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Fusa Tatsumi
Fusa Tatsumi
Fusa Tatsumi on her 115th birthday in 2022
Birth: 25 April 1907
Yao City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Age: 115 years, 62 days
Country: JapanJPN
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Fusa Tatsumi [Japanese: 巽フサ] (née Taniura; born 25 April 1907) is a Japanese supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She is currently the oldest known living person in Japan, and is also the second-oldest person ever from Osaka Prefecture, behind Misao Okawa.

Biography

Fusa Tatsumi was born in Yao City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan on 25 April 1907, as the fifth (second daughter) of six siblings.

After graduating from elementary school, she practiced tea ceremony, flower arrangement, Okoto (a classical Japanese musical instrument), and obtained a diploma that could be taught to others as instructor.

Fusa married Ryutaro (龍太郎) at the age of 32 and she moved to Kashiwara City. She gave birth to her eldest daughter in 1941 (at the age of 34) and her eldest son in 1947 (at the age of 40).

She worked in a family orchard until about 55 years old (when her husband died), growing peaches, plums, and grapes.

She carried a basket of fruits harvested in her orchard on her back and climbed up and down the mountain of the orchard. Her family says her work in the orchard has trained her body, which may be one of the factors for her longevity.

Fusa was good at growing chrysanthemum flowers as a hobby. However, she fell when her clothes got caught in a block of her flowerbed, and she broke her femur when she was in her 70s. There is a bolt in her femur. Other than her injury at that time, she has never been seriously ill or injured.

Fusa lived at home with her family until just before she was 107, and was able to do most of herself. She also managed her medicine herself.

In April 2017, Tatsumi celebrated her 110th birthday with a small celebration. Her age was validated by the GRG on 13 August 2019. In September 2019, she was reported as the second-oldest living person in Osaka prefecture, Japan, behind Katsuko Nakajima, but by September 2020, she was reported as the oldest.

Tatsumi became the oldest validated living person in Japan, following the death of Kane Tanaka on 19 April 2022. Tanaka's death was announced on 25 April, which was Tatsumi's 115th birthday.

Tatsumi currently lives in Kashiwara, Osaka, Japan, at the age of 115 years, 62 days. She is currently the fifth-oldest validated living person in the world, behind Lucile Randon, Tekla Juniewicz, Maria Branyas Morera, and Casilda Benegas.

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Japan's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Waka Shirahama • Tane Ikai • Sue UtagawaSuekiku Miyanaga • Asa Takii • Tase Matsunaga • Yasu Akino • Denzo Ishizaki • Kayo Fujii • Mie Ishiguro • Matsuno Oikawa • Yukichi Chuganji • Mitoyo Kawate • Ura Koyama • Yone Minagawa • Shitsu Nakano • Tsuneyo Toyonaga • Kaku Yamanaka • Kama Chinen • Chiyono Hasegawa • Jiroemon Kimura • Misao Okawa • Anonymous (Tokyo) • Nabi TajimaChiyo MiyakoKane TanakaFusa Tatsumi


Japan's Oldest Living Woman Titleholders (VE)

Sue Watanabe • Unknown • Tome Yoshida • Haru Komai • Ishi HayashiYoshigiku Ito • Tome Horigome • Haruno Shimada • Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Isa Nakayama • Man Ichikawa • Koume Kabira • Matsu Yoshikuni • Koharu Kodaira • Oto Michii • Toka Miyata • Momu Okuma • Ine Tsugawa • Seki Takehara • Waka Shirahama • Tane Ikai • Sue Utagawa • Suekiku Miyanaga • Asa Takii • Tase Matsunaga • Yasu Akino • Kayo Fujii • Mie Ishiguro • Matsuno Oikawa • Mitoyo Kawate • Ura Koyama • Yone Minagawa • Shitsu Nakano • Tsuneyo Toyonaga • Kaku Yamanaka • Kama Chinen • Chiyono Hasegawa • Koto Okubo • Misao Okawa • Anonymous (Tokyo) • Nabi TajimaChiyo MiyakoKane TanakaFusa Tatsumi

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