Tsuji Nozomi (辻希美) is a Japanese pop singer and talent best known for being a former 4th generation member of Morning Musume and later the leader of W under Hello! Project. During her Morning Musume tenure, she was also one of the founding members of the Morning Musume sub-group Minimoni and a member of the Morning Musume splinter group Morning Musume Otome Gumi. Towards their joint graduation from Morning Musume in 2004, she and fellow 4th generation member Kago Ai formed the unit W. After W disbanded in 2007, Tsuji became a solo talent, and she graduated from Hello! Project in 2009 with the rest of the Elder Club.
Since leaving Hello! Project, Tsuji has continued working as a talent and become known as a "mamadol" (mama idol).
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Singles Participated In
- 5 Discography
- 6 Publications
- 7 Works
- 8 Awards and Recognitions
- 9 Hula Hoop World Record
- 10 Trivia
- 11 See Also
- 12 Honorary Titles
- 13 References
- 14 External Links
Biography[edit | edit source]
2000[edit | edit source]
Tsuji auditioned for Morning Musume while it was holding its fourth generation auditions. Originally, the group's producer Tsunku had intended to select only three auditionees to be accepted into Morning Musume's fourth generation. Tsuji lost out to Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi and Kago Ai, but then Tsunku surprised everyone by adding Tsuji to the new line-up. The fourth generation's debut single was Morning Musume's 9th single, "Happy Summer Wedding."
Tsuji and Kago met during the auditions and when they both found themselves in Morning Musume the two became fast friends. The two were the youngest members in Morning Musume at the time and as such took it upon themselves to become the hyperactive troublemakers of the group. Although at first both girls were shy about being on camera, they soon warmed up to being recorded. Tsuji and Kago were accepted by Morning Musume's fans quickly and they ended up being dubbed "The Twins" due to their similair looks and personalities. The girls soon developed a strong fan base, although fans found it difficult to think of one without the other. As well as being known as "The Twins," Tsuji and Kago were also known as "Two Top," as on certain television specials they were both determined to be the least knowledgeable when given surprise pop quizzes on several grade school problems, Tsuji being the least knowledgeable and Kago being the second least knowledgeable.
The two retained their childish personalities for a number of years in the group, but by 2003 they were no longer the group's youngest members and toned down their hyperactivity considerably. However, Tsuji and Kago continued their strong association with each other inside the group (and their friendship outside of it).
2001[edit | edit source]
Along with Yaguchi Mari and Kago Ai, Tsuji approached Tsunku with a proposal of the formation of a new sub-group. The idea was that the group could only have members who were 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) in height or shorter. It was to show that "small people could achieve big things." Mika Todd from Coconuts Musume was added before the group's debut and the group received their name, Minimoni. The group's debut single became a #1 hit.
Tsuji also participated in the 2001 shuffle unit, 10-nin Matsuri and competed against the other two units for sales, eventually losing out to 3nin Matsuri (which coincidentally contained Kago Ai in the line-up).
2002[edit | edit source]
Tsuji participated in a drama alongside her fellow Morning Musume members titled "Angel Hearts." She also released a duo photo book with Kago Ai. Tsuji continued her career with Morning Musume during 2002 and into 2003 as well as with Minimoni.
She participated in the 2002 Happiness Shuffle Groups as a member of Odoru 11.
2003[edit | edit source]
During 2003 she was the temporary world record holder in the Guinness World Records for spinning the largest Hula Hoop (12.5 m) for 30 seconds. She held the record from January to June. However, that record was broken in June by Paul "Dizzy Hips" Blair (USA), so she unfortunately did not appear in the 2004 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.
Tsuji released her first solo photo book and continued with her duties in Morning Musume and Minimoni, remaining active in each. In a surprise move by Tsunku, Morning Musume was split into two halves - Morning Musume Otome Gumi and Morning Musume Sakura Gumi - so that the large group could perform in smaller towns that could not hold the larger numbers the full ensemble needed. Tsuji was placed into Otome Gumi and released two singles with the group before the groups merged together and formed Morning Musume once more.
Tsuji was included in the 2003 Elemental Shuffle Groups as a member of 11WATER.
