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Tae Ito
Tae Ito
Tae Ito on her 114th birthday.
Birth: 11 July 1903
Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Death: 13 November 2017
Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan
Age: 114 years, 125 days
Country: JapanJPN

Tae Ito [Japanese: 伊藤タヱ] (11 July 1903 – 13 November 2017) was a validated Japanese supercentenarian, recognised as the oldest living resident of Iwate Prefecture. She was validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 8 September 2014.[1]


Ito was a native of the former Huenuki District, which is currently part of the city of Hanamaki, Iwate prefecture. She married in 1925 and worked in agriculture all her life until she took her pension at the age of 90.

Ito moved to a nursing home at the age of 105. At her 111th birthday, it was reported that she was wheelchair-bound, but enjoyed to read and do origami with her friends. She had 9 children, 16 grand-children, 24 great-grand-children, and four great-great-grand-children. As of her 114th birthday in July 2017, seven of her children were still living. She wasn't able to do origami anymore, but was still reading the journal and books without glasses everyday.

Ito died on 13 November 2017 at the age of 114 years, 125 days. Following her death, 113 year-old Tomoe Iwata became the oldest living person in Iwate Prefecture.


  1. GRG World Supercentenarian Rankings List Gerontology Research Group