Tsuno Maisa (津野米咲) is a Japanese guitarist and songwriter. She is the guitarist, backing vocalist, and leader of the all-female band Akai Koen.[1]

Tsuno likes idols and is a Hello! Project fan, mostly in support of ℃-ute.[2] She began writing songs for various Hello! Project groups in 2016.


Tsuno Maisa was born on October 2, 1991 in Tokyo, Japan. Her grandfather, Tsuno Yoji, and her father, Tsuno Goji, are both songwriters, her grandmother was in Takarazuka, her mother plays the piano, her oldest brother plays the guitar, and her second older brother plays the drums.[3]

Due to her musical roots, Tsuno grew up listening to a lot of music of different genres; in addition to pop, she listened to The Carpenters, Simon & Garfunkel, Earth, Wind & Fire, Pavement, Oda Kazumasa, Matsutoya Yumi, Mr.Children, and classical composers such as Tchaikovsky and Claude Debussy.[4][5] She learned to play the electone at 3 or 4 years old, and she only started playing the guitar in her first year of high school.[4] At one point Tsuno also played in a brass band.[6]

In 2010, the band Akai Koen was formed by Sato Chiaki, Fujimoto Hikari, Utagawa Naho, and Tsuno, who was one year above them, as members of their high school's light music club.[7] After she graduated from high school, Tsuno's parents planned to move to Osaka, but she decided to stay behind.[8] Since then, she has become the band's leader and is responsible for writing and producing their songs.[7]

Tsuno drew attention in 2013 when she wrote the lyrics and composition for SMAP's 50th single "Joy!!".[9]


  • Birth Name: Tsuno Maisa (津野米咲)
  • Birth Date:October 2, 1991 (1991-10-02) (age 28)
  • Birthplace:Tokyo, Japan
  • Western Zodiac: Libra
  • Eastern Zodiac: Goat

Song CreditsEdit



  • Yume (lyrics, composition)

Kobushi FactoryEdit

  • TEKI (lyrics, composition)

Morning MusumeEdit

Suzuki AiriEdit

  • Hikari no Hou e (collaboration with Suzuki Airi as Akai Koen; lyrics, composition, arrangement)

Tsubaki FactoryEdit


  1. "インタヴュー | 赤い公園" (in Japanese). NEXUS. 2013.
  2. "次のハロプロコンピはtofu&ハロヲタ女子選曲" (in Japanese). natalie. 2014-07-13.
  3. "Power Push 赤い公園「公園デビュー」インタビュー" (in Japanese). natalie. 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "BEEAST太鼓判シリーズ第6弾アーティスト『赤い公園』" (in Japanese). Web Rock Magazine BEEAST. 2012.
  5. "自由奔放なガールズバンド、赤い公園" (in Japanese). 2012-06-13.
  6. "女子4人組“ポストポップバンド”がデビュー! [黒盤]と[白盤]がその摩訶不思議な世界へ誘う" (in Japanese). JUNGLE☆LIFE. 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "赤い公園、ギター津野米咲の体調不良により当面の活動休止" (in Japanese). TOWER RECORDS. 2012-10-09.
  8. 東京・立川“BABEL”発、ポストポップバンド“赤い公園”登場!]" (in Japanese). 2012-04-27.
  9. "赤い公園『注目度No.1☆ガールズバンドの意外な素顔とルールに迫る!』" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2013-03-12.

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