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Kaga Kaede


Kaga Kaede, promoting "BRAND NEW MORNING"
Background Information
Also Known As Kaedy (かえでぃー?)
Born November 30, 1999 (1999-11-30) (age 17)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Height 162cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress
Years Active 2012-present
(4 years)
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Blog Morning Musume '17 13ki Official Blog
Morning Musume Information
Joined December 12, 2016
Generation 13th Generation
Member Color       Italian Red
Debut Single BRAND NEW MORNING / Jealousy Jealousy
Time in Group 0 Years, 2 Months, 10 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined December 2012
Generation 17th Generation
Left December 12, 2016
Graduated December 23, 2016
My goal for the year is 進 (progress). It's the 進 of progress (進歩), as I'll be starting new activities from 2017. I think that there'll be ever harder, tougher things waiting for me compared to what I've experienced before. So, as I think that I have to steadily advance (進む) step by step, that's why I chose to write that kanji.[1]

–Kaga Kaede, January 2017

Kaga Kaede (加賀楓) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a 13th generation member of Morning Musume. She first joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2012,[2] and was formally introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei December 2012 recital concert on December 9, 2012.[3]



Kaga Kaede, December 2016


Kaga Kaede, September 2016

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Kaga Kaede, May 2016


Kaga Kaede, February 2016


Kaga Kaede, May 2015

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Kaga Kaede, March 2015

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Kaga Kaede, February 2014


Kaga Kaede, November 2013


Kaga Kaede, February 2013


Kaga Kaede, December 2012

Early LifeEdit

Kaga Kaede was born on November 30, 1999 in Tokyo, Japan.


In summer 2012, Kaga auditioned for Morning Musume 11ki Member "Suppin Utahime" Audition for an opportunity to join Morning Musume, but failed.[2]

Kaga joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2012 after successfully passing an audition to join the program.[4] She was officially announced as a member on November 20,[2] and was then formally introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ on December 9 alongside Kanazawa TomokoIchioka ReinaWada Sakurako, Kishimoto Yumeno, and Makino Maria.[3]


In January, Kaga began her Kenshuusei activities by participating as a back dancer in the Hello! Project winter concert tour.

From February 7 to February 17, Kaga participated in a stage play Nettai Danshi, alongside Yamagishi Riko.[5]

On March 7, a fanclub event was held for Kaga and Wada Sakurako at Pacific Heaven venue.[6] Yoshihashi Kurumi, Murota Mizuki and Nomura Minami also participated the event as guests.[7]

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

Beginning on April 20, Kaga was to perform in ℃-ute's 2013 spring tour, ℃-ute Concert Tour 2013 Haru ~Treasure Box~. She did not participate in the entire tour due to an injury and was replaced by Kaneko Rie.

Kaga participated as a back dancer in the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.


From March 14 to March 23, Kaga participated in the Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan musical, along with Morning Musume OG members Yasuda Kei and Ogawa Makoto, and Hello! Pro Kenshuusei members Tanabe Nanami, Hamaura Ayano, Murota Mizuki, Yamagishi Riko, Sasaki Rikako, Yamaki Risa and Oura Hirona. On opening day, the Hello Pro Kenshuusei single "Karen na Gasshoudan" was released to promote the musical.

From June 5 to June 15, Kaga participated in the musical LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- along with selected Morning Musume '14 members, S/mileage, and fellow trainees Tanabe Nanami and Sasaki Rikako. She played the role of Clematis, one of the followers of Princess Marguerite (played by Sato Masaki).


From October 17 to November 28, Kaga participated as a member of the Hello Pro Kenshuusei opening act in the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2015 Aki ~℃an't STOP!!~.


In 2016, Kaga participated as a member of the Hello Pro Kenshuusei opening acts in the Morning Musume '16 Concert Tour Haru ~EMOTION IN MOTION~, Juice=Juice LIVE MISSION 220 ~Code3 Special→Growing Up!~, ℃-ute 12 Nenme Totsunyuu Kinen ~℃-Fes! Part 1 9gatsu 5ka mo ℃-ute no Hi at Nippon Budokan~, and ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Aki ~℃OMPASS~.

From November 3 to November 20, Kaga performed in the Engeki Joshibu musical Nega Poji Poji.

