Rikiishi, at age 102 performing a traditional Japanese dance.
|Birth:||25 November 1907|
|Death:||fl. 13 September 2018|
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
|Age:||fl. 110 years, 293 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.
In September 2019, Rikiishi went to limbo, since the oldest living man in Hokkaido Prefecture was reported to be Kinsaku Hayashinaka of Sapporo, born 15 November 1910.