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Ichii Sayaka
市井(いちい)紗耶香(さやか)
IchiiSayaka-Sept2017
Ichii Sayaka, September 2017
Name
Nicknames Sayarin (さやりん?)
Birth Info
Born December 31, 1983 (1983-12-31) (age 35)
Origin Chiba, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Capricorn Capricorn
Sizes
Height 158cm
Professional Info
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, Model
Years Active 1998–2003
2009–present
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (1998-2003)
Ranves (2009–2013)
Under Z Group (2014-2016)
Label zetima (1998–2003)
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSS, Petitmoni, Aoiro 7, OFR48
Morning Musume Info
Joined May 3, 1998
Generation 2nd Generation
Member Color       Teal
Debut Single Summer Night Town
Last Single Happy Summer Wedding
Graduated May 21, 2000
Time in Group 2 Years, 18 Days
Links
Website Ichii Sayaka Official Site
Blog Ameblo-favicon.png Ichii Sayaka Official Ameba Blog
Lineblog-favicon.png Ichii Sayaka Official LINE BLOG
Twitter Twitter_2012.svg @sayakaichii
Instagram Instagram_logo_2016.svg @sayakaichii
Other
Autograph

Ichii Sayaka (市井紗耶香) is a Japanese talent and former idol. She was a 2nd generation member of Morning Musume under Hello! Project, where she was also a member of the sub-group Petitmoni and the shuffle group Aoiro 7.

After her graduation from Morning Musume and Hello! Project in 2000, she formed the band Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSS a year later and also participated in the first album and concert of the Folk Songs series.

Ichii decided to retire from the entertainment industry in 2003, but made a return as a talent in 2009.

BiographyEdit

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Ichii Sayaka, 2016

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Ichii Sayaka, 2012

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Ichii Sayaka, May 2011

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1998Edit

Ichii Sayaka joined Morning Musume in May with fellow second generation members Yasuda Kei and Yaguchi Mari.

2000Edit

She left Hello! Project and Morning Musume after the single "Happy Summer Wedding" in May to continue her education.

2001Edit

In November, she performed in the concert FOLK DAYS Ichii Sayaka with Nakazawa Yuko released the album "FOLK SONGS" with Nakazawa Yuko.

2002Edit

In April, Ichii rejoined the music business as the vocalist of the band Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSS with guitarist Yoshizawa Naoki and Sharam Q keyboardist Taisei, who was also the producer of the group. Ichii also wrote lyrics for many of the band's songs.

2003Edit

In November, Ichii retired from the music business, disbanding Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSS as a result.

2004Edit

In May, Ichii married her former bandmate Yoshizawa Naoki, and gave birth to her first child in August.[1]

At some point between 2004 and 2009, Ichii gave birth to her second daughter.

2009Edit

In February, she joined Ranves Management agency.

On August 24, it was announced she would return to show business the next day, on which her official blog opened and an interview with FLASH magazine was published.[1]

On August 30, she returned to TV in a TBS show called Sunday Japan.

On September 5, she appeared as a model in Tokyo Girls Collection at Yoyogi Stadium. Her agency stated, "She's returning as a talent with a bright and cheerful character, cultivated by her time in Morning Musume, that anybody would love. In the future, she'll be an actor with special and rare talents." The FLASH interview revealed that her husband and her two children have supported her in her comeback decision. She's realized she can't be an idol anymore, and doesn't want to be a mama-dol either, and that she hasn't been in contact with Morning Musume members, but she would like to appear on TV shows with them.

2011Edit

On May 18, Ichii Sayaka was in a movie titled Ashita ni Kakeru Ai. Ichii commented, "I think it will be a heartwarming work that portrays love across generations." One of the themes of the film is encouraging the relief efforts of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Filming began on April 28 and the movie was released in China and Japan in the spring of 2012.

On June 14, it was announced that Ichii divorced her husband on May 23. Sayaka was dissatisfied with her husband's uncooperative attitude in raising their two daughters. She was also said to be frustrated with Yoshizawa when he quit being a guitarist and settled into a period where he had no work.

2012Edit

On August 25, she revealed she was married to a hairdresser, aged 37. The couple had registered their marriage on July 24. She also revealed she was in the early stages of her third pregnancy.

2013Edit

On March 2, Ichii gave birth to a baby boy.[2]

2014Edit

In April, Ichii revealed that she had submitted an application to the "Otona AKB48 Audition," an audition searching for limited time members over 30.[3] On April 14, she blogged that she had failed the audition.

