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Kanazawa Tomoko (金澤朋子) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member and the leader of Juice=Juice.[1] She is also a former member of the SATOYAMA & SATOUMI movement unit ODATOMO. She first joined Hello! Project as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member and was introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.[2]

Biography[]

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Early Life[]

Kanazawa Tomoko was born on July 2, 1995 in Saitama, Japan.

2012[]

In the summer, Kanazawa entered a DAM★Tomo contest for Chou HAPPY SONG (Single ver.) and won. She, along with her sister Fumiko and another girl, performed "Chou HAPPY SONG" with BeriKyuu at the Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2012 Natsu ~Wkwk Natsu no FAN Matsuri!~ show on August 18 at Nakano Sunplaza as the opening act.[3] Afterwards, Kanazawa auditioned for Ocean Music Award Shinjin Hakkutsu Audition 2012.[4] She sang ℃-ute's "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku." She made it to the final round, but eventually lost.[5] Following this audition, she was asked if she'd like to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei.

On November 20, it was announced that six new girls would be added to Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[4] Kanazawa was officially introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ alongside Kaga Kaede, Wada Sakurako, Kishimoto Yumeno, Ichioka Reina, and Makino Maria on December 9.[2]

2013[]

In January, Kanazawa began her Kenshuusei duties; she performed in the Hello! Project Viva! and Bravo! concerts.

On February 3, during the Bravo! concert in Fukuoka, it was announced that Kanazawa would debut in a new unit,  Juice=Juice, alongside Miyamoto Karin, Miyazaki Yuka, Takagi Sayuki, Otsuka Aina, and Uemura Akari.[6] Tsunku's comments regarding Kanazawa:

"One of the members of a group that took part in Berryz Kobo×℃-ute "Chou HAPPY SONG (Single ver.)" karaoke contest with DAM★Tomo. She stood out there with her smiles and singing and then she joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She has just joined so she's the designated star rookie."[7]

On March 5th, there was a fanclub event held for Kanazawa and Kishimoto Yumeno.

On June 13, Kanazawa appeared on Bayfm's ON8 radio show with Uemura Akari. This appearance was their first time appearing on the radio. The same day, it was announced that Kanazawa would be Juice=Juice's subleader.[1]

In November, Kanazawa and the other Juice=Juice members profiles were removed from the Hello Pro Kenshuusei website. In late November, Kanazawa blogged saying that she sprained her ankle.

2014[]

On March 13, it was announced that Kanazawa would be a member of a newly formed SATOYAMA movement unit called ODATOMO.

On May 2, her first e-Hello! DVD, Greeting ~Kanazawa Tomoko~ was announced, it is set to be released in late June.

On July 2, Kanazawa celebrated her 19th birthday. The special event was called Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2014, the event featured two performances in Tokyo at Tokyo FM Hall.

2015[]

On March 26, it was announced Kanazawa would become the new assistant on the radio show BAKUNAI, replacing Natsuyaki Miyabi.[8] She made her first appearance on April 3.

On July 2, Kanazawa celebrated her 20th birthday. The special event was called Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2015, the event featured two performances in Tokyo at Tokyo FM Hall.

2016[]

On January 25, Kanazawa announced that she was diagnosed with endometriosis. Her medication had been giving her sudden headaches, dizziness, and nausea, making her unable to participate in recent concerts and events. However, Kanazawa would continue activities while ongoing consultation with her doctor.[9][10]

On July 4, Kanazawa celebrated her 21st birthday at a special event titled Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2016. The event featured two performances in Kanagawa at CLUB CITTA.

On August 5, Kanazawa was appointed as the assistant ambassador of Miyoshi in Saitama Prefecture.[11] She would assist Yoshizawa Hitomi, who is Miyoshi's public relations ambassador.

2017[]

On March 15, it was announced that Kanazawa had joined the new unit Kamiishinaka Kana alongside Nakajima Saki, Ishida Ayumi, and Kamikokuryo Moe.[12]

On July 2, Kanazawa celebrated her 22nd birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2017. The event featured three performances at Tokyo Sogo Beauty School.

On July 14, Kanazawa released a digital song with Iikubo Haruna titled "Obaka Neko to Obaka Neko Baka no Uta".

2018[]

On February 5, Kanazawa, who has being acting as an assistant ambassador of Miyoshi since August 2016, was officially appointed as a public relations ambassador.[13][14]

On July 2, Kanazawa released her first solo photobook tomorrow. Then that evening, she celebrated her 23rd birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2018 at Yamano Hall.

On September 23, she was appointed with eight other OG and active Hello! Project members from Saitama Prefecture as Host City Special Supporters for Kumagaya during the Rugby World Cup 2019 hosted by Japan.[15][16]

2019[]

On April 27, the Fami Hello! PHOTOBOOK② was released, which includes Kanazawa's gravure that was originally published in a May 2017 issue of Weekly Famitsu.[17]

On June 12, in episode #293 of Hello! Project Station, it was announced that Kanazawa would become the new leader of Juice=Juice following Miyazaki Yuka's graduation on June 17.[18][19]

On June 13, she opened an official Instagram account.[20][21]

On July 2, Kanazawa celebrated her 24th birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2019, which featured two shows at Yamano Hall.

