Ichii Sayaka (市井紗耶香) is a former member of Morning Musume and CUBIC-CROSS. She is also a former member of the sub-group Petitmoni and the shuffle group Aoiro 7. She has three children and is currently a TV talent, planning to debut as an actress, and is a member of OFR48.
In late 2001 she released the album "FOLK SONGS" with Nakazawa Yuko. The same year she rejoined the music business with CUBIC-CROSS, which consisted of her (vocals), Yoshizawa Naoki (keyboards) & (guitar). Taisei, who used to play keyboards in Sharn Q, was also the producer for the group. She also wrote two of their songs.
She retired from the music business at the end of 2003 and later married Yoshizawa Naoki. In August of the same year her first child was born. She is now a mother of two.
In February, she joined Ranves Management agency.
On August 24, 2009, it was announced she'd return to show business the next day, on which her official blog opened and an interview with FLASH magazine was published.
On August 30, 2009, she returned to TV in a TBS show called Sunday Japan.
On September 5, 2009, she appeared as a model in Tokyo Girls Collection (Yoyogi Stadium). Her agency stated that "She's returning as a talent with a bright and cheerful character, cultivated by her time in Morning Musume, that anybody would love. In the future, she'll be an actor with special and rare talents." The FLASH interview revealed that her husband and her two children have supported her in her comeback decision. She's realized she can't be an idol anymore, and doesn't want to be a mama-dol either, and that she hasn't been in contact with Morning Musume members but she would like to appear on TV shows with them.
On May 18, Ichii Sayaka was in a movie titled “Ashita ni Kakeru Ai”. Ichii commented, “I think it will be a heartwarming work that portrays love across generations.” One of the themes of the film is encouraging the relief efforts of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Filming began on April 28th and the movie was released in China and Japan in the spring of 2012.
On June 14, it was announced that Ichii divorced her husband on May 23. Sayaka was dissatisfied with her husband’s uncooperative attitude in raising their two daughters. She was also said to be frustrated with Yoshizawa when he quit being a guitarist and settled into a period where he had no work.
On August 25th, she revealed she was married to a hairdresser aged 37. The couple had registered their marriage on July 24th. She also revealed she was in her early stage of pregnancy. The man's name is unknown.
On March 2, Ichii gave birth to a baby boy.
In April, Ichii revealed that she had submitted an application to the ”Otona AKB48 Audition”, an audition searching for limited time members over 30. On April 14, she blogged that she had failed the audition.
On May 6, Ichii joined the idol group OFR48 (not related to AKB48). OFR48's full name is 'Ofuro48', the group was formed in 2011, and its concept is bath house workers that you can go meet.
- Stage/Birth Name: Ichii Sayaka (市井紗耶香)
- Legal name: TBA
- Nickname: Sayarin, Kaasan, Mother
- Birth Date: December 31, 1983
- Birth Place: Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
- Date Married: 2003
- Date Divorced: June 14, 2011
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 158 cm
- Western Zodiac: Capricorn
- Eastern Zodiac: Dog
- Hobbies: Taking pictures
- Hello! Project Status:
- 1998-05-03: Member
- 2000-05-21: Graduated
- Years in Morning Musume: 2 Years
- Former Morning Musume Color: Teal
- Petitmoni (1999-2000)
- Shuffle Groups:
- Aoiro 7 (2000)
Singles Featured InEdit
- Summer Night Town (Debut)
- Daite HOLD ON ME!
- Memory Seishun no Hikari
- Manatsu no Kousen
- LOVE Machine
- Koi no Dance Site
- Happy Summer Wedding (Last Single)
Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSSEdit
- [2003.09.03] 4U ~Hitasura~
Duet with Nakazawa YukoEdit
- [2001.11.29] FOLK SONGS
- [2002.02.28] FOLK DAYS Ichii Sayaka with Nakazawa Yuko
- [2002.10.02] self
- [2013.12.20] Shisei Sayaka LOVE BASIC (市井紗耶香 LOVE BASIC) (Style book)
-  Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~ (抱いてHOLD ON ME!)
-  Pinch Runner (ピンチランナー)
-  Nagoya MEN'S monogatari KNIGHTS & NOODLE (名古屋MEN'S物語 KNIGHTS&NOODLE)
-  Ashita ni Kakeru Ai (明日に架ける愛)
-  Daburu sukai (ダブルスカイ)
- [1998-2000] ASAYAN
-  Morning Musume no Heso (モーニング娘。のへそ)
-  Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング)
-  Friday Night wa Onegai! Morning (フライデーナイトはお願い!モーニング)
-  Quiz! sentan tic (クイズ!先端tic)
-  Sunday Japan
-  Pachinko Queen (パチンコクイーン・七瀬)
-  Kamijo reiko no jiken suiri 10 (上条麗子の事件推理10)
-  Monster Farm 4 (モンスターファーム4)
-  POND'S Black Clean (POND'S ブラッククリーン)
- [1999-2000] Pucchimoni Driver (プッチモニダイバー)
- [2002-2003] Sayaka Ichii RADIO DELUXIAN (市井紗耶香 RADIO DELUXIAN)
- [2002-2003] SUPER STAR QR
- She got her nickname 'Kaa-san' from Utaban due to her motherly nature in taking care of the members and her personality.
- She is the third former Morning Musume member to graduate from both Morning Musume and Hello! Project. The first being Fukuda Asuka and the second being Ishiguro Aya.
- Is the 1st former Morning Musume member to have divorced. The 2nd former member to have divorced is Yaguchi Mari, who is from the same generation as her.
- She is the third former Up-Front member to audition for an AKB48 group, the others being Kawashima Miyuki and Nakayama Nana.
- She is the first former Morning Musume member to audition for an AKB48 group.
Youngest member of Morning Musume
|Former Members||1st Gen: Ichii Sayaka, Yasuda Kei, Goto Maki|
2nd Gen: Yoshizawa Hitomi
3rd Gen: Ogawa Makoto, Kimura Ayaka
4th Gen/V: Nakajima Saki, Hagiwara Mai, Mano Erina
|Singles||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Albums||Original: Zenbu! Petitmoni|
Best: Tanpopo / Petitmoni Mega Best
|Related Units||Morning Musume, Minimoni, Tanpopo|
|Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSS|
|Former Members||Ichii Sayaka, Yoshizawa Naoki, Taisei|
|Singles||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Related Units||Morning Musume, Sharam Q|