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Iginari Tohoku San Members Profile

Iginari Tohoku San Members Profile”
Iginari Tohoku San (いぎなり東北産) (Tohokusan for short), or THE MADE IN TOHOKU, is a nine-member Japanese girl group under Stardust Promotion. They are based in Tohoku, and all members were born in the Tohoku region. They debuted in 2015, and are a sister group to Momoiro Clover Z, Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, and the other STARDUST PLANET groups.

Iginari Tohoku San Official Accounts:
Website: https://madeintohoku.com/
Facebook: いぎなり東北産
Twitter: @madeintohoku
Instagram: @the_made_in_tohoku
TikTok: @the_made_in_tohoku
YouTube: いぎなり東北産【公式】 
Spotify: いぎなり東北産
Apple Music: THE MADE IN TOHOKU

Fandom Name: Made in Everyone (Mina San/皆産)
Fandom Color:

Members Profile:
Karen Tachibana

Birth Name: Karen Tachibana (橘花怜)
Position: Leader, Vocalist
Birthday: October 21, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 162.5 cm (5’4)
Blood Type:
B
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2015-present
Group: Iginari-chan (Junior)
Member Color: Light Blue (2015-2017); Pink
Instagram: @tachibana_karen_official

Karen Tachibana Facts:
— She was born in Miyagi, Japan.
— Her hobbies are making fake food, watching anime, and singing character songs.
— Her special skills are hula-hooping, singing, singing folk songs, and drawing.
— She uses Miyagi dialect.
— Her catchphrase is “King of smiles.”
— Her nickname is “Karen-kun” (かれんくん).
— Her Tohoku recommendation is the boat cruises at Geibikei Gorge.
— She is a former member of SCK GIRLS, a local idol group in Kessenuma, Miyagi. Her color was lavender. She still keeps in touch with SCK GIRLS’ members and staff.
— Her younger sister, Kyouka, is also a former member of SCK GIRLS.
— She is described as “A leader from Tohoku who is good at finding good things in people.”
— She admires Momoclo’s Ayaka Sasaki.
— Her favorite foods are Baskin-Robbin’s Popping Shower and Snow Mango ice cream.
— She has a pet cat named “Nyamu.”
— She became an idol because she decided she wants to make people smile after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.
— In 2021, she was elected to be the second Cinderella at the Stapla Idol Festival.

Yuna Hazuki

Birth Name: Yuna Hazuki (葉月結菜)
Position: Sub Leader, Vocalist
Birthday: September 15, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 165 cm (5’4)
Blood Type:
B
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2015-present (Founding Member)
Group: Tohoku-chan (Senior)
Member Color: Blue
Instagram: @yuna_hazuki_0915

Yuna Hazuki Facts:
— She was born in Miyagi, Japan.
— Her hobby is singing.
— Her special skill is piano.
— Her catchphrase is “High-tension chatting machine.”
— Her nicknames are “Yunapoko” (ゆなぽこ) and “Hazyu” (はづゅ).
— Her Tohoku recommendation is Mt. Jogi’s abura-age (deep fried tofu.)
— Her motto is “Enjoy the moment!!”
— She admires Airi Suzuki and TEAM SHACHI‘s Nao Sakura.
— She likes ramen, and in 2022, the Oppenchan Ramen store in Sendai held a campaign for a birthday.
— From 2018-2020, she had blonde hair.
— She likes cars, scented candles, perfume, and going to new places.
— Her favorite music artist is Chatmonchy.
Yuko Oshima (ex-AKB48) inspired her interest in idols.

Hikaru Ritsuki

Birth Name: Hikaru Ritsuki (律月ひかる)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: July 31, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 167 cm (5’5)
Blood Type:
O
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2015-present (Founding Member)
Group: Tohoku-chan (Senior)
Member Color: Pure White
Instagram: @ritsuki_hikaru_official

Hikaru Ritsuki Facts:
— She was born in Akita, Japan.
— Her hobbies are classical ballet and visiting cafés.
— Her special skills are doing handstand bridges, bending her elbows to the opposite side, and closing her nostrils without her hands.
— She is the oldest and tallest member.
— Her catchphrase is “Bunny Angel Magical Girl.”
— Her nicknames are “Hikarun” (ひかるん) and “Run-chan” (るんちゃん).
— Her motto is “Going my way.”
— Her Tohoku recommendation is Babahera ice cream.
— When she was first scouted by Stardust Promotion, she refused because they (at the time) didn’t have an office in Sendai.
— She has three sisters.
— She loves cute things like twintails.
— She likes Rococo art and fashion, writing essays, and Nogizaka46.
— Her oshis are Honoka Akimoto (TEAM SHACHI), Riko Nakayama (Ebichu), and Hina Koyama (KAMIYADO).
— She admires Miyuki Watanabe (ex-NMB48.)

