A Japanese company “Ma Corporation” is working on an unusual container-like bag for live fish, suitable both for pet owners wanting to take their favorite fish on walks, and fans of super-fresh sashimi. Known as Katsugyo Bag this portable fish tank is shaped like a long tube with a transparent middle section, a handle and a gauge which monitors the oxygen saturation of the water.
The Katsugyo Bag is currently still in development, so if it looks like something you’d happily spend money on, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. Its inventors are currently testing the device with a variety of edible fish and documenting each experiment on Instagram.
Improvements to the Katsugyo Bag are still likely to occur, as it’s tested with more types of fish. For example, developers report that fish that like to swim a lot, like mackerel, could be more problematic to transport and they promise to make the necessary adjustments to their product.
Judging by the comments posted on most of the Instagram uploads, the Katsugyo Bag may prove to be a commercial success, not only in Japan, but abroad as well. People are already asking about cost, how they can buy one, and generally expressing their support for the unusual project.
Although the Katsugyo Bag could very well be used as a portable tank for pet fish, judging by the content posted by its creators, it is definitely aimed at sashimi fans looking to ensure that their favorite meal is as fresh as possible.
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