Snow crab sells for record $46G at auction in Japan

Seafood lovers have been known to clamor for crab — and all-out mob scenes have erupted over clusters. But one man upped the ante on the crustacean craze Thursday, forking over 5 million yen (about $46,000) for one sea critter lg g6 펌웨어 다운로드.

As one might expect, it is considered the highest price ever paid for crab, according to the auctioneers in Tottori, Japan. The costly creature, a male snow crab, was 14.6 centimeters (5.74 inches) wide and weighed 1.2 kilograms (2.7 pounds) google play store.

The snow crab has "probably set a new world record" for price, according to local officials.

The snow crab has “probably set a new world record” for price, according to local officials Meteor Flower Garden 2018.
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Tetsuji Hamashita, president of fish wholesaler Hanashita Shoten, took home the record-breaking prize, with plans to send it to a few of Tokyo’s finest restaurants 오파츠 다운로드.

“I know it’s extreme. But it’s the custom,” Hamashita told CNN. “But I am sure the taste of the crab matches the price.”

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In Japan, fishing season is celebrated with a kick-off auction, called the “festive quotation market,” that took place the day after the opening of crab-hunting season on Nov 윈도우7 ie10 다운로드. 6. Traditionally, it is believed that the first winning bidder of the season will enjoy the most good fortune that year, which is why auctions start so high 액션 스크립트 3.0 다운로드.

Hamashita admitted he thought he’d get away with closer to 3 million yen.

Still, “we came to this year’s first auction hoping that we would bid the world’s highest price again,” a representative for his company told Kyodo News Windows 10 icon. “I believe it is a good crab filled with meat.”

The previous Guinness World Record was set last year with a winning 2 million yen (about $18,000) bid 크레이지 아케이드 맥 다운로드.

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Snow crab, or zuwaigani in Japanese, is harvested during winter months, near Tottori as well as the waters between Osaka and Hiroshima, where it is considered a delicacy Download Doremi Market.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post.

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