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ukka Members Profile

ukka Members Profile and Facts:
ukka (うっか), previously known as sakuraebis (桜エビ〜ず) is a seven-member idol group under Stardust Promotion. They debuted at TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2015 as a four-member group. ukka are designed to be a cool and stylish idol group performing songs that are both music and literature, telling bittersweet, nostalgic stories. The members also work as actresses and models and reject typical idol qualities such as member colors, fan nicknames, call-and-response self-introductions, or group poses. They are a little sister group to Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku.

Official Accounts:
Official Website: https://ukka.tokyo/
Twitter: @ukka_music
Instagram: @_ukka_official
TikTok: @ukkawaii
YouTube: ukkaチャンネル
Ameba Blog: ukka official
Spotify: ukka
Apple Music: ukka

Fandom Name:
Fandom Color: Pink

Members Profile:
Riju Murahoshi

Birth Name:
Riju Murahoshi (村星りじゅ)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: October 19, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saitama Prefecture
Height: 165 cm (5’5)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2015-present (Founding Member)
Instagram: @riju_murahoshi
TikTok: @riju_murahoshi_ukka

Riju Murahoshi Facts:
— Her hobby is listening to music.
— Riju’s special skill is exercise.
— Her nickname is “Riju-chan.”
— She is the tallest member of ukka.
— She likes stars and small animals.
— Her favorite colors are red and orange.
— Riju’s favorite food is melon bread, and her favorite drink is barley tea.
— Her favorite music artists are SEKAI NO OWARI and GReeeeN.
— Her charm points are her height and her eyes.

—  She has a gentle, serious personalty, and is a hard-worker.
— Riju is related to essayist and former model Ayumi Kusumi.
— She has two little brothers.
—  She also likes drawing, and her illustrations were featured in some of her birthday merchandise.

Sora Akane

Birth Name:
Sora Akane (茜空)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: March 13, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture
Height: 161 cm (5’3)
Blood Type: Unknown
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2015-present (Founding Member)
Instagram: @sora_akane.ukka
TikTok: @akanesora_

Sora Akane Facts:
— Her hobbies are reading and listening to music.
— Sora’s special skill is calisthenics.
— Her nickname is “Sora-chan.”
— She likes guitar, fashion, collecting earrings, watching YouTube, eating, and sleeping.
— Her favorite colors are white, yellow, and orange.
— Sora’s favorite food is shime mackerel, and her favorite drink is carbonated water.
— Her favorite music artist is ANGERME.
— Her charm points are her dimples and smile.
— She has a very energetic and friendly personality, although sometimes she can be competitive or moody.
— Sora belonged to the baton club in elementary school, and the track and field club and the literary committee in junior high.
—  She is incredibly skilled at hairdressing, and is in charge of arranging the members’ hair at events without hair and makeup staff.
— She has a great memory for names and faces.

— Sora has two siblings and a pet toy poodle named “Libre.”
— She is passionate about LGBTQ issues and often speaks about it during events.
— Sora is good friends with CROWN POP‘s Airi Fujita and AMEFURASSHI‘s Yuduki Ichikawa.

Moa Serizawa

Birth Name:
Moa Serizawa (芹澤もあ)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: January 18, 2006
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo
Height: 160 cm (5’3)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2016-present
Twitter: @moa_serizawa
Instagram: @moa_serizawa
TikTok: @moa_serizawa

Moa Serizawa Facts:
— Her hobbies are karaoke and playing muscial instruments.
— Moa’s special skill is musical instruments, speed eating, and Othello.
— Her nickname is “Moa-chan.”
— She is “the most reliable” member of ukka.
— Her favorite colors are white and hot pink.
— Her favorite animals are dogs.
— Moa’s favorite foods are all fruits, especially cherries and mangos, and her favorite drink is cider.
— Her favorite music artists are Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku and TEAM SHACHI.
— Moa’s charm point is the mole on the left side of her lip.
— Her father is Yuki Goto, former member of EE JUMP, her aunt is former Morning Musume member Maki Goto, and she is cousins with former actor/models Reo Kanshuji and Tamotsu Kanshuji. For her 17th birthday solo concert, her father performed alongside her.
— Moa’s Momoclo oshimen is Shiori Tamai.

Rina Yuki

Birth Name: Rina Yuuki (結城りな)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: April 9, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tokyo
Height: 157 cm (5’1)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2021-present
Twitter: @rina_yuki49
Instagram: @ukka.yuki_rina

Rina Yuki Facts:
— Her hobbies are music, watching TV, and watching volleyball.
— Rina’s special skills are roundoffs, handsprings, tennis, piano, and athletics.
— After passing the audition, she joined ukka alongside Ruri Aoi on September 25th, 2021.

— She loves watching dramas, especially rom-coms and medical ones
— Her favorite foods are hamburgers, fried chicken, and ramen.
— She is currently attending university with a major in psychology.

Ruri Aoi

Birth Name: Ruri Aoi (葵るり)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: July 20, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture
Height: 162 cm (5’3)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2021-present
Instagram: @ukka.aoi_ruri
TikTok: @ruriaoi93

Ruri Aoi Facts:
— Her hobbies are music and watching dramas.
— Ruri’s special skills are table tennis and being able to sleep anywhere.
— Her nickname is “Ruri-gumi.”
— She was scouted to join Stardust Promotion in 2014, when she was in the 4th grade.
— After passing the audition, she joined ukka alongside Rina Yuki on September 25th, 2021.
— For her audition, she performed a Finnish folk song she learned by ear.
— Ruri’s favorite food is kinpira gobo.
— Her favorite ukka song is “Koi, Ichibanme.”

Yuu Miyazawa

Birth Name:
Yuu Miyazawa (宮沢友)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 26, 2009
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saitama Prefecture
Height: 163 cm (5’4)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2023-present
Instagram: @yuu.miyazawa_official
TikTok: @yuu.miyazawa

Yuu Miyazawa Facts:
— Her hobbies are eating and tea ceremony.
— Her special skills are cheerleading and hair arrangement.
— She was a trainee under Stapla Kenshuusei for two years before being promoted to ukka.
— In 2022, she was an Oha Girl trainee on the show Oha Suta.
— Her nickname is “Yuuyuu” (ゆうゆう).
— Her least favorite class is social studies.
— She is an alto.
— She officially joined ukka on November 24, 2023, alongside Koharu Wakana.

Koharu Wakana

Birth Name: Koharu Sakai (坂井小春)
Stage Name: Koharu Wakana (若菜こはる)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: March 2, 2010
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo
Height: 160 cm (5’3)
Blood Type: Unknown
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2023-present
Instagram: @koharu.sakai_official

Koharu Wakana Facts:
— Her hobbies are piano and singing.
— Her special skills are piano, swimming, and running.
— She was a trainee under Stapla Kenshuusei for ten months before being promoted to ukka.
— She shares a name with actress Koharu Sakai, although their names are spelled with different kanji.
— Her nickname is “Kohaa” (こはーっ).
— She is the youngest member of ukka.
— She officially joined ukka on November 24, 2023, alongside Yuu Miyazawa.

Former Members:
Misato Sakurai

Birth Name:
Misato Sakurai (桜井美里)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: April 18, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saitama Prefecture
Height: 157 cm (5’1)
Blood Type: Unknown
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2015-2020 (Founding Member)
Twitter: @mippi_official
Instagram: @sakurai_mippi_misato
TikTok: @mippi_