Workers at the old Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, black and white photo.

Tokyo Tsukiji Exhibition

Civic Museum of Oriental Art, Trieste 25/10/2019

The historical photos of the Trieste Fish Market of the Photo Library of the Civic Museums of History and Art, together with some Japanese fish-themed ceramics from the collections of the Civic Museum of Oriental Art, interact with the contemporary photos taken in Tokyo by Nicola Tanzini.

The protagonist of the photographic exhibition is the fish market, or rather the fish markets of Tokyo and Trieste, now places of memory that, despite the geographical distance, show our eyes human values, cultural and historical, different and transversal at the same time.

Selection by Claudia Colecchia, head of the Photo Library of the Civic Museums of History and Art, and Michela Messina, curator of the Civic Oriental Museum, for the Trieste section.


The exhibition, which will be accompanied by the presentation of the book by Nicola Tanzini, Tokyo Tsukiji (Contrasto, 2018) will open during the opening days of the Trieste Photo Days event and will remain on display until 6 January 2020.


Civic Museum of Oriental Art
Palazzetto Leo, Via San Sebastiano 1
From 25 October 2019 to 6 January 2020.

Opening event.
October 25th – 5 pm

Opening times.
Thursday to Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm.
Free entry.