Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World, Theodore C. Bestor

"The fish market at the center of the world"


"When the market's day is done and Tsukiji traders drain cold beers to wash down their sushi, it is barely noon. But when the marketplace is in full swing, Tsukiji is the center of the world for the fifty thousand people who do business there each day, and for fishers and food traders around the globe." p. 50



"Toward morning's end, a small group of intrepid homemakers-bravely disregarding the stall signs that boldly state "No retail sales"-giggle at the adventure of buying a kilo of tuna at wholesale from a stall owner who is only too happy at that late hour not to own the fish for another day." p. 82