Tokyo restaurateur pays Rs 78 lakh for a bluefin tuna fish

Updated: Jan 07, 2016, 10:46 IST | Agencies

President of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai, Kiyoshi Kimura holds a long fish knife as he poses with a 200-kilogram bluefin tuna at his main restaurant near Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market yesterday

President of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai, Kiyoshi Kimura holds a long fish knife as he poses with a 200-kilogram bluefin tuna at his main restaurant near Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market yesterday.

Sushi-Zanmai. Pic/AFP
Pic/AFP

Kimura paid more than $117,000 (Rs 78 lakh) for the giant fish as Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market held its last New Year auction.

Bluefin — an endangered species — is usually the most expensive fish available at Tsukiji, the biggest fish and wholesale seafood market in the world. Pic/AFP

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