Scroll down to leave a picture or message for Chiyo! 55 Comments John Muto on July 3, 2017 at 3:58 am Attachment Happy 100 Birthday auntie Chiyo From the Boise Idaho Muto’s John, Mary Ann, Derek, Matt, & Alexis. Kuni Nakao on July 9, 2017 at 6:20 pm Attachment Happy Birthday Chiyo. I wish I was there with you. Chris Ashe on July 5, 2017 at 4:14 am Happy happy birthday to the best bridesmaid EVER!! Chris Ashe Kathryn Sato Song on July 5, 2017 at 8:15 am Dear Chiyo, Happy 100th Birthday! You are an amazing woman and I I have always admired you. Love from Barney and Masaye’s daughter, Kathryn Bob Nakao on July 5, 2017 at 9:17 pm Attachment Happy 100th Birthday, Auntie Chiyo. I miss those days when you and my Mom (Kuni) lived in Burbank. It was great fun taking you both out to breakfasts and dinners. Here’s Mom celebrating Christmas at the Nikkei Village. I know that she misses you. Our immediate (Nakao) family are spread out from VA to PA, but everyone is doing fine… and I know they all wish you a Happy Birthday! Bob Steven and Connie on July 6, 2017 at 8:20 pm Attachment Wow and wow . . . Happy 100th Birthday Auntie Chiyo. Your smile says it all! All the best on your very special day. Love to you always. Jo Alice Hunter on July 6, 2017 at 10:17 pm Attachment Hi Chiyo, we always had a great time celebrating many things. I also loved the many TRAIN RIDES. I love you and I know you will have a Happy Birthday. Henry Lewandowski on July 8, 2017 at 2:14 am Attachment Congratulations Mrs. Shibuya – 100 years is quite an accomplishment! Jeff and I were friends at Verdugo Hills High and I remember spending lots of time at your house. Jeff, Phil Jacobson and I would spend hours in Jeff’s bedroom listening to Jeff’s Motown record collection and you would come in and bring us sandwiches and snacks. I always remember you as a very nice lady with a smile on your face! Thanks for the memories and HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY! Henry and Janice Lewandowski Guy Lawrence on July 8, 2017 at 5:34 am Attachment Dear Chiyo, Happy 100th Birthday! you are an amazing women and have raised a wonderful family. All the very best wishes to you. It is an honor to know a Centenarian. Love Guy, Jacquie, Hayley and Natalie Sets Muto on July 8, 2017 at 10:27 pm Sending Birthday greeting from Culver City to a special Aunt who is celebrating100 years of a great life. Chiyo I have so many wonderful memories and the ones that are especially special are the times you were able to come to our house on New Years for a good old fashion “mochi” celebration with all of us and the wonderful trip to Japan. You made the trip so enjoyable. Wishing you continued good health and many many more years. Love Sets & family The BB's, Candy, Suzy, Jill, Martha & Wendy on July 9, 2017 at 5:59 pm Attachment Happy Birthday Chiyo from the BB’s who love you very much! You have brought a lot of joy to us and all those who have been blessed to know you during your 100 years of well lived and loved life! Cheers to “Cookie Days”, “Grandma Book Club” and more, we love you!! Suzy, Martha, Jill, Candy and Wendy Aya Mitsui on July 9, 2017 at 6:23 pm Attachment 100? Really? Happy Birthday Chiyo. I guess that means somebody will always be older than me! Cheryl & Joe on July 9, 2017 at 11:19 pm Attachment Chiyo, Happy 100th birthday! We so enjoyed your pictures and your family history. We realized that you have probably had as many wonderful blessings in your life as you have days lived. What a great life you are living….you set the bar high! Much love and Birthday hugs, Joe, Cheryl and Cullen Cheryl & Joe on July 9, 2017 at 11:20 pm Attachment Cheers to you Chiyo!! Wendy & Jeff Shibuya on July 9, 2017 at 11:28 pm Attachment Chiyo/Mom, we feel so blessed to celebrate your centennial year with you. You have always maintained a cheerful outlook on life, with a smile that brightens ever day for all those around you. With hardly any complaining & managing to feel sunny even when the sun doesn’t shine, no wonder you are turning 100!!! With lots of love and birthday wishes, Happy Birthday from Wendy & Jeff Michele Shibuya on July 10, 2017 at 2:43 am Attachment Hey Auntie!! Happy happy birthday! 