The Secret to Youth (Japanese)

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(Japanese) I am 101 years old.

I*: What is the secret to your youth?

I taught tea for a long time, so I was always alert because of that. I’m already retired now, but tea still comes up all the time. I think I’m probably still healthy because I do things like that. I think it’s good to be doing something even though you get older. In addition to that, everyone – my son, my daughters, my grandchildren – everyone is good to me, and so I’m always happy. I think that also has something to do with it.

* "I" indicates an interviewer (Yoko Nishimura).

Date: February 3, 2010
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Eiko Masuyama, Carole Fujita, Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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