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Kamado Okuhara
Birth: 28 October 1887
Death: 10 January 1999
Shuri-Sakiyama, Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Age: 111 years, 74 days
Country: JapanJPN

Kamado Okuhara (28 October 1887 – 10 January 1999) was a Japanese supercentenarians, who was the third-oldest living person in Japan at the time of her death, aged 111 years 74 days.


Okuhara had a large amount of siblings. She was never schooled. At the age of 35, she married a rickshaw and carriage driver. His daughter from a previous marriage died at the age of 23. Okuhara never had any children of her own. She escaped to southern Okinawa during World War II. She was widowed in 1969, at which time she moved to her nephew's house; until that time, she did housework and worked as a professional prayer.

Okuhara had been hospitalised in the Katsuren hospital since the age of 89 for declining ability to care for herself. She also suffered from dementia in her later years, and often wandered, complaining that no one could give her good full-time care. Okuhara started smoking at the age of 60 and continued until she was 91, often smoking ten cigarettes a day. At the age of 81, she began to suffer from cognitive impairment and high blood pressure. At 96, she suffered a bout of pneumonia.

By the time Okuhara became a centenarian, she mostly slept; by the age of 102, she had sarcopenia.