Unbelievable: 101 Year Old First Lady Journalist of Japan is Still Rocking

Unbelievable: 101 Year Old First Lady Journalist of Japan is Still Rocking

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Be ready to be awestruck by this story. To live past 70 years without health problems itself is a big achievement. But this great lady had not only crossed 100 years but still doing the work she loves so much. Meet Tsuneko Sasamoto, one of Japan’s first woman photojournalists.

Tsuneko Sasamoto was born on September 1st, 1914. She is now 101 years old and officially is also one of the country’s oldest photographers. Despite breaking her hand and both legs last year, she is still taking photos. How about that for inspiration?

Sasamoto is now undergoing rehab while photographing flowers for a project titled “Hana Akari,” or “Flower Glow,” a tribute to friends who have passed away. Sasamoto became a professional photographer at 25 and garnered attention for her photos of pre- and post-war Japan. In her own words she tells about herself: “Pretty scared but curious, don’t like it but want to see it. I feel compelled to face the world and let people know what I see, just want to have the pictures taken…”.

Below are some of her photos. You can also buy her book on Amazon.

“Remain positive about your life and never give up,” – Tsuneko   tsuneko-sasamoto-101-year-old-japan-first-lady-journalist-0

Image credits:90thsite

“You should never become lazy”   tsuneko-sasamoto-101-year-old-japan-first-lady-journalist-1

Image credits:90thsite

“Push yourself and stay aware”   tsuneko-sasamoto-101-year-old-japan-first-lady-journalist-2

Image credits:90thsite

Dome in Hirosima after bombing, 1953   tsuneko-sasamoto-101-year-old-japan-first-lady-journalist-3

Image credits: Tsuneko Sasamoto

Geisha School, 1951   tsuneko-sasamoto-101-year-old-japan-first-lady-journalist-4

Image credits: Tsuneko Sasamoto

Soho Tokutomi, 1957   tsuneko-sasamoto-101-year-old-japan-first-lady-journalist-5

Image credits: Tsuneko Sasamoto

Antarctic ship Soya, 1956   tsuneko-sasamoto-101-year-old-japan-first-lady-journalist-6

Image credits: Tsuneko Sasamoto

Politician Inejiro Asanuma, 1955   tsuneko-sasamoto-101-year-old-japan-first-lady-journalist-7

Image credits: Tsuneko Sasamoto

A very stylish woman indeed   tsuneko-sasamoto-101-year-old-japan-first-lady-journalist-8



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Image credits:Satoko Kawasaki

Her interview few days before her 100th birthday


That’s one amazing human being. What do you think?
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