10 June 2014

Alfonso Calero - Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji Market
An involuntary Tourist Phenomenon
Written by Ken Banwell
Photography by Alfonso Calero
62 pages 18  x 18 mm
Offset printing
AUD $25 (Free Worldwide Delivery)

 "Tokyo Fish Market" is a self commissioned project by me and my good friend Ken, the writer. We felt the need to produce this book as there are plans to demolish this historic market and relocate to another site in Tokyo, where a new market is currently under initial stages of construction. Access to the auction & wholesale areas has become very difficult recently and tourists are under strict orders not to disturb any of the locals as they go about their business in a highly energized environment with very limited space. Their patience for rubber-necked tourists can wear thin but despite this most are very accommodating. This book is filled with loads of great images that are quite difficult to capture for those not skilled in the art of photography in this type of environment. The book contains valuable statistical and historical information provided by Ken, a tuna broker here on the market for over 20 years."

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