Owner of sushi restaurant in Japan, Kiyoshi Kimura, saw a fish heavy 212-kilogramme (467-pound) at auction in the market and didn’t ask for the price.
For Pacific bluefin tuna he has set aside 74.2 million yen (€605,900).
“I feel it was a bit expensive, but I am happy that I was able to successfully win at auction a tuna of good shape and size,” said Kimura.
Pacific bluefin tuna is considered the queen of sushi, and a most appreciated meat on her is the stomach, known in the world named “toro.”
This auction in 2017 was the first in a row at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market.
By tradition, the arrival on the market where sales food, bring good luck, and a win at the auctions of these food products known to create a lot of publicity and therefore, in this case, is a good advertisement for Mr. Kimura’s restaurant.