How much do you like sushi? We’re guessing now matter how much you love it, you don’t love it as much as Kiyoshi Kimura. He paid $1.76-million dollars for a tuna. Yes, one tuna. Not a school, or a 1,000-pound behemoth, but one tuna that didn’t quite weigh 500-pounds. That means he paid $3,603 per pound. That would make this the most expensive piece of sushi in the history of the planet.
According to NBCNewsWorld, “The fish’s tender pink and red meat is prized for sushi and sashimi. The best slices of fatty bluefin — called “o-toro” here — can sell for 2,000 yen ($24) per piece at upmarket Tokyo sushi bars. Japanese eat 80 percent of the bluefin tuna caught worldwide, and much the global catch is shipped to Japan for consumption.”
Kiyomura Co’s employees push a cart carrying a 222 kg (489 lbs) bluefin tuna outside Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Kiyomura Co’s President Kiyoshi Kimura, who runs a chain of sushi restaurants, won the bid for the tuna with a record of 155.4 million yen ($1.76 million) at the fish market’s first tuna auction this year.