Tag Archives: Tsukiji

December 30

Tuna Messenger

So…how DO you get a 300 pound frozen tuna back to your shop on the other side of Tokyo if you don’t have a truck? I guess you can’t really take it on the subway… • Read a novel set in Tokyo

September 24

Whale Bacon

The friend I went to Tsukiji with this week told me that when she was growing up in Kyushu, the only kind of bacon they ever had at home was whale bacon. Apparently, it’s always eaten raw, so when she was reading an American book years later and the dialogue was about the smell of […]