BANGKOK — No need to go to Tokyo to explore its infamous Tsukiji fish market, as a Japanese documentary will bring a taste of it in a film about fresh fish, farmers’ rights and gastronomers at the city center.
Before it becomes sushi and sashimi, it’s at the Tsukiji market. Tokyo’s massive complex, known by many from “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” is listed as the world’s biggest wholesale fish and seafood market. Its wonders are captured in Shotaro Endo’s doc “Tsukiji Wonderland,” which will screen in the Thonglor area as part of the Fisherfolk festival.
Apart from the film, the third edition of Fisherfolk will also feature seafood sold by farmers from Prachuap Khiri Khan, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Satun, Songkhla and Trat provinces which will serve fresh fruits de mer.
Live music, Japanese cooking workshops and a discussion panel will be held during the two-day event.
The film will be show for free at 5:30pm on Dec. 17.
Fisherfolk will be held from 9am to 6pm on Dec. 17 & 18 at Angoon Malik Garden, where Root Garden was previously situated, in Soi Thong Lo 3, next to the Pridi Banomyong Institute. It’s a 10-minute walk from BTS Thong Lo Station exit No. 1.