Matsuyo Eda was born in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, on 17 February 1911.
In July 1949, at the age of 38, she moved with her family to Taiwa, Miyagi Prefecture, to develop the Namba area.
At the age of 100, she lived with her third son and his wife, and she was still able to work in the fields and knit. She was weeding around her house until she was 108.
Eda passed away in Taiwa, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on 28 October 2022, at the age of 111.
When she turned 100, she was interviewed by the Taiwa town public relations paper, and she recalled: “There were many hardships during the pioneering days of the area.”
On 27 February 2022, following the death of 112-year-old Kineko Takahashi, she became the oldest living person in Miyagi Prefecture.
Upon her death, Emi Miura became the oldest living person in the Prefecture.
Her age was verified by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), as well as Yu Li, and validated by LongeviQuest on 2 July 2023.
* “祝百歳、江田マツヨさん（難波）” – 広報たいわ, March 2011
* “あす敬老の日 100歳以上1541人 過去最多” – Kahoku Shimpo, 18 September 2022
* “宮城県の100歳以上のお年寄りは1541人と過去最多に” – Khb5, 19 September 2022