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Ichii Sayaka
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Also known as

Sayarin, Kā-san


December 31, 1983 (1983-12-31) (age 30)


Funabashi, Chiba, Japan


Japanese pop



Years active

1998–2003, 2009–present


Up-Front Agency (May 1998–November 2003) Ranves (August 2009–present)

Associated acts

Morning Musume, Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSS, Petitmoni, Aoiro 7


Sayaka Ichii - Ranves


Two Daughters
One Son
ex-Husband Yoshizawa Naoki(2003-May 23, 2011)

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.

Biography Edit

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Ichii Sayaka joined the group Morning Musume in May 1998 with fellow second generation members Yasuda Kei and Yaguchi Mari.


She left the company after the single Happy Summer Wedding in May 2000 to continue her education.


In late 2001 she released the album "FOLK SONGS" a with Nakazawa Yuko. The same year she rejoined the music business with CUBIC-CROSS, which was Ichii Sayaka (vocals), Yoshizawa Naoki (keyboards) & (guitar). Taisei was also the producer for the group and he used to play keyboards in Sharan Q. She also and wrote two of their songs.


She retired from the music business at the end of 2003, 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 a Ranves Management agency.

On August 24, 2009, it was announced she'd return to the show business on the next day, on which her official blog opened and an interview with FLASH magazine was published.

On August 30, 2009, she'll return to TV in a TBS show called Sunday Japan.

On September 5, 2009, she'll appear as a model in Tokyo Girls Collection (Yoyogi Stadium). Her agency stated "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, and that 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, 2011, 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 is planned for release 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 is in her early stage of pregnancy. The man's name is unknown.


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.


  • Stage/Birth Name: Ichii Sayaka (市井紗耶香)
  • Legal name: TBA
  • Nickname: Sayarin, Kaasan, Mother
  • Birth Date: December 31, 1983 (1983-12-31) (age 30)
  • Date Married: 2003
  • Date Divorced: June 14, 2011
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 158 cm
  • Western Zodiac: Capricorn
  • Eastern Zodiac: Dog
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 1998-05-03: Member
    • 2000-05-21: Graduated
  • Years in Morning Musume: 2 Years
  • Birth Place: Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
  • Hobbies: Taking pictures
  • Groups:
  • Subgroups:
  • Shuffle Groups:

Singles Featured InEdit

Morning MusumeEdit

Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSSEdit


Aoiro 7Edit




Duet with Nakazawa YukoEdit







  • [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.
  • 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.

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Fukuda Asuka

Youngest member of Morning Musume

Succeeded by
Goto Maki


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
Related Units
Morning Musume, Minimoni, Tanpopo

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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