The Kuroshio Market is a well-known fish market where you can eat and buy fresh Japanese fish. It is also a very popular spot among foreign tourists.

ichibaGuests can enjoy watching a whole tuna preparation show a rare sight in Japan.  The tuna specialist has all the skills to chop down the 10 Kg Tuna. The process is easy with the long and sharp knife. He cut out the tuna pieces by pieces and people were watching the showcase with delighted feeling.

What was impressed is the precision of the cutting which not many people have the skills.  The guy would spend his entire life to learn the skills and eventually the hard-work is well-recognized. Hence skills are also valuable and potential to be commercialized.

Why Tuna is so popular in Japan?
  • Japanese like to eat raw fish.
  • Most popular Sushi is mixed with Tuna meat red color.
  • Japan is surrounded with 5 different species of Tuna.

Albacore is one of the smaller tuna species, smaller size compared to yellow fin tuna. They are bullet-shaped with a dark blue back and lighter blue-gray sides and belly. Albacore tuna also have very long pectoral fins and live for around 12 years. They tend to travel in single species schools, without the level of mixing as seen in other species and migrate throughout all ocean waters and the Mediterranean