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Tsubaki Factory Members Profile

Tsubaki Factory Members Profile

Tsubaki Factory (つばきファクトリー) is a 9-member Japanese girl idol group under Hello! Project. They debuted in April 2015 with 6 members: Ogata Risa, Yamagishi Riko, Tanimoto Ami, Niinuma Kisora, Asakura Kiki and Kishimoto Yumeno. Three more members joined the group in August 2016: Onoda Saori, Akiyama Mao and Ono Mizuho. All the members were previously Hello Pro Kenshuusei (trainees). Their image colors are pink and light purple. They used to have a sister group called Kobushi Factory, which disbanded in March 2020.

Tsubaki Factory Official Accounts:
Profile on Hello!Project website: tsubaki factory
Instagram: @tsubakifactory_official
Official blog
Youtube channel: Tsubaki Factory
Tiktok: @tsubakifactory_uf
Twitter: @tsubakifac_uf

Tsubaki Factory Members Profile:
Yamagishi Riko

Name: Yamagishi Riko (山岸理子)
Nickname: RikoRiko (りこりこ)
Position: Leader
Birthday: November 24, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 155 cm (5’1″)
Blood Type: B
Home Prefecture: Chiba
Image Color: Light green

Riko facts:
– Her hobbies are: watching movies and stage shows, going to cafes, reading books
– Her favorite sport is badminton
– Her motto is Everyone is different, everyone is good
– She released 2 solo photobooks
– She auditioned to join Morning Musume, but failed
– Out of all Tsubaki Factory members, she has been a trainee for the longest
– Loves dogs, would like to work with animals in the future

Niinuma Kisora

Name: Niinuma Kisora (新沼希空)
Nickname: Kisora (きそら)
Birthday: October 20, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 160.2 cm (5’3″)
Blood Type: 0
Home Prefecture: Aichi
Image Color: Light blue

Kisora facts:
– Her hobbies are shopping for clothes, watching idols and collecting earrings
– Her favorite sport is swimming
– As a trainee, she performed as a back dancer for other Hello! Project groups
– She is close friends with Asakura Kiki and Ono Mizuho. She and Kiki are often called Kikisora by fans
– Is a fan of Ishida Ayumi
– Having her own page on wikipedia is one of her dreams
– Is considered an airhead by other Hello! Project idols
– Has dyed her hair, despite the group rule forbidding it in order to keep a pure image

Tanimoto Ami

Name: Tanimoto Ami (谷本安美)
Nickname: Anmii (あんみぃー), Mii (みぃ)
Birthday: November 16, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 157.5 cm (5’2″)
Blood Type: B
Home Prefecture: Hokkaido
Image Color: Light purple

Ami facts:
– Her hobbies are music, fashion, movies and baseball
– She likes Jpop and Kpop
– She has an older sister
– Her motto is One time, one meeting

Kishimoto Yumeno

Name: Kishimoto Yumeno (岸本ゆめの)
Nickname: Kishimon (きしもん)
Birthday: April 1, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
Blood Type: B
Home Prefecture: Osaka
Image Color: Yellow

Yumeno facts:
– She was a child actress
– She has an older sister
– She failed Moring Musume audition
– Is good friends with many other idols, including ANGERME members
– Her hobbies are walking, jogging, karaoke and comedy
– She can eat a lot, her favorite food is homemade karage

Asakura Kiki

Name: Asakura Kiki (浅倉樹々)
Nickname: Kikitan(ききたん)
Birthday: September 3, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 153 cm (5’0″)
Blood Type: AB
Home Prefecture: Chiba
Image Color: Light Pink

Kiki facts:
– She loves pets. She has two dogs: Charlie and Kohaku, as well as parakeet called Sen-chan
– She was named after the main character of Studio Ghibli’s animated movie Majo no Tankuubin (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
– She can play the piano and euphonium
– She likes modern jpop, as well as classical music
– Her favorite colors are light blue and pink
– She auditioned to join Morning Musume, but failed

Ono Mizuho

Name: Ono Mizuho (小野瑞歩)
Nickname: Omizu (おみず)
Birthday: September 29, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 163cm (5’4″)
Blood Type: 0
Home Prefecture: Tokyo
Image Color: Emerald

Mizuho facts:
– Before joining Hello! Project, she was a fan of the franchise’s groups. She failed the audition to Morning Musume
– Dancing is her hobby, favorite sport and special skill
– Her motto is Don’t forget your resolutions
– Before joining Tsubaki Factory, she and Akiyama Mao were rivals in Kenshusei
– She is left handed
– Can play the flute

Onoda Saori

Name: Onoda Saori (小野田紗栞)
Nickname: Saorin (さおりん)
Birthday: December 17, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 152.3 cm (5’0″)
Blood Type: 0
Home Prefecture: Shizuoka
Image Color: Peach

Saori facts:
– She is a former member of the chika (local) idol trio Princess♪Ribbon
– She failed Morning Musume auditions. However, unlike the other Tsubaki Factory members, who made it to the final rounds and were offered to join Hello! Project Kenshusei, she did not pass and had to audition to Kenshusei separately
– Can play the piano
– Has an outgoing personality
– Loves sweets, especially macaroons
– Likes reading shoujo (girls’) manga

Akiyama Mao

Name: Akiyama Mao (秋山眞緒)
Nickname: Maopin (まおぴん)
Position: Youngest
Birthday: July 29, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 156.5 cm (5’1″)
Blood Type: 0
Home Prefecture: Tokyo
Image Color: Light Red

Mao facts:
– Is the youngest member
– Hates losing, always tries to do her best
– Her motto is Honesty is a lifelong treasure
She likes western music and Kpop
– Her favorite sports are tennis, gymnastics and dancing. She learned various dance styles, out of which hip hop is her favorite
– She hopes to become someone others can look up to

Former Members:

Ogata Risa

Name: Ogata Risa (小片リサ)
Nickname: Risamaru (りさまる)
Position: Sub-Leader
Birthday: November 5, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 159cm (5’3″)
Blood Type: A
Home Prefecture: Tokyo
Image Color: Light orange

Risa facts:
– Her hobbies are: photographing, traveling, playing and watching soccer
– She likes jazz, techno pop and idol music
– Her motto is Effort does not betray you
– Prior to joining Tsubaki Factory, she was a trainee of Nice Girl Project. Like the other members, she also failed Morning Musume’s audition
– Is close friends with Kishimoto Yumeno and Morning Musume members: Haga Akane and Ishida Ayumi
– Is left handed
– Likes the idol groups Cute and Juice=Juice
– In October 2020, she has been suspended from all her idol activities due to inappropriate social media posts. In December the same year it was announced that she would not resume her them. She left the group and Hello! Project, but is still signed with Up Front Promotion


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