Mieko's Island
The people of Tokunoshima live long, and well. But one woman on the small Japanese island stands out. At the sprightly age of 93, Mizumoto Mieko's passion for cooking local specialties shines brighter than ever. Many of the dishes at her cozy restaurant are served on banana leaves, and they're filled with fresh ingredients that she insists on sourcing herself. Mieko is a force of nature, but she's happiest when relaxing at the dining table with her large family spanning a whole four generations.
Mizumoto Mieko enjoys dinner with her husband
Mieko gathers wild plants at a cape
Four generations, one meal