Ojima Fish Market

The small island of Ojima is attached by bridge to the south-east coast of Okinawa. Today we went there to visit the new Ojima Imaiyu Ichiba (fish market) which opened this weekend. It turned out to be a very popular event attended by a large crowd of people on a very warm and sunny day with the temperature at 27 degrees. The festival atmosphere at the market included many stalls selling fish as well as other food and drink and with entertainment provided by local musicians.

Some photos taken this afternoon.

The harbour at Ojima

The harbour at Ojima

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Some of the fish on sale at today's market

Some of the fish on sale at today’s market

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The big 55 kg maguro (tuna) is carried into the market by scantily clad men

The big 55 kg maguro (tuna) is carried into the market by scantily clad men

The big fish is then expertly sliced into pieces for sale

The big fish is then sliced into pieces ready for sale

Local musicians play shimauta

Local musicians play shimauta

Selling the fish

Selling the fish

 

 

 

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