|Whale for Sale|
I wandered down to the next bay, but a security official had spotted me and blocked my entrance. I was curious but the official followed me until I had gone further down. Later I met a man who had snuck into one of the guarded bays by jumping in with some Japanese businessmen. Before being kicked out, he said he a saw a large Narwhal carcass laid out across the floor. I couldn't believe it. I knew the Japanese hunted humpback and sperm whales, but I didn't realize they hunted all the other species as well. Mind-blowing.
At another stall a team of men hoisted up another large tuna that had been flash frozen. They started up a band saw and slid the fish in, like a plank of wood. BzzzZzzzzzz!! The fish was sawed in half in a few seconds. They went back and sawed it into more pieces. I wandered around, like Captain Nemo aboard the Nautilus, in awe at the bounty of the oceans before me.
After getting my fill, I wandered out a different exit back to the main street, again dodging the trucks running every direction. I looked back and noticed a large sign in English. "No Foreigners Allowed!" Ummm..... whoops.