A Joyous Life

Family members wore special happi coats created for the occasion and gathered around the centenarian to lead a rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

In August, Miyake was honored as the 2019 Nisei Week grand marshal.

He attributes his longevity to, among other things, snacking on aloe leaves and finding joy in helping others by volunteering his time to community service and being surrounded by friends and family.

Photos by GWEN MURANAKA/Rafu Shimpo

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