Hatakeyama was born in Tsuzureko, Akita City, Akita Prefecture, on 4 March 1908. She married a local man and had a son, Takio, and a daughter. She would later have two grandchildren. She worked in agriculture and forestry, carrying lumber from felled trees down from the mountains.
Until the age of 108, Hatakeyama lived with her son Takio. In August 2016, she moved into a nursing home in Animaeda, Akita City. On her 110th birthday, she was visited by the city’s mayor, who presented her with congratulatory gifts and a bouquet of flowers.
As a supercentenarian, Hatakeyama was reported to live a peaceful lifestyle, spending lots of time in the communal living room. She slept a lot, but always ate heartily at mealtimes, disliking no foods and eating independently.
Hatakeyama died on 5 August 2020 at the age of 112 years, 154 days.