Owner Of A Japanese Restaurant Buys A Tuna Fish For Almost Rs 13 Crore At An Auction!
Every year, there is an auction in Tokyo where fishes are sold for millions of dollars. In 2020, the first auction of the year, a bluefin tuna sold for 193.2 million yen (Approx Rs 13 crore) at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market.
According to NHK broadcaster, this is the second highest price on record. The tuna was reportedly caught off northern Aomori Prefecture. It weighed 276 kilograms (608 lbs). Which is about 700,000 yen per kilogram.
The bidder who won the tuna was was Kiyoshi Kimura, the head of the company that runs sushi restaurant chain “Sushizanmai.
In 2019, Kiyoshi Kimura, paid 333.6 million yen (Approx Rs 22 crore) for the 278-kg (613-lb) fish caught off the coast of northern Japan’s Aomori. This is the highest price on record paid by any bidder. With this, he broke his own record of 2013, when he paid the half of this price.
About his bid last year, Kimura said that the tuna looked tasty and fresh. However, he expected it to cost between 30 million and 50 million yen, or 60 million yen at the most but it was 5 times more.
Given the price he paid last year, seems like he was let off the hook quite easy in 2020.