World's largest fish market in Tokyo shuts after 83 years
The market's new home on the artificial island of Toyosu in Tokyo Bay will be almost twice the size of the former site
Japan's iconic Tsukiji fish market, considered the world's largest, closed its doors permanently on Saturday after 83 years ahead of its relocation next week. The market's new home on the artificial island of Toyosu in Tokyo Bay will be almost twice the size of the former site.
The relocation of the market, as part of the urban renovation of Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games, has been delayed on several occasions due to fears of contamination of the soil of the new facilities. The market was destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and shifted to its current location in 1935.
This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever
DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.
The newspaper boy who became the President of India