Main article: Kobushi Factory
|Members (altogether): 8|
Current members: 5
This page consists of basic information about current and former members of the J-pop group Kobushi Factory.
All members joined the group on January 2, 2015 and they were part of Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
List of MembersEdit
|Date Joined||Member Color||Notes|
|August 4, 1999|
|Kanagawa||O||January 2, 2015|
Former NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei member (2011-2014)
|February 10, 2000|
|April 26, 2000|
|March 8, 2001|
|July 17, 2001|
|Former NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei member (2013-2014)|
|Date Joined||Member Color||Date Left / Graduated||Notes|
|March 4, 1999|
|Aichi||B||January 2, 2015|
|July 6, 2017||Sub-leader|
|March 27, 2000|
|September 6, 2017|
|July 21, 2000|
|December 6, 2017|
|Leader||Period of time||Sub-Leader||Period of time|
|Hirose Ayaka||March 8, 2015 – Present||Fujii Rio||March 8, 2015 – July 6, 2017|
|None||July 7, 2017 - Present|
Each Kobushi Factory member has their own color for outfits and merchandise to distinguish between each member.
Heritage Members ColorsEdit
|Red||Not in use||Ogawa Rena (2015-2017)|
|Orange||Not in use||Taguchi Natsumi (2015-2017)|
|Mustard||Not in use||Fujii Rio (2015-2017)|
|Royal Blue||Nomura Minami|
|Member||Tenure||Time in group|
|Hirose Ayaka||January 2, 2015 - Present||5 Years, 0 Months, 16 Days|
All names in BOLD are current members.
- Hirose Ayaka, Nomura Minami, Hamaura Ayano, Wada Sakurako and Inoue Rei: 5 Years, 0 Months, 16 Days
- Taguchi Natsumi: 2 Years, 11 Months, and 4 Days
- Ogawa Rena: 2 Years, 8 Months, and 4 Days
- Fujii Rio: 2 Years, 6 Months, and 4 Days
Members Single CountEdit
|Member||Debut Single||Last Single||Single Count|
|Hirose Ayaka||Nen ni wa Nen / Survivor||Present||8 Singles|
|Fujii Rio||Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa / Ee ja nai ka Ninja nai ka||5 Singles|
|Date||Member(s)||Total Members||Age Average||Singles Released with Line-up|
|January 2, 2015|
|Group formation. Founding members include Fujii Rio, Hirose Ayaka, Nomura Minami, Ogawa Rena, Hamaura Ayano, Taguchi Natsumi, Wada Sakurako, and Inoue Rei.||8||14.75-17.17||Nen ni wa Nen / Survivor, Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.), Sakura Night Fever / Chotto Guchoku ni! Chototsumoushin / Osu! Kobushi Tamashii, Samba! Kobushi Janeiro / Bacchikoi Seishun! / Ora wa Ninkimono, Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa / Ee ja nai ka Ninja nai ka|
|July 6, 2017||Fujii Rio leaves.||7||17.01-17.18||None|
|September 6, 2017||Ogawa Rena graduates.||6||17.13-17.38||None|
|December 6, 2017||Taguchi Natsumi leaves.||5||17.38-||Kore Kara da! / Ashita Tenki ni Naare, Kitto Watashi wa / Naseba Naru, Oh No Ounou / Haru Urara|
- Kobushi Factory and Tsubaki Factory are currently the only Hello! Project groups consisting of members only from Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- All the members are born between 1999 and 2001, making this the first group to have all members born after Hello! Project's formation.
- Kobushi Factory has the shortest age gap between the oldest and youngest member of the group (2 years and 4 months) out of current Hello! Project groups.