Oct 15 2018 7 CommentsA 90-year-old Tokyo shopkeeper Despite being 90 and still running her half-century old suburban sweet shop, this lovely lady somehow seemed as happy as the day she first opened it all those years ago.
Whenever you post one of these women who look so happy to still be running their little shops in their 80s and 90s I always wish I could grow up to be one of them, but this one especially. I even want to wear her shirt.
Wait, and I just did the math – she must not have opened this store till she was in her 40s? So I’m not as far behind schedule as I assumed… maybe there’s still hope. 🙂
Yes, a late starter and a similarly late finisher, which in many different scenarios is an inspiration to us all.
She looks awesome for 90 and so content. A life she must be happy with! 🙂
She really does. I was well surprised when she said she’s 90. Opening the shop keeps her mind active she said, and speaking to her there, it’d be hard to disagree.
A Lovely photograph. I’m so glad you allow the occasional traditional semi-posed smile through the selection process, especially from the elder ladies you meet. No better way to start a drab and wet Monday morning.
Thanks. That’s good to hear. Well, that it was a good start to the day that is, not that it’s drab and wet!
Posed shots aren’t generally my thing, but sometimes it’s the only way. A nice smile now and again doesn’t hurt either. Also, when it comes to such photos, I’ve found that older people are the best subjects as they don’t try to put on a front, a fake smile etc. They are well beyond such pretence. Instead they simply present themselves as they actually are, which is pretty much what I try to do with more candid efforts.