Fujita was born in Kawanoe-cho, Shikokuchuo City, Ehime Prefecture, on 1 December 1899. She was married, and bore a son and a daughter.
At the age of 102, Fujita moved into a local nursing home. By the time of her 111th birthday, her younger sister, then aged 98, lived in the same facility. Her family climed that the secret to her longevity was her good posture and not being a picky eater.
In the summer of 2011, Fujita caught pneumonia and was hospitalised for a week, but had fully recovered by September of that year. She died at 9:32 a. m. on 3 August 2012 at the age of 112 years, 246 days. She was survived by her two children, as well as five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.