The Original Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan:

Japanese fish for sushi at Tsukiji Fish Market, recently closed and moved after 83 years.

Kinmedai, shima-aji & sanma fish on ice at Tsukiji Fish Market

Kinmedai, shima-aji & sanma fish on ice at Tsukiji Fish Market

Purple sea urchin (murasaki uni) for sale at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Purple sea urchin (murasaki uni) for sale at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

A view of Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

A view of Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole buri (yellowtail or amber jack) at Tsukiji Fish Market

Whole buri (yellowtail or amber jack) at Tsukiji Fish Market

Sides of bluefin tuna (akami maguro) at Tsukiji Fish Market

Sides of bluefin tuna (akami maguro) at Tsukiji Fish Market

Bluefin tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Bluefin tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole pickled octopus (tako / sudako) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole pickled octopus (tako / sudako) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole tiger blowfish (tora fugu) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole tiger blowfish (tora fugu) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

The Masamoto knife shop at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

The Masamoto knife shop at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Cutting fish with giant knives at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Cutting fish with giant knives (maguro bocho) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Live Japanese Lobster (akaza-ebi) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

Live Japanese Lobster (akaza-ebi) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

A Fishmonger's stall at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

A Fishmonger’s stall at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole kichiji or kinki fish at Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan

Whole kichiji or kinki fish at Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan

Kōhī Amikane, a coffee shop outside Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Kōhī Amikane, a coffee shop outside Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

 

Note: After the move, now Toyosu Market (豊洲市場).

 

Nate Gray has captured images of food, cooking and culture throughout the world. His photographs have appeared in several publications including USAToday.com, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian.com, AsiaSociety.org, Salon.com, Frommers.com, Getty.edu, CNNTravel.com and others. (cphotoj.com)