After Learning to Code at 81, She Made a Game for Fellow Seniors

Great Big Story

Three years ago, Masako Wakamiya noticed the lack of fun game apps for senior citizens and created her own at the age of 81. It’s called Hinadan, and it’s inspired by a traditional Japanese doll festival. Great Big Story met Wakamiya, now 84, in Kanagawa, Japan, and learned how this self professed ‘IT evangelist and digital creator’ is empowering other senior citizens to make the most of technology.

On a personal note this woman is my HERO!  I’m currently diving into some new tech and coding education and I am taking her story as a complete inspiration!  


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