JFF: Tsukiji Wonderland
Tsukiji, renowned as the world’s largest fish market, plays an unrivalled role in Japanese cuisine. Lauded as one of the great food wonders of the world, Tsukiji sees business from world-class chefs, such as Jiro Ono and Noma’s René Redzepi, who make a personal journey to the market. But it isn’t just the chefs, or the incredible scale of trade, that give Tsukiji its reputation. The unsung experts behind the bustling backdrop offer this famous market its real merit. A unique documentary offering an insider’s view to the intricate relationship between fishermen, wholesalers, and professional chefs in the world’s largest fish market in Tokyo. While not addressing the sustainability aspects in the industry, the documentary focuses instead on the complex human ecology of Tsukiji, its landmark legacy on Japanese food culture, and undisputed world-class reputation among chefs.