Nico Therin – Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market

Nico Therin is one of a whole collection of photographers who I feel like I’m holidaying through vicariously this summer. He recently travelled to Tokyo, where he spent a morning photographing the famous Tsukiji fish market, having heard that it is soon to be moved out of central Tokyo. “It’s been around since 1935, and over 2,000 tons of fish are traded at Tsukiji daily, making it the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world,” he told us. “Since the market occupies such valuable real estate in the heart of Tokyo, it’s set to be relocated in November 2016 to Toyosu, about a mile and a half away, making way for resort builders and casino operators who plan to build up the spot in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.” His photographs document a secret world of bartering, chopping, and auctioning the fish that are later transported around the country in vibrant colour; you can almost hear the huge fish slapping against one another as they’re thrown into a skip full of ice, or smell the cold steel that’s used to slice them up.

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