Meet the 82-Year-Old DJ Taking the Tokyo Club Scene By Storm
Tokyo sensation "DJ Sumirock," also known as Sumiko Iwamuro, is an 82-year-old Japanese DJ.
That's right. Opening her monthly set with the theme to a popular 1980s "Astro Boy" at Tokyo hotspot, DecabarZ, Iwamuro then dabbles into an eclectic fusion of techno, jazz, French chanson and classical music, Women in the World reports.
Working since the early age of 19, she always had a passion for music. But due to family commitment and circumstance, she went into the family's restaurant business, where she worked for 50 years running a gyoza restaurant.
When her husband died when she was in her 70s, she finally decided to act upon her passions. She took a DJ training class at a local music school, where ultimately, she impressed a French event producer and began booking gigs in clubs.
Still, she compares her newfound career to her old one:
"In both, results can be seen immediately," Iwamuro told AFP BB News. "If the customer eats what you have made, it shows on his face if it is delicious; and if a DJ is good, everyone will dance happily."
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