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.

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!

Mizuki Fukumura, Japanese idol singer for Morning Musume

Mizuki Fukumura is one of the youngest members of the Japanese idol group Morning Musume. She is a member of the group’s 9th generation. And she is very young too. And in honor of one of my classmates whose name is Mizuki, I have decided to write about another person with the same name. You could also say that Mizuki Fukumura is a Japanese singer and not use the word idol if you want to. So who really is Muzuki Fukumura?

Photo of Morning Musume member Mizuki Fukumura. Source: http://helloproject.wikia.com.

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This awesome photo of Mizuki is from her solo photo book. it was shot in Guam.

Mizuki Fukumura’s career in the entertainment business began in 2008 when she joined Hello! Project as a member of the unit called Hello! Pro Egg along with Rie Kaneko and Akari Takeuchi. On January 2, 2011, Mizuki made her Morning Musume debut along with three other winners of the audition: Erina Ikuta, Riho Sayashi, and Kanon Suzuki.

A beautiful slideshow of images from Mizuki Fukumura’s first photo book. You will love this!

Facts about Mizuki Fukumura

  • Born on October 30, 1996.
  • Her city of birth is Tokyo.
  • She is one of three children in her family. She has an older and younger brother.
  • Her height is listed at 165 centimeters.
  • She looks up to Momoko Tsugunaga and current member Sayumi Michishige. She also looks up to former member Eri Kamei as a role model.
  • She enjoys drawing as a hobby.
  • She does not like putting wrapping paper over plates.
  • She is unable to read the atmosphere.
  • Her favorite foods include tapioca and coconut milk.
  • She has released three photo books with other Morning Musume members and one solo photo book called Mizuki on May 15, 2013.
  • Motto for life: “Believe in people.”
  • Her favorite quote is “Whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”

 

Fukumura’s official Morning Musume color is hot pink. She says that her favorite artist is Ken Hirai. She is only one of five members to have joined Hello! Project first before joining Morning Musume. The others to have done this are Miki Fujimoto, Chinese born singer LinLin, Haruka Kudo, and Sakura Oda. Her favorite Morning Musume songs are Lemon Iro to Milk Tea and I Wish. She has many pets including a dog named Kurara. Her favorite spot to meet is the living room where her family gathers around. She has an unusual habit of chewing ice cubes. She is also known for eating egg based foods for breakfast. Fukumura became Morning Musume’s sub-leader with Haruna Iikubo when Reina Tanaka graduated from the group in May 2013.