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Tae Ito

Tae Ito [Japanese: 伊藤タヱ] was a validated Japanese supercentenarian, recognized as the oldest living resident of Iwate Prefecture.


Ito was a native of the former Huenuki District, which is currently part of the city of Hanamaki, Iwate prefecture. She married in 1925 and worked in agriculture all her life until she took her pension at the age of 90.

Ito moved to a nursing home at the age of 105. On her 111th birthday in July 2014, it was reported that she was wheelchair-bound, but enjoyed reading and doing origami with her friends. She had nine children, 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. As of her 114th birthday in July 2017, seven of her children were still living. She wasn’t able to do origami anymore but was still reading the journal and books without glasses every day.

Ito died on 13 November 2017 at the age of 114 years, 125 days.

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Following her death, 113-year-old Tomoe Iwata became the oldest living person in Iwate Prefecture.

She is currently the oldest validated person ever from Iwate Prefecture.

She was validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 8 September 2014.