It was also in 2003 that Tsuji joined Gatas Brilhantes H.P. as the goal keeper for the futsal team.
2004[edit | edit source]
2004 was a big year for Tsuji as her graduation from Morning Musume alongside Kago Ai was announced by Tsunku. This was due to the two girls going on to form a separate group within Hello! Project, this being the duo W. On August 1, they officially graduated from Morning Musume, but they had been active as W before their official graduation. Ending their duties in both Morning Musume and Minimoni (which was about to be disbanded due to the departure of Mika Todd).
In January, Tsuji and Kago simultaneously regained the largest hula hoop challenge title Tsuji had lost and held it until September 2005.
W released an essay book in 2004 titled U+U=W. It was also in 2004 that Tsuji stated her rival in Hello! Project was Matsuura Aya when she was being interviewed. In December 2004, Tsuji and Kago, as W, joined their fellow Hello! Project members on the 2004 shuffle unit single "ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!", credited to the H.P. All Stars.
2005[edit | edit source]
As a part of Minimoni, in 2005 Tsuji took part in Minimoni's Brementown Musicians, a TV show containing three main story lines (these belonging to Tsuji, Kago Ai and Takahashi Ai, with Mika Todd appearing in a few episodes).
W released their second album, "2nd W."
Tsuji also joined the concert unit Hello! Project Shirogumi.
2006[edit | edit source]
W's activities slowed to a stop in 2006 due to Kago Ai's indefinite hiatus as punishment for her underage smoking. Tsuji took to appearing on television shows as a variety idol during this time. However, Tsuji and Kago were kept apart and not allowed to communicate.
Tsuji released her second solo photo book in 2006, titled Non no 19.
2007[edit | edit source]
Kago Ai returned after her punishment was over and began working at the offices of UP-FRONT WORKS, the record label behind Hello! Project while her comeback as a part of W was being prepared. However, Kago was once again caught in a scandal and her contract was terminated, leading to W's disbandment.
On April 24, news about Tsuji's new unit was released. The unit, Gyaruru, was to be composed of Tsuji, Tokito Ami and Gal Sone. She also began her solo career with the release of her debut single, a cover of Morning Musume's "Koko ni Iruzee!"
2008[edit | edit source]
Tsuji remained inactive for over a year and a half on maternity leave.
On June 19, Tsuji made an appearance at the Yuko Nakazawa Birthday Live 2008 event.
Tsuji announced on her blog that at some point in 2008, she started to design baby clothes with Akachan Honpo. The brand was intended for girls and was named "Baby&Ribbon". Tsuji chose the name and drew the logo herself. However she decided that she wanted to expand the brand into providing clothing for not just babies, but for girls, as well as for boys, up to six years of age. She renamed the brand "BOYS & Ribbon," with the "Ribbon" part representing the cuteness of girls and the "BOYS" part representing the vigor of young boys.
2009[edit | edit source]
January 30, Tsuji opened an official online blog on Ameba. The name of Tsuji Nozomi's blog (のんピース) caused some confusion when translated; it was either translated as "Non Piece" or "Non Peace." Some believe that the best romanization of Tsuji's blog is "Non Piece," a pun on the anime One Piece which she is a fan of. It could also refer to it being Tsuji's piece of the internet.
She performed at the Hello! Project 2009 Winter Kettei! Hello☆Pro Award '09 ~Elder Club Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ concert on February 1, her first performance in one year and nine months.
On September 14, it was announced that Nozomi would be involved in a commercial for Zesupuri Kiwi. It was later seen that she would sing the theme for the commercial itself, and this would be released as a digital single.
Tsuji started selling "relax wear" clothes that she designed for the official Ameba Blog celebrity shop.
Tsuji released a book titled Tsuji no Ribbon Days.
2010[edit | edit source]
Tsuji Nozomi released her second cooking book, Tsuji-chan no Umakawa Gohan 2, on September 17th, and she held the release event on the 21st.
On September 23, it was announced that Tsuji would be releasing her first album, titled "Minna Happy! Mama no Uta", on November 24.
Tsuji had planned on joining the newly formed group Dream Morning Musume, but due to her pregnancy she was put on maternity leave.
