Kaga Kaede (加賀楓) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a 13th generation member of Morning Musume. She first joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2012, and was introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ on December 9, 2012.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Kaga Kaede was born on November 30, 1999 in Chiba, Japan. At some point, her family moved to Tokyo.
2012[edit | edit source]
In summer 2012, Kaga auditioned for Morning Musume 11ki Member "Suppin Utahime" Audition for an opportunity to join Morning Musume, but did not pass.
Kaga joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2012 after successfully passing an audition to join the program. She was officially announced as a member on November 20, and was then formally introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ on December 9 alongside Kanazawa Tomoko, Ichioka Reina, Wada Sakurako, Kishimoto Yumeno, and Makino Maria.
2013[edit | edit source]
In January, Kaga began her Hello Pro Kenshuusei activities by participating as a back dancer in the Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu tour.
Beginning on April 20, Kaga was to perform in ℃-ute's 2013 spring tour, ℃-ute Concert Tour 2013 Haru ~Treasure Box~, however couldn't participate in the entire tour due to an injury and was replaced by Kaneko Rie.
Kaga participated as a back dancer in the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.
2014[edit | edit source]
From March 14 to March 23, Kaga participated in the Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan musical, along with Morning Musume OG members Yasuda Kei and Ogawa Makoto, and Hello! Pro Kenshuusei members Tanabe Nanami, Hamaura Ayano, Murota Mizuki, Yamagishi Riko, Sasaki Rikako, Yamaki Risa and Oura Hirona. On the opening day, the Hello Pro Kenshuusei single "Karen na Gasshoudan" was released to promote the musical.
On May 4, Kaga was the runner-up for the judge's dance award at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event, for her performance of SHALL WE LOVE? from Gomattou's only single .
From June 5 to June 15, Kaga participated in the musical LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- along with selected Morning Musume '14 members, S/mileage, and fellow trainees Tanabe Nanami and Sasaki Rikako. She played the role of Clematis, one of the followers of Princess Marguerite (played by Sato Masaki).
2015[edit | edit source]
In 2015, Kaga was featured in the music video for ℃-ute's 27th single "Tsugi no Kado wo Magare," released on April 1st, alongside Ichioka Reina, Yamagishi Riko and Horie Kizuki as back-dancers.
On May 4, Kaga won the best performance award with 509 votes at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "Love take it all".
2016[edit | edit source]
In 2016, Kaga participated as a member of the Hello Pro Kenshuusei opening acts in the Morning Musume '16 Concert Tour Haru ~EMOTION IN MOTION~, Juice=Juice LIVE MISSION 220 ~Code3 Special→Growing Up!~, ℃-ute 12 Nenme Totsunyuu Kinen ~℃-Fes! Part 1 9gatsu 5ka mo ℃-ute no Hi at Nippon Budokan~, and ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Aki ~℃OMPASS~.
On December 12, during the finale of Morning Musume '16's fall tour, she was announced as a member of the 13th generation alongside Yokoyama Reina. She and Yokoyama had their last performance as Hello Pro Kenshuusei members at the December 23 recital.
2017[edit | edit source]
On March 2, Kaga and Yokoyama began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members, titled Reversible Radio. They also began a radio show on April 6, titled Morning Musume '17 no Morning Diary, alongside the 12th generation members.
On November 30, Kaga celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '17 Kaga Kaede Birthday Event, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
2018[edit | edit source]
On April 19, Kaga was appointed as a tourism ambassador for Kaga Onsenkyo, a hot springs town in Ishikawa Prefecture that she shares the same kanji of her last name. In November 2017, the secretary of the Kaga Onsenkyo Tourism Agency saw a Morning Musume concert and afterwards wrote a tweet wondering if he could get Kaga on a future poster for the onsen. Fans started showing support with the hashtag "#加賀楓ポスタープロジェクト" (Kaga Kaede Poster Project) and sold out Kaga Onsenkyo of their red T-shirts when they held a booth at the Asobu. Kurasu. Sodateru. SATOYAMA & SATOUMI e Ikou 2018 on March 31 and April 1. The "Kaga Yontohaku 2018" campaign ran from the beginning of June 2018 to the end of March 2019 with Kaga appearing on posters and brochures.
On November 30, she celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '18 Kaga Kaede Birthday Event, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.
2019[edit | edit source]
On May 31, it was announced that Kaga would continue working as the tourism ambassador for Kaga Onsekyo for a second year, and she would appear on new posters and brochures for the "Kaga Yontohaku 2019" campaign starting on June 1.
