Craig Nagasawa/Sunrise Fish Market


“What I thought would happen did not, and what I never expected did..or how to escape your family business / Sunrise Fish Market”. 


Sunrise Fish Market
The Sunrise Fish Market was owned and operated by the Nagasawa Family. My grandfather, grandmother, father, and mother all worked there.
It was torn down in 1968.
I grew up playing on the sidewalk underneath this sign.

What I thought would happen did not, and what I never expected did..or how to escape your family business.....

Sunrise Fish Market". ,2015, 18 ft wall installation, silk, paper, crushed minerals, cardboard, lights and objects.

Gojira escapes the family business by skiing his way out.

This is an blurry picture from the late 1960's, it is the only one I have.

Empty storefronts about to be torn down.


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Sunrise Fish Market”. ,2015, 18 ft wall installation, silk, paper, crushed minerals, cardboard, lights and objects.

20151112-IMG_0278-EditMy home as a kid was a small fish market called “Sunrise”  The sign that I played under is depicted here in cardboard. It has neon like lights which blink on and off. Large Tunu, Octopus, Mackerel, used to arrive daily in pine boxes packed with ice. There was a large awning on the front of the store that you let down with a hand crank.

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Gojira is my favorite monster because it can be a persona for many identities.  Here Gojira skis his way out of Salt Lake City and escapes the fish market.

 


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