LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Tome Tanaka at 110 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian recognized as the oldest living person in Himeji City.

Tome Tanaka was born on 28 October 1912 in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

After finishing elementary school, she went to work as a live-in babysitter in Osaka for several years. It was a common job for teenage girls at that time.

At some point in her youth, Tome had a failed marriage. In her late 30s, she got remarried for the second time. It was not until she was 39 years old that she gave birth to her daughter. Unfortunately, one month after her daughter was born, her husband fell ill and passed away. Mrs. Tanaka then decided to return to her parents’ home and work at a local match factory until she was 48 years old.

In September 2023, aged 110. (Source: Courtesy of the family)

In September 2023, aged 110.
(Source: Courtesy of the family)

From age 48 until 65 years old, Tome Tanaka managed a small bird store she got from her sister. She only closed her shop when her grandchildren were born so that she could take care of them. Later on, she would help her daughter and son-in-law by offering her service in sewing kimonos and undergarments. She can sit in a traditional Japanese seiza position while sewing kimonos for hours until she was 100 years old.

Mrs. Tanaka moved into a nursing home when she was 106 years old and got her hand fractured. After celebrating her 110th birthday in 2022, she became the second supercentenarian with the same name.

She was also recognized as the current oldest living person in Himeji City where she is currently residing at.

For more information, please visit Tome Tanaka’s Directory Profile here.