Random B & W
Keiko Fukuda was the most decorated female judoka in the history of judo. She was the first woman to earn the 9th dan - when she was 93. Only 4'10" and less than 100 pounds she ran her own judo studio for nearly forty years. She passed away at 99 years old on February 9, 2013. http://www.obitoftheday.com/post/43075814851/keikofukuda
"Keiko Fukuda Shihan passed away at the age of 99. She was the last surviving student of the founder of judo, Jigoro Kano, and the highest ranking female judoka in history. She was promoted to 10th dan (degree) black belt just last year, a rank that at the time was held only by 3 other people, all men living in Japan. Fukuda Shihan left her homeland and refused marriage to achieve her dreams of training in judo, constantly battling gender discrimination which kept her from being promoted."
Why do we shun our elders .......... long life - many memories, much expereince, a lot to contribute; if we included old people into society more, we would all gain so much I do not understand this society that shuns the elderly. I adore them, they teach us so much .... listen, you should listen, they are mature and wise
long life line
foursquare wet plate collodion project. Ian Ruther
James Dean with his siamese kitten Marcus