100! What a treasure! Hope we will see you soon. Mom and I will get up there soon. In the meantime enjoy all the love and memories coming your way!???? Love you Auntie! Nancy Takeda Howard on July 10, 2017 at 3:41 am Attachment Happy Birthday Auntie Chiyo! It’s hard to believe that so many years have flown by. We have so many wonderful memories that you and all the aunts, uncles and cousins have created throughout the years. I can still hear mom speaking to you over the phone, sharing so much of our lives. Now the cousins have grown kids, and all are doing well. Matt is doing wonderfully. I wish you could see him perform. He’s achieved more than I would have hoped for. Brian Mitsui on July 10, 2017 at 5:00 am Attachment Happy Birthday Auntie Chiyo… we’re proud to introduce you to the newest member of the Mitsui clan, Emily (Cory & Kim’s). We love you and wish we were there to celebrate the Big 100!!! Hoping to see you soon. Love Brian and Joanne (yay!!! we’re grandparents), Cory, Kim, Emily and Joey Jill Doepel on July 10, 2017 at 5:46 am Happy 100th Birthday to a wonderful lady with a beautiful smile! Candice Abbott on July 10, 2017 at 6:47 am It is such a joy to celebrate your 100th Birthday. Have a wonderful time with family and friends! Suzy and Pat Riordan on July 10, 2017 at 5:02 pm HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY CHIYO! You have lived an amazing and interesting life. Your sweet smile and cheerful nature are an inspiration to all of us who have had the pleasure of knowing you. Have a wonderful time celebrating this important milestone with family and friends. Love, The Riordan family barb lord on July 10, 2017 at 5:04 pm Attachment Dear Chiyo, Here’s to 100 years of good living! Keep on Trucking as they say. So nice to meet and know you and Wendy and Jeff through Merrill Gardens. I know my mom will be celebrating your day in spirit also. Much love, Barb Lord photo taken by Wendy Martha and Rick MacKinnon on July 10, 2017 at 7:35 pm HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, DEAR CHIYO! Wishing you much love, joy, and happiness on your birthday. May you be surrounded by loved ones and appreciated for all that you are! We’ve never been able to wish anyone a Happy 100th Birthday before, so this is an honor, delight, and privilege to share that wish with you! You are an inspiration to all of us who have had the pleasure to know you! Fondly, Martha and Rick MacKinnon Mary Hashimoto on July 10, 2017 at 8:41 pm Congratulations on your 100th birthday! Now have 10 grandkids and a great granddaughter soon to arrive. I remember your wedding at Ge-chan and Ba-chan’s house in San Fernando. You wore a powder blue suit with a white hat and I remember thinking how pretty you looked. Wishing you great health and many more birthdays. Love your niece, Michi (Mary Hashimoto) Julie Shibuya on July 10, 2017 at 9:11 pm Attachment Happy 100th Birthday! Will be there to help celebrate and so glad you made this goal! In honor of you hitting the century mark, I’m participating in a quilting challenge to make 100 modern quilt blocks in 100 days (see Instagram jewelsshibuya). May you enjoy this special day and many more! Love, Tom and Julie Julie Shibuya on July 10, 2017 at 9:22 pm Attachment Tom & Julie enjoying the Napa sunshine last October. Nephew Kevin on July 10, 2017 at 9:27 pm Attachment Happy Birthday Auntie Chiyo. you have always been the sweetest, happiest person who always made everyone around her smile. God Bless you. We love you, The San Diego Shibs. Sherry Matsuura on July 10, 2017 at 11:01 pm Attachment Happy 100th Birthday Auntie!! It was so nice to be able to visit with you in Renton. You look great and it made me very happy to spend some time with you. My whole family sends their birthday greetings as well. Love, Sherry Sherry Matsuura on July 10, 2017 at 11:03 pm Attachment This picture is one that I took from the original on your wall! Scott Shibuya on July 10, 2017 at 11:50 pm Attachment Auntie Chiro, Congrats on your 100th. One of my fondest memories is spending sleepovers at the Muto Carnation Farm. Being an inter-city kid it was a special treat learning about the rural life. One favorite memory was bathing in the Japanese Tub. My father Danny felt very thankful because you and Uncle George took care of him as a teenager. Here’s to your your good health and continued longevity. Love, Scott and Linda We are sending you a picture of four generations of Danny Shibuyas to match your four generations of George Shibuyas. Kris Nakaoka on July 11, 2017 at 12:10 am Attachment Happy 100th Birthday, Aunty Chiyo! Love, Kris, Scott, Mike, and Taylor Nakaoka Faith Shibuya on July 11, 2017 at 12:15 am Attachment Happy 100th Birthday, Aunty Chiyo! Celebrating one hundred years of life and love and laughter are accomplishments. Today is special. The candles say 100 but you really mean so much to your family and friends. You are a gift of life. HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY! Love and Aloha, Steve, Faith, and John Shibuya Faith Shibuya on July 11, 2017 at 12:18 am Attachment Here’s another picture. Faith Shibuya on July 11, 2017 at 12:23 am Attachment Keri Nakao Fugarolas on July 11, 2017 at 2:10 am Attachment Happy birthday, Auntie Chiyo!! Patti Mitsui on July 11, 2017 at 4:29 am Attachment Happy Birthday Auntie Chiyo. Have a great day! Hope you have a good time connecting with everyone on your birthday page! If you want a good laugh check out your silly niece and her husband wishing you happy birthday in this music video: http://www.jibjab.com/view/3-M09MIKTmaxfSdVMveoGw Much love on your birthday, Patti (Mitsui) and Geoff (Westen) Mallory on July 11, 2017 at 7:40 pm Attachment happy birthday to you!!! sending best wishes & birthday hugs… love, mick & mal Keiko Kosaka on July 12, 2017 at 12:32 am Attachment Aunty Chiyo, HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY!! Sending you love, congratulations, and best wishes on this milestone in your life. May this day be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter and love. Love from the Kosaka Family, Mits, Keiko, Lisa, Christian, Emi(9), Jeff, Christle and Keanu(23 Months) KC and Ryan on July 12, 2017 at 1:10 am Attachment Happy Birthday Grandma!!! You are so GENKI!! I hope you have an amazing birthday! Can’t wait to celebrate with you! You have a lot of candles to blow out, I hope you have been practicing! 