LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the validation of Yoshiko Araki’s age claim of 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in Shimane Prefecture, Japan at the time of death.

Mrs. Araki was born in Yokota, Shimane Prefecture, Japan, on 31 March 1905. She grew up in this town to the point that she witnessed how it merged with the town of Nita to form the present-day Okuizumo.

Mrs. Araki married a man from the same town at some point. Her daily routine was to wake up as early as 4AM every morning to take her three horses to the mountain to cut grass.

In October 2008, aged 103. (Source: Public Relations Okuizumo)

In October 2008, aged 103.
(Source: Public Relations Okuizumo)

She ate three meals on a regular basis at the age of 111. During this time, she still enjoyed singing and dancing. It also became a customary deed for her to sing whenever her doctor would visit at home.

Yoshiko Araki passed away in Okuizumo on 28 February 2017, after her health deteriorated earlier that month.

For more information, please view Yoshiko Araki’s Directory Profile here.