“He thet is master of Tsukiji, will soon be master of Sushi.”
In mid-Jan, students of Authentic Sushi course
went to see Tsukiji market , called “The kitchen of Tokyo”.
It’s been 80 years since
Tsukiji market was founded.
The market originally started
to provide Edo castle with food.
who established the Edo Shogunate
invited fishermen from Osaka.
Now more than 1850 tons of fishes
are traded, more than 35,000 people
visit Tsukiji market per day.
Fishes come not only from Japan
but also from overseas such as New Zealand, philippines.
Also they are shipped to overseas from Tsukiji Market.
It can be called a worldwide hub for
The prices set in Tsukiji marked are
timely reported to overseas.
The prices also affects world markets.
Intermediate wholesalers can calculate the prices
once they see the fishes.
To judge good fishes, they have to train their eyes.
The auction starts from 5AM
is so bustling.Wholesalers
and intermediate wholesalers
shout each other
to get better and cheaper fishes.
The auction section will move to
Toyosu this by the end of this year
Tsukiji will keep on doing business
as a hub for brokers and buyers.
Students go to a shrine to pray for safe and luck
on their business before visiting Market.
Mr.Ishii who graduated from
Tokyo Sushi Academy
guides us in Tsukiji Market.
Thanks to his connection,
students can see the area where
usually prohibited from coming inside.
Thank you so much, Mr.Ishii!
highly evaluated by professional chefs
provides us with fresh fishes everyday.
Since their quality varies,
It is one of the important job
for Sushi chef
to judge its quality and prices.
Mr.Ishii taught students that
“There are three most important points
for Sushi chef to judge fihes-
“Visual”, “Taste” and “Price.”
The first and most important thing you have to judge is
its “Visual” because your Sushi
have to be beautiful. Customers
judges Sushi by visual first.
Customers who once had interested
in your Sushi and moved by its taste,
will surely come back.
Don’ t think too much about price if you want to be a good Sushi chef.
Those who weigh on its prices think upside down.”
He taught the essetial of Sushi to us through fishes.
Please watch this movie about Tsukiji market tour as well!
8weeks Authentic Sushi Course(attending diploma)
-Schedule – Course starts from
2nd, March / 11th, May / 6th, July / 31st, August / 26th, October