Photos of the Tsukiji Fish Market

With an area of about 230,000 square meters, Tsukiji fish market is one of the largest fish markets in the world. Inside there are also many restaurants that serve the freshest fish sold, but the peculiarity of this place is the sale of tuna, which in Japan is so popular to the point that real auctions are held to win the most valuable pieces.

About 60,000 people work in the market and there are about 900 small businesses that start the business at night.

One is fascinated by the manual skill and the accuracy with which the fish is cut, prepared and wrapped. The final product resembles more a work of fine craftsmanship rather than a food, this sums up to perfection the attention to the almost maniacal details of the Japanese.

In the autumn of 2018 all this area will be converted to a residential area and the market, with its restaurants, will move to a modern structure and inevitably, in the name of progress, will lose some of its charm.

About the author: Federico Bonifazi is an Italian travel photographer. You can find more of his work on his website.