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Kawamura Ayano (川村文乃) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a 6th generation member and sub-leader of ANGERME. She initially joined Hello! Project as an Hello Pro Kenshuusei member on August 17, 2016.

Prior to joining Hello! Project, she was active as both a soloist, and as a member of the idol group Hachikin Girls.


Kawamura Ayano, November 2021

Kawamura Ayano, June 2021

Kawamura Ayano, August 2020

Kawamura Ayano, November 2019

Kawamura Ayano, July 2019

Kawamura Ayano, May 2019

Kawamura Ayano, April 2019

Kawamura Ayano, October 2018

Kawamura Ayano, May 2018

Kawamura Ayano, December 2017

Kawamura Ayano, July 2017

Kawamura Ayano, June 2017

Kawamura Ayano, March 2017

Kawamura Ayano, September 2016

Early Life[]

Kawamura Ayano was born on July 7, 1999 in Kochi, Japan.


In July 2008, Kawamura starred in Imagine Musical's production of Little Women. She also starred in their production of Anne of Green Gables in August 2009.

On November 24, 2009, Kawamura was appointed as Kochi Prefecture's Osakana PR Ambassador.[1] She released her major debut CD "Osakana Tengoku 2010" on December 9, which was a cover of the 1991 campaign song.

In June 2010, Kawamura was also appointed as a Kochi Prefecture Tourism Envoy alongside the local Kochi idol group Hachikin Girls,[2] thus appearing and performing at many PR events and joint lives with the group.


In March 2011, Kawamura portrayed Puck in Gekidan Humanite's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.[3]

On April 17, 2011, after performing at joint lives with group for the past year and participating in the Hachikin Girls Member Audition,[4] Kawamura became a full member of Hachikin Girls.[5]

On May 2, 2015, Kawamura modelled in the TSC Tokyo Shibuya Collection Spring & Trial Stage.[6]

In July 2015, she starred in Shizu☆Geki's stage play Susume! Harukawa Joshi Koukou 2 -Harujo no Nana Fushigi-, alongside former ℃-ute member Arihara Kanna.[7]


On February 28, the first episode of Yamishiba that featured Kawamura's voice acting aired.[8]

In early 2016, she participated in the Morning Musume '16 Shinseiki Audition, but failed.[9]

On June 6, Kawamura announced that she would be graduating from Hachikin Girls in order to pursue a dream she had since a young age.[10] On June 12, Kawamura graduated from Hachikin Girls.[11]

On August 17, it was announced on the Hello! Project website that Kawamura had joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, alongside Yokoyama Reina, Yoshida Marie, Nishida Shiori, Yamazaki Yuhane and Hashisako Rin.[12] She was introduced at Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2016 9gatsu ~SINGING!~ on September 4.

From November 3 to November 30, Kawamura participated in the Engeki Joshibu musical Nega Poji Poji.


On March 25 and 26, she participated in the annual Asobu. Kurasu. Sodateru. SATOYAMA & SATOUMI e Ikou 2017 event, as well as Hello! Project Hina Fes 2017.

From January 5 to January 9, Kawamura participated as the opening act and a back-up dancer during the ℃-ute Shinshun Concert 2017 ~℃OMPASS~.

Kawamura was featured in both ℃-ute's "To Tomorrow" and Juice=Juice's "Jidanda Dance" music videos as a back-up dancer.

On May 5, at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~, there was a surprise announcement that she would debut alongside Ichioka Reina and Dambara Ruru in the near future.[13][14]

From June 2 to June 11, Kawamura participated in Pharaoh no Haka, an Engeki Joshibu musical starring Morning Musume '17.

On June 26, through a special episode of Hello! Project Station, it was announced that she would be joining ANGERME alongside Funaki Musubu as 6th generation members.[15] They began performing with the group in the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER concert tour.[16][17]

On August 11, Kawamura and the four other members promoted from Hello Pro Kenshuusei released a digital song titled "Gobaku ~We Can't Go Back~".

On October 19, Kawamura and Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)'s Arai Manami were appointed as the cheer ambassadors for migration to Saijo, Ehime Prefecture.[18]

On December 22, Kawamura released the digital song "Zouni de Kenkashiten ja Nee yo" with Miyazaki Yuka and Makino Maria.


On July 11, Kawamura celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Kawamura Ayano Birthday Event 2018, featuring two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.


On March 25, Kawamura announced that she and Maeda Kokoro both became members of the Hello! Project Mobile advertising department and the monthly exclusive radio program Hello! Project Mobile Sendenkaigi, joining current members Nonaka Miki and Ogata Risa.[19]

On May 25, during the ANGERME Concert Tour 2019 Haru ~Rinnetenshou~ night performance in Chiba, it was announced that Kawamura would become ANGERME's new sub-leader following Wada Ayaka's graduation on June 18.[20][21]

On July 7, she released her first solo photobook, titled Ayano.[22]

On July 9, Kawamura celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Kawamura Ayano Birthday Event 2019, which featured two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.


On July 12, she opened up an official Instagram account.

