LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Kameo Ōya at 111 years old. He was a Japanese supercentenarian who was the oldest living person and the oldest man ever in Ōita Prefecture at the time of his death.

Kameo Ōya was born on 12 February 1907, in the village of Ueno, Ōita Prefecture, Japan. He spent most of his life in the field of agriculture, particularly in cultivating rice and shiitake mushrooms.

Mr. Ōya entered an assisted living facility for the elderly in 2004. He was able to ride his bicycle back and forth between his home and the rice field until he was 105 years old. At 108 years old, he could still read without glasses and walk without requiring assistance.

In October 2017, aged 110. (Source: Oita Godo Shimbun)

In October 2017, aged 110.
(Source: Oita Godo Shimbun)

He enjoyed reading agricultural and food books and at the age of 110, he even dreamed of starting a farm life by planting vegetables and herbs.

Kameo Ōya passed away on 17 June 2018, in Saiki, Ōita Prefecture, Japan. At the time of his death, he still holds the record of being the Prefecture’s oldest man ever.

For more information, please view Kameo Ōya’s Directory Profile here.