Purchased by Kiyoshi Kimura, the gigantic tuna is the second most expensive fish sold on record.
Kiyoshi Kimura, the self-proclaimed “sushi king,” spent big money on a massive bluefin tuna at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market on Sunday, with a bid of 193 million Japanese yen, nearly $1.8 million, according to Kyodo News.
The whopping silver-scaled bluefin fish, caught off the northern Aomori region of Japan, weighed in at 276 kg (608 pounds), which was the first bluefin tuna of the New Year sold at auction.
Kimura, the president of Kiyomura Corp. who operates the Sushi-Zanmai restaurant chain in Tokyo, spent the second-highest price on record for a single fish.
Japan Tuna Auction
A sushi chef holds up the head of a bluefin tuna at a restaurant in Tsukji market area in Tokyo, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, after it was sold at the first auction of 2020 at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market. The tuna was sold 193.2 million yen Sunday(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) pic.twitter.com/QDMd0AgFqG
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