The alarming volume of seafood passing through Tsukiji year in, year out is a footnote glossed over in favour of these wholesalers’ intimate relationships with their suppliers and customers. With the market moving to a new location in 2017, Tsukiji Wonderland is set to become an enduring snapshot of eight decades of history.
Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney
26 Nov - 1 Dec
Tsukiji, renowned as the world’s largest fish market, plays an unrivalled role in Japanese cuisine. Lauded as one of the great food wonders of the world, Tsukiji sees business from world-class chefs like Jiro Ono and René Redzepi. But it isn’t just its clientele or sheer size that give Tsukiji its reputation. The unsung experts behind the bustling backdrop offer this famous market its real merit.
Tsukiji Wonderland introduces some of the 700+ intermediate wholesalers who work the ruthless, fast-paced environment. These wholesalers’ trade skills and business know-how are passed down through generations, their lives dedicated to supplying quality produce.