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Sayashi Riho promoting "Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi / ENDLESS SKY / One and Only"
|Also Known As||Yasshii (やっしー?)|
|Born||May 28, 1998|
|Origin||Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress, Model|
|Agency||UP-FRONT AGENCY (2011-2012)|
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-present)
|Label||zetima, UP-FRONT WORKS|
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume, Reborn Eleven, Peaberry, Hello! Project Mobekimasu, Hello! Project Station Dance Club, Suzuki Kanon ni Peaberry wo Soete|
|Morning Musume Information|
|Joined||January 2, 2011|
|Graduated||December 31, 2015|
|“|| From now, I think I want to study abroad and learn more English and dance.
Then with those experiences I will mature much more, and I will try my best to come back as soon as possible.
–Sayashi Riho, October 2015
Known for her wabi-sabi personality, she has been most popular out of the recent additions. Starting with "Only you", her second single as a Morning Musume member, she was pushed into becoming one of the group's central figures and one of the main vocalists.
Sayashi Riho was born on May 28, 1998 in Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan.
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 the July issue of Nakayoshi magazine, Sayashi was trying to become a fashion model. She was auditioning in Osaka.
Late in the year, Sayashi Riho auditioned for the Morning Musume 9th Generation Audition and passed.
On January 2, during the Hello! Project 2011 Winter ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~ A gana Live concert, it was announced that Sayashi was a member of Morning Musume's 9th generation, along with Fukumura Mizuki, Ikuta Erina and Suzuki Kanon. That same day, the 9th generation made their stage debut.
On March 27, it was announced Sayashi would be replacing Mano Erina for the radio show "Mano Deli," renaming it "Riho Deli." The radio show concluded on December 28, 2014.
In April, Sayashi debuted in the Morning Musume single "Maji Desu ka Ska!"
On July 29, it was revealed Sayashi would be out of events for at least six weeks 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 would 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~. It 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, the fanclub event Morning Musume '14 ~Sayashi Riho Birthday Event 2014~ was held in honor of Sayashi's 16th birthday. The event featured one performance in Tokyo.
On November 22, Sayashi appeared as a guest on Youngtown Doyoubi. It was announced during the show that Sayashi would become a regular, replacing Michishige Sayumi. Her first appearance as a regular was on November 29.
On May 28, Sayashi celebrated her 17th birthday at a special fanclub event called Morning Musume '15 Sayashi Riho Birthday Event, featuring one performance in Tokyo.
On October 29, Sayashi announced her graduation from Morning Musume on December 31 at the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2015 ~GOOD-BYE & HELLO!~. She will remain in Hello! Project, but will study English and dance abroad for some time. Six days after the initial announcement, Sayashi recorded a video in English for her overseas fans with the help of Mitsui Aika on UP-FRONT LINK.
Comment by Sayashi Riho
| Thank you for your continued support towards Morning Musume。'15.
I have to make an announcement to all of you.
I, Riho Sayashi, Will graduate from Morning Musume。 on December 31st of this year.
Since kindergarten, I wanted to take part at the group Morning Musume。 and I became a member when I was 12 years. During 5 years, I started with Tsunku♂-san and continued until now with the support of many staff, with all the Morning Musume。 and Hello! Project members, and more than anything, with the fans.
However, I thought during this year many times about continuing like this in my future life. As a human alone, I started to think if there were things that I have to experience in order to live strongly?
I have discussed many times with the people of the company, and I decided to graduate after I checked the growth of the 12th generation kohai ("kohai" means "juniors" here) this year. Concerning the day of my graduation, I had the privilege on deciding the graduation on the last day of the "Morning Musume。'15" on December 31st during the Countdown Live. Concerning the Morning Musume。's tour, the last performances will be on December 7th and 8th at the Budokan.
I am really sorry for the abrupt news. I think this is quite a surprise. But until now, inside of me, it has worried me. And it has led me to this decision.
From now, I think I want to study abroad and learn more English and dance. Then with those experiences I will mature much more, and I will try my best to come back as soon as possible.
There are 2 months left until then, but until this moment with all the members I will do everything we have to do for "Morning Musume。'15".
Until December 31st, I want to run through everything with all my power so please continue to support me!
Comment from UP-FRONT PROMOTION
| Thank you for your continued support towards Morning Musume。'15.
Today, Riho Sayashi has announced she will graduated from Morning Musume。'15 on December 31st in her blog post.
