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BIOGRAPHY

Yoshiko Takioto was born in Japan on 25 March 1913.

At the age of 39, she lost her husband, Rinsaku. In 1954, she opened her first sushi restaurant in Nanao. For years, every morning she would carry a basket on her back to the fish market to stock up on fish. Her restaurant was later managed by her grandson.

At the age of 100, she said: “I thought that I couldn’t live without working three times as much as a normal person, so I worked hard with spare time to sleep.” At the time, her hobby was karaoke. At the age of 105, she was attending a day service twice weekly, and at the age of 110 she was attending a day service center with her son.

Yoshiko Takioto passed away on 24 July 2023, at the age of 110 years, 121 days.

RECOGNITION

On 28 March 2013, three days after she turned 100, the mayor of Nanao visited her home to celebrate her longevity. On that occasion, she sang her favorite song to the mayor. Five years later, on 23 March 2018, city officials visited her home to celebrate her 105th birthday. At that time, she said, “Thanks to everyone, I am alive. I am happy.”

At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest living person in Ishikawa Prefecture.

ATTRIBUTION

* “瀧音さん100歳祝福 市長と歌う” – Hokkoku Shimbun, 29 March 2013

* “(平成25)年3月28日100歳誕生日おめでとうございます~瀧音芳子さん~” – Nanao City Public Relations, 18 April 2013

* “「敬老の日」特集●七尾で長生き人生行路” – Nanao City Public Relations Paper, August 2013 issue

* “七尾の瀧音さん 105歳で祝福 「皆さんのおかげ」” – Hokkoku Shimbun, 24 March 2018

* “2018(平成30)年3月23日105歳誕生日おめでとうございます~瀧音芳子さん~” – Nanao City Public Relations, 26 March 2018

* “七尾市最高齢の110歳・瀧音さん死去” – Hokkoku Shimbun, 26 July 2023

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