It is with a heavy heart for LongeviQuest to share that Kikuyo Honma, passed away at 112. She was a Japanese supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Niigata Prefecture at the time of her death on 12 September 2023.

Kikuyo Honma was born on 1 November 1910 in Nunobe, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

She married a charcoal burner whom she helped in charcoal production after climbing the mountain every day. Simultaneously, she was also tending to various crops in the fields. However, Kikuyo was forced to raise her four children alone after her husband died in World War II in 1945.

At the age of 110. (Source: Murakami City)

At the age of 110.
(Source: Murakami City)

At age 112, Kikuyo’s family shared that she was still able to move her wheelchair around as well as feed herself alone. Unfortunately, she passed away from natural causes in Murakami City, Niigata Prefecture on 12 September 2023. Kikuyo was 112 years and 315 days old at the time of her death and was the oldest person in the prefecture since February 2020.

LongeviQuest extends our deepest condolences to Kikuyo Honma’s family and friends.

For more information, please view Kikuyo Honma’s Directory Profile here.