Tokyo’s Oldest Workers – In Pictures

Tokyo’s Oldest Workers – In Pictures, The Guardian, 12 June 2019

There are 18 photos in the gallery. The photos were taken by Lee Chapman who keeps a wesite called Tokyo Times where you can see a whole lot more, especially on his Instagram account.

These bartenders, sushi chefs and sweetshop owners are still working in their 80s and 90s, running family businesses and maintaining traditional crafts as the city changes around them.

Another coffee shop owner in her late 80s. Her cafe in Ogikubo opens most days. It’s on two floors, and she runs it alone, meaning she is up and down the steep stairs all day long.

This 82-year-old woman has run her little bar in Nerima city for 40 years.

1 thought on “Tokyo’s Oldest Workers – In Pictures

  1. Bix Post author

    One thing I learned from looking at these … I think of a bar as a place that sells alcoholic beverages. Here I think bar is just a small counter where you can purchase a meal, in addition to a beverage.



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