At Age 101, Japan’s Oldest Photojournalist is Still Going Strong

Noted Japanese photojournalist Tsuneko Sasamoto began capturing Japan’s pre- and post-war society at the age of 25. Now 101 years old, Sasamoto has seen (and taken photos of) it all and doesn’t plan on slowing down—even after breaking her left hand and both legs last year. She’s currently compiling a new collection of photos called “Hana Akari,” dedicated to her friends that have passed away. In a recent interview, Sasamoto offers advice on how to age gracefully: “You should never become lazy. It’s essential to remain positive about your life and never give up.”