LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Fuyo Kishimoto of Japan at age 111. She was born in Hamasaka, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan on 20 December 1911. She was the only daughter of her parents. Fuyo Kishimoto was reported as the third-oldest living person in Kyoto Prefecture in September 2023.
In December 1940, Kishimoto remarried. Her husband was adopted as a son-in-law to inherit the Kishimoto family name. They had two daughters. According to her family, Fuyo Kishimoto was a hard worker who supported her family by doing manual labor alongside men in the mountains and at mine sites. Around 1956, Kishimoto became a live-in staff member at an inn in Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture, where she worked for about 16 years.
When Kishimoto was in her 60s, she moved to Kyoto Prefecture to live with her daughter’s family. She got a job as a cook at a school lunch center and worked there until she was in her mid-80s. Kishimoto walked to and from work every day without ever missing a day. According to her family, she worked tirelessly from morning until night from the end of World War II until she was in her mid-80s. She was a devout Buddhist and spent three hours each day reading sutras.
When Kishimoto was 99, she broke her femur. The next year, at the age of 100, she broke her other femur. This forced her to move into a nursing home. As a centenarian, she sometimes enjoyed McDonald’s hamburgers and McShakes, which her family would bring to her. When she was 103, her health became so bad that she could barely eat. Her doctor gave her a poor prognosis, but to everyone’s surprise, she made a full recovery. At 111, she can eat regular meals on her own, enjoys sugary coffee and sweet crackers, and lives independently with very little help from the nursing staff. Her family says that she has a gentle personality and is always grateful to her family and those around her.
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