The Tsukuji Fish Market will be relocated in 2016. A former fashion editor records a year in the life of the market's characters.
Kyoko Fukuchi is a former fashion editor who swapped the world of fashion for long rubber boots. Fascinated by the workers at Tsukiji - Japan’s largest fish market - she is now a supervisor of the market's library. In 2016, however, the market will relocate. It’s a turning point for the traders who have kept the market going for the past 80 years. Some are struggling to find successors to keep their business going, others are quitting in the face of financial difficulty, while some are looking for alternative sales channels overseas. Kyoko documents the traders’ lives in the market's final year.
Minoru has directed numerous TV programs relating to food culture. He has specialized knowledge on the fishing industry, agriculture and distribution. The programs he directed about tuna fishing are well known in Japan.
Naomi specializes in documentaries and variety programs. She has won audience awards at film festivals in the US and Germany with the film "Do You Know What My Name Is?”, which was also officially submitted to the 87th Academy Awards in the US. Her DVD, " Yuzuru Hanyu: Time of Awakening", broke a DVD sales record which had stood since 1999.
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