Tsukiji Zero


Tsukiji Zero


Publisher: Fugensha

In the spirit of his 2012 publication ‘Another Side’, in which Sho Niiro photographed Tokyo’s workers’ district Sanja, ‘Tsukiji Zero’ is a documentation of Tokyo’s fish market. Through street photography-like images, portraits and detail shots, Niiro precisely captures the atmosphere of one of Tokyo’s landmarks, shortly before it will change forever.

“Tsukiji is a remarkable place. Despite being in the middle of Tokyo, it can feel like time has stopped here. Since nothing seems to change, I even doubt that I am seeing the transition that is taking place before my eyes. It’s like a huge ordered structure balanced on a small chaotic base; somehow maintaining a perfect balance. That’s what it feels like to me. Tsukiji is scheduled to relocate and not everyone is in favour of the move.”
— From Sho Niiro’s afterword

Keywords: Snapshot Documentary


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Book Size
182 x 257 mm
32 pages
Publication Date
English, Japanese
Limited Edition

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