On December 12, during the finale of Morning Musume '16's fall tour, she was announced as a member of the 13th generation alongside Yokoyama Reina.[8][9][10] She and Yokoyama had their last performance as Hello Pro Kenshuusei members at the December 23 recital.


On February 21, Kaga and Yokoyama Reina held their debut fanclub event, Morning Musume '17 13ki Member FC Event, at Differ Ariake.

Personal LifeEdit

Kaga's father, Deb, is the vocalist for a metal band named The King of Metal Slime (ザ キング オブ メタルスライム).[11]

When she joined Morning Musume in December 2016, she was a second year high school student. As of April 2016, she is currently attending her second year of high school.

Kaga's given name, "Kaede", means maple (楓; kaede). It's a feminine Japanese given name and surname.

The following list are notable friendships Kaga Kaede has acquired:

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Kaga Kaede:

  • Kaedy (かえでぃー): Official nickname, given her since Hello Pro Kenshuusei. The nickname is also spelled as Kaedi (かえでぃ).
  • Lady Kaga: Used by Tsunku.


  • Name: Kaga Kaede (加賀楓)
  • Official Nickname: Kaedy (かえでぃー)
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Birthdate: November 30, 1999 (1999-11-30) (age 17)
  • Blood type: A
  • Height: 162cm
  • Western Zodiac: Sagittarius
  • Morning Musume Member Color:
    • Italian Red (2017-Present)
  • Hello! Project Groups:

  • Hobbies: Karaoke, reading, listening to Hello! Project songs, watching anime
  • Specialties: Trumpet, shodan in kendo[8]
  • Favorite Music Genre: Rock and anime songs
  • Favorite Food: Natto,[12] cucumbers,[12] ground meat, hamburger stewed in demi-glace sauce[13]
  • Least Favorite Food: Anything spicy[13]
  • Favorite Subject: Cooking class[12]
  • Worst Subject: Social studies[12]
  • Favorite Color: Orange
  • Favorite Sports: Kendo, foot race, football, martial arts
  • Favorite School Lunch Item: Daikon miso soup[14]
  • Favorite Animal: Guinea pig[14]
  • Charm Point: Being an anime otaku
  • Motto: Nanigoto mo tsukiru made! (何事も尽きるまで!; Do everything until the end!)
  • Favorite Hello! Project Song: "One•Two•Three,"[12] "Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi," "Love take it all," "Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai"
  • Looks Up To: Sayashi Riho[12]




TV ProgramsEdit



  • [2015.06.06] Top Yell


See AlsoEdit


  1. "ハロプロ新リーダー 和田彩花、目標はアイドル界の世界征服!" (in Japanese). Entame Clip. 2017-01-02. (English Translation)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "「ハロプロ研修生 発表会2012〜12月の生タマゴShow!〜」のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2012-11-20 (Archived: 2012-11-22).
  3. 3.0 3.1 "新メンバー6人もお披露目。ハロプロ研修生、フレッシュなステージを披露" (in Japanese). DeView by Oricon. 2010.12.10.
  4. "Zero Kara Wakaru Hello Pro Kenshuusei Kouza" (ゼロからわかるハロプロ研修生講座). Gekkan Entame, 2014-03 Issue. Tokuma Shoten. Release Date: 2014-01-30.
  5. Official Gekijyo Page
  6. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★『ハロプロ研修生 ファンクラブ発表会3月「ハロプロ研修生寮 入寮者募集!?したら…。~いっきに6人入寮!!お祝いスペシャル~」』開催決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Fanclub. 2013-01-29.
  7. "『ハロプロ研修生 ファンクラブ発表会3月ハロプロ研修生寮 入寮者募集!?したら…。~いっきに6人入寮!!お祝いスペシャル』当日券予約販売のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Fanclub. 2013-02-18.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "モーニング娘。'16 第13期メンバー決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-12-12.
  9. "2 new members for Morning Musume。13th generation!" UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-12-12.
  10. "モーニング娘。13期メンバーに横山玲奈と加賀楓が加入。'17から13人体制に" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2016-12-12.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 BOMB. December 2013 Issue. Published 2013-11-09.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "初めまして!! 加賀楓" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-01-26.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Said during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei corner at the November 16 afternoon show of Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.
  15. Gekkan Entame. March 2014 Issue. Published 2014-01-30.

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