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| Sayashi Riho|
May 28, 1998
Also known as
Higashi, Hiroshima, Japan
Known for her wabi-sabi personality, she has been most popular out of the recent additions. Following the graduation of Niigaki Risa, she has been pushed in becoming one of the group's center figures and one of the main vocalists.
Sayashi Riho was born on May 28, 1998 in Hiroshima, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed. She has an older sister, a younger sister and two older brothers. Her uncle is a Hiroshima Carp's former baseball player.
In 2004, Sayashi Riho was enrolled in Actor's School Hiroshima (ASH), a school whose studies concentrates more on singing, dancing and acting lessons to prepare their students for an future actor career. She performed in several concerts organized by ASH as a 12th generation member and had a mentionable fanbase prior to joining Morning Musume.
In late 2010, Sayashi Riho audition for the Morning Musume 9th Generation Audition and passed.
In January 2, during the Hello! Project 2011 Winter ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~ A gana Live concert, it was announced that Sayashi is a member of Morning Musume 9th generation along with Fukumura Mizuki, Ikuta Erina and Suzuki Kanon. That same day, the 9th generation made their stage debut.
On March 27th, it was announced Sayashi would be replacing Mano Erina for the radio show "Mano Deli", renaming it "Riho Deli".
In April, Sayashi debuted in the Morning Musume single "Maji Desu ka Ska!".
On July 29, it was revealed Sayashi will be out of events for at least six weeks to rest due to ischium nerve pain on her right side.
On April 18, it was announced that Tanaka Reina and Morning Musume's 9th & 10th Generation members will star in a new stage play titled Stacey's Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki. The musical ran from June 6 through June 12.
On May 13, information was released about an event for the 9th and 10th generation members of Morning Musume as well as S/mileage’s 2nd generation members, titled Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~, was set to take place on June 15th, 18th, and 20th at Yokohama Blitz.
On July 20, it was announced that Sayashi and Wada Ayaka were choosen to form the duo Peaberry. The unit released an indies single, titled "Cabbage Hakusho / Forest Time" (with Harvest), on November 7.
On May 28, Sayashi had a birthday event, titled Sayashi Riho Birthday Event ~Sayashi no Koto, Itsu Iwau no? Ima Desho!!~. Guests included Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, and Oda Sakura.
On May 28, Sayashi will celebrate her 16th birthday. The special event is called Morning Musume '14 ~Sayashi Riho Birthday Event 2014~, the event will feature one performance in Tokyo.
- Name: Sayashi Riho (鞘師里保)
- Nickname: Yasshii (ヤッシー), Big eater, RihoRiho, Sayashi, Sayamaru
- Birthday: May 28, 1998
- Birthplace: Higashi, Hiroshima, Japan
- Blood type: AB
- Height: 158 cm (5'2")
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2011-01-02: Member
- 2011-01-02: Morning Musume Member
- UP-FRONT AGENCY Status:
- 2011-01-02: Member
- 2012-10-01: Transferred to UP-FRONT PROMOTION (as part of Morning Musume)
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2012-10-01: Member
- Years in Morning Musume: 3 Years
- Morning Musume Color:
- Red (2011-Present)
- Hello! Project groups:
- Charm Point: Eyes
- Weak Point: Really nervous doing presentations
- Strong Point: Handles animals well
- Favorite Animal: Tiger
- Special Skill: Penmanship, massage, calligraphy
- Hobbies: Listening to music, dancing, sleeping, drawing
- Favorite Foods: Peaches, Chinese noodles, chicken wings, cereals, sushi, oysters
- Least Favorite Foods: Carrots, shrimp, eggs
- Favorite Colors: Pink, white, black, green and blue
- Favorite Sport: Baseball
- Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo
- Quality you have that she won't lose to anyone: Her love for her family.
- Motto: "If you can sing you can rock the stage", "Shuwa Shuwa PON!"
- The best thing about your hometown: The oysters are delicious in the winter.
- Looks up to: Takahashi Ai, Suzuki Airi
- Favorite Morning Musume Singles: "Kimagure Princess", "Maji Desu ka Ska!"
