The Tsukiji Compromise

Documenting moments before the disappearance of the worlds largest fish market

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Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market will be demolished by the end of 2017.

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With Tokyo winning the bid to host the 2020 Olympic games

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Tsukiji will be compromised in order to make way for a new highway connection

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providing a faster route between the olympic village and stadiums.

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The market will be relocated to a new concrete build location in Toyosu.

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The move has been delayed

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due to toxic soil being found at the market's new destined location.

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Every year, more than 700,000 tonnes of fish pass through this market.

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History

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 Tradition

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Irreplaceable character

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 Will all be lost.

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The generational passing of knowledge and customer trust will be harshly affected.

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The market is still very much alive

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For now

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But soon

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a significant piece of Tokyo's history

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will disappear