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Yamada Ichigo (山田苺) is a social media influencer and former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei under Hello! Project. Prior to joining Hello! Project, she was a member of the local Shizuoka idol group Onigokko under the stage name Kosakura Ichigo (小桜苺).


Yamada Ichigo, December 2020

Yamada Ichigo, June 2020

Yamada Ichigo, March 2020

Yamada Ichigo, December 2019

Yamada Ichigo, September 2019

Yamada Ichigo, June 2019

Yamada Ichigo, March 2019

Yamada Ichigo, December 2018

Yamada Ichigo, August 2018

Yamada Ichigo, June 2018

Yamada Ichigo, March 2018

Early Life[]

Yamada Ichigo was born on July 15, 2005 in Shizuoka, Japan.


Yamada was a junior model for the magazine JS Girl.


In late 2016, Yamada participated in the Morning Musume '16 Shinseiki Audition Saiboshuu, but failed.[1]


On March 6, it was announced that Yamada had joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei alongside Shimakura Rika, Hibi Marina, Eguchi Saya, Doi Rena, Okamura Minami, Matsunaga Riai, and Nakayama Natsume.[2] She was introduced at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 3gatsu ~Marching!~ on March 11.

On March 25 and 26, she participated in the annual SATOYAMA & SATOUMI event.

Yamada appeared in Juice=Juice's "Jidanda Dance" music video as a back dancer.

From October 26 to November 12, Yamada performed in the Engeki Joshibu musical Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan.


On October 2, she participated in a fanclub event titled Hello Pro Kenshuusei Special Event in Nagoya ~Hajimemashite! 5~ at Midland Square Cinema 2 alongside Ono Kotomi, Shutto Anna and Kanemitsu Ruru.


On April 23, it was announced that Yamada Ichigo had ended her training at her own request. She will subsequently not appear at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2021 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ which is set to take place in May 3.[3] Subsequently, she opened a YouTube account on May 1.

On April 28, she opened up a Twitter account.

On December 19, she performed at a live event with Kanatsu Mizuki.[4] She released a YouTube video of her experience,[5] and later thanked everyone who has continued to support her in the time since she stopped being an idol. She hopes that she'll have the opportunity to perform more in the future.[6]

Personal Life[]

Her family has a cat named Azuki. She also has a hedgehog named Potter. Her dad named it after Harry Potter.[7]

As of April 2021, Yamada is currently in her first year of high school.

Yamada's given name, Ichigo, means "strawberry" (苺).

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Yamada Ichigo:

  • Ichitan (いちたん): Her official nickname in Onigo Musume.

The following list are notable friendships Yamada Ichigo has acquired:


  • Name: Yamada Ichigo (山田苺)
  • Stage Name: Kosakura Ichigo (小桜苺)
  • Nickname: Ichitan (いちたん)
  • Birthdate: July 15, 2005 (2005-07-15) (age 16)
  • Birthplace: Shizuoka, Japan
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 169 cm (5 ft 6.5 in)?
  • Western Zodiac: Cancer.svg Cancer
  • Eastern Zodiac: Rooster.png Rooster
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2017-03-06: Member
    • 2021-04-23: Left
  • Onigo Musume Member Color:
    • Red Penlight.png Red
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • Other Groups:
    • Onigo Musume (2014-2016)

  • Special Skills: Origami, furikopi, dance
  • Hobbies: Dancing, collecting bears, making and collecting miniature food samples (fake food models)
  • Favorite Music Genre: Hello! Project
  • Favorite Sport: Swimming pool, even though I can't swim
  • Favorite School Subject: Art
  • Motto: Chototsumoushin (猪突猛進; Charge headlong)
  • Favorite Food: Cucumber, corn, kappa maki and melon
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Charm Point: Her squishy cheeks
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa[8], Ashita Tenki ni Naare
  • Looks Up To: Sayashi Riho[9], Hamaura Ayano[10][11]

  • Works[]


    Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan (2017)

    TV Programs[]


    Music Videos[]


    • She uploaded videos, including dance covers, to a YouTube channel before joining the Kenshuusei.
    • She is a fan of Kobushi Factory and Inoue Rei.
    • She shares her birthday with Kusumi Koharu.
    • On her graduation day from Onigo Musume, she sang Morning Musume's song "ENDLESS SKY" as solo.
    • She is good at riding unicycles, and is constantly riding the one at her school at lunchtime.
    • She enjoys the swimming pool even though she's unable to swim.
    • She is the tallest member Hello Pro Kenshuusei ever had. At 169cm, she has beaten Mashiro Kana's record of 168cm in height.
    • She is the second tallest member of Hello! Project ever, after Kumai Yurina.
    • Her favorite sushi conveyer dish is kappa maki and melon.
    • She likes Cats, Rabbits, and Hedgehogs.[12]
    • She would like to visit Hawaii.[13]
    • She likes Horror movies, like Sadako. She does not think it is scary, but actually cute.[14]
    • She loves solving Rubik's Cubes in record time.[15]
    • At a Kobushi Factory handshake event, Hamaura Ayano gave her a push to join Hello! Project.[16]
    • She cried when she was not chosen to join BEYOOOOONDS.[17]

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Mashiro Kana
    Tallest Member in Hello Pro Kenshuusei Ever
    2017 – Present
    Succeeded by


    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxOdGE3VSPE
    2. "ハロプロ研修生に新メンバーが加入!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-03-06.
    3. "ハロプロ研修生 メンバー活動終了のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-04-23.
    4. https://twitter.com/Mizuki_109K/status/1472477696295055364
    5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOCs8rqDSUQ
    6. https://twitter.com/ichigo715Yamada/status/1472463690436059142
    7. "Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Radio Benkyouchuu!!" #04 1.26.20
    8. Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Radio Benkyouchuu!!
    9. Hello Dream. Episode 8.
    10. BOMB September 2018 issue.
    11. Hello Dream. Episode 8.
    12. "Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Radio Benkyouchuu!!" #04 1.26.20
    13. "Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Radio Benkyouchuu!!" #04 1.26.20
    14. "Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Radio Benkyouchuu!!" #04 1.26.20
    15. Hello Dream. Episode 7.
    16. Hello Dream. Episode 8.
    17. http://blog.livedoor.jp/hello_98/archives/6353950.html

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