Two years ago in this blog article I wrote about the wonder of Japanese longevity. The reason for that article was a celebration of the world’s oldest woman’s 115th birthday.
I’m now happy to report that Misao Okawa is celebrating her 117 birthday today! Apparently Mrs Okawa still lives in Osaka and still likes to eat her favourite “mackerel sushi” at least once a month.
While reading about her life I realised that Mrs Okawa has lived through three centuries: 19th, 20th and 21st. That’s just amazing. Another amazing fact is that yesterday, she celebrated her birthday with her 92 years old son Hiroshi Okawa.
Once again a proof that a healthy lifestyle and healthy Japanese food can lead to a very long happy life.