😉 Linda Farbstein on July 12, 2017 at 2:38 am Attachment Happy 100th Birthday Mom, I wouldn’t be here without you! Love Linda Randall Shibuya on July 12, 2017 at 6:11 am Attachment Happy birthday Auntie Chico! What a milestone you have achieved! We are so happy for you. We all send our love from Hawaii. Mom often inquires about you and sends her happy regards. Aloha to all our cousins and relatives in California! Randy, Joanie, Keari and Casey Shibuya Randall Shibuya on July 12, 2017 at 6:14 am Attachment Aloha from Bali. July 2017 MARI LOVES YOU on July 12, 2017 at 4:22 pm Attachment Grandma Chiyo, how do I love thee…. hmmm let me count the ways. There are way more than 100 but I am sure there is some kind of word count limit on this! Happy Birthday to you times infinity. I am so grateful for who you are in my life today and who you have been for me over the course of my life. To me, you embody a balance of effortless beauty, the history of our family, the power of a well timed joke and the healing qualities of a genuine smile. I cannot praise you enough for the value that you have contributed to my life! So cheers to you Grandma, I love you to the edge of the universe and back. Here’s to a 100 more 😉 MARI LOVES YOU on July 12, 2017 at 4:25 pm Attachment One more just because I love this photo and I love you! This was taken on the day that I came to take photos of you for the mural project 🙂 Mallory on July 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm Attachment May your light from within continue to shine brightly. MAKE A WISH! Our birthday wish for you today is that all your wishes are granted! Sending hugs across the miles… mick & mal Vicki Serrano on July 12, 2017 at 9:06 pm Happy Birthday Chiyo. You’re a young 100 if I ever saw one. They make you use that walker just to slow you down a bit..I’ve enjoyed your company in the short time I’ve known you; and wish you many more great birthdays. You have a wonderful, loving family & you all blessed to have one another. “Here’s To You Chiyo” Affectionately, Vicki Serrano Alex on July 12, 2017 at 11:30 pm Attachment Happy birthday, grandma! You’re such an inspiration to all of us. Happy 100, and I hope that you have many more. Love, ALex Nancy Brophy on July 13, 2017 at 4:42 am Attachment Happy Birthday Chiyo from the Brophy and Endow families! Kenji on July 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm Attachment Happy birthday GREAT grandma!! I am so glad that I get to hang out with you and your cat Millie 🙂 I can’t wait to celebrate with you!! I love you! Lori Moran on July 13, 2017 at 3:11 pm HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~ AUNTY CHIYO!! 🙂 Here’s hoping that your very special day was filled with so much joy, laughter, happiness, love, and blessings that it overflows and spills into your 101st Birthday! When I think of my GREAT AUNTY CHIYO, my heart smiles! You have touched soooo many lives around you, and brightened them with your kind, sweet and gentle spirit! Please know today, tomorrow, and always that you are loved and cherished!! With our love, Lori (Mary Michi Hashimoto’s daughter), Bill, Robyn, Jenny, and Carly Moran Eva Overturf on July 14, 2017 at 3:38 pm Happy 100th birthday Chiyo! May God continue blessing you today and always. When I joined AEOE LAUSD you welcomed me with open arms. I will always remember your sweet spirit. We love you, Richard and Eva Overturf Inglewood California Everett and Gladys on July 17, 2017 at 3:19 am Attachment Birthday greetings from Carpinteria as we send our best wishes to you on this very special occasion. We have some great memories of you visiting our farm, now a fourth generation flower growing operation. (We’re standing in the dahlia field.) Everett and Gladys on July 17, 2017 at 3:21 am Attachment Sorry, wrong attachment. Alpha Martial Arts on July 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm Attachment Birthday wishes found on Instagram from a local business who has enjoyed Grandma Chiyo’s mural off of the Burke Gilman Trail in Seattle by University Village. So very special, Thank you!! Seattle Fukushima Club on July 22, 2017 at 5:06 am The Seattle Fukushima Club wishes you a very Happy 100th Birthday!