Sunday, February 04, 2007

Tuna carving

Mitsuwa Marketplace
Edgewater, N.J.
December 2006

5 comments:

east village idiot said...

Pardon my ignorance - is that guy carving up a real tuna? And how did you gain entry into this tuna carving world?

Michael said...

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.

Matt Kohai said...

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.

get zapped said...

This is a great picture, but it leaves me not wanting to eat tuna again....

Michael said...

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.