Tsukiji the fish market at the center of the world theodore c bestor on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers located only blocks from tokyos glittering ginza tsukiji the worlds largest marketplace for seafood is a prominent landmark. Located only blocks from tokyos glittering ginza tsukiji the worlds largest marketplace for seafood is a prominent landmark well known but little understood by most tokyoites a supplier for countless fishmongers and sushi chefs and a popular and fascinating destination for foreign tourists early every morning the worlds of hi tech and pre tech trade noisily converge as tens of . Tsukiji is tokyos pantry an enormous market its trading in seafood products in 2001 totaled 545 billion yen accounting for just slightly less than 90 of tokyos seafood wholesale market and 15 of all of japans it accounted for over 20 in 1990. The tsukiji fish market in tokyo was once renowned as the place to get the worlds freshest fish i visited before it closed in october so see it. This was a great book to read and learn about the cultural significance of a major fish market in japan placed at the centre of the world the importance of tsukiji is is well depicted throughout the text mainly focusing on the ethnography of the market and the functions within a continually busy environment
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