On May 6, Ichii joined the idol group OFR48 (not related to AKB48). OFR48's full name is "Ofuro48," and was formed in 2011 with the concept of the members being bath house workers that you can go meet. She graduated from the group on August 31.[4]

2016Edit

In February, Ichii opened an official site.[5]

On November 10, Ichii announced that she was pregnant with her fourth child, due in spring 2017.[6][7]

2017Edit

In April, Ichii gave birth to a daughter.[8]

2018Edit

On June 15, it was announced that Ichii made an appearance at the Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2018 SUMMER concerts on August 4 and August 5 as part of a guest list featuring former Hello! Project members.[9] This was her first UP-FRONT PROMOTION-related activity in over 14 years. Unfortunately, her appearances were cut from the DVD and Blu-ray releases due to the arrest of Yoshizawa Hitomi, who Ichii had her only appearances with.[10]

2019Edit

Ichii once again performed as a guest in the Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2019 WINTER ~YOU & I~ concert on January 12 with Yaguchi Mari and Yasuda Kei.[11] Their appearance was included as bonus footage in DVD and Blu-ray releases of the tour, likely to make up for her and Yasuda both being cut from the releases for the Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2018 SUMMER tour.

On June 24, she announced that she would run as proportional representation candidate for the Constitutional Democratic Party in the 2019 House of Councillors election that will be held in July. Ichii, who is a mother of four children between ages 2 to 14, told reporters that she wants to deliver the voice of young mothers of a child-rearing generation.[12]

ProfileEdit

  • Stage/Birth Name: Ichii Sayaka (市井紗耶香)
  • Nickname: Sayarin (さやりん), Kaasan, Mother
  • Birth Date: December 31, 1983 (1983-12-31) (age 35)
  • Birth Place: Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 158 cm
  • Western Zodiac: Capricorn
  • Eastern Zodiac: Dog
  • Hobbies: Taking pictures
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 1998-05-03: Member
    • 2000-05-21: Graduated
  • Years in Morning Musume: 2 Years
  • Former Morning Musume Color: Teal
  • Groups:
  • Subgroups:
  • Shuffle Groups:

DiscographyEdit

Discography Featured InEdit

Morning Musume
Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSS
Petitmoni

Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSS
Petitmoni
Aoiro 7

Morning Musume
Petitmoni
Aoiro 7

PhotobooksEdit

Solo PhotobooksEdit

Selfphotobook

  1. [2002.10.02] self

BooksEdit

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  • [2013.12.20] Shisei Sayaka LOVE BASIC (市井紗耶香 LOVE BASIC) (Style book)

WorksEdit

MoviesEdit

  • [1998] Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~ (抱いてHOLD ON ME!)
  • [2000] Pinch Runner (ピンチランナー)
  • [2010] Nagoya MEN'S monogatari KNIGHTS & NOODLE (名古屋MEN'S物語 KNIGHTS&NOODLE)
  • [2012] Ashita ni Kakeru Ai (明日に架ける愛)
  • [2012] Daburu sukai (ダブルスカイ)

TV ShowsEdit

  • [1998-2000] ASAYAN
  • [2000] Morning Musume no Heso (モーニング娘。のへそ)
  • [2000] Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング)
  • [2000] Friday Night wa Onegai! Morning (フライデーナイトはお願い!モーニング)
  • [2011] Quiz! sentan tic (クイズ!先端tic)

TV DramasEdit

  • [2009] Sunday Japan
  • [2011] Pachinko Queen (パチンコクイーン・七瀬)
  • [2012] Kamijo reiko no jiken suiri 10 (上条麗子の事件推理10)

CommercialsEdit

  • [2003] Monster Farm 4 (モンスターファーム4)
  • [2010] POND'S Black Clean (POND'S ブラッククリーン)

RadioEdit

  • [1999-2000] Pucchimoni Driver (プッチモニダイバー)
  • [2002-2003] Sayaka Ichii RADIO DELUXIAN (市井紗耶香 RADIO DELUXIAN)
  • [2002-2003] SUPER STAR QR

TriviaEdit

  • She got her nickname 'Kaa-san' from Utaban due to her motherly nature in taking care of the members and her personality.
  • She is the third former Morning Musume member to graduate from both Morning Musume and Hello! Project. The first being Fukuda Asuka and the second being Ishiguro Aya.
  • She is the first former Morning Musume member to have divorced. The second former member to have divorced is Yaguchi Mari, who is from the same generation.
  • She is the third former Up-Front member to audition for an AKB48 group, the others being Kawashima Miyuki and Nakayama Nana.
  • She is the first former Morning Musume member to audition for an AKB48 group.
  • The main reason why she auditioned for Adult AKB48 is that she wanted to shine again. She wanted to challenge herself to shine on the stage again. She missed dancing and singing.
  • She and Tsuji Nozomi have the most children of any former Morning Musume members: four.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Fukuda Asuka

Youngest member of Morning Musume
1999

Succeeded by
Goto Maki

ReferencesEdit

External LinksEdit


Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSS
Former Members
Ichii Sayaka, Yoshizawa Naoki, Taisei
Singles
01, 02, 03, 04
Albums
C:BOX
Related Units
Morning Musume, Sharam Q


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