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Fusae Miyamoto

Li Yu
Validated By: Li Yu On Date: Jun. 11th 2023

Fusae Miyamoto (Japanese: 宮本フサエ) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest. At the time of death, she was the oldest living person in Hiroshima Prefecture.


Fusae Miyamoto was born in Japan on 15 October 1911.

At the age of 100, Miyamoto met soprano singer, Ayako Murakami, when she traveled by train to visit her parents’ graves. Murakami kindly helped a complete stranger, Miyamoto, get on and off the train, and during the train ride, Miyamoto told Murakami about her life history for about 15 minutes. Part of Fusae Miyamoto’s biography became known when Murakami published the contents of that conversation on her blog.

According to Murakami’s blog, Miyamoto was physically weak in her youth, to the point she could not stand up when she was four years old. She also went blind in one eye at the age of 7, and these health conditions prevented her from attending primary school. Her frail health was later improved by acupuncture and her eyes and legs were completely cured. She lost her parents when she was young and worked in her relatives’ homes as a farmer.

At the age of 18, she left the home of her relatives on the farm to work in a textile mill. At the age of 20, she contracted tuberculosis. Due to her misfortunes and hardships that have continued since her childhood, she lost hope for life many times, but she became strong both physically and mentally after joining her religion. She recovered from tuberculosis spontaneously sometime after she was 30 years old.

At some point she moved into a nursing home in Fukuyama. Ayako Murakami, who helped Miyamoto get on and off the train 11 years ago, was invited to celebrate her 111th birthday, and congratulated her with a song.

Miyamoto passed away in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan on 27 April 2023 at the age of 111 years, 194 days.

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Following the death of 110-year-old Toshiko Inoue on 6 October 2021, she became the oldest known living woman in Hiroshima Prefecture.

Following the death of 111-year-old Shigeru Nakamura on 15 November 2022, she became the oldest known living person in Hiroshima Prefecture.

Her age was verified by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), as well as Yu Li, Takehiro Shibuya, and Yumi Yamamoto, and validated by LongeviQuest on 11 June 2023.

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* “宮本フサエさん” – Ayako Murakami’s Blog, 13 October 2011

* 111th birthday – 社会福祉法人春海会, 15 October 2022

* “111th birthday” – 社会福祉法人春海会, 17 October 2022

* “国内男性最高齢者の死去について” – Hiroshima Prefecture, 15 November 2022

* “広島県内最高齢 111歳の宮本フサヱさん死去” – Chugoku Shimbun, 26 May 2023