The Tsukiji market, which is part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, marked the 80th anniversary of its opening in 2015. It is scheduled to be relocated to the new Toyosu market in November 2016.
The Tsukiji market fed the stomachs of the citizens in the capital after the end of World War II. Now, riding on the wind of the “washoku” (Japanese cuisine) boom, it has become a Tsukiji for the world. The changes in the people and the goods in the Tsukiji market reflect the changes in Japanese food culture.
This feature, “Tsukiji, Kitchen of the Times,” covers and records the “now” and the “past” of this huge market from various angles for the “future.”