From the opulence of world-renown Ginza emporiums, to the glittering scales on the fish auctioned from slick palettes in Tsukiji market, Chuo Ward wheels and deals precious commodities.

It's a world of pearls and fatty tuna filets, bond trading and babes, crossings of culture and cultural cross-dressing.

Though tiny-second smallest in Tokyo — Chuo is undeniably the city's flagship ward of finance and lavish living. "Chuo" means middle and from the Edo Period (1603-1868) on, the area has exuded a "bling it on" attitude.