Piczo / Densho

A Visual Diary of Japan's Vanishing Traditions

Densho — meaning to pass onto the next generation – is a visual diary presented by Piczo that documents two distinct Japanese traditions with a special reverence for skill and craft that are at risk of being consigned to the past.

The first entry captures the serenity of a traditional bamboo basket weaver, living remotely in the forest near Motegi, Tochigi, with his wife and two cats. The second entry presents the contrasting controlled chaos of the iconic Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo; which will be moving after 82 years of operation to a new location in the Toyosu waterfront district.