BBC - "Grandma's Harajuku" : Japan's high street for the elderly

Extract from a 3-minute story featuring a 92-year-old lady at a nail salon for senior citizens over 60 years old. Nicknamed "Grandma's Harajuku", the elderly go to Jizo street in Tokyo to shop, pamper and pray for their well being.

The full video on BBC Travel also features an interview with the local monk who contextualises the background and philosophy of the high street and how the elderly have come to gather there.
As a video journalist, I reseached, produced, self-shot, interviewed and translated the piece.

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Mari Shibata
Independent Multimedia Journalist & Filmmaker