On August 16, she played in the eSports Dai Sankai Star Battle Championship as a member of Team JOY.[22]

On September 23, she announced that her own radio show, titled Kanazawa Tomoko no Vivid Midnight, would begin airing on October 5 on NACK5. Also, a different BEYOOOOONDS member would join her each week.[23][24]

On October 22, Kanazawa held a solo PR event in Miyoshi, titled Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Talk & Mini Live in Miyoshi-machi ~LOVE Miyoshi~, at Coppice Miyoshi (Miyoshi Town Culture Center).[25][26] A solo photobook, titled #Ii ne Miyoshi-machi, was first released at the event.[27]

2020[]

From January 27 to February 19, Kanazawa held her first solo live tour, the Kanazawa Tomoko LIVE 2020 ~Rose Quartz~, that spanned twelve performances in total at COTTON CLUB.[28] One of the new solo songs she performed, "Kiiroi Sen no Uchigawa de Narande Omachi Kudasai", was digitally released through iTunes on January 28 and Recochoku and mora on February 5.[29]

On July 21, Kanazawa Tomoko celebrated her 25th birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2020, which featured two shows at COTTON CLUB.[30] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

2021[]

On July 5, Kanazawa Tomoko celebrated her 26th birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2021 ~Phantom~, which featured two shows at Citizen Hall Omiya.[31] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

On September 15, it was announced that Kanazawa will be temporarily suspending all activities. Kanazawa was feeling unwell since the past week prior to the announcement, and after a visit to a doctor it was revealed it was due to her endometriosis, which she already had been taking medical treatment for. As her period of rest is currently planned for around three weeks, she will be absent from the "team Tsuki" concerts of the Hello! Project 2021 Aki "Zoku Kachou Fuugetsu" tour from September 23 to October 3.[32]

Personal Life[]

Kanazawa's father, Shuhei, is a 53 years old (as of April 2021) who works as a taxi driver. She has 4 siblings: her brother older by 3 years, Kazuyuki, who works in a paint shop; her sister younger by 2 years, Fumiko, who also entered a DAM★Tomo contest for "Chou HAPPY SONG (Single ver.)" and won, and twin sisters younger by 4 years.

She had a pet cat named Nekotaro a.k.a. Nuntun, who passed away in December 2017.[33] She also had a hamster named Nivea.[34] In July 2018, she adopted a pet kitten and named her Sui.[35]

During her junior high school years, she took archery. When Kanazawa debuted as a member of Juice=Juice in February 2013, she was a second year high school student. As of April 2014, she had graduated from high school.

Kanazawa's given name, Tomoko, was taken from actress Nakajima Tomoko.[36]

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Kanazawa Tomoko:

  • Kanatomo (かなとも): Official nickname, given her since joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei. Used by members and fans.
  • Rose Quartz (ローズクォーツ): Kanazawa has a line in "Iijiwaru Shinai de Dakishimete yo" where she sings “Watashi wa Rose Quartz”, which literally means “I’m a rose quartz.” Rose quartz is a type of pink gem stone that symbolizes beauty, love, etc., so fans started associating her with that name.
  • kntm: An acronym for Kanatomo, an abbreviation for Kanazawa Tomoko.
  • Tomo-chan (ともちゃん): Used by her classmates.
  • Tomo (とも/朋): Used by Miyazaki Yuka.
  • Kanazawara-san (かなざわらさん): Used by Matsunaga Riai.[37]

Profile[]

  • Hobbies: Appreciating movies, Singing
  • Specialty:  Rotating shoulders, PC typing
  • Strong Point: Good at taking care of people
  • Weak Point: When she goes beyond good at taking care of people, she becomes meddling.
  • Scared of: Ghosts
  • Miscellaneous Likes: action films, Glee
  • Favorite Food: Umeboshi, Cheesecake, Karikari Ume
  • Favorite Colors: White, black, pink, red
  • Favorite Animal: Sloth
  • Favorite Subject: Science (physics)
  • Favorite Hairstyle: Straight
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: "Over the Rainbow", "Heroine ni Narou ka!", "Yumemiru Fifteen", "VERY BEAUTY"
  • Looks Up To: Suzuki Airi, Tanaka Reina

  • Discography[]

    See also: List:Kanazawa Tomoko Discography Featured In

    Solo Songs[]

    Digital Songs[]

    Original Songs[]

    • [2020] Romantic Tabun Comedy (RomanticたぶんComedy)
    • [2020] Chippoke na Jibun (ちっぽけな自分)
    • [2020] Anata wo Omou Kaerimichi (あなたを思う帰り道)
    • [2020] Kono Mama Otona ni Nacchau no ka na (このまま大人になっちゃうのかな)

