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Apr 29, 2019

Year 2018 - The finale of Tsukuji

Photography & Words / Onki
Translation / Ian Tsang

最後築地
築地在2018年劃上句號,搬遷至豊州的新市場惹來不少劣評,市場的設計公式化,喪失了獨一無二的個性,難怪大家都在緬懷昔日築地的美好。昔日的築地是建立在東京灣上的填海土地,工程動員了42萬人、耗時6年才完成。負責工程的建築師是著名「耐震構造之父」佐野利器,設計受到簡潔實用的包浩斯風格所影響,並參考了意大利、德國及美國的建築設計,利用鋼鐵、混凝土及玻璃為主要的建築元素。經歷了80年,築地的功能性和美感至今仍然沒有過期。可惜,如何偉大的建築仍敵不過時代的發展,我們只好依靠照片來回味築地的美麗。

The Tsukiji Market drew to its close in 2018, and its reincarnation in the new location in Toyosu has been plagued by waves of derogatory reviews. Its formulistic interior design has stripped away the unique characteristics the market once had, and little wonder everyone could not stop reliving memories of the Tsukiji Market’s good old days. Back then, Tsukiji was built on reclamation ground at Tokyo Bay. The construction of the market took 6 years with participation from 420,000 individuals. Sano Toshitaka, deemed the Father of earthquake resistance, was in charge of the whole construction. Influenced by the simple and functional designs of Bauhaus and taking inspiration from Italy, Germany and the USA, Sano used steel, concrete and glass, as the backbone of the construction. Even after eighty years following its construction, its functional and aesthetic beauty do not appear to be outdated. Unfortunately, however beautiful the architecture, it still cannot be spared from changing times. Now we can only rely on photographs to relive our cherished memories.  


遊日職人
看相片,讀文章,一字一句帶來意境影像。熱愛日本文化,趁改朝換代新元號上場前,記錄屬於自己的平成回憶。

looking at the photos and reading articles. Each word and sentence conjures up images. An enthusiast of Japanese culture, I would like to leave a record of my own memories of the Heisei Era before the new one begins.

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