Whole Pickled Octopus at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole Pickled Octopus at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole Pickled Octopus at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Octopus (tako / タコ) pickled whole in red vinegar (赤酢) after which it is known as sudako (酢蛸 or 酢だこ), on ice at Tsukiji Fish Market (築地市場). The intense red color comes from the pickling process.

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