On September 25, she celebrated her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Kawamura Ayano Birthday Event 2020 with two shows at COTTON CLUB.[23] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

On September 26, a show personally produced by Kawamura aired at 9:30 JST on TV Asahi Channel 1 as her prize for winning MVP at Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!".[24] It was titled ANGERME no Kekkyoku wa LOVE desho!!.[25]

On November 4, it was announced that Kawamura had been appointed the "Yuzu Activity Ambassador" for the Marugoto Kochi store in her hometown of Kochi Prefecture. The campaign ran from November 4 to December 21, and featured the release of a special yuzu gelato with a character of her design on the packaging.[26][27]


On January 28, she was appointed as the special envoy for tourism in the Kochi Prefecture.[28]

On February 17, it was announced that Kawamura Ayano had been appointed as the public relations ambassador for Kochi City.[29]

On February 22, she was appointed as the image character for the NHK Kochi Broadcasting Station's disaster prevention campaign, "Sono Hi wo Minna de Ikinobiru".[30]

On July 14, she celebrated her 22nd birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Kawamura Ayano Birthday Event 2021 with two shows at KT Zeep Yokohama.[31] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

On July 28, it was announced that Kawamura, along with Uemura Akari and Ogata Risa, would be featured in Matsubara Takeshi's new single, "Kaze no Bouquet". The single is expected to be released on September 29th.[32]


On June 21, it was announced that Kawamura Ayano and Hirayama Yuki had both been diagnosed with COVID-19. They both performed PCR tests after Kamikokuryo Moe's diagnosis, and received a positive result. Kawamura Ayano has no symptoms, while Hirayama Yuki is experiencing fever and sore throat. All three of them are in stable condition, and are getting treatment under the instruction of the medical institutions. Though the other seven members of ANGERME are considered close contacts, they show no symptoms.[33]

On July 20, she celebrated her 23rd birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Kawamura Ayano Birthday Event 2022 with two shows at Tower Hall Funabori.[34] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

Personal Life[]

She has an older brother.

When Kawamura joined ANGERME, she was in her last year of high school. On March 17, 2018, Kawamura announced that she graduated from high school and had decided not to go to university.[35]

The following list are notable friendships Kawamura Ayano has acquired:

The following list are nicknames that have been used to refer to Kawamura Ayano:


  • Special Skills: Judging bonito/skip jack tuna, Peeling mandarins
  • Hobbies: Finding new streets, and riding the bus and train
  • Favorite Music Genre: "Hello! Project"
  • Favorite Food: Tuna sashimi
  • Favorite Sports: Tennis, marathons
  • Charm Points: Her big eyes, her smile, dressing
  • Motto: Akirameru Yori mo Kodawari Nuku (諦めるよりもこだわり抜く)
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: "Moshimo..."
  • Favorite ANGERME songs: "Kimi Dake ja nai sa...friends", "Kakugo Shite!"
  • Favorite Juice=Juice songs: Jouro, "Tick-Tock Watashi no Shun"
  • Looks Up To: Kudo Haruka, Miyamoto Karin, Funaki Musubu

  • Discography[]

    Main article: Kawamura Ayano/Discography

    Solo Fanclub DVDs[]


    Main article: Kawamura Ayano/Publications

    Solo Photobooks[]




    TV Programs[]


    • [2016] Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (闇芝居) (Season 3)



    • [2008] Sekisui House Kochi Yoga-hen (積水ハウス高知ヨガ編)
    • [2008] JA Bank Kochi (JAバンク高知)
    • [2010] Sakana Chikara Kouchi Kara Kochi no Osakana Ippai Tabeyou Campaign (サカナチカラコウチカラ 高知のおさかないっぱい食べようキャンペーン)
    • [2010] Kochi wa Osakana Tengoku Campaign (高知はおさかな天国キャンペーン)


    • [2017–2019] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Fridays)
    • [2019–] Hello! Project Mobile Sendenkaigi (ハロ!モバ宣伝会議) (Hello! Project Mobile exclusive)

    Music Videos[]


    • Kawamura had Morning Musume listed as her favorite artists on her Hachikin Girls profile before it was removed.[37]
    • She is a Kudo Haruka fan and wore her T-shirt when she co-hosted a fan talk event at the Hello Pro Shop in Akihabara on April 23, 2016.[38]
    • During her time in Hachikin Girls, she would broadcast herself singing karaoke to Hello! Project songs on Showroom.
    • Her future goal is to hold concerts all over the world and appear on TV.
    • She is left-handed and wants to make a unit called Southpaws with left-handed members of Hello Project.[39]
    • She began attending dance lessons (jazz, hip-hop, tap, ballet) in 2007 through second grade, after wanting to stand in the front row of her yosakoi team.
    • She was a cheerleader for the Kochi Fighting Dogs baseball team in 2008.
    • She became interested in becoming an idol after watching the "Kirarin ☆ Revolution" anime.
    • She made it to the final stage of the 2009 Shugo Chara! audition.
    • She met fellow ANGERME member Sasaki Rikako at a 2012 local idol event in Harajuku, prior to either joining Hello! Project.
    • She was a model in the TSC Tokyo Shibuya Collection Spring & Trial Stage on May 2, 2015.
    • She particularly likes the ℃-ute song "Kimi no Senpou" because she thinks the spoken parts are cute.

