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Mitsuno Sawada

Yumi Yamamoto
Validated By: Yumi Yamamoto On Date: Nov. 09th 2023

Mitsuno Sawada (Japanese: 澤田光能) is a Japanese supercentenarian who is the oldest living person in Shimane Prefecture. Her age has been validated by LongeviQuest.


Sawada was born in Japan on 1 January 1912. It was reported that she possessed a talent for poetry, having won first-prize in the Tanka (Japanese short poetry) contest at the Shimane Prefecture Cultural Festival two times; in 1982 and 1997.

Sawada currently lives in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture.

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On 21 June 2021, following the death of 110-year-old Fumi Fujiwara, she became the oldest living person in Shimane Prefecture, aged 109.

Sawada was reported anonymously as Shimane’s oldest resident during 2021’s Keiro no hi (Respect for the Aged Day). In 2022, her name was revealed.

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* ”県内最高齢 松江の109歳/県発表” Sanin Chuo Shimpo, June 2021 morning edition

* Shimane Prefecture press release, 15 September 2023