2011[edit | edit source]
On April 9, Tsuji announced that she would be on a blogging hiatus, because her son Seia had fallen ill and was in the hospital. A few days after this announcement, her son Seia recovered from his illness.
On September 13, Tsuji posted on her blog about Kago Ai's suicide attempt. Tsuji wrote, “I heard about Aibon (Kago Ai) on the news, and I was very surprised. I am very, very worried. I pray from the bottom of my heart that she will recover quickly, and that we will see her cheerful smile as soon as possible."
On December 21, Tsuji updated her blog with an entry blessing Kago Ai on her marriage and pregnancy. “Aibon (Kago), who is a good friend and a partner of mine, will be a housewife and a mama like me… I am truly happy for her. Really happy,” she commented. Tsuji's husband, Sugiura Taiyo, shared some advice on pregnancy with Kago: “I am sure that right now is an important time for her, so I hope you do your best to take care of your body and be careful not push yourself too hard,” he said. “Aibon, really and truly, congratulations.”
2012[edit | edit source]
On March 10, Dream Morning Musume held their "first chapter final" live concert titled Dream Morning Musume Special LIVE 2012 at Nippon Budokan ~Dai Isshou Shuumaku "Yuusha Tachi, Shuugou Seyo"~. The current Morning Musume members, and OG members not part of the group, such as Ishiguro Aya and Tsuji herself made guest appearances. Moreover, Goto Maki, who had been on indefinite hiatus since the end of the last year, made a surprise appearance. For this day’s live, a total of 24 former and current Morning Musume members got together on the stage.
On June 11, Tsuji voice acted for the first time in 2 years for the Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters movie. Tsuji attended a launch conference for Kamen Rider Fourze THE MOVIE Minna de Uchuu Kitaaa! and “Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters THE MOVIE Tokyo Enetower wo Mamore!“. Tsuji provided the voice for the frog-like robot Enetan in the Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters movie.
2013[edit | edit source]
On September 24, Oricon reported that Tsuji had been hospitalized with aseptic meningitis. She had been hospitalized since September 22 and had stopped blogging along with her husband.
On October 1, she was transferred to UP-FRONT CREATE.
On November 14, Tsuji started a new produced brand of children's clothing labelled "Saruru".
2015[edit | edit source]
In April, it was announced that she had joined a girl group with fellow Morning Musume graduates Takahashi Ai and Yaguchi Mari called Datsumo Musume, under the management of Datsumo Labo for the promotion of their hair removal services.
2017[edit | edit source]
On November 21, Tsuji made a surprise appearance during the Morning Musume Tanjou 20 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2017 Aki ~We are MORNING MUSUME~ at Nippon Budokan and performed "Robo Kiss" with current members Sato Masaki and Kudo Haruka.
2019[edit | edit source]
On May 16, she opened an official YouTube channel, titled "Tsuji Channel" (written as a combination of "Tsuji-chan" in hiragana and "-el" from "channel" in katakana), as a creator under the YouTube network MIHA.
2020[edit | edit source]
On June 19, Tsuji, along with Yasuda Kei and Iida Kaori, attended an online event called "Mou Sugu Papa no Hi ~Papa to Mama no Iiwake!! Dousoukai Special~" (もうすぐパパの日!~パパとママのいいわけ!!同窓会スペシャル!~). It was streamed live on YouTube. It is tied up to the release of Tsunku's new childrens' book "Nee, Mama? Boku no Onegai!".
On September 15, it was revealed that her husband had tested positive for the coronavirus, and was admitted to the hospital. She and her four children have not had any symptoms, but her entire family is following public health advice and testing guidelines as issued by the government. As of September 17, she and her four children have tested negative for the virus, but her husband remains in the hospital for treatment. As of September 24, her husband was deemed healthy enough to be discharged from the hospital.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Tsuji is the second and youngest child of two daughters in her family. In October 2016, the Sugiura family adopted their first dog, a female Maltese and Toy Poodle mix named Cook. In late November 2017, Tsuji that announced Cook was pregnant, and she gave birth to two puppies on December 12. Unfortunately, the first puppy passed away from a hereditary "abdominal wall rupture" disease that could not be helped. The Sugiuras kept the second puppy and named her Mocha (モカ).
