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In the following video - Kazuyoshi Watanabe and the artisans at his stall, Sanwa Co., demonstrate the deconstruction of a Blackfin; about which user jdrw5 comments:
"ある日、私はこのような品質とおいしさのマグロを購入する。今のところ、私は小さい魚の屈辱を被る。ある日、私の刺身の夢が叶うか、私はそのような魚介類を確保する戦いで死んでしまう！[One day, I buy the tuna taste and quality like this. For now, I suffer the humiliation of small fish. One day, the dream of my sashimi or come true, I will die in the battle to ensure the seafood like that!]".
What an amazing
Q: So what's the deal with the beautiful little scaled-down plastic fish bits that they periodically place alongside corresponding tuna parts as they slice the fish apart...?
A: They're pieces of Mr. Watanabe's beautiful Dissectable Maguro [Tuna] produced by Japanese model-toy maker Hobby Stock!
This incredible 10-piece model comes with its own sword-knife and cutting board and the separate tuna pieces fix together with magnets. I love everything about this! This whole museum-models and learning-tools getting mixed up with playthings and art idea is so cool. I especially appreciate that this thing is sort-of reminiscent of a fishing-lure, and is way less dangerous to play with! This fish will cost you ¥29,400 (around $300 USD) - not cheap, but certainly more affordable (and fun to hack at) than the real thing. What a beut!