The identical twins passed through world’s prominent history
Japan’s 107-year-old twin sisters set a unique Guinness World Record The 107-year-old and around 175-day-old twin sisters from Japan set a Guinness World Record for being the world’s oldest twin sisters in September first.
According to Guinness World Records, the twin sisters Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama were born on November 5, 1913, on the western Japanese island of Shudoshima.
A statement from Guinness World Records said that in September first. Umeno and Koume broke the previous record of 107 years and 175 days set by Japanese sisters Kun Narita and Jin Kan.
The twins faced two world wars. Umeno had to evacuate his home towards the end of World War II because an air raid shelter had been built on the mountain behind him, only after the war had ended shortly thereafter.
Because the twins were 300km apart, they couldn’t catch each other regularly, and mainly saw each other at weddings and funerals. However, once they were around 70 years old, they traveled together for Buddhist pilgrims on several occasions.
As Umeno and Koume grew older, the twins mocked reaching the age of Qin Narita and Jin Kani, who were not only the oldest former record-holders of identical twins but also household names in Japan. ۔
Although the twins joked about becoming record-holders, their family said they did not expect them to really break the record, and were shocked when they did!
Both Umeno and Koume now live in different care homes.
Because of Covid 19, the Guinness World Records twins were unable to meet in person to present them with their official certificates and were sent to the sisters.
According to the care home staff, Amino cried when she saw the certificate.
Koume, whose memory was not the same as before, unfortunately, did not fully understand the importance of obtaining a certificate.
However, his family is happy that koume’s success has been officially recognized, as Koume has often talked about the Guinness World Record over the years.