The girls of Morning Musume 14: Ayumi Ishida of Sendai

Get ready for more of those Morning Musume Girls and the next one is Ayumi Ishida from the city of Sendai!

Morning Musume Girls: about Ayumi Ishida

Ayumi Ishida is a Japanese idol singer, member of girl group Morning Musume 14 and a bikini model that has released three photo books including the latest one called It’s My Turn in June 2016. With all the news about the graduation of Sayumi Michishige and the entry of Mizuki Fukumura as band leader it is important to give some attention to this young pop music singer. Ayumi Ishida is a member of the 10th generation and she is also under contract with the huge label Hello! Project. Ayumi Ishida was born on January 7, 1997 in Miyagi, Sendai Japan. Ishida’s training began at the young age of 12 when she took singing and dancing courses. In 2010, she became part of a dance class called the Rose Class and became one of the cheerleaders for the Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team. It would be on September 29, 2011 that Ishida would be selected as part of Morning Musume’s 10th generation along with Haruna Iikubo, Masaki Sato, and Haruka Kudo. The 11th generation would only have one winner and that member would be Sakura Oda. Ishida has been a member of Morning Musume 14 and has witnessed the introduction of four new members that will begin their activities as part of the 12th generation in 2015. They are Haruna Ogata, Miki Nonaka, Maria Makino, and Akane Haga. Ayumi Ishida has also witnessed another major milestone in the history of the group. That is the 16th anniversary of Morning Musume which was on September 14, 2013. Note: the name of the group has changed with each passing year since 2013. In 2015, the group went by the name of Morning Musume 15 and they are now known as Morning Musume 16 in 2016.

 

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Ishida is also a member of the sub-units Harvest and HI-FIN. Ishida has released the photo books Ishida Ayumi and shine more. Shine More was released on May 10, 2014. Ayumi Ishida is a Japanese idol meaning that she is part of one of those pop musical groups. As part of her job, she must dress a certain way to present an image of cuteness. She must also attend performances in a theater and attend live concerts anytime Morning Musume 14 goes on a tour. For her young age, I think Ishida is really cute and sexy at the same time! Unlike the gravure or bikini models that focus on mainly modeling, Ayumi Ishida sings, dances on stage, and does modeling. She does all three of those things very well!

Ayumi Ishida singing the song called Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (great catchy Morning Musume single).

Ayumi Ishida in a bikini for her 1st photo book called Ishida Ayumi. She looks so cute!! source: www.hello-online.org.
Ayumi Ishida in a bikini for her 1st photo book called Ishida Ayumi. She looks so cute!! source: http://www.hello-online.org.

Profile of Ayumi Ishida

 

 

  • Her hobbies include dancing and being involved with fashion.
  • She has the special skill of being able to braid hair.
  • She enjoys watermelons and candy flavored sodas.
  • Her favorite colors are pink, white, orange, and red.
  • Her favorite subject is mathematics.
  • She considers Airi Suzuki and Sayumi Michishige her role models.

Sayaka Ichii beautiful Japanese idol singer, supermodel and TV actress from Chiba, Japan

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Sayaka Ichii, member of girl group Morning Musume from 1998-2000. Source: http://www.listal.com.

Sayaka Ichii is a Japanese idol singer, model, and film actress. She is a former member of the idol group called Morning Musume. She is also one of the members that had been associated with Hello! Project (H.P. for short). Ichii’s career with Morning Musume began in May 1998 when she joined the group as a second generation member. There were two other girls that joined her. They are Kei Yasuda and Mari Yaguchi. However, Ichii’s career with Morning Musume lasted only two years. In May 2000, she graduated from both Morning Musume and Hello! Project. The reason given for her graduation was so that she could continue her education. She left the group following the release of the single called Happy Summer Wedding. Her debut single with Morning Musume was in Summer Night Town. In 2001, she released the album called FOLK SONGS with Yuko Nakazawa. Nakazawa is the oldest current or former member of Morning Musume at 41. It was also in 2001 that Ichii was a member in the band called CUBIC-CROSS. The band consisted of Naoki Yoshizawa who played keyboards and guitar and Ichii who did the vocals. She wrote two of the group’s songs. Ichii would retire from the music business at the end of 2003. She would later marry Yoshizawa and she gave birth to her first child in August 2003.

Swimsuit pics of Sayaka Ichii!

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After a long absence from the music business, Ichii would join Ranves Management Agency in February 2009. On August 24, 2009, Ichii announced that she would make her return the next day. It was after this that Ichii’s comeback was complete. She would use her talents to expand her range of activities. On August 30, 2009, Ichii made an appearance on TV in a show called Sunday Japan. Ichii would also star to do modeling. It was on September 5, 2009 that she would make her modeling appearance in Tokyo Girls Collection at Yoyogi Stadium. After graduating from Morning Musume, Ichii had not been in contact with any of the members. She said that she would like to appear in TV shows with them. In 2011, she appeared in a movie called Ashita ni Kakeru Ai. Filming began in April 2011 and the movie was released in both China and Japan the following year.

