Rated by Tiffany Ran
Northwest Asian Weekly
The Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo is a tourist attraction for those who come far and wide to see the origins of the world’s sushi from its beginnings. “Tsukiji Wonderland” brings viewers to this world, not just to the front lines of each market stall, but through the lens of wholesalers called nakaoroshi, experts in fish who run the family business with origins dating back to the 16th century. Farmers markets and even fish markets are rising in prominence, but none other could be considered quite like Tsukiji as a true wonderland. While many television shows and movies have gone inside Tsukiji, this documentary examines with a closer look the role this market plays in the global fish culinary culture and captures life as it now is at Tsukiji, before the market is set to relocate to its new location in Toyosu later this year.
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