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Tokyo's Tsukiji market holds the first tuna auction of the year, believed to bring good luck for the New Year.
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Wholesalers check the nature of crisp fish showed at the Tsukiji angle showcase before the New Year's bartering in Tokyo, Japan, January 5, 2017. In Japan, sustenance supplies sold to wholesalers amid the main sale of the year frequently get higher costs than in the real market. The high offer is viewed as promising for exchange and business in the new year. REUTERS/Issei Kato
A distributer checks the nature of crisp fish showed at the Tsukiji angle showcase before the New Year's bartering. A well known sushi eatery in Tokyo, Sushizanmai, obtained a 212 kilogram bluefin fish for 72 million yen (614,016 USD) at Japan's notable Tsukiji angle advertise amid its first sale of the year on Thursday. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Wholesalers check the nature of solidified fish showed at the Tsukiji angle advertise. The cost for the fish, got off the shoreline of Oma in Aomori prefecture, north of Japan, is one of the most noteworthy, and outperforms his offer a year ago, which was at 14 million yen. Be that as it may, it is not the most noteworthy ever offered which was made in 2013, when Kiyomura Corp bought a bluefin fish for 155 million yen. REUTERS/Issei Kato
A distributer gives a hand hint to a salesperson amid the New Year's bartering of solidified fish. In spite of the fact that the sale kick-began the year enthusiastically, fishmongers communicated disillusionment over the arranged movement of the world's biggest fish showcase that was stopped a year ago because of worries over poisonous contamination at its proposed new home. REUTERS/Issei Kato
An barker (R) raises his hand as he begins the New Year's sale of the solidified fish. The migration of Tsukiji, which was at first planned last November, has influenced development for a street connecting to a competitor's town for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games. The Tokyo government has left fish-merchants at the 80-year old market in a limbo while they sit tight for consequences of ecological tests. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Wholesalers check the nature of crisp fish showed at the Tsukiji angle advertise. Tokyo's Tsukiji angle market is additionally a hot vacation spot with millions thronging the inward and external markets, and the encompassing sushi eateries each year.
Auctioneers raise their hands as they begin the New Year's sale of the solidified fish. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Kiyomura Co's President Kiyoshi Kimura (C), who runs a chain of sushi eateries Sushi Zanmai, is encompassed by media as he talks beside a 212 kg (467 lbs) bluefin fish that he won at closeout for 74 million yen (633,000 USD). REUTERS/Issei Kato
Kiyomura Co's President Kiyoshi Kimura (C), who runs a chain of sushi eateries Sushi Zanmai, postures with a 212 kg (467 lbs) bluefin fish at his sushi eatery outside Tsukiji angle showcase. Kiyoshi Kimura won the main offer for the 6th back to back year. REUTERS/Issei Kato