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Yoshihashi Kurumi (吉橋くるみ) is a manicurist currently based in Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan.[1] She is a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei under Hello! Project. She joined the program back when it was still called Hello Pro Egg in February 2011,[2] and she ended her training in November 2014.[3]


Yoshihashi Kurumi, February 2014

Yoshihashi Kurumi, November 2013

Yoshihashi Kurumi, August 2012

Yoshihashi Kurumi, March 2012

Yoshihashi Kurumi, July 2011

Early Life[]

Yoshihashi Kurumi was born on September 22, 1999 in Chiba, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.


In February, Yoshihashi joined Hello Pro Egg (now Hello Pro Kenshuusei).[2] She was she was first introduced at the Shiodome AX event on June 19, alongside Hamaura Ayano and Taguchi Natsumi.


Yoshihashi appeared in the drama Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen as Hakkeijima Natsu.

She participated in Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition, but failed to pass.


On February 23, Yoshihashi participated as a back dancer at Mano Erina's graduation concert.

On March 7th, Yoshihashi participated in an FC event for Kaga Kaede and Wada Sakurako alongside Murota Mizuki and Nomura Minami.

On March 24, Yoshihashi participated in Fujimoto Miki's 10th anniversary celebration alongside fellow Kenshuusei Hamaura Ayano, Murota Mizuki, and Kaga Kaede.

On April 4 to April 9, Yoshihashi participated in the stage play Ikinuku Kiseki ~Juu Nenme no Negai~.


Yoshihashi participated as opening act and a back dancer in the Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Haru ~Evolution~.

On May 4, Yoshihashi won the judge's dance award at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "Naichau Kamo".

On November 4, it was revealed that she had ended her Hello Pro Kenshuusei training.[4]

Personal Life[]

Yoshihashi has a younger brother. She also has two pet rabbits, one named Chako and the other named Cinnamon.

When Yoshihashi joined Hello Pro Egg, she was a sixth year elementary school student. She graduated from high school in March 2017.

The following list are notable friendships Yoshihashi Kurumi has acquired:

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Yoshihashi Kurumi:

  • Kurumin (くるみん): Official nickname, given her since Hello Pro Egg.


  • Specialty: Dancing
  • Hobbies: Music appreciation
  • Motto: "Kanzen nenshou" (完全燃焼; Complete burning)
  • Likes: Relay race
  • Favorite Food: Surume (Dried Shredded Squid)[2]
  • Favorite Subject: Japanese[2]
  • Least Favorite Subject: Math[2]
  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Favorite Sports: Basketball
  • Favorite Hello! Project Song: "Shabondama"[2]
  • Looks up to: Wada Ayaka, Michishige Sayumi[2], Kusumi Koharu

  • Publications[]


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    TV Programs[]

    TV Dramas[]

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    • [2013] Ikinuku Kiseki ~Juu Nenme no Negai~ (イキヌクキセキ〜十年目の願い〜)



    • She won the judge's special award for dance performance at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.
    • She is a fan of S/mileage and Morning Musume.
    • She wants to be an idol with a beautiful smile that is admired by others.
    • She wants people to notice her dancing.
    • In the March 2014 issue of Gekkan Entame, she was ranked the best at MC and most reliable in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[5]
    • She joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she longed to be an idol since she was little. Since joining, she has come to love singing and dancing more.
    • For her, the hardest thing about joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei was when she couldn't sing something and when her Kenshuusei kouhai debuted before her.
    • On a rainy day she would go to a pet shop and watch the puppies, or sing the song "I WISH" by Morning Musume.
    • When she went on a trip to Disney, she bought Michishige Sayumi a Daisy Duck T-shirt.
    • She participated in the Morning Musume 9th Generation Audition and later joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
    • In Team Okai she covered Iikubo Haruna.
    • She was jealous of Kaneko Rie and Murota Mizuki when they were chosen to be backdancers for Michishige Sayumi.
    • She wanted to try singing "Shabondama" by Morning Musume.
    • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Hamaura Ayano
    • Her dream is to debut in Hello! Project. She's loved Morning Musume for a long time, and would be happy to join a new unit. In UTB+ Vol. 22 released on October 9, 2014 she said that her dream is to go on a world tour.
    • She doesn't have much self-confidence. Every time she looks around her and sees people more skilled than her, she gets down on herself.
    • Tsunku's comments: "Growing your skill as a singer is your fastest route. It might be good to copy a Western style of singing or something like that. If you can make your impressions of them good, then your singing will get better just as much. Your dancing has gotten good. Your facial expressions are also good."
    • She is the only one from her Hello Pro Kenshuusei generation that did not debut in Kobushi Factory.


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