Step Into The World's Greatest Fish Market Before It Disappears

November 7, 2014 11:55 PM

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Step Into The World's Greatest Fish Market Before It Disappears

It's not easy to capture the activity in Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, where the fish deliveries start at 3 a.m. The lighting isn't great, and vendors tend to view photographers as fly-like distractions, to be swatted away. Of course, the sights are worth the effort. The world's largest fish market houses some of its biggest tuna specimens -- last year, a 489-pound monster of a bluefin sold to Kiyosha Kimura, a sushi restaurant chain owner, for a record $1.7 million.

Photographer Marco Brivio recently turned his lens on Tsukiji to document its wonders before they go. As fish lovers the world over know, the iconic market is scheduled to move to a site a mile and a half away by 2016. The decision to free up such valuable real estate ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic...

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