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Tokyo's world-famous Tsukiji fish market closed after 83 years of trading. It permanently at noon on Saturday, bringing an end to its long history of trading in all kinds of fish. The market is moved to a new site in the Toyosu area of Tokyo. The new market will operating on Thursday. City planners in Tokyo the decision to the market at Tsukiji because they to build a parking lot for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, which will place in 2020. Market traders at Tsukiji sad on Saturday as they finally shut up shop. One seafood auctioneer, Hisao Ishii, said: "I'm almost . Today is a sad day of goodbyes."

Tsukiji fish market was as the "kitchen of Japan". Britain's Financial Times newspaper how important the market was. It : "Tsukiji is a symbol of the global food trade, the home of Japanese cuisine, and is one of Tokyo's most popular tourist attractions." It that the atmosphere at Tsukiji , "an older Tokyo that is gradually in favor of glittering high-rise towers". Nearly 500 types of seafood were at the market. The most famous product sold there bluefin tuna. One bluefin sold for a record $1.7million in 2013. Hiroyasu Ito, chairman of the Tsukiji Market Association, : "Everyone was their heart and soul into their trade until the very end".

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