- Other Favorite Song: "Gangnam Style" by Psy, "Zurui Onna" by Sharam Q,
- See Also: Sayashi Riho Discography Featured in
- [2011.08.31] Sayashi Riho ~Greeting~
- [2012.03.09] RIHO (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2012.09.26] HyaaHo~i♪( ´θ｀)ノ
- [2013.03.28] snowdrop (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2014.03.12] Riho's Fashion Archive
- See also Sayashi Riho Photobooks & Magazines
-  Sharehouse (シェアハウス)
-  Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2012-2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー! SATOYAMA ライフ)
- [2014-] The Girls Live
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
-  Fashionable (ファッショナブル)
-  Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ (リボーン～命のオーディション～) (as William Shakespeare)
-  Stacey's Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki (ステーシーズ 少女再殺歌劇)
-  Gogakuyu (ごがくゆう)
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- (LILIUM －リリウム 少女純潔歌劇－)
-  UstreaMusume
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
- [2013-] Hello! Project Station
- [2011–] RIHO-DELI
- [2012–] Morning Musume no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。のモーニング女学院～放課後ミーティング～)
- She was voted 7th favorite member in the 2011 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event. 
- She was ranked 6th on Beautiful Idol General Election 2012, Middle School Group. 
- She was voted 4th favorite member in the 2012 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event. 
- She ranked at #40 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's May 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
- She ranked 6th in mixi's June 2013 Hello! Project Popularity Ranking.
- She was voted 3rd favorite member in the 2013 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event. 
- She has had a least one solo line since her debut single, Maji Desu ka Ska!
- She, along with Suzuki Kanon are the first members of Morning Musume that were born after the group's formation in September 1997.
- She can paint without looking.
- She has a collection of art at home.
- At school, her favorite class is lunch.
- Sayashi was the only 9th generation member to recieve solo lines in "Only You", "Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo! / Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai!", "Ren'ai Hunter", and "The Matenrou Show".
- She has a scar on her chin.
- She moved to Tokyo from Hiroshima for Morning Musume.
- Her mother speaks in Kansai dialect.
- Her mother shares the same birthday as Sato Masaki.
- She is not good at waking up in the morning.
- When asked what aspect of her makeup she is most particular about, she replied that it was her eyeliner, it has to go a little past her eye.
- She is quick at remembering dances.
- Is one of three Morning Musume members to have the blood type AB, the others being Kago Ai and Kamei Eri.
- She shares the same birthday as Kenshuusei member Sasaki Rikako and former Coconuts Musume member Mika Todd.
- When asked the question "If you could become another Hello! Project member, who would you be?", Takahashi Ai said she would like to be Sayashi because she wants to be called cute no matter what she does, and Niigaki Risa said that she would like to be Sayashi (or Suzuki Kanon) because she wants to feel what it is like to be young again.
- She can bend both her thumbs all the way back.
- Outside of Morning Musume, she said she would be a nail artist.
- She wants to appear in a cider commercial.
- She shared the position of the lead vocalist together with Tanaka Reina, until the latter graduated.
- She stated that her rival is herself.
- Her favorite animal is hamster.
- When she moved to Tokyo, she was touched when former Morning Musume member Niigaki Risa texted her not to hesitate asking for help if she feels lonely.
- Her favorite English word is "example."
- She has released a photobook every year since she joined.
- Along Oda Sakura are the only current members to receive solo lines since their debut
- Sayashi Riho Gallery
- Sayashi Riho Discography Featured in
- Sayashi Riho Concerts & Events Appearances
- Sayashi Riho Photobooks & Magazines
- Sayashi Riho Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
Sayashi Family TreeEdit
- ↑ "スクール紹介 - 卒業生". Actor's School Hiroshima Official Website.
- ↑ "http://natalie.mu/music/news/32873". Natelie. 2010.06.06.
- ↑ "モーニング娘。第9期メンバー決定！！". Hello! Project. 2011.01.02.
- ↑ "Two new Hello! Project units formed". tokyohive. 2012-07-21.
- ↑ Michishige Sayumi's GREE Blog. Post Title "Shinsei Morning Musume."
- ↑ Takahashi Ai's Ameba Blog. Post Title "Morning Musume no Senaka"