    Solo DVDs[]

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    Solo Fanclub DVDs[]

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    Publications[]

    See also: List:Kanazawa Tomoko Publications Featured in

    Solo Photobooks[]

    Works[]

    TV Programs[]

    TV Dramas[]

    Theater[]

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    Radio[]

    • [2013.10.03-] We are Juice=Juice
    • [2015.04.03-] BAKUNAI
    • [2019.10.05-] Kanazawa Tomoko no Vivid Midnight (金澤朋子のVivid Midnight)

    Internet[]

    Music Videos[]

    Trivia[]

    • She was in Hello Pro Kenshuusei a little less than three months before being placed in a group.
    • If she could join another group for a day, she would join Country Girls.
    • She is the only Juice=Juice member that didn't audition for Morning Musume or S/mileage, and is also the only member in her Hello Pro Kenshuusei generation who didn't audition for Morning Musume.
    • She is a fan of the idol group Fairies and attended their Sukkiri event in 2011. She is also close friends with Fairies member Hayashida Mahiro.
    • She says the source of her energy is from eating her beloved karikari ume (crunchy plum).
    • Tsunku once commented on Kanazawa: "She has an interesting voice. It's by no means a voice that goes well into the microphone, but it's noticeable. She also has a good vibrato. It really catches your ear. Everyone else thought so too, right? She has a round, friendly face. It's the sort of face that makes you think of sitting out on the porch in summer and eating cold noodles."
    • She can rotate her shoulders around.
    • She would like to cover "Memory Seishun no Hikari".
    • She considers herself a "my pace" kind of person.
    • She says that she is an indoors type of person, she likes when things are calm and laid back.
    • Every month she has an objective, and every month she reflects on the previous month.
    • She has bad eyesight and wears contact lenses.[38]
    • Her favorite characters are Maimero, and Kikilala.
    • She uses Asience shampoo, and prefers to part her bangs precisely rather than loosely.
    • She once said on her blog: "Getting used to new environments can be tough but if you deal with the hard times surely fun times will come along, and if you can put aside a little time each day for a little happiness, your eyes will focus on that time."
    • She considers the internet a wonderful miracle because it ties the whole world together.
    • In Anikan R Yan Yan!! magazine, the Juice=Juice members were asked what animal is like Kanazawa, Uemura Akari compared her to a white tiger, Takagi Sayuki compared her to a rhinoceros, Miyazaki Yuka compared her to a bear, Otsuka Aina compared her to a deer and Miyamoto Karin compared her to a 'cute frog'.
    • In a magazine, when the Juice=Juice members were asked "what member is scary when they're angry?", both Miyazaki Yuka and Uemura Akari said Kanazawa.
    • Juice=Juice members joke that Kanazawa's middle name is "Rose Quartz" because of her line "Watashi wa rose quartz" (I'm a rose quartz) in "Ijiwaru Shinai de Dakishimete yo".
    • Miyazaki Yuka says that Juice=Juice's selling point is Kanazawa.
    • She says that she isn't good at public speaking.
    • When watching Western movies, she prefers subtitles rather than Japanese dub.
    • She has said that if she were a guy, she would be into feminine girls like Miyazaki Yuka and Miyamoto Karin.
    • Fukumura Mizuki and Suzuki Kanon think Kanazawa is the coolest Hello! Project member.
    • She thinks she can't beat Tsugunaga Momoko's character nature.
    • She is the current Hello! Project member with the most siblings, with four.
    • Kanazawa's favorite maid cafe is @home cafe in Akihabara.[39] She visited the cafe for the first time on November 29, 2016, after seeing it featured on TV several times, and got to meet her favorite maid hitomi.[40] On July 2, 2017, hitomi appeared as a guest in all three shows of Kanazawa's 22nd birthday event.[41] Kanazawa's other favorite maid is Chimu, a "super premium maid" she first met in September 2017 on a day hitomi was not working.[42] On January 7, 2018, Chimu and another @home cafe maid named Kanipan went to see a Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2018 WINTER concert and met Kanazawa backstage.[43]

    See Also[]

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Takagi Sayuki
    Oldest Member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei
    December 9, 2012 - November 18, 2013
    Succeeded by
    Kaneko Rie
    Preceded by
    First
    Sub-leader of Juice=Juice
    June 13, 2013 - June 17, 2019
    Succeeded by
    Takagi Sayuki
    Preceded by
    Miyazaki Yuka
    Leader of Juice=Juice
    June 18, 2019 - present
    Succeeded by
    Incumbent
    Preceded by
    Miyazaki Yuka
    Oldest member of Juice=Juice
    June 18, 2019 - present
    Succeeded by
    Incumbent
    Preceded by
    First
    Leader of NEXT YOU
    2015 - 2016
    Succeeded by
    Incumbent
    Preceded by
    Wada Ayaka
    Oldest member of Hello! Project
    June 18, 2019 - present
    Succeeded by
    Incumbent

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