24 March 2018

Hiragana to do stage play "Ayumi" in Shibuya

The 20 members of Hiragana Keyaki will present 24 performances of the play "Ayumi" at an 800-seat theatre in Shibuya in April-May.

For the play, Hiragana is divided into two teams of ten, by age, across generations: "Team Harmonica" is older, "Team Castanet" is younger. Each team will do 12 performances.

Pics of the two teams ("Team Harmonica" above):

23 March 2018

Kakizaki Memi blog: Handshake event pics (plus guest reports)

March 17 Individual Handshake Event

Kakizaki Memi

Good evening,
It's Kakizaki Memi

There was an individual handshake event on March 17th

Since it's graduation season, I wore a school uniform 

Congratulations on your graduation  

This spring, I'll be in second-year high school

21 March 2018

Kakizaki Memi tells her hometown about Hiragana Keyaki's year of rapid progress

Kakizaki Memi: "Running the whole time" through a year of rapid progress

In the "Nagano Idol Vanguard" column in the Nagano edition of Asahi Shinbun last Saturday, Memi talks about the past year, saying she was "running the whole time" through a year in which the group made quick progress. She adds that she is now working on her singing, hoping to become good enough to get a solo song. To make the group better known, she wants to do a tour of smaller venues around the country, "like a samurai's journey of self-improvement." She didn't mention it, but no doubt she's thinking that Nagano would be one of the venues.


from Asahi Shinbun, Nagano edition, Saturday 17 March 2018:  

The popular idol group Hiragana Keyakizaka46, to which Kakizaki Memi of Nagano Prefecture belongs, is releasing its first solo album. The group has completed a national tour, which began last March, and is riding the wave of three successful performances at Nippon Budoukan in Tokyo (Jan 30 - Feb 1). We got core member Kakizaki-san's look back at this "year of rapid progress."

"All kinds of things happened during the year. And now it seems over in an instant.... I was running the whole time," says Kakizaki-san with a smile.

Nagahama Neru blog: Handshake dress, new magazine photos

The Colour Blue,  279

Nagahama Neru

Good evening.

Sorry for leaving a bit of a gap
Between blog posts.

I'm fine!

Saturday and today, there have been
Individual handshake events in Tokyo 

Thank you very much
To those who came!!!

My outfit was a vintage dress!