Rine Kitami

Birth Name: Rine Kitami (北美梨寧)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: May 28, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 163 cm (5’4)
Blood Type:
A
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2015-present (Founding Member)
Group: Tohoku-chan (Senior)
Member Color: Purple
Instagram: @rine5_28

Rine Katami Facts:
— She was born in Miyagi, Japan.
— Her hobbies are dance, listening to music, and watching dramas.
— Her special skill is harmonica.
— Her catchphrase is “KITABEAUTY WITCH RINE.”
— Her nickname is  “Rineko” (りねこ).
Her motto is “Believe 100% in 1% light.
— Her Tohoku recommendation is the Naruko Onsen.
— She always stays calm, and calms down the other members when they’re nervous.
— Although she’s shy, she likes to talk and is good at communicating.
— Her favorite foods are shaved ice and fried oysters.
— She was scouted in elementary school while at a festival with her friend.
— She likes K-Pop, sleeping, and playing wind instruments.

Waka Yasumori

Birth Name: Waka Yasumori (安杜羽加)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: October 30, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 165 cm (5’4)
Blood Type:
O
Nationality:
Japanese
Years Active: 2015-present (Founding Member)
Group: Tohoku-chan (Senior)
Member Color: Yellow
Instagram: @yasumori_waka_official

Waka Yasumori Facts:
— She was born in Fukushima, Japan.
— Her hobbies are playing basketball, visiting second-hand clothing stores, watching horror movies, astronomical observation, and eating sweets.
— Her special skills are sports, swimming, jumping rope, and map-reading.
— Her catchphrase is “Dance Killer Girl.”
— Her nicknames are “Wakarin” (わかりん) and “Rinwaka” (りんわか).
— Her motto is “Nice and neat.”
— Her Tohoku recommendation is cream box (a sweet sold in Koriyama.)
— She loves animals; her favorite are capybaras, and she has two pet cats named Azuki and Kintoki.
— She has a sister who is two years older than her.
— Punctuality is very important to her; she has never overslept or been late.
—Her favorite idol is Momoclo’s Shiori Tamai.
— She likes history, cleaning, and sweets.

Shinju Kichise

Birth Name: Shinju Kichise (吉瀬真珠)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: June 22, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 156 cm (5’1)
Blood Type:
O
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2018-present
Group: Tohoku-chan (Senior)
Member Color: Green
Instagram: @shinju_hello
TikTok: @shinju_hello

Shinju Kuchise Facts:
— She was born in Miyagi, Japan.
— Her hobbies are reading (especially shounen manga and mystery novels,) watching sports, traveling, and drinking coffee.
— Her special skills are dance, conversing with vowels, solving riddles, and air-shooting.
— She uses Sendai dialect.
— Her catchphrase is “A pearl star that appeared like a comet.”
— Her nickname is “Jutchi” (じゅっち).
—  She is the shortest member of the group.
—  Her Tohoku recommendation is “simplicity.”
—  From 2015-2017, she was a member of SENDAI Twinkle☆moon under the name “Shinju Kutsukake.”
—  She likes being called cute.
—  Her parents also love manga, and own more than a thousand copies.
— In 2023, she won 1st place in Tohoku’s bowling competition.

Hinano Sakura

Birth Name: Hinano Sakura (桜ひなの)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: May 6, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 163.7 cm (5’4)
Blood Type:
O
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2015-present
Group: Iginari-chan (Junior)
Member Color: Orange
Instagram: @hinano_sakura_official

Hinano Sakura Facts:
— She was born in Iwate, Japan.
— Her hobbies are making sweets, writing letters, and making detailed works.
— Her special skills are singing and dance.
— Her catchphrase is “I’m a bit of a nuisance all the way around.”
— Her nicknames are “Hinamon” (ひなもん) and “Mon-chan” (もんちゃん ).
— Her motto is “I don’t have time to do things I don’t want to do.”
— Her Tohoku recommendation is ice cream from Shizukuishi.
— She admires Hinata Kashiwagi (ex-Ebichu.)
— Her dream is “to move the hearts of many people with my singing and to deliver music that colors their daily lives.”
— She also dreams of being a hero who can protect everyone.
— Her favorite foods are all fruits, potato salad, hamburgers, macaroons, and asparagus.
— She says music is something she couldn’t live without; her favorite genres are Vocaloid, J-Pop, and anisongs.
— She likes Winnie the Pooh.

