Tsukiji Market to hold last festival May 3

posted on April 25, 2016

The last Tsukiji Market festival will be held in its current location in Chuo Ward, Tokyo, on May 3, ahead of the wholesale market's relocation to the Toyosu district in Tokyo's Koto Ward later this year.

An executive committee comprising wholesalers and intermediate dealers of fishery and fresh produce will host the admission-free event, directly selling seafood such as tuna, scallops and oysters and barbecuing food for sale.

Twenty-seven prefectures, including Tokyo, will sell their specialties. Rakugo storyteller Hayashiya Shozo IX, who is acquainted with food culture in Tokyo, will speak on stage, and a board filled with messages from market workers about their feelings toward Tsukiji will be put up at the venue.

The first festival was held in 1997, and the upcoming one is the fifth such event. The previous one was held in November 2014, attracting about 100,000 people.

source by the-japan-news
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