchō - and as it falls into a different category than swords, no registration is required. I suppose the authorities would likely target you if you, say, were walking down the street with one, though. http://oshiete.goo.ne.jp/qa/7665255.html

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    Conspiracy Theories

    Thanks for the info, Laguna! I guess It's because ithe Maguro Bocho won't cut anything but Maguro. Your idea on walking down the street with one is so tempting.

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    oldman_13

    looks tasty

  • -2

    sensei258

    You could carry it if you had a legitimate reason, like from your house to your work at Tsukiji. But you couldn't just carry it around because it makes you look cool, or even for self defense. Especially if you are gaijin.

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    Conspiracy Theories

    Geeez! Some people are sooo seriiiiooouus.

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    It"S ME

    I am sure the big sushi shops and others got permission and are registered for the police, means my Swords,Spears, etc are registered with the J-Police and I can carry them between my resistance and training place.

    Also I doubt they take them from their premises.

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    DaDude

    Anybody been to one of the Sushi Zanmai restaurants? Someone told me though he shells out millions for the New Years tuna, the prices of the restaurant are actually quite reasonable.

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    ifd66

    Not very tasteful or informed - celebrating the slaughter of an endangered animal.

  • -5

    Conspiracy Theories

    Geeez! Some people are sooo seriiiiooouus.

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    wontond

    Where does the money go?

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    Novenachama

    There are so many issues in our oceans like the near extinction of the bluefin tuna that should be taken more seriously worldwide because if we don't do much more like implementing major changes in current policy and fishing practices, one of the most magnificent creatures in the sea may disappear for good.

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    It"S ME

    Blue fin Tuna a small variety of tuna and given that there many Tuna species in abundance.

    How about protecting the coral reefs that are facing extingion worldwide from a large sources this would decades to recover and can't be substituted, main culprits here are untrained divers, power boats and more, think about you grab for water skis or the power jets.

    Been a diver for 23 years I so want the holiday joy divers to dispeare who also want to go after to after sharks, saw perfectly 2m harmless lemonshark landea as it a devil to humans.

  • -2

    Yubaru

    Where does the money go?

    To the boat that caught the fish or the individual who placed it in the auction. Windfall for whomever!

  • -2

    Serrano

    Something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

  • -1

    FightingViking

    Geeez! Some people like to repeat themselves...

  • -3

    shonanbb

    Fatty Tuna Bacon is fabulous. I wonder if he does that cut. As he owns a chain, I doubt the market is available for that. I would have a whale of a time eating it though. I am going to look up his restaurant chain and fire of an inquiry.

    Great picture by the way.

  • -1

    Kurobune

    Just think of the amount of tuna salad that would make !

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    tinawatanabe

    Just think of the amount of tuna salad that would make !

    This is the best quality tuna from Aomori, not for tuna salad..

  • -2

    shonanbb

    tina: one can use any kind of tuna for salad. I love making otoro tuna salad.

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    smithinjapan

    Tinawatanabe: you're saying the tuna was raised or caught in Aomori? Because otherwise the taste of the tuna itself has NOTHING to do with the region. It's like believing beef is delicious if it comes from Kobe, when it's not from there to begin with.

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    wtfjapan

    Something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it, more if that person is gullable enough to not know any different

  • -1

    Strangerland

    more if that person is gullable enough to not know any different

    Or maybe they just have different priorities, and the price is worth it to them.

  • -2

    shonanbb

    You really must try nama maguro with celery, onion, and mayo on a toasted bagguette

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    tinawatanabe

    shonanbb, This particular tuna from Ohma, Aomori is only for sushi. 1400 milion yen tuna is too good for salad.

    smith, Yes I'm saying the tuna was caught in Aomori and has something to do with the taste.

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    wontond

    Anybody been to one of the Sushi Zanmai restaurants? Someone told me though he shells out millions for the New Years tuna, the prices of the restaurant are actually quite reasonable.

    I'm sure he makes the purchase more for publicity than anything else.

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    Fadamor

    Not very tasteful or informed - celebrating the slaughter of an endangered animal.

    If this is a Pacific Bluefin Tuna, then it is not "Endangered". It's status is listed as "Vulnerable".

    Blue fin Tuna a small variety of tuna and given that there many Tuna species in abundance.

    Bluefin Tuna are the largest tuna species in terms of individual fish size. It would take about four or five fully-grown Yellowfin Tuna to equal the meat found in one fully-grown Bluefin Tuna.

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    smithinjapan

    tinawatanabe: "Smith, Yes I'm saying the tuna was caught in Aomori and has something to do with the taste."

    Well, that makes it no better, tina. It wouldn't taste any different if it were caught in a different prefecture's waters, nor off the coast of NK, or another country.

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    tinawatanabe

    It wouldn't taste any different if it were caught in a different prefecture's waters

    It does that's why highly acclaimed.

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    smithinjapan

    tinawatanabe: "It does that's why highly acclaimed."

    No, it's highly acclaimed because people are TOLD it is better, not because it actually is. If you literally think a fish that was caught just north of south of the prefectural border tastes different you're more in need of taste buds than your average duped person. I bet you a million dollars I could give you a piece of tuna from Kura Zushi, SAY it's from Aomori, and you'll tilt your head up, close your eyes, and say, "Yappari, UMAI!", and I could charge you 500%.

    How many food scandals and geography lessons will it take before you realize it's only image, not actual taste. It's been proven hundreds of times over with high class restaurants cutting corners, mislabeling, and serving expired foods at the same prices as fresh. And every time suckers fall for it completely.

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