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Tsukishima ("moon island"), a man made island in Tokyo Bay, across the channel from Tsukiji fish market, was created over 100 years ago using earth that was dredged up in the construction of a shipping channel.
Although areas of the island were developed into residential high-rise complexes, there are remnants of the atmosphere of old Tokyo in the back alleys around Sumiyoshi Shrine.
Tsukishima is the birth place of tsukudani, small pieces of food that have been preserved by cooking in soya sauce and sweet sake, and eaten as a topping on rice.
SOURCE: Courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.
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