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Ichii Sayaka
Ichii Sayaka, July 2014
Background Information
Also Known As Sayarin (さやりん?)
Born December 31, 1983 (1983-12-31) (age 32)
Origin Chiba, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Capricorn Capricorn
Height 158cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, Model
Years Active 1998–2003
Label Up-Front Agency (May 1998–November 2003)
Ranves (August 2009–present)
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSS, Petitmoni, Aoiro 7, OFR48
Blog Ichii Sayaka Official Blog
Morning Musume Information
Joined May 3, 1998
Generation 2nd Generation
Member Color       Teal
Graduated May 21, 2000
Ichii's Autograph

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.



Ichii Sayaka, 2014

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Ichii Sayaka, 2013


Ichii Sayaka, 2012


Ichii Sayaka, October 2011


Ichii Sayaka, May 2011


Ichii Sayaka, 2009

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Ichii Sayaka joined Morning Musume in May with fellow second generation members Yasuda Kei and Yaguchi Mari.


She left Hello! Project and Morning Musume after the single Happy Summer Wedding in May to continue her education.


Late in the year 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 Sharan 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 the year and later married Yoshizawa Naoki. In August her first child was born.


In February, she joined Ranves Management agency.

On August 24, 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, she returned to TV in a TBS show called Sunday Japan.

On September 5, 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 the early stages of pregnancy.


On March 2, Ichii gave birth to a baby boy.[1]


In April, Ichii revealed that she had submitted an application to the ”Otona AKB48 Audition,” an audition searching for limited time members over 30.[2] 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. She graduated from OFR48 on August 31, 2014.[3]


  • Stage/Birth Name: Ichii Sayaka (市井紗耶香)
  • Legal name: TBA
  • Nickname: Sayarin (さやりん), Kaasan, Mother
  • Birth Date: December 31, 1983 (1983-12-31) (age 32)
  • 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
  • Groups:
  • Subgroups:
  • Shuffle Groups:

Singles Featured InEdit

Morning MusumeEdit

Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSSEdit


Aoiro 7Edit




Duet with Nakazawa YukoEdit



Solo PhotobooksEdit


  1. [2002.10.02] self



  • [2013.12.20] Shisei Sayaka LOVE BASIC (市井紗耶香 LOVE BASIC) (Style book)



  • [1998] Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~ (抱いてHOLD ON ME!)
  • [2000] Pinch Runner (ピンチランナー)
  • [2010] Nagoya MEN'S monogatari KNIGHTS & NOODLE (名古屋MEN'S物語 KNIGHTS&NOODLE)
  • [2012] Ashita ni Kakeru Ai (明日に架ける愛)
  • [2012] Daburu sukai (ダブルスカイ)

TV ShowsEdit

  • [1998-2000] ASAYAN
  • [2000] Morning Musume no Heso (モーニング娘。のへそ)
  • [2000] Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング)
  • [2000] Friday Night wa Onegai! Morning (フライデーナイトはお願い!モーニング)
  • [2011] Quiz! sentan tic (クイズ!先端tic)

TV DramasEdit

  • [2009] Sunday Japan
  • [2011] Pachinko Queen (パチンコクイーン・七瀬)
  • [2012] Kamijo reiko no jiken suiri 10 (上条麗子の事件推理10)


  • [2003] Monster Farm 4 (モンスターファーム4)
  • [2010] 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.
  • She is the first former Morning Musume member to have divorced. The second former member to have divorced is Yaguchi Mari, who is from the same generation.
  • 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.
  • The main reason why she auditioned for Adult AKB48 is that she wanted to shine again. She wanted to challenge herself to shine on the stage again. She missed dancing and singing.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Fukuda Asuka

Youngest member of Morning Musume

Succeeded by
Goto Maki

Family TreeEdit

Baby Boy

Yoshizawa Family TreeEdit

Yoshizawa Naoki
Baby Girl 1
Baby Girl 2


External linksEdit

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
01, 02, 03, 04
Original: Zenbu! Petitmoni
Best: Tanpopo / Petitmoni Mega Best
The★Petitmobics, Petitmoni Single V Clips ①
Related Units
Morning Musume, Coconuts Musume, ℃-ute

Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSS
Former Members
Ichii Sayaka, Yoshizawa Naoki, Taisei
01, 02, 03, 04
Related Units
Morning Musume, Sharam Q

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