Rikiishi, at age 102 performing a traditional Japanese dance.
|Birth:||25 November 1907|
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
|Age:||111 years, 96-126 days|
Rikiishi was born on 25 November 1907. At the age of 101, he frequently took the bus to his care facility, and still practiced traditional dancing. He also considered woodworking a lifelong hobby. As for his longevity, Rikiishi credited a sense of humor and “eating whatever you like.”
The Japan-China Friendship New Year’s Exchange was held in Sapporo City, Hokkaido on 31 January 2010. Rikiishi, then 102, performed a traditional Japanese dance routine for the Chinese dignitaries.
Rikiishi was last confirmed alive on 13 September 2018, when he was reported to be the fifth-oldest person and second-oldest man in Hokkaido Prefecture. He lived in Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.