"World's Best Fish Market"
A new documentary has captured the true essence of Japan's most prized fish market. Tsukiji Wonderland, directed by Naotaro Endo, is a film made for audiences to discover the unknown story of Tsukiji and its people.
Incredibly popular with Japanese locals and international visitors, Tsukiji has gained a world-renowned reputation and sometimes dubbed "Japan's lively kitchen". For many people visiting Japan, Tsukiji Fish Market is at the top of the "to do" list and is considered by many, the best place to get the best sushi and sashimi in Japan.
It all began during the Edo period as Nihonbashi Riverside Fish Market was relocated to Tsukiji just over 80 years ago. Tokyo’s Ginza district which is rich in culinary culture is located just 15 minutes away helping foster Tsukiji's prosperity over the years.
According to the documentary, the market deals with 1,800 tonnes of marine products per day, 42,000 people use the market per day, and about 1.55 billion yen in transactions are made each day at the market. It's no wonder it's became synonymous with food culture in Japan.
The documentary takes you through the most inner depths of the market, to the places where the average person can not go. It tells the story of the fisherman, the traders, the history, and traditions that are passed on through the generations.
Discover the true spirit of Tsukiji, then come explore it for yourself!