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A great granddaughter speaks with her great grandmother Matsu Zakimi, 97, during her birthday celebration at a nursing home near Ogimi Village. Shortly thereafter the young woman applies purple eyeshadow to the woman's eyelids before official birthday photographs. Most of the community has turned out to honor the birthdays of three residents, (These are traditional Japanese birthdays, not the actual birth dates?88, for example is celebrated on the eighth day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar.) Musicians, dancers, and comedians perform as well wishers cheerfully gorge on sushi, fruits, and desserts washed down with beer and saki. (Supporting image from the project Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.)

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© 2005 Peter Menzel / Hungry Planet: What the World Eats / www.menzelphoto.com
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A great granddaughter speaks with her great grandmother Matsu Zakimi, 97, during her birthday celebration at a nursing home near Ogimi Village. Shortly thereafter the young woman applies purple eyeshadow to the woman's eyelids before official birthday photographs. Most of the community has turned out to honor the birthdays of three residents, (These are traditional Japanese birthdays, not the actual birth dates?88, for example is celebrated on the eighth day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar.) Musicians, dancers, and comedians perform as well wishers cheerfully gorge on sushi, fruits, and desserts washed down with beer and saki. (Supporting image from the project Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.)