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Okamura Homare (岡村ほまれ) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a 15th generation member of Morning Musume.

Biography[]

Okamura Homare, December 2020

Okamura Homare, January 2020

Okamura Homare, July 2019

Early Life[]

Okamura Homare was born on May 9, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to entering the Morning Musume '19 LOVE Audition, she was a model for the girls fashion brand JENNI from at least 2014 to 2017[1][2][3] and for the teens fashion brand INGNI First in 2018.[4]

Okamura was also enrolled in the dance school Tamakko Bubbles, through which she was cast as a dancer in a TV commercial for the "Kotabe" souvenir by Otabe, a Kyoto confectionery company, in November 2015.[5][6][7]

From April 28 to May 6, 2018, she performed in Geo company's stage production Lovelys ~Kimi no Mayoi Michi~ in Team Yume as the character Kuno Risako.[4][8][9]

2019[]

On June 22, she was announced as a winner of the Morning Musume '19 LOVE Audition and would join Morning Musume '19 as a 15th generation member alongside Kitagawa Rio and Yamazaki Mei.[10][11] They were introduced on stage during the Hello! Project 2019 SUMMER concert tour from July 13 and would begin performing with the group in the Morning Musume '19 Concert Tour Aki.[12]

On August 28, Kitagawa, Okamura, and Yamazaki held their debut fanclub event, Morning Musume '19 15ki Member FC Event, at Yamano Hall.

On August 30, it was announced that Okamura was diagnosed with an L4 lumbar facet joint injury. Due to the affected area needing two weeks of rest, she was only be able to participate in the MCs of the remaining Hello! Project 2019 SUMMER concerts on August 31 and September 1.[13]

On September 5, the 15th generation members began a fanclub-exclusive web talk show, titled Three stations.[14]

2020[]

On July 10, she released her first visual photobook, Homare.[15]

On August 6, she celebrated her 15th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '20 Okamura Homare Birthday Event with two shows at LANDMARK HALL.[16] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

2021[]

On March 10, it was announced that Okamura was diagnosed with sudden hearing loss. She complained about poor health conditions in the past week and was diagnosed with sudden hearing loss after a consult with a doctor on March 9. As she will need to avoid work that involves loud sounds, she will be absent from the March 14 and 21 concerts of the Hello! Project 2021 Haru "Kachou Fuugetsu" tour and from the Hello! Project Hina Fes 2021.[17] After consulting with a doctor, it was announced that she would be absent for concerts through May 30 so she can continue treatment and refrain from work that involves loud sounds.[18] She will gradually resume other activities.

On June 3, an update on Hello! Project's website announced that Okamura will be resuming activities and will be performing in the upcoming Hello! Project 2021 summer tour, scheduled to start in July, since her symptoms have subsided and the doctor has given her the permission to resume activities involving loud sounds.[19]

On July 28, she celebrated her 16th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '21 Okamura Homare Birthday Event with two shows at LANDMARK HALL.[20] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

Personal Life[]

When Okamura joined Morning Musume, she was in her second year of middle school. As of April 2021, she is currently attending her first year of high school.

Here is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Okamura Homare:

The following list are notable friendships Okamura Homare has acquired:

Profile[]

  • Hobbies: Collecting stationery, collecting cute things
  • Special Skills: Tap dance[24]
  • Favorite Music Genre: J-pop
  • Favorite Sports: Dancing, swimming
  • Motto: Shikatte kureru hito wo motsu koto wa ookina koufuku dearu. (叱ってくれる人を持つことは大きな幸福である。; Having someone to talk to is a great happiness.)
  • Favorite Food: Meat,[12] beef tongue[25]
  • Favorite Morning Musume Songs: "One・Two・Three"[26]
  • Looks Up To: Sato Masaki[12], Murota Mizuki

  • Publications[]

    See also: List:Okamura Homare Publications Featured In

    Solo Photobooks[]

    Works[]

    Theater[]

    • [2018] Lovelys ~Kimi no Mayoi Michi~ (ラブリーズ~君の迷い道~)

    Commercials[]

    • [2015] Otabe "Kotabe" (おたべ「こたべ」)

    TV Programs[]

    Internet[]

    Radio[]

    • [2019–] 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〜)
    • [2019–] Three stations (fanclub exclusive)

    Trivia[]

