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Kobayashi Azusa
Kobayashi Azusa, 2013
Background Information
Also Known As Azu (あず?)
Born January 30, 1977 (1977-01-30) (age 42)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type AB
Zodiac Sign Aquarius Aquarius
Height 157cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, actress, model
Years Active 1992-present
Associated Acts Country Musume
Country Musume Information
Joined April 27, 1999
Debut Single Futari no Hokkaido
Last Single Futari no Hokkaido
Left August 23, 1999

Kobayashi Azusa (小林梓) is a Japanese singer, model, cosplayer and actress. She was a member of the Hello! Project group Country Musume but only for their first single, Futari no Hokkaido.

She left Country Musume after the death of fellow member Yanagihara Hiromi, saying the pain of the loss was "too great". Later it was speculated that the real reason she left was because 'adult' pictures of her had surfaced. A month after her departure she began to release adult photobooks under the name Morita Hiromi (森田ひろみ). Until 2008, she also went by the name Hayashi Karin (林華鈴).

In 2013, she made her comeback as a singer by releasing a mini-album, Distance, under her real name Kobayashi Azusa.


January 2013


Kobayashi Azusa, December 2011


Kobayashi Azusa, December 2011


Kobayashi Azusa


  • Stage Names: Hayashi Karin (林華鈴), Morita Hiromi (森田ひろみ)
  • Real Name: Kobayashi Azusa (小林梓)
  • Nickname: Azu (あず)
  • Birth Date: January 30, 1977 (1977-01-30) (age 42)
  • Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Height: 157cm
  • Hello! Project Group:
  • Other groups:
    • Mysterious Roses (2014–)

  • Hobbies: Playing with animals, fantasies costume, art and doll collecting
  • Specialties: Dressmaking, milking, riding
  • Likes: dogs and cats (in general Pachi), Dolls, and Gothic Costumes
  • Favorite colors: Pink, white, red, black

Singles Participated InEdit

Country MusumeEdit




Event Singles
  • [2015.11.18] My daughter



  • [2007.8]  Rozen〜Blome Gloke〜
  • [20XX.XX.XX] Meido Karutetto (メイドかるてっと)


  • Again4
  • Bishoujo Shampoo
  • Kimura Kamera


  • She is the producer of the idol group AISHING FAIRY.
  • She collects dolls.
  • She loves the brand Girl's Obsession COS & Alt.

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by

Leader of Country Musume

Succeeded by
Toda Rinne

External LinksEdit