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Coolest 84-year-old ever? Granny makes dumplings by the day and plays sickest beats as DJ at night

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 April 2019, 10:53 AM
Sumiko Iwamuro from Tokyo could be the coolest 84-year-old ever (Photo: Twitter)
Sumiko Iwamuro from Tokyo could be the coolest 84-year-old ever (Photo: Twitter)

84-year-old, Sumiko Iwamuro will teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest and maybe even a thing or two about how to juggle work. While a lot of our grandparents at 84 are on their pj’s ready to snuggle tight in their comfy beds, this 84-year-old hits the neon city lights to DJ.

Sumiko from Tokyo has had a succsesful busy making dumplings for over six decades while at night she turns into a techno DJ at the DecaBarZ nightclub in the Shinjuku district.

Iwamuro, is reported to have got into DJing at the age of 70 when she was selecting tunes for her son’s birthday party. Even better for this age-defying lady, she is a hit among the younger set in Tokyo. “It’s fundamentally techno music, but just that would be boring,” she told Al Jezeera America. “I add jazz, French chanson and a bit of classical music’’ she adds.

Iwamuro, however, would like to be recognized for her music, not her age. “I want to be known for my cool deejaying.” She hopes one day to perform in New York and is also thinking about returning to horse riding and taking up the cello.

“I never think about age and I plan to do whatever I want to do as long as I can move.” she told Japan Times. 

First Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:49 AM

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