Chiyoko Sarai was a validated Japanese supercentenarian who died in 2023 at the age of 110.

Chiyoko Sarai was born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, on 9 October 1912. Sickly from a young age, Sarai relied on precious milk for nourishment and faced a life-threatening bout of tuberculosis at 8. She was abandoned by doctors, but her devout parents’ prayers seemed to have miraculously healed her. Throughout her life, she remained grateful to them, even as she entered old age.

After graduating high school, Sarai overcame heart problems through faith therapy. Later, she apprenticed under a renowned acupressure master, commuting to Tokyo and eventually becoming a successful shiatsu therapist until she was 80. Afterward, she transitioned to volunteer work, helping others with various ailments.

At 101, Sarai savored the brown rice onigiri from her daughter’s restaurant, visiting several times a week. She also enjoyed sushi and sukiyaki, expressing her appreciation for food with the motto, “I live because of the lives of living things.”

In October 2021, aged 109. (Source:

In October 2021, aged 109.

Sarai passed away in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, on 6 February 2023, at the age of 110 years, 120 days.

LongeviQuest congratulates Chiyoko Sarai’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Mrs. Sarai’s Directory Profile here.