LOVE Machine (Morning Musume’s 7th single and very popular at the time.

There are some instances where children don’t follow their parent’s footsteps into the same career. Sayaka Ichii reported on her official blog in 2012 that her then eight year-old daughter has no interest in the world of show business and she even criticizes and finds faults with her mother appearing on TV. Her daughter first mentioned in a conversation that Ichii wrote down that she (Ichii) is not suited for TV. Ichii replied that it may seem like that but she is actually doing her best. I can relate to this in some way because sometimes even when we do our best, our best does not seem to be good enough in the opinion of some people. Ichii describes her daughter as being “straight to the point” and that she does not hold back on her feelings. Ichii even said that she thinks her daughter is more relentless than her manager is. Ichii concluded the topic by saying that these actions show that her daughter has no interest in the entertainment business and that she wants to eventually work with her hands and do something practical. Ichii has confidence that her daughter will become a reliable person. Ichii now has three children. In August 2012, she announced that she was pregnant at that time. She gave birth to a baby boy on March 2, 2013. Of course, she is not the only member of the group to have given birth and made news. In March 2012, Miki Fujimoto also gave birth to a baby boy Toranosuke with her comedian husband Tomoharu Shojji. On July 25, 2012, Ichii got married to a 37 year-old hairdresser. She had been previously married to Naoki Yoshizawa whom she divorced in May 2011 after 7 years of marriage. It is interesting that one of her nicknames is also Mother! In April 2014, Sayaka revealed that she had submitted an application for the contest called the Otona AKB48 Audition. This contest would result in the winner being chosen to be a member of AKB48 for a short time. The focus was choosing females that were over the age of 30. Ichii did not win the contest. On May 6, 2014, she joined the idol group called OFR48. This group is not related to AKB48. The concept for OFR48 is “bath house workers you can go meet.” In August 2014, Ichii graduated from OFR48.

Profile of Sayaka Ichii

 HQ version of the song Furusato.

  • Her date of birth is December 3, 1983.
  • Her place of birth is Funabashi, Chiba Japan.
  • Her hobby is taking pictures.
  • Other Morning Musume singles that she has participated in are Daite Hold on Me, Memory Seishun no Hikari, Manatsu no Kousen, Furusato, LOVE Machine, and Koi no Dance Site.

Japanese idol singer Rika Ishikawa was also a member of the group Country Musume

Most fans of Japanese pop music singer Rika Ishikawa will remember her as being a 4th generation member of the girl group Morning Musume. Yes, this beautiful singer from Kanagawa was a member of that group but she was also a member of the Hello! Project unit called Country Musume. Ishikawa was in Country Musume from 2001until the summer of 2003. During that time, the leader of the group was Rinne Toda. After Toda graduated from the group in 2002, Asami Kimura took over as leader of Country Musume. But while Ishikawa was busy performing in both Country Musume and Morning Musume, she received a part in Morning Musume’s 12th single called “The Peace!” Ishikawa did not sing on the song but she had a spoken part near the end of the song. The Peace! became a favorite of Ishikawa’s and she says that the spoken part near the end of the song is one of her favorite moments of being involved with Morning Musume. As of the end of 2013, Morning Musume is now called Morning Musume 14. Ishikawa would leave Country Musume in 2003 with the entry of Miuna Saitou. Rika Ishikawa is best known for being in Morning Musume at the same time as Ai Kago, Nozomi Tsuji, and her friend Hitomi Yoshizawa. Ishikawa has also acted in movies. Some of her roles were in movies such as Pinch Runner (2000), Seventeen (2003), and Yo-Yo Girl Cop (2006). Ishikawa sings on Country Musume’s debut album called Country Musume Daizenshuu 1. It is a decent pop music album to listen to but it is not as exciting as the songs written by Morning Musume or AKB48. This debut album was released in December 2001.

In August 2014, Ishikawa revealed that she is dating Ryoma Nogami, a baseball player who plays for the Saitama Seibu Lions. This is the first romance for Ishikawa. Rika Ishikawa is what is known as a Japanese idol singer. These people usually start working in the industry in their teenage years and are supposed to present an image of being very cute. They hold regular performances on stage in theaters. They meet and greet fans, and they are also supposed to dress up in a certain way. They also wear the traditional Japanese school girl uniforms. But one thing that they are not allowed to do when they are a member of these idol groups is to date someone romantically. Groups such as Morning Musume and AKB48 have a no dating policy. Rika Ishikawa has been in the entertainment industry since 2000 and she is still active and doing well. She is also one of the most beautiful Japanese pop music singers out there. I would say that Ishikawa has a more beautiful kind of look to her whereas singers like Ai Kago or Makoto Ogawa have more of a cute kind of look. Nonetheless, throughout its history, Morning Musume has had many popular Japanese idols and Rika Ishikawa is one of my favorites!