|Birth:||5 February 1903|
|Death:||5 July 2015|
Saitama, Saitama, Japan
|Age:||112 years, 150 days|
Sakari Momoi (5 February 1903 – 5 July 2015) was a verified Japanese supercentenarian, who was at the time of death, the oldest living male in the world from the death of Alexander Imich on 8 June 2014 (who was only 1 day older than him) and also the oldest man in Japan since the death of Jokichi Ikarashi on 23 July 2013 until his own death on 5 July 2015 from kidney failure. He was the oldest living person in Saitama City, and the 30th oldest living person and is the 25th oldest verified man ever. After his death, Yasutaro Koide took over as the new validated oldest living man.
Sakari Momoi was born 5 February 1903 in Fukushima city, and relocated to Saitama City where he later died.In Fukushima Soma County (now Minami Soma), he served as the first president of Hanawa Fukushima Prefectural Technical High School. Served as the Yono high school principal (Prefectural later) Choritsu, and Yono Chamber of Commerce executive director. In 1928, he married his late wife Tamiko and had five children. They would frequently travel around before she died in 1989. In September 2012, in the respect for the old people of the city, he received a courtesy call of the city staff at the hospital in the hospital as the oldest of the city, he was answering it in full dress. In September 2013, he was reported to be doing well and was eating three meals a day. He became the oldest living man in Japan upon the death of the 111-years old Jokichi Ikarashi on 23 July 2013. On 8 June 2014 he became the world's oldest living man after the death of Alexander Imich. He liked reading, especially chinese poetry and would also draw and practice calligraphy.
Sakari Momoi died on 8:45 PM Japan time in Saitama from a chronic renal disease.
|Japan's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Eiju Tsuru • Kiichi Fujiwara • Nisaburo Matsuyama • Shimetaro Hara • Gihei Oka • Gengan Tonaki • Denzo Ishizaki • Sadayoshi Tanabe • Yukichi Chuganji • Kameni Nakamura • Minsho Ozawa • Totaro Murakami • Kohachi Shigetaka • Nijiro Tokuda • Tomoji Tanabe • Jiroemon Kimura • Jokichi Ikarashi • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Masamitsu Yoshida • Masazo Nonaka