Reportage – Tsukiji Fish Market – Federico Bonifazi

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 old
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
all this is a maze of “ways” traveled at full speed by the characteristic tarrets
and animated by the sellers’ voices
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

Years of realization: from 2011 to 2018

Reportage – Tsukiji Fish Market – Federico Bonifazi –