Going through life with the lens cap off
Pardon my ignorance - is that guy carving up a real tuna? And how did you gain entry into this tuna carving world?
Yup, it's a real, 350-pound tuna being carved with a special knife that costs as much as a compact car. The venue is a Japanese market not far from where I live. The event was open to the public. I covered it for my newspaper.
I know that market - I've been there once before. Some excellet stuff there. I bought a sake set from one of the shops, and I keep meaning to go back and buy a kotatsu.
This is a great picture, but it leaves me not wanting to eat tuna again....
Hi GZ,I know what you mean. But the cutting is done with such surgical precision that it becomes fascinating to watch. And very little of the fish is wasted. Even the head is sold (in this case, for $20, if memory serves). I'll try to post a photo of that.
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