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Ushi Makishi

Validated By: On Date: Jan. 14th 2023

Ushi Makishi (Japanese: 牧志ウシ) is a Japanese supercentenarian who is currently the oldest living person in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Her age is validated by LongeviQuest.


VALIDATED BY: LongeviQuest Japan

Ushi Makishi was born in Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture on February 15, 1909.

At the age of 18, she married Sōzaburo Makishi. She gave birth to her first child in 1929 at the age of 20, and she had six children

She worked at a spinning factory from the age of 13 until the end of the war, and after the war she worked at a U.S. military base in Okinawa.

When she was 96, she moved into a nursing home.

At age 113, she occasionally enjoys an Okinawan hand dance called kachāshī.

She loves a local Okinawan dish called ‘jūshī’, which is rice cooked with pork. At the age of 113, she enjoys steamed sweet potatoes.

Makishi currently lives in Chatan, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

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In September 2021, Makishi was reported to be the third-oldest living person in Okinawa Prefecture, after Matsu Gaja (whose age is unvalidated) and Nahi Yonamine.

Makishi’s age was verified by Japan’s MHLW, Yumi Yamamoto, Ritsuko Makishi, and Yu Li, and validated by LongeviQuest Japan on January 14, 2023.