If you ask Tokyo residents « Where is the most popular fish market around Tokyo? », 99% people would name Tsukiji(築地).
Top 2 would be either Chōshi(銚子) or Misaki(三崎).
Whichever they name, towns on the coast surely would be on the list.
However, thanks to well-managed logistics system, you can find fish markets in inland towns. Kakujō Gyorui(角上魚類) is one of them.
Absolutely, it’s much smaller than Tsukiji market. The space may be 1/10,000. But, it’s bigger than the space in a big supermarket like AEON, Ito Yokado.
Kakujō Gyorui builds a fish shop chain. Its headquarter is in Niigata Prefecture(新潟県), northern part of Japan, which has a venue for Shirone Giant Kites Battle(白根大凧合戦) I posted before.
Kakujō Gyorui expands their business to Kantō region(関東地方) around Tokyo. Although its share is unlisted, it shows financial condition on its web site. Its revenue grows 20% up to approximately 25 billion yen and
its pretax profit grows twice up to approximately 1.5 billion yen in fiscal year 2013 as many as it was 5 years ago. Generally, operating profit per revenue is 1-2% in retail industry in Japan. Although Kakujō Gyorui doesn’t reveal its operating profit, however, it may be better than average. I can say Kakujō Gyorui has the adequate potential to go public on Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section.
Anyway, here are pictures of Kakujō Gyorui in Sagamihara(相模原).
At this time, I chose Suketō Tara(助宗だら)/Alaska Pollock, a kind of cod.
Picuture Menu(Cooked by Me)
Simmered Suketō Dara(助宗だら)/Alaska Pollock, half-moon cut radish and spinach in broth flavored with sugar, sake, dashi and soy sauce.
You may think it is grotesque and it doesn’t taste good. I’m not good at putting food on dish. If you’ll excuse me, my ladle is so small that food crumbles. It may not look like much, but I can guarantee it will taste good. You don’t believe this. Eye balls and Flesh around eyes and mouth taste much more delicious than its body.
10:00AM – 7:00PM
Seishin 5-27-13, Chuō, Sagamihara, Kanagawa
Click Here: Kakujō Gyorui – Sagamihara Shop on Google Map
JR Sagami Line(相模線)
5 minutes walk from Minami Hashimoto Station(南橋本駅)