LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Hisako Shiroishi of Japan at age 113. She was born in the village of Takezawa (now part of Ogawa Town), Saitama Prefecture, Japan on 119 May 1910. She currently holds the title of the oldest living person in Saitama Prefecture and is the all-time longevity record holder for the prefecture.

Hisako Shiroishi lived through the Great Kantō Earthquake on September 1, 1923, when she was 13 years old. Her firsthand account of this event was highlighted in an article published in the Mainichi Shimbun on August 26, 2023.

On her 111th birthday. (Source: mhp.or.jp)

On her 111th birthday. (Source: mhp.or.jp)

A celebration of her 100th birthday was held at her residence in Higashichichibu Village on September 15, 2010. She also received a longevity gift from the village office and the Social Welfare Council. At the age of 111, Shiroishi independently selected her attire each day and enjoyed flower arranging at the nursing home once a month. When asked about the secret to her longevity, she said, “Eat everything without being picky.”

Shiroishi became the oldest living person in Saitama Prefecture on 18 September 2020 following the death of 110-year-old Chiyo Kato of Chichibu, Likewise, on 10 June 2023, she surpassed the final age of Tane Shimada (1903–2016) becoming the oldest person to ever live in Saitama Prefecture.

For more information, please view Hisako Shiroishi’s Directory Profile here.