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Hereís some interesting facts:  2500 tonnes of fish are sold here DAILY, worth over US$23 million; thatís 670,000 tonnes of fish worth over US$6 billion a year.  To keep the fish cold, the market goes through 240 tonnes of ice and a mountain of Styrofoam boxes every day. 

 I had to wake up at 4:30 am to catch the action of vendors and buyers and almost succeeded in dodging all the electric carts and wheelbarrows.  Got it all on tape.  The sushi here is suppose to be one of the best in Tokyo just coz itís so freshÖ.I canít tell the difference but Aya, one of the secretaries at work, said it was much fresher.

  

Here's Aya.  Picture on the right is the outside of the inner market.

   

I think if Aya and I were here earlier, the crowd would be a lot thicker.  By then, it must have been 7 to 8 in the morning.  The buying frenzy starts as early as 4 am!  The picture on the right is just one of the electric carts that Aya and I had to keep dodging.

   

The eels are being cut up alive.

   

That's a tuna on the left and this place is filled with cartons and cartons of seafood.  Yummy!