Miu Fujitani

Birth Name: Miu Fujitani (藤谷美海)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: March 9, 2005
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 159 cm (5’2)
Blood Type:
AB
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2016-present
Group: Iginari-chan (Junior)
Member Color: Yellow Green (2016-2017); Light Blue
Instagram: @lucky_36_official

Miu Fujitani Facts:
— She was born in Yamagata, Japan.
— Her hobby is video editing.
— Her special skills are calligraphy and making people laugh.
— Her catchphrase is “The funniest person in the world.”
— Her nicknames are “Miu-chan” (みうちゃん), “Kojika” (こじか), and “Lucky Fujitani” (ラッキー藤谷).
— Her motto is “Motivation, Energy, Perseverance!!”
— Her Tohoku recommendation is dashi (soup stock) from Yamagata.
— Her favorite foods are cucumbers, snack carpas, grilled ginger pork, and chicken cartilage.
— Her dream is to make everyone around the world laugh.
— She loves models, which is what compelled her to audition for Stardust Production.
— Originally, she didn’t intend to become an idol, and didn’t like singing or dancing, but she joined Tohokusan because she wanted to sparkle like the other members did.
— As time went on, she began to love being an idol, and in 2018 she decided, “I want to stay with Iginari Tohoku San forever.”
— She loves YouTube, and has collaborated with YouTubers Ogatore and Kattsu.

Kahya Date

Stage Name: Kahya Date (伊達花彩)
Birth Name:
Kahya Kamei (亀井花彩)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: March 21, 2005
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 162 cm (5’3)
Blood Type:
A
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2015-present
Group: Iginari-chan (Junior)
Member Color: Red
Instagram: @date_kahya_official

Kahya Date Facts:
— She was born in Miyagi, Japan.
— Her hobbies are reading, drawing, and fishing.
— Her special skill is singing.
— She is the youngest member.
— Her catchphrase is “Meat and rice lover, Kahya Date.”
— Her nickname is usually “Kahya,” but also  “Kahya-kami” (伊達神) and “Kahya-san” (かあやさん).
—  Like Karen, she uses Miyagi dialect.
—  Her motto is “Never give up.”
—  Her Tohoku recommendation is the oyster huts.
— She was scouted at a shopping mall.
— She admires Momoclo’s Kanako Momota.
— To relax, she likes playing video games, especially survival games.
— Her favorite foods are meat, white rice, oysters, and mapo tofu.
— She has two younger sisters and an older brother; her brother is actor and former idol Ryubi Miyase.
— From 2020-2021, she was on hiatus from Tohokusan activities after she was casted as Mao Otoha, the protagonist of Aikatsu Planet!
— As such, she is also a member of  STARRY PLANET☆.

Former Member:
Rina Minato

Birth Name:
Rina Minato (湊梨紗)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: September 2, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 162 cm (5’3)
Blood Type:
O
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2015-2017 (Founding Member)
Group: Tohoku-chan (Senior)
Member Color: Green

Rina Minato Facts:
— She was born in Iwate, Japan.
— Her hobby is reading.
— Her special skills are swimming, tea ceremony, and dancing.
— Her nicknames are “Risa-chan” (りさちゃん) and “Risachi” (りさち).
— Her dream is to be an actress like Keiko Kitagawa.
— She isn’t shy at all, and loves talking to others and being in front of people.
— She likes skiing and snowboarding.
— There isn’t any food she dislikes.
— Her favorite vegetables are tomatoes, green peppers, and parsley.
— She’s a fan of ONE PIECE; her favorite character is Roronoa Zoro.
— She also likes Kamen Rider and Pretty Cure.
— In middle school, she was her class’s president.
— In April 2017, she went on an indefinite hiatus.
— She graduated from Iginari Tohoku San in October 2017 to focus on her career as an actress.
— After graduation, she joined Shoujo Gekidan Ito Wokashi, a musical theatre troupe.
— She left Stardust in late 2018, and is no longer active in entertainment.

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