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Takeuchi Akari
    (with Nakanishi Kana)
    Sub-leader of ANGERME
    June 19, 2019 – Present
    (with Nakanishi Kana, 2019)
    Succeeded by


    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20140427193358/http://www.horizonjapan.co.jp/osakanatengoku/
    2. "ゆかた☆" (in Japanese). Kochi Prefecture Osakana PR Ambassador Kawamura Ayano Blog. 2010-06-25.
    3. "いよいよー☆" (in Japanese). Kochi Prefecture Osakana PR Ambassador Kawamura Ayano Blog. 2011-03-09.
    4. "はちきんガールズ メンバーオーディション" (in Japanese). Kochi Prefecture Tourism Envoys "Hachikin Girls" Official Blog. 2011-01-12.
    5. "はちきんガールズ メンバーオーディション終了! " (in Japanese). Kochi Prefecture Tourism Envoys "Hachikin Girls" Official Blog. 2011-04-18.
    6. "川村あやの単独出演決定!5月2日(土)TOKYO FM HALL@東京" (in Japanese). Hachikin Girls Staff Blog. 2015-04-23.
    7. "栞菜、前田美里らの舞台「進め!春川女子高校2~ハルジョの七不思議~」が上演中!" (in Japanese). Girls News. 2015-07-10.
    8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamishibai:_Japanese_Ghost_Stories
    9. https://ameblo.jp/angerme-ss-shin/entry-12579272075.html
    10. "はちきんガールズ 「川村あやの」卒業! 「梶原妃菜子」は長期休養へ" (in Japanese). lopi・lopi. 2016-06-08.
    11. https://twitter.com/hachikin_girls/status/741916492933914626
    12. "ハロプロ研修生に新メンバーが加入!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-08-17.
    13. "Hallo!Project研修生発表会2017〜春の公開実力診断テスト〜" (in Japanese). Kumai Yurina Official Blog. 2017-05-05.
    14. Hirose Ayaka. "涙、涙に包まれて。、大好き♡広瀬彩海" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2017-05-05.
    15. "ハロ!ステ号外 ~ハロー!プロジェクト2017新体制決定スペシャル~" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2017-06-26.
    16. "ハロー!プロジェクト 新体制について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-06-26.
    17. "[EN] Concerning the new organization in Hello! Project." UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-06-26.
    18. "アンジュルム川村文乃とアップアップガールズ(仮)新井愛瞳が「えひめ西条!移住応援大使」に就任!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-10-20.
    19. Kawamura Ayano. "☆ハロ!モバ新入部員☆川村文乃" (in Japanese). ANGERME Member Official Blog. 2019-03-25.
    20. https://twitter.com/angerme_upfront/status/1132275601983721473
    21. Kawamura Ayano. "☆サブリーダー☆川村文乃" (in Japanese). ANGERME Member Blog. 2019-05-25.
    22. "川村文乃(アンジュルム)ファースト写真集「Ayano」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-06-06.
    23. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「アンジュルム 川村文乃バースデーイベント2020」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2020-08-21.
    24. https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ch/sphone/variety/0443/
    25. https://twitter.com/tvasahi_cs/status/1293472557211873280?s=21
    26. https://www.marugotokochi.com/event/yuzukatsu/2020/
    27. http://www.helloproject.com/news/12531/
    28. https://twitter.com/angerme_upfront/status/1354756532898938883?s=21
    29. "アンジュルム 川村文乃「高知市PR大使」就任" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-02-17.
    30. "アンジュルム川村文乃「NHK高知放送局防災キャンペーン」イメージキャラクターに決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-02-22.
    31. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「アンジュルム 川村文乃バースデーイベント2021」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2021-06-01.
    32. 植村あかり(Juice=Juice)・川村文乃(アンジュルム)が、小片リサと共に松原健之の新曲「風のブーケ」に参加決定!! (in Japanese) Hello! Project Official Site. 2021.07.28
    33. "アンジュルム 川村文乃 平山遊季 新型コロナウイルス感染に関する報告" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2022-06-21.
    34. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「アンジュルム 川村文乃バースデーイベント2022」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2022-06-06.
    35. Kawamura Ayano. "✿十人十色ラスト&高校卒業✿川村文乃" (in Japanese). ANGERME Member Official Blog. 2018-03-17.
    36. "63.遊☆横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-04-04.
    37. "川村 あやの(カワムラ アヤノ)" (in Japanese). Hachikin Girls Official Homepage. (Archived)
    38. "ハロプロ愛を語りつくすハロショトークに、大森望&川村あやの(はちきんガールズ)が出席。『50代からのアイドル入門』をネタに大盛り上がり" (in Japanese). Stereo Sound Online. 2016-05-14.
    39. http://www.hello-online.org/index.php?app=helloapp&CODE=article&topic=3376

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