Riho became a 9th generation member and made her debut with "Majidesuka Suka" in 2011 and continued her carrier until now. She said she wants to devote herself to her progress in dancing, and she talked about this matter many times. With her consent, we came to this conclusion.
Riho will graduate from Morning Musume。but she will be a Hello! Project's member after the graduation. Before flying with her own wings, we will watch her with this new challenge.
Until her Morning Musume。'15's graduation as a member, she will continue to perform much more during the current tour and during the other activities.
Please continue to support Morning Musume。'15 and assist Riho Sayashi in the future.
On December 21, Sayashi held a solo live, titled Morning Musume '15 Sayashi Riho Solo Special Live, featuring two performances at Differ Ariake. Fans could win an invitation to the special live by entering a lottery when they purchased the "Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi / ENDLESS SKY / One and Only" box set via forTUNE music.
On December 26 and 27, she held her first solo bus tour, titled Morning Days Happy Holiday Sayashi Riho Fanclub Tour in Boso.
On December 31, Sayashi graduated from Morning Musume at the end of the first part of the COUNTDOWN PARTY 2015 concert at Nakano Sun Plaza.
On March 26, Sayashi published her first autobiography titled 17sai no Ketsudan.
She has a younger sister and a younger brother. Her uncle is a Hiroshima Carp's former baseball player. Sayashi's ancestors were artisans in Hyogo.
She also has a pet fish named Sayashi Kuroe and two hamsters named Omochi 1 and Omochi 2.
When she auditioned for Morning Musume, Sayashi was a 6th grade elementary school student. As of April 2016, she is currently attending her third year of high school.
The following list are notable friendships Sayashi Riho has acquired:
- Suzuki Kanon: Her best friend within Morning Musume is Suzuki Kanon. Both met during 9th generation auditions and had a good relationship since.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Sayashi Riho:
- Yasshii (ヤッシー): Official nickname, given her since joining Morning Musume. Used by members and fans.
- RihoRiho (りほりほ): Second official nickname, given her since joining Morning Musume. Used by members and fans.
Sayamaru is described as being the size of a ping-pong ball, weighing like a marble, and liking cider and sleep.
- Name: Sayashi Riho (鞘師里保)
- Nickname: Yasshii (ヤッシー), RihoRiho (りほりほ), Sayashi (さやし), Big eater, Sayamaru (さやまる), Sayamarurun (さやまるるん)
- Birthday: May 28, 1998
- Birthplace: Higashi, Hiroshima, Japan
- Blood type: AB
- Height: 158cm (5'2")
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2011-01-02: Member
- 2011-01-02: Morning Musume Member
- 2015-12-31: Graduated from Morning Musume
- 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: 4 Years
- Official Kaomoji: ﾉﾘ*´ｰ´ﾘ
- Morning Musume Color:
- Red (2011-2015)
- Hello! Project groups:
- One Shot Units
- Charm Point: Eyes
- Weak Point: Really nervous doing presentations
- Strong Point: Handles animals well
- Favorite Animal: Tiger
- Special Skill: Penmanship, massage, calligraphy, kendama
- Hobbies: Listening to music, dancing, sleeping, drawing, looking around zakkayasan (boutiques selling various goods)
- Favorite Sports: Baseball, dodgeball
- 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 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!", "Ichigo ichie" (一期一会; one in a lifetime encounter)
- Catchphrase: "Hyahhhooi♪" (ひゃっっほーい♪( ´θ｀)ノ～)
- 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,
- Kimagure Zetsubou Arigatou (キマグレ絶望アリガトウ) (Chorus: Morning Musume; from Stacies Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki)
- Furereba Kokoro ga Afuredasu (from TRIANGLE)
- [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
- [2015.04.08] sixteen
- [2015.12.07] Morning Musume '15 Sayashi Riho Sotsugyou Memorial (DVD Magazine)
- [2016.04.20] Morning Musume '15 Sayashi Riho Solo Special Live
- [2016.xx.xx] Morning Days Happy Holiday Sayashi Riho Fanclub Tour in Boso
- [2016.xx.xx] Sayashi Riho On Morning Musume '15 Concert Tour Aki ~PRISM~
- [2011.08.27] Sayashi Riho
- [2012.08.27] Un deux trois
- [2013.11.25] Taiyou
- [2015.03.25] Juurokusai
- [2015.12.25] Morning Musume Sayashi Riho Zenshuu 2011-2015
- [2016.03.26] 17sai no Ketsudan (Autobiography)
-  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－)
-  TRIANGLE (TRIANGLE -トライアングル-)
-  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 (ハロ！ステ)
- [2011–2014] RIHO-DELI
- [2012–2015] 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～)
- [2014–2015] Youngtown Doyoubi (ヤングタウン土曜日)
- 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. 
