About the Book
This book documents one morning at Tsukiji. From the inspection and auction of whole bluefin tuna, each worth more than a small car, to the preparation and cutting of all kinds of seafood.
It portrays the people of the market: the auctioneers and bidders, the dealers and shoppers, the accountants and the shop owners with their saws and knives, some well over a metre in length. And it shows the amazing range of fish and fresh seafood on offer – from tiny sardines to 400kg tuna, from cheap seaweed to the most expensive caviar, from brightly coloured octopus to crabs, eels and mussels.
Jan Enkelmann is a London-based documentary and travel photographer. His book 'Happiness' (co-authored with his wife Maren) was published in 2007 by Bucher/Prestel. It won the ITB Book Award for Best Illustrated Travel Book 2008. www.enkelmann.co.uk