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The noisy clanging of bells that had once sounded at the famed Tsukiji market marked the first tuna auction for fishmongers at the Toyosu wholesale market Thursday at a newly built facility in Tokyo’s Koto Ward.

The new market sprawls over some 40 hectares and its facilities are state-of-the-art, a sharp contrast to the gritty atmosphere of the Tsukiji market, which was around half the size of the Toyosu site and saw its 83-year run come to an end on Saturday.

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