Sayashi Riho’s Profile


Sayashi Riho was selected from Morning Musume’s 9th Generation audition to join the group on January 02, 2011, along with Ikuta Erina, Suzuki Kanon, and the former Hello Pro Egg Fukumura Mizuki.

The ninth generation made their official presentation on the same day they were announced as new members in Hello! Project 2011 WINTER ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~ concert, and they participated in the songs: “Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are!” and “Tomo”

Prior to joining Morning Musume, Sayashi Riho was one of five winners of the “JC & Jk” audition and got the chance to perform in Morning Musume’s Fashionable stage play in 2010.

In March 2011, Riho replace Mon Erina’s radio show, titled MANO-DELI, with her own, titled RIHO-DELI.

During Aika’s FC event, Aika no ANNEX Event ~Pastel Color Days~, the 9th generation members appeared in groups on seperate days. The event took place on April 6th and 9th, with Riho and Ikuta Erina appearing on the 6th and Fukumura and Suzuki appearing on the 9th.

Riho released her first PB on August 27th 2011, titled Sayashi Riho. She also released her first solo DVD, titled Greeting ~Sayashi Riho~, on the same day. Although the other 9th generation members got solo DVDs (with the same Greeting title followed by their name) released in August, Riho was the other one to also get a photobook.

On November 5th and 6th, the 9th generation members had an FC Bus Tour.

Riho played in the stage play Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ alongside many other H!P and UFA artists, which ran from October 8th to the 17th. She played Shakespeare. The DVD was released March 14th 2012.

In Feburary 2012, Riho released and E-Hello DVD, titled RIHO.

Sayashi, alongside the 9th generation and 10th generation members and Tanaka Reina, will star in a stage play titled Stacey’s Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki (Stacey’s Maiden Repeated Killing Opera). The play will run from June 6th to the 12th.

And FC for Sayashi Riho’s birthday titled Morning Musume 9th Generation Member ~Iwai Tanjoubi! Kanpai wa, Shuwa Shuwa Pon! Hyaaa Houi ♪ ( ´θ`)ノ~ with be taking place on May 28th. The rest of the 9th generation will join her for the event.

An event for the 9th and 10th generation memebers and S/mileage’s 2nd generation members, titled Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~ is set to take place on June 15th, 18th, and 20th at Yokohama Blitz.

It was announced in June that Sayashi would be in a new unit with Wada Ayaka, called Peaberry, and release a song titled Cabbage Hakusho, for the Hello! Pro SATOYAMA Life movement project.


Name: Sayashi Riho
Nicknames: Yasshii
Birthday: May 28, 1998 (age 13)
Birthplace: Hiroshima, Japan
Bloodtype: AB
Hobbies: Listening to music, sleeping
Specialties: Calligraphy, giving massages
Favorite Food: Peach, chicken wings, sushi, oysters
Least Favorite Food: Carrot
Favorite Color: Pink, white, black, yellow-green
Dislikes: History
Looks Up To: Takahashi Ai, Suzuki Airi
Hello! Project groups:


  • Morning Musume (2011–)
  • UstreaMusume (2011–)
  • Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011-)
  • Peaberry (2012-)


  • Reborn Eleven (2011)


  • She was formerly a student at the performance arts school Actor’s School Hiroshima.
  • She has been dancing since she was six years old.
  • Has a little brother and a little sister.
  • She, along with Suzuki Kanon are the first members of Morning Musume that were born after the group’s formation in 1997.
  • At school, she likes lunchtime.
  • She’s been told she was good at dancing since she was young.
  • She enjoys wearing frilly skirts.
  • Her motto is “Whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”.
  • Her favorite phrase is “Once-in-a-lifetime encounter”.
  • Is one of three Morning Musume members to have the bloodtype AB, the others being Kago Ai and Kamei Eri.
  • Her official Morning Musume member colour is red.
  • Noted her favorite Morning Musume song to be “Nanchatte Renai” in a magazine interview.

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