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Yanagihara Hiromi
Yanagihara Hiromi, 1999
Background Information
Also Known As Hiromi (ひろみ)
Born October 19, 1979
Chiba, Japan
Died July 16, 1999 (aged 19)
Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Libra Libra
Genres J-pop
Occupation Singer, actress
Years Active 1998-1999

Yanagihara Hiromi (柳原尋美; October 19, 1979 – July 16, 1999) was a Japanese pop singer and actress. She was best known for being one of the original members of Country Musume.


Hiromi yanagihara

Early Life & CareerEdit

Country MusumeEdit


On July 16, 1999, Yanagihara was tragically killed in a car accident one week before the group's first release, "Futari no Hokkaido." Yanagihara was reportedly driving alone near her home in Nakasatsunai, Hokkaido at 5:00 pm, when her car, a Mitsubishi Pajero, swerved off the road, and crashed into a ditch. She was thrown from the vehicle which then flipped on top of her, trapping her beneath.

Yanagihara was rushed to a hospital in Obihiro by ambulance, where she later died at 7:10 pm. The official cause of death was a combination of tension pneumothorax and acute heart failure due to her injuries.


  • Name: Yanagihara Hiromi (柳原尋美)
  • Nickname: Hiromi (ひろみ)
  • Birthdate: October 19, 1979 
  • Birthplace: Chiba, Japan
  • Date of Death: July 16, 1999 (age 19)
  • Place of Death: Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Hello! Project Group:

Singles Featured InEdit

Country MusumeEdit




  • [1999.07.13] Idol wo Sagase
  • [1999.07.27] Idol wo Sagase (In memory of)


  • [1998.04.06] Taiyou Musume to Umi (太陽娘と海; Sun Daughter and the Sea)
  • [1998.07.09] Kaze no Musumetachi (風の娘たち; Daughters of Wind)
  • [1998.10.11] Wine Musume Koi Monogatari (ワイン娘恋物語; Wine Daughter Love Story)


  • She is the first and currently only member of Hello! Project to have died.

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