Tsukiji

The Great Kantō earthquake of 1923 devastated much of central Tokyo, including the Nihonbashi fish market. In the aftermath of the earthquake, the fish market was relocated to the Tsukiji district and, after the construction of a market facility, the modern Tsukiji fish market began operations in 1935. Under the care of the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs,Tsukiji is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. It is also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind, anywhere. Famous for its tuna actions, the market is the global sushi industry’s lifeline and a Japanese economic engine. Tsukiji is a short form photo essay looking at the economy of fish from inside Tsukiji fish market.

 
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