Directed by: Naotaro Endo 2016 | 110 min.

Section: Eat. Drink. Film.

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: Japan

Languages: Japanese, with English subtitles

Genres: Culture, Documentary, Food, History


Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest seafood market in the world. Built 80 years ago, at its peak, the market attracted 60,000 people a day. TSUKIJI WONDERLAND offers viewers unparalleled intimate access inside the intricate culture of this incredible institution. From wholesalers to intermediate sellers, buyers, and fish experts, Tsukiji is a world unto its own.

Featuring interviews with patrons, fishmongers, wholesalers, experts, historians, and fishmarket administrators, coupled with extensive footage inside the market’s exclusive sales floors, this film looks the history of the market and fishing culture in Japan, while also addressing the changing climate of global fishing, as well as the rapidly changing ways in which we are consuming fish. Fascinating, inspiring and mouth-watering this unique documentary will ensure you never look at seafood the same way again.
-Anna Page


Saturday, November 05 3:30 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed
Tuesday, November 08 8:30 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Naotaro Endo
Producer Icho Okuda, Maiko Tejima
Cast Theodore C. Bestor, Jiro Ono, Rene Redzepi
Cinematographer Taro Kimura, Yuichiro Kobayashi, Tojiro Kurita, Shinichi Tsunoda
Writer Naotaro Endo
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