|Above, a vendor at the Tsukiji Fish Market. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The countdown has begun for the moving of the Tsukiji Fish Market to its new location.
According to the Asahi Shimbun:
About 200 vendors and wholesalers turned out at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market on the morning of July 27 for the unveiling of a board showing the countdown to the market's relocation in the Toyosu waterfront in Koto Ward.
The digital board, erected by the association of vendors, intermediate wholesalers and wholesalers of vegetables and fruits at the Chuo Ward market, showed 469 days to the opening of the Toyosu market.If you want to see the current, and historic, Tsukiji Fish Market before the big move, now is the time to do so. I visited the fish market in 2010 and it was a highlight of that trip to Japan.
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