On May 8, 2007, multiple Japanese news sources announced that Tsuji was nine weeks pregnant, and engaged to actor Sugiura Taiyo, the 26-year-old lead actor of Ultraman Cosmos, whom she had been dating since summer 2006, after the two were introduced to each other earlier in April. Their marriage was set for June 17, 2007, the same day as her 20th birthday. This was confirmed the next day by several news sources. A press conference was held on May 10, in which both entertainers expressed their apologies to the public, amidst both praise and criticism coming from other renowned artists, such as former 4th generation Morning Musume member Yoshizawa Hitomi, who was called in at the last minute to replace Tsuji in the play Nan'nichi Kunsairai and consequently was forced to learn all her lines in a relatively short period of time; and Akiko Wada, who considered the singer's pregnancy and shotgun marriage signs of irresponsibility. Tsuji stated at the press conference that she would return to the public eye "when things calm down" after childbirth. Her position within Gyaruru was filled by Abe Asami. Upon marriage, she has changed her name to Sugiura Nozomi, but continues to use Tsuji Nozomi as her stage name. On November 26, 2007, Tsuji gave birth to a girl named Noa (希空) at 12:45 AM, weighing 2.73 kg (6.0 lb; 0.430 st). On December 26, 2010, Tsuji gave birth to her second child at 1:32 PM, weighing 2.7 kg. His name is Seia (青空), meaning "blue sky" because the weather was beautiful the day he was born. On December 23, 2011, Josei Seven reported that Tsuji and her husband were living separately. According to the article, she "borrowed" an apartment away from her home allegedly due to her father-in-law's financial troubles. However, Tsuji's agency stated that the couple were not separating and the apartment was rented in preparation for her making a full return to work. On March 21, 2013 at 4:25 PM, she gave birth to her third child, a baby boy named Sora (昊空). On June 14, 2018, Tsuji announced that she is pregnant with her fourth child, who was due in December, almost six years since she last gave birth. On December 8, she gave birth on to a son weighing 2.655 kg. He was later revealed to be named Koa (幸空).
The following list are notable friendships Tsuji Nozomi has acquired:
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Tsuji Nozomi:
- Nono (のの): Official nickname, given her since joining Morning Musume. Used by members and fans.
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Birth/Stage Name: Tsuji Nozomi (辻希美)
- Legal Name: Sugiura Nozomi (杉浦希美)
- Date Married: June 17, 2007
- Family: Husband/actor Sugiura Taiyo (杉浦太陽; age 39), Daughter Sugiura Noa (杉浦希空; age 12), Sons Sugiura Seia (杉浦青空; age 9), Sugiura Sora (杉浦昊空 age 7) and Sugiura Koa (幸空 age 1).
- Nickname: Nono (のの), Tsuji-chan (辻ちゃん), Nonotan (ののたん), Non (のん), Non-chan (のんちゃん), Nontsuan (のんつあん)
- Birth date: June 17, 1987
- Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 151 cm (4'11.5")
- Western Zodiac: Gemini
- Eastern Zodiac: Rabbit
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2000-04-16: Member
- 2000-04-16: Morning Musume Member
- 2004-08-01: Graduated Morning Musume
- 2007-05-08: Maternity Leave
- 2009-01-31: Member
- 2009-03-31: Graduated
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Years in Morning Musume: 4 Years
- Former W Color: Deep Pink
- Former Otome Gumi Color: Blue
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Concert Units:
- Shuffle Units:
- Other Groups:
- Hobbies: Cooking
- Special skill: Volleyball
- Strong subject: Math
- Weak subject: English
- Favorite words: Cheerful, smile
- Favorite color: Pink, white, orange
- Favorite flowers: Sunflowers
- Favorite seasons: Summer, spring
- Favorite food: Chocolate ice cream, yams
- Disliked food: Natto, shellfish
Singles Participated In[edit | edit source]
Morning Musume[edit | edit source]
- Happy Summer Wedding (Debut)
- I WISH
- Ren'ai Revolution 21
- Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~
- Souda! We're ALIVE
- Morning Musume Single Medley ~Hawaiian~ (Takagi Boo with Morning Musume, Coconuts Musume, Fujimoto Miki, and Ishii Rika)
- Do it! Now
- Koko ni Iruzee!
- Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima
- AS FOR ONE DAY
- Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~
- Ai Araba IT'S ALL RIGHT
- Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~
- Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari (Last Single)
Minimoni[edit | edit source]
- Minimoni Jankenpyon! / Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu Daisukki!
- Minimoni Telephone! Rin Rin Rin / Minimoni Bus Guide
- Minihamus no Ai no Uta
- Minimoni Hinamatsuri! / Mini Strawberry Pie
- Ai~n Taisou / Ai~n! Dance no Uta
- Genki Jirushi no Oomori Song / Okashi Tsukutte Okkasui~!
- Minihamus no Kekkon Song
- Rock 'n' Roll Kenchoushozaichi ~Oboechaina Series~
- Minimoni Kazoe Uta ~Ofuro Version~ / Minimoni Kazoe Uta ~Date Version~
- CRAZY ABOUT YOU
- Mirakururun Grand Purin! / Pi~hyara Kouta
- Lucky Cha Cha Cha!
W[edit | edit source]
Morning Musume Otome Gumi[edit | edit source]
10nin Matsuri[edit | edit source]
Odoru 11[edit | edit source]
11WATER[edit | edit source]
H.P. ALL STARS[edit | edit source]
Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers[edit | edit source]
Discography[edit | edit source]
Albums[edit | edit source]
- [2010.11.24] Minna Happy! Mama no Uta (みんなハッピー!ママのうた)
Singles[edit | edit source]
- [2007.05.16] "Koko ni Iruzee!" (ここにいるぜぇ!)
Digital Singles[edit | edit source]
- [2009.09.05] "Bokutachi Zespri Kiwi Dane" (ぼくたち、ゼスプリキウイだね)
- This single was for a commercial.
Solo Songs[edit | edit source]
-  NON STOP (Fanclub solo CD)
- [2001.08.01] DON'T STOP Jinsei (DON'T STOP人生; DON'T STOP Life)
- [2004.05.28] Furusato (ふるさと; Hometown) (Morning Musume cover)
Group Songs[edit | edit source]
- [2002.03.27] Hajimete no Rock Concert (初めてのロックコンサート; My First Rock Concert) (with Iida Kaori, Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari, Goto Maki, and Ogawa Makoto)
- [2003.03.26] Tsuyoki de Yukouze! (強気で行こうぜ!; Let's Go Strongly!) (with Kago Ai, Takahashi Ai, Konno Asami, Ogawa Makoto, and Niigaki Risa)
- [2003.03.26] YES! POCKY GIRLS (Original Long Ver.) (with POCKY GIRLS)
DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2002.12.04] Hello! Project Douyou Eizou Shuu ~Ponkikies21~
- [2003.05.01] Atarashii Douyou
- [2004.xx.xx] Morning Musume Tsuji☆Kago Sotsugyou Memorial
- [2006.11.22] Alo-Hello! Yaguchi Mari & Tsuji Nozomi DVD
Publications[edit | edit source]
Books[edit | edit source]
- [2009.10.08] Tsuji no Ribbon Days (辻ちゃんのリボンDays)
- [2009.11.05] Tsuji-chan no Umakawa Gohan (辻ちゃんのウマかわゴハン)
- [2010.06.15] Tsuji-chan × Kitty-chan HAPPY LIFE (辻ちゃん×キティちゃんHAPPY LIFE)
- [2010.09.17] Tsuji-chan no Umakawa Gohan 2 (辻ちゃんのウマかわゴハン2)
- [2010.11.01] Non Piece - Tsuji-chan no Hibi Smile (のんピース―辻ちゃんの日々スマイル)
- [2011.06.17] Non-chan Puru -mother- (のんちゃんぷる -mother-)
Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]
Works[edit | edit source]
Film[edit | edit source]
-  Pinch Runner (ピンチランナー)
-  Minimoni the Movie Okashi na Daibouken! (ミニモニ。じゃムービーお菓子な大冒険！)
-  Chou Gekijouban Keroro Gunsou 2 Shinkai no Princess de Arimasu! (超劇場版ケロロ軍曹2 深海のプリンセスであります!)
-  Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters the Movie: Protect the Tokyo Enetower! (特命戦隊ゴーバスターズ THE MOVIE 東京エネタワーを守れ!)
