I am so sorry that the pictue looks not good. There is very busy place so I did not want to stop and take a pictures to avoid getting scolding or killed by the knife. Just kidding but it is very serious place. All pictures in Tsukiji are just keep walking and took a shots, so some of them are not nice shots. I apologize for it. I went back to Japan a couple weeks ago, and I visited Tsukiji Fish Market where is the largest fish market in the world. There are auction places for professional buyers, and thousands of wholesale fish markets for fish markets and restaurants. There are also lots of small fish markets and restaurants outside of Tsukiji Fish Market too. There are not only selling fish, they also sell mega tons of vegetables for wholesale in the same site. The place in the picture is one of wholesale fish market deal with only Tuna. This Maguro looks oily and fresh. He has Maguro Bocho(knife) which is much longer than Sashimi knife. It is for slice Maguro fillet with one stroke.
That is why I guess it has a longer blade like Samurai Sword, not for killing people.
Japanese Parsimmon & Apple might not be rare fruits in the region where has four seasons, but here is semitropical zone Hawaii. I live in mountain side of Oahu. This place is high altitude. Here is lots of rain and cool weather. This place does not need air conditioning system in the summer. I use fan several times in a year, when this place is really hot by south wind. It is cold most of the night even though it is in summer. I love this place and the weather because I feel like I live in the country side of Japan. That is why those plants that grow in the temperate zone are here and get gruits.
The both of the fruits were from our yard. Every one knows the left side one is Japanese Parsimmon. The right side one looks a small citrus fruit. That is called Yuzu in Japanese. We, Japanese enjoy the scent of Yuzu on the skin with many kinds ways. We peel the skin and chop it up and put in soup or put on the top of hot or cold dishes just like lemon zest. We also put lots of whole Yuzu in a hot bath and we also enjoy the scent and extract to the bath from Yuzu. I think it is good for our skin. Yuzu is the one of the smell that we remember nostalgia to Japan. Old says, Peach and chestnut three years, Parsimmon is eight years, and stupid Yuzu is 13 years. It talks about how long takes the each of trees need to get fruits from seeds. It was almonst right. The both of them took the fruits about 10 years. I had cut parsimmon once on the way of 10 years, so it took little bit more. They almost make me crazy to wait for getting fruit for 10 years.
Aloha! Husband & I live in Hawaii. We just started new shop for Japanese chef knives. My husband used to be Sushi chef over 10 years and he likes collecting high quality knives. There are many artisan spirit knife builder in Japan. We will try to introduce the high quality authentic & Custom chef knives to USA.