On November 29, she celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '19 Kaga Kaede Birthday Event, featuring two shows at Mynavi BLITZ Akasaka.
2020[edit | edit source]
On January 10, Kaga starred in a commercial for the Kaga Onsenkyo Night Bar.
On July 12, she opened up an official Instagram account.
On October 2, it was announced that Kaga would continue working as the tourism ambassador for Kaga Onsekyo for a third year.
November 30, she will celebrate her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '20 Kaga Kaede Birthday Event with two shows at LANDMARK HALL. In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Kaga's father was the vocalist of The King of Metal Slime, a metal band, under the stage name Deb.
The following list are notable friendships Kaga Kaede has acquired:
- Yokoyama Reina: She is good friends with Yokoyama Reina in Morning Musume.
- Makino Maria: She is good friends with Makino Maria in Morning Musume.
- Sasaki Rikako: She gets along the best with ANGERME member Sasaki Rikako outside of Morning Musume.
- Nomura Minami: She gets along the best with Kobushi Factory member Nomura Minami outside of Morning Musume.
- Yamagishi Riko: She is good friends with Tsubaki Factory member Yamagishi Riko.
Kaga's given name, Kaede, means "maple" (楓). It was chosen because she was born in the fall.
- Kaedy (かえでぃー): Official nickname, given her since Hello Pro Kenshuusei. The nickname is also spelled as Kaedi (かえでぃ).
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Kaga Kaede (加賀楓)
- Nickname: Kaedy (かえでぃー)
- Birthdate: November 30, 1999
- Birthplace: Chiba, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 163 cm (5 ft 4.1 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Sagittarius
- Eastern Zodiac: Rabbit
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2012-11-20: Member
- Years in Morning Musume: 2 Years
- Morning Musume Member Color: Italian Red
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Other Groups:
- Hobbies: Karaoke, reading, listening to Hello! Project songs, watching anime
- Specialties: Trumpet, shodan in kendo
- Favorite Music Genre: Rock and anime songs
- Favorite Food: Natto, cucumbers, ground meat, hamburger stewed in demi-glace sauce
- Least Favorite Food: Anything spicy
- Favorite Subject: Cooking class
- Worst Subject: Social studies
- Favorite Color: Orange
- Favorite Sports: Kendo, foot race, football, martial arts
- Favorite School Lunch Item: Daikon miso soup
- Favorite Animal: Guinea pig
- Favorite Anime: Kyoukai no Kanata, Haikyuu!!, Shingeki no Kyojin
- Charm Point: Being an anime otaku
- Motto: Nanigoto mo tsukiru made! (何事も尽きるまで!; Do everything until the end!)
- Favorite Hello! Project Song: "One・Two・Three," "Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi," "Love take it all," "Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai", "Hana Moyou"
- Looks Up To: Sayashi Riho
Publications[edit | edit source]
- See also: List:Kaga Kaede Publications Featured In
Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]
Works[edit | edit source]
Theater[edit | edit source]
-  Nettai Danshi (熱帯男子)
-  Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki-
-  Nega Poji Poji
-  Pharaoh no Haka
-  Nettai Danshi (daily guest role)
-  Pharaoh no Haka ~Hebi Ou Sneferu~
-  Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 Gaiden ~Tasogare no Kamen~ (daily guest role)
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2013–2014] ~Onedari Entame!~ Hapi★Pure
- [2016–2019] The Girls Live
- [2019–2020] AI・DOL PROJECT (AI・DOL プロジェクト)
-  Hello Dream. (ハロドリ。)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
Internet[edit | edit source]
- [2013–] Hello! Project Station
-  Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Kenshuuchuu!
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2017–] tiny tiny
- [2018–] OMAKE CHANNEL
-  Hello Pro no Monohon!
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro Dance Gakuen
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
-  Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE 2019
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro ONE×ONE
-  Hello! Anison Bu
-  Hello Pro Live Jikkyou!
Magazines[edit | edit source]
- [2015.06.06] Top Yell
Radio[edit | edit source]
- [2017–2019] Reversible Radio (リバーシブルラジオ) (fanclub exclusive)
- [2017–] Morning Musume '19 no Morning Diary (モーニング娘。'19のモーニングダイアリー)
- [2018-] Morning Musume '19 no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。'19のモーニング女学院〜放課後ミーティング〜)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Kaga Kaede
- Gallery:Morning Musume 13th Generation
- List:Kaga Kaede Discography Featured In
- List:Kaga Kaede Publications Featured In
- List:Kaga Kaede Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Kaga Kaede Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
References[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Morning Musume Profile
- Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Profile (archived)
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Blogs:
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