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2000–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング。) (as a regular)
- [2002–2004] Tintin TOWN! (ティンティンTOWN!) (as a regular)
-  Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
-  Musume DOKYU! (娘DOKYU!)
- [2009–2011] Quiz! Hexagon II (クイズ!ヘキサゴンII)
TV Dramas[edit | edit source]
-  Mikeneko Holmes no Hanzaigaku Kouza (三毛猫ホームズの犯罪学講座)
-  Minimoni de Bremen no Ongakutai (ミニモニ。でブレーメンの音楽隊)
-  Budokan (武道館)
Anime[edit | edit source]
-  Hamtaro Movie 1: Adventures in Ham Ham Land (voice of Nono)
-  Hamtaro Movie 2: The Captive Princess (voice of Nono)
-  Hamtaro Movie 3: Miracle in Aurora Valley (voice of Nono)
-  Robby to Kerobby (ロビーとケロビー) (voice of Athena)
-  Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン) (voice of Nashimoto Nonomi)
-  Pink no Bulldog ~Utau WAN WAN~ (うたうワンワン～ピンクのブルドッグ～) (voice of Kyaru)
Commercials[edit | edit source]
-  Glico Mousse Pocky
-  Mosudo (モスド)
-  ZESPRI Green kiwi (ゼスプリ グリーンキウイ) (Voice actor)
-  Nissan ROOX (日産・ルークス)
-  Kracie Home Products "naive" (クラシエホームプロダクツ 「ナイーブ」)
-  Trek "Mizu 99.9% oshiri fuki" (レック 「水99.9%おしりふき」)
-  Zeria (ゼリア)
Music Videos[edit | edit source]
Theater[edit | edit source]
-  Ribbon no Kishi The Musical
-  Shinjuku no Onna (新宿の女)
Radio[edit | edit source]
- [2001–2003] Minimoni. no Minna HAPPY! (ミニモニ。のみんなHAPPY!)
Awards and Recognitions[edit | edit source]
-  Guinness World Records: Longest time spinning the largest Hula Hoop
-  7th COTTON USA Award
Hula Hoop World Record[edit | edit source]
Tsuji has twice held the world record for the largest hula hoop spun. She set her first record on 1 January 2003, with a hoop measuring 3.98 m (13.1 ft) in diameter. However, that record was broken in June 2003 by Paul "Dizzy Hips" Blair (USA), so she did not appear in the 2004 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.
Tsuji — along with Kago Ai in a separate individual attempt — regained the record on 1 January 2004, with a hoop measuring 4.08 m (13.4 ft) in diameter. They set their record during a live New Year's Day television special at Nippon Television Network, Tokyo, Japan. Tsuji and Kago shared the record in the 2005 and 2006 editions of the Guinness Book. Tsuji's name was misspelled in the 2005 edition, but it was subsequently corrected in the 2006 edition.
Tsuji and Kago's record was eventually broken again in September 2005 by Ashrita Furman (USA), although it happened too late in the year to displace them from the 2006 edition of the Guinness Book. They are no longer listed as of the 2007 edition.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Generation mate Kago Ai and Tsuji were often known as the "twins" of Morning Musume. They are still close after the years since their graduation and through various scandals.
- Tsuji reuinited onstage with Kago during Hello! Project Hina Fes 2019 where the two performed for the first time since 2007.
- Throughout her career, Tsuji has been related in various ways to the Gyaru and Ganguro fashion styles.
- During the fourth generation auditions, she was dressed in ganguro.
- Tsuji has an older sister who follows Gyaru. Tsuji said that her sister used to be a ganguro but has since toned down the style into a more "mature" form.
- Tsuji was planned to be a member of the unit Gyaruru
- Tsuji referenced her Gyaru past in a video on her YouTube channel in 2019: "10 years ago, I used a white pen liner under my eyes. Now it's like, what the hell was I thinking? Why did I do that?"
- She is the fifth former Morning Musume member (with Kago Ai) to only graduate from Morning Musume and not Hello! Project. The first being Nakazawa Yuko, the second being Goto Maki, the third being Yasuda Kei, and the fourth being Abe Natsumi.