    • She shares the same surname with former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Okamura Rise and BEYOOOOONDS member Okamura Minami.
    • She has been dancing since she was 6 years old and has learned tap dance and ballet.[27][28]
    • In the 2018 stage play Lovelys ~Kimi no Mayoi Michi~, Okamura performed in the same team as Kanemitsu Honoka, who is the older sister of Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Kanemitsu Ruru.[8]
    • When she joined Morning Musume, she said in an interview that her favorite song is "One・Two・Three" because Sayashi Riho was really cool as the center. She also stated that her desire was to be able to sing well in front of large audiences.[26]
    • She was a fan of Hello! Project before entering the Morning Musume '19 LOVE Audition. She first learned about Hello! Project by getting hooked on watching videos of S/mileage on YouTube. After that, she started seeing ANGERME lives, but she did not have the courage to enter auditions at the time. When Morning Musume opened the audition for 15th generation members, she decided to take a chance and enter.[21]
    • She thought she had failed the audition because she made a singing mistake in the final examination.[24]
    • She loves collecting goods of the character Kokin-chan from Anpanman.[29]
    • She and fellow 15th generation member Yamazaki Mei are the first Morning Musume members to be born after all the original members had graduated from the group.

    See Also[]

    References[]

    1. https://twitter.com/wota_son59/status/1142361170168254464
    2. "コーディネイトコンテスト特別賞" (in Japanese). JENNI. 2014. (Archived)
    3. "LOVE♥ピンナップガール フォトコンテスト" (in Japanese). JENNI. 2017-02-13. (Archived)
    4. 4.0 4.1 "舞台にモデルにレッスンに❗" (in Japanese). Tamakko Bubbles Blog. 2018-04-11. (Archived)
    5. "京都の可愛いお土産「こたべ」ちゃんのCM..." (in Japanese). Tamakko Bubbles (via Facebook). 2015-11-09.
    6. "こたべCM" (in Japanese). Tube Shuu (via YouTube). 2015-11-03.
    7. "こたべCMメイキング" (in Japanese). Tube Shuu (via YouTube). 2015-11-03.
    8. 8.0 8.1 https://twitter.com/natsumikan_1011/status/968367255531737089
    9. "Lovelys" (in Japanese). Geo company. (Archived)
    10. "ようこそ!モーニング娘。'19 新メンバーお披露目特番!" (in Japanese). Morning Musume (via YouTube). 2019-06-22.
    11. "モーニング娘。'19 第15期メンバー決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-06-22.
    12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "モーニング娘。’19:15期新メンバーは3人 岡村ほまれ、北川莉央、研修生から山崎愛生が加入" (in Japanese). MANTANWEB. 2019-06-22.
    13. "モーニング娘。'19岡村ほまれに関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-08-30.
    14. "モーニング娘。’18 15期メンバーWebトーク「Three stations(vol.1)」!本日18時より配信♪" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2019-09-05.
    15. "岡村ほまれ(モーニング娘。'20)ファーストビジュアルフォトブック「Homare」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-05-15.
    16. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「モーニング娘。'20 岡村ほまれバースデーイベント」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2020-07-07.
    17. "モーニング娘。'21 岡村ほまれに関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-03-10.
    18. "モーニング娘。'21 佐藤優樹、岡村ほまれのライヴ出演に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). 2021-04-27.
    19. "モーニング娘。'21 佐藤優樹、岡村ほまれ 今後の活動に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). 2021-06-03.
    20. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「モーニング娘。'21 岡村ほまれバースデーイベント」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2021-06-18.
    21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 UTB+ vol.48 (August 2019 Issue). 2019-07-09.
    22. 22.0 22.1 Okamura Homare. "15期メンバーイベント! 岡村ほまれ" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 15ki Official Blog. 2019-08-28.
    23. Okamura Homare. "湿気は敵 岡村ほまれ" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 15ki Official Blog. 2020-06-13.
    24. 24.0 24.1 "【アプカミ#145】モーニング娘。'19新メンバー合格発表の瞬間・「アツイ!」ベースREC・森戸知沙希の「メイク講座」 MC : 宮本佳林 一岡伶奈" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via YouTube). 2019-07-11.
    25. Okamura Homare. "初めまして!!岡村ほまれ" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 15ki Official Blog. 2019-07-12.
    26. 26.0 26.1 "モーニング娘。'19 新メンバー最速出演 譜久村&石田と「人生Blues」初披露【アイドルもういっちょプラス #13】" (in Japanese). Mou Icchou TV (via YouTube). 2019-06-22.
    27. "モー娘。15期新メンバー3人を発表 3年ぶりオーディションで2人選出、山崎は研修生から昇格" (in Japanese). Sponichi Annex. 2019-06-22.
    28. "モーニング娘2年ぶり新メンバー 研修生からも昇格" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2019-06-22.
    29. Okamura Homare. "Love! 岡村ほまれ" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 15ki Official Blog. 2019-07-22.


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