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Kineko Takahashi
Kineko Takahashi
Kineko Takahashi in September 2020, aged 111.
Birth: 10 July 1909
Higashimatsushima, Miyagi, Japan
Age: 112 years, 197 days
Country: JapanJPN

Kineko Takahashi (Japanese: 高橋きね子) (born 10 July 1909) is a Japanese supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Kineko Takahashi was born in Komatsu, Yamoto, Higashimatsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on 10 July 1909. She married a farmer, and had six sons and four daughters. They later gave her 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren (as of 2020). She worked in the fields, and took care of cows even as a centenarian.

On her 100th birthday in 2009, Takahashi was visited by the deputee mayor of Higashimatsushima. She was still doing her daily routine alone, hadn't major health problems, and did the dance "Cousin Bushi" [Japanese: おいとこ節].

At the age of 103, Takahashi broke one of her bones, and became bedridden. In July 2019, she celebrated her 110th birthday.

Following the death of 110-year-old Fumii Takeda on 8 February 2020, Takahashi became the oldest living person in Miyagi Prefecture.

In September 2020, Takahashi was visited by the mayor of Higashimatsushima, Atsumi Iwao. At the time, she was reported to live with her grandson, M. Sakae (aged 66 as of 2020), her granddaughter-in-law Kayoko (aged 65 as of 2020), and two of her great-grandchildren.

Kineko Takahashi currently lives in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, at the age of 112 years, 197 days.