Cutting fish with giant knives at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Cutting fish with giant knives at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Cutting fish with giant knives at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

A master fishmonger at Tsukiji Fish Market works with giant knives known as maguro bocho (鮪包丁), literally “tuna knives”, used for cutting large fish. There are several versions of these huge knives, sometimes referred to as oroshi or hancho hocho.

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