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Offbeat Tsukiji Market Guide provides an intimate look into the world’s largest wholesale fish and seafood market, located in the heart of Tokyo. Drawing from twelve years of experience in the Japanese fish business, author Ken Chan offers unique guided tours to foreign visitors, and his passion for sharing the secrets of this fascinating cultural treasure shines from every page.
Discover a world that, much like kabuki theater, involves intricate, dramatized dances—between buyers and sellers; wholesalers, middlemen, and retailers; and businesspeople, tourists, and security guards. The book’s offbeat tone is sardonic toward the politicians and the security regime, while conveying friendship and respect toward the more sincere players on this vast stage.
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An invaluable resource for anyone planning to visit the Tsukiji fish market, Offbeat Tsukiji Market Guide also delivers an intriguing read for foodies as well as for anyone interested in food markets or Japanese culture.
About the Author:
Ken Chan began his career at Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market in 1978 selling salmon at an auction house, after graduating from Meiji University. During his twelve years in the Japanese fish business, he worked at a wide variety of jobs and saw many sides of the industry. Now, he is a writer with a part-time job who also offers guided tours of Tsukiji Market to foreigner visitors.
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Descrizione libro CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria zk1497401518