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Ishiguri Kanami (石栗奏美) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member of OCHA NORMA and a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido.

Prior to joining Hello! Project, she was a member of the idol group Team Crerekko! Jr. and its sub-unit PURE@DOLL.[1]


Ishiguri Kanami, April 2021

Ishiguri Kanami, December 2020

Ishiguri Kanami, June 2020

Ishiguri Kanami, March 2020

Ishiguri Kanami, December 2019

Ishiguri Kanami, September 2019

Ishiguri Kanami, June 2019

Ishiguri Kanami, June 2018

Ishiguri Kanami, March 2018

Ishiguri Kanami, June 2017

Early Life[]

Ishiguri Kanami was born on April 20, 2004 in Hokkaido, Japan.


Ishiguri was a member of Team Crerekko! Jr. and the sub-unit PURE@DOLL from 2013 until she graduated on January 22, 2014.[1][2]


She participated in the Hello! Project "Hokkaido Gentei" Member Audition.


On July 16, it was announced that the successful applicants of the Hello! Project "Hokkaido Gentei" Member Audition would join the newly established trainee branch, Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido.[3] Ishiguri was officially introduced as one of the first seven members on July 30 at the Hello! Project 2016 SUMMER ~Sunshine Parade~ concert in Sapporo alongside Oota Haruka, Sato Hikari, Kawano Minori, Kudo Yume, Kitagawa Ryo, and Yamazaki Mei.[4]


On May 6, she won a guest judge's award at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2018 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "Watashi no Nanni mo Wakacchanai".


Ishiguri participated in Morning Musume '19 LOVE Audition, but failed.

On May 4, Ishiguri won the Judge's singing award at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2019 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "Kimagure Princess".[5]

On July 11, she was one of the first five Hello Pro Kenshuusei and Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido members assigned to the rotational Hello Pro Kenshuusei Unit, who would perform in the Hello! Project 2019 SUMMER concert tour starting on July 13.[6][7]


On July 26, Ishiguri won the best performance award with a total of 1013 fan votes for her performance of "Resonant Blue" at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2020 ~Natsu no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.[8]


On March 7, it was announced at the end of the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2021 3gatsu ~Yell~ recital that Ishiguri would be joining a new Hello! Project group, with their formation being aimed by the end of the year.[9]

On December 12, Ishiguri was announced as a founding member of Hello! Project's new group OCHA NORMA.[10] In the following day, on December 13, she was promoted from Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido.


On February 9, it was announced that Ishiguri Kanami and Hello Pro Kenshuusei were absent from the February 11 Hello! Project 2022 Winter ~LOVE & PEACE~ shows due to Ishiguri and half of the Kenshuusei members being classified as a close contact to someone who was diagnosed positive with COVID-19.[11] She will be also absent from the February 12 and 13 events of OCHA NORMA FC Event 2022 ~OCHA NORMA no Ma~.[12]

Personal Life[]

She has a pet dog named RuRu (ルル).

As of April 2021, Ishiguri is currently in her second year of high school.

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Ishiguri Kanami:

  • Kanamin (かなみん): One of her nicknames as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido member.
  • Min-chan (みんちゃん): One of her nicknames as a OCHA NORMA member.


  • Special Skills: Classical ballet, dance, Reading and writing Kanji
  • Hobbies: Fishing, reading, watching Combat sports, collecting wood carved bears
  • Favorite Music Genre: J-Pop
  • Favorite Food: Hokkaido's toukibito chocolate
  • Favorite Sports: Classical ballet, skiing
  • Favorite Color: Orange
  • Charm Point: Ballet that she's learned for 5 years
  • Motto: Doryoku no ue ni hana ga saku (努力の上に花が咲く; Flowers bloom on top of effort)
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: Brainstorming, Oh my wish!, Romance ni Mezameru Mousou Joshi no Uta
  • Favorite ℃-ute song: Meguru Koi no Kisetsu[14]
  • Favorite ANGERME song: Taiki Bansei
  • Looks Up To: Kudo Haruka[15], Nonaka Miki, Sasaki Rikako

  • Works[]


    TV Programs[]



    • [2016–2020] Hello! to meet you!
    • [2020–2021] Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido no Hello! Real☆School (ハロプロ研修生北海道のHello! リアル☆スクール)
    • [2022–] OCHA NORMA Ishiguri Kanami no Hello! Real☆School (OCHA NORMA 石栗奏美のHello! リアル☆スクール)

    Music Videos[]


    • She is the tallest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido.
    • Her future goal is to appear in musicals and variety shows, or fishing shows. She also wants to have radio and modeling jobs.
    • She and fellow Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido member Sato Hikari were born only one day apart.
    • She said if she were to choose a career other than becoming an idol, she'd like to try being a flight attendant.
    • She studied ballet for 5 years.
    • She passed Kanji Kentei Level 2 when she was in her second year of middle school.[16]


    1. 1.0 1.1 "Teamくれれっ娘!Jr. PURE@DOLLメンバー昇格公開オーディションライブ" (in Japanese). Dosanko Idol Ouen Tai. 2013-07-21.
    2. "Teamくれれっ娘!ジュニア、石栗奏美に関する大切なお知らせ" (in Japanese). Dosanko Idol Ouen Tai. Originally posted by: Cradle Cradle co.,Ltd. Blog. 2014-07-23.
    3. "​「ハロプロ研修生北海道」始動のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-07-16.
    4. "ハロプロ「北海道限定」研修生7人初披露" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2016-07-31.
    5. "「Hello! Project 研修生発表会2019 ~春の公開実力診断テスト~」結果発表" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-05-07.
    6. "​ハロプロ研修生の新体制について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-07-11.
    7. "ハロプロ研修生の新体制について" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2019-07-11.
    8. http://www.helloproject.com/news/12197/
    9. "​ハロー!プロジェクト 新グループ結成のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-03-07.
    10. "ハロプロ新グループ「OCHA NORMA」誕生 メンバー10人活動開始で宮本佳林もエール「お茶の間から応援したい」" (in Japanese). modelpress. 2021-12-12.
    11. "「Hello! Project 2022 Winter~LOVE & PEACE~」2/11(金・祝) 仙台サンプラザ公演の開催について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2022-02-09.
    12. "「OCHA NORMA FCイベント2022 ~OCHA NORMAの間~」 2/12(土) 仙台PIT公演・2/13(日)東別院ホール公演出演者変更のお知らせ" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2022-02-09.
    13. September 2018 issue of BOMB gravure magazine.
    14. Stated during an MC at Naruchika 2017 ℃-ute on January 29, 2017.
    15. BOMB gravure magazine (September 2018)
    16. "第一試合 ゴングがなった〜 石栗奏美". Ocha Norma Official Blog. Ishiguri Kanami. 2021-12-28.

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