- Ishida Ayumi, Oda Sakura, Wada Ayaka, Katsuta Rina and Takagi Sayuki think that Riho is the coolest member of Hello! Project.
- She, along with Suzuki Kanon are the first members of Morning Musume that were born after the group's formation in September 1997.
- She'd like to go anywhere with Fukumura Mizuki.
- 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 receive 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, The Matenrou Show, Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai, Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe (Wow~ and Ah~ lines in the final chorus) and Ima Koko Kara.
- She has a scar on her chin.
- She moved to Tokyo from Hiroshima for Morning Musume.
- Her mother speaks in the 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 Angerme 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 a 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 DVD every year since she joined.
- Sayashi expressed her admiration for S/mileage member Murota Mizuki on her radio show.
- Tsunku commented on her: "Has become much more feminine and courageous lately. There hasn't been anyone like her in the group before. Maybe not even in showbiz. She keeps improving silently. It'll be interesting to see how she will be when she's 20."
- Michishige Sayumi has expressed her love to Sayashi at many different events and MC's.
- Michishige Sayumi is the one who mainly calls her RihoRiho.
- Is known to have a "parts fetish" and has talked about it on her radio show.
- Has said that she is very shy when meeting new people and making new friends.
- She is the first Hello! Project member from Actors School Hiroshima, the second being Danbara Ruru.
- Michishige Sayumi kissed her during her graduation concert.
- She gets along well with her generation mates.
- Has been called Dancing Queen.
- She is a huge fan of Takahashi Ai and has expressed her love, admiration, and support for her at many different events.
- Matsuoka Mayu, the rising actress, is a huge fan of Sayashi, and cried when they met in person through variety TV.
- Sayashi is a fan of model and TV personality Rola. She cried when she received a message from Rola at her 17th birthday event.
- She likes Starbucks, and likes to drink coffee with no milk or sugar.
- She said she feels like she is becoming a perverted old man.
- Her graduation marked the 9th time a member of Hello! Project graduated in a Hello! Project concert rather than a group concert tour. It was also the first time a member graduated during a countdown live.
- Gallery:Sayashi Riho
- List:Sayashi Riho Discography Featured In
- List:Sayashi Riho Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Sayashi Riho Photobooks & Magazines
- List:Sayashi Riho Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ http://ameblo.jp/morningmusume-9ki/entry-11955716536.html
- ↑ "Concerning Riho Sayashi." UP-FRONT LINK. 2015-10-29.
- ↑ "Video message from Riho Sayashi by Aika." UP-FRONT LINK. 2015-11-04.
- ↑ "モー娘鞘師里保がソロライブ 事実上卒業イベントか" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2015-11-18.
- ↑ "【抽選】モーニング娘。'15 鞘師里保ソロ スペシャルライブ招待" (in Japanese). forTUNE music. 2015-11-19.
- ↑ "モーニング娘。’15 鞘師里保ソロスペシャルライブ@ ディファ有明公演 ご招待付60thシングルBOXセット販売決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2015-11-21.
- ↑ "「Morning Days Happy Holiday 鞘師里保ファンクラブツアー in 房総」開催決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Fanclub Website. 2015-11-20.
- ↑ "鞘師イベント！！鞘師里保" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Qki Official Blog. 2015-11-20.
- ↑ "さやまる。鞘師里保" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Qki Official Blog. 2013-10-29.
- ↑ Michishige Sayumi's GREE Blog. Post Title "Shinsei Morning Musume."
- ↑ Takahashi Ai's Ameba Blog. Post Title "Morning Musume no Senaka"
- ↑ モーニング娘。'14 10/15発売シングル「TIKI BUN/シャバダバ ドゥ～/見返り美人」 2014.08.28
- ↑ "教訓のススメ！鞘師里保" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Qki Official Blog. 2014-01-17.
- ↑ RIHO-DELI #182. 2014-09-21.
- ↑ 鞘師里保の兄弟は妹と弟 http://ameblo.jp/spl-ash/entry-10659025288.html http://nekotopi.com/geino/683/