- She is the fourth former Morning Musume member to get married, after Ishiguro Aya, Ichii Sayaka, and Iida Kaori.
- She and Ichii Sayaka have the most children of any former Morning Musume members: four.
- She was crowned the "bakajo" (idiot girl) of Morning Musume after she scored 49.8% in the Mechaike Bakajo Kimatsu Test show.
- She loves Tokyo Disneyland and continued to visit it into her late teens and early twenties. Also, many areas of her and her husband's apartment are decorated in a Disney theme.
- She can ride a unicycle, including pausing and turning.
- Her Morning Musume mentor was Iida Kaori.
- In a 2004 interview she said her rival was Matsuura Aya.
- The shuffle units Tsuji has been in have always had the largest number of members. Also, when Tsuji participated in the shuffles, she was always placed in the same unit as Iida Kaori.
- She revealed on her blog that when she first approached her husband for the first time to confess her love for him, she ended up being rejected.
- She has pollen allergies.
- On her blog she said that she has over 100 decorations for her hair.
- Yaguchi Mari revealed that when Tsuji was younger, she was often rude to Tsunku and some of the other members of Morning Musume and Minimoni, and that she sexually harassed the other members during live concerts.
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Tsuji Nozomi
- Gallery:Morning Musume 4th Generation
- List:Tsuji Nozomi Publications Featured In
Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]
Leader of W
Leader of Gyaruru
References[edit | edit source]
- "石川梨華、辻希美の『理想の母1位』獲得に戸惑い隠せず" (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2009-05-08.
- Official Gekijyo Page
- "【ライブレポート】モーニング娘。'17、20周年武道館に辻＆高橋＆道重＆田中らOGが出演" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2017-11-21.
- "辻希美YouTubeデビューします！" (in Japanese). Tsuji-channel (via YouTube). 2019-05-16.
- "辻󠄀 希美" (in Japanese). MIHA. 2019-05-16.
- Tsunku Official Blog
- "ご報告" (in Japanese). Tsuji Nozomi Official Blog. 2020-09-15.
- "ご報告です。" (in Japanese). Tsuji Nozomi Official Blog. 2020-09-17.
- "新しい家族╰(*´︶`*)╯♡" (in Japanese). Tsuji Nozomi Official Blog. 2016-10-30.
- "♡ご報告♡" (in Japanese). Tsuji Nozomi Official Blog. 2017-11-29.
- "ご報告。" (in Japanese). Tsuji Nozomi Official Blog. 2017-12-12.
- "辻ちゃん、杉浦太陽と結婚！妊娠２か月" (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. 2007-05-08. (Archived)
- "辻希美&杉浦太陽、結婚会見の一問一答" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2007-05-11.
- "辻ちゃん急性胃腸炎で舞台降板" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2007-04-29. (Archived)
- "辻ちゃん、女児を出産!名前は「希空(のあ)」ちゃん" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2007-11-26.
- "☆無事☆" (in Japanese). Tsuji Nozomi Official Blog. 2010-12-26.
- "☆名前決まりましたぁ～♪♪☆" (in Japanese). Tsuji Nozomi Official Blog. 2007-12-28.
- "辻希美 芸能活動本格再開を目指し借りた別宅は家賃約10万円" (in Japanese). News Post Seven. 2011-12-23.
- "ご報告^ - ^" (in Japanese). Tsuji Nozomi Official Blog. 2013-03-22.
- "次男の名前‼発表っ☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆" (in Japanese). Tsuji Nozomi Official Blog. 2013-03-29.
- "ご報告♡" (in Japanese). Tsuji Nozomi Official Blog. 2018-06-14.
- "ご報告♡" (in Japanese). Tsuji Nozomi Official Blog. 2018-12-08.
- "命名♡" (in Japanese). Tsuji Nozomi Official Blog. 2018-12-13.
- "辻希美、杉浦太陽との子供は「35歳までに2年ペースで産みたい!」" (in Japanese). Mynavi News. 2009-07-15.
- Tsuji Nozomi Official YouTube
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- UP-FRONT CREATE Profile
- Official Blog "Non Piece"
- Official YouTube Channel "Tsuji Channel"
- Wikipedia: Japanese, English
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