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Oct 3, 2018

As historic Tsukiji market closes, fishmongers mourn

As historic Tsukiji market closes, fishmongers mourn

Hundreds of fish traders are reluctantly packing up and preparing to leave the concrete maze of Tokyo's sprawling Tsukiji fish market this week for a gleaming new $5 billion market on reclaimed land farther from central Tokyo

As historic Tsukiji market closes, fishmongers mourn
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A wholesaler takes a break after trading ends at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 27, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Pacific saury fish are displayed for sale at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 27, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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A wholesaler pulls a cart of frozen tuna fish at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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The heads of red sea breams are displayed for sale at the Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan, September 28, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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An early morning view of Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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The heads of fresh tuna fish are displayed for sale at the Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan, September 27, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Wholesalers push a freezer onto a truck at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 27, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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A pile of waste lies on the ground after trading ends at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 27, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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A wholesaler takes a nap after trading ends at the Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan, September 28, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Japanese black-blue fish are displayed beside other fish for sale at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Wholesalers check the quality of fresh tuna fish at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Wholesalers check the quality of fresh tuna fish at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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A wholesaler pulls a cart of fresh tuna fish at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Wholesalers check the quality of fresh tuna fish at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Wholesalers pull a fresh tuna onto a cart at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Sea eels are displayed for sale at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Shellfish are displayed for sale at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Golden eye snappers are displayed for sale at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Largehead hairtail are displayed for sale at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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The head of a fresh tuna fish lies next to a specialised tuna filleting knife at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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A worker pauses at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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A man sharpens a specialised tuna filleting knife at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Tuna fish are landed from boats at the Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan, in this handout photo taken December 8, 1988 and released by Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office. Mandatory Credit Tokyo Metropolitan Government/Handout HANDOUT/REUTERS

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A wholesaler takes a break after trading ends at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 27, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Wholesalers gather during an auction at Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan, in this handout photo taken March 22, 1954 and released by Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office. Mandatory Credit Tokyo Metropolitan Government/Handout HANDOUT/REUTERS

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People work at the Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan, in this handout photo taken October 27, 1977 and released by Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office. Mandatory Credit Tokyo Metropolitan Government/Handout HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Wholesalers gather at the Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan, in this handout photo taken April 1, 1968 and released by Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office. Mandatory Credit Tokyo Metropolitan Government/Handout HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Wholesalers cut fresh tuna fish at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 25, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Wholesalers gather during a tuna fish auction at Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan, in this handout photo taken June 25, 1953 and released by Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office. Mandatory Credit Tokyo Metropolitan Government/Handout HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Knives for filleting fish lie on a table at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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75-year-old Tai Yamaguchi, who has been tending her family's fish shop for more than 50 years in Tukiji market, poses for a photograph at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 25, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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75-year-old Tai Yamaguchi, who has been tending her family's fish shop for more than 50 years in Tukiji market, takes part in a rally denouncing market's relocation plan outside the Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Wholesalers buy at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 25, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Workers drive vehicles known as Turret Trucks at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 25, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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A wholesaler writes the days sales figures after trading ends at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan September 27, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Boiled octopus are displayed for sale at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 25, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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The backbone of a tuna fish lies on the floor of a wholesale area at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan, September 25, 2018. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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