Sasamoto Tsuneko exhibition at FCCJ Tokyo

Japan’s first woman photojournalist is still going strong at age 96. Sasamoto Tsuneko has seen all of the Showa Period (1926-1989) and has photographed many people of the Showa times.

She’s now having an exhibition of her photos at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan in Yurakucho, Tokyo. The show will be until June 3, 2011 at the Main Bar Gallery.

I attended the opening reception and I found her to be very gracious and vivacious. She seems at least 20 years younger than her real age.

The FCCJ is right in front of JR Yurakucho Station. Map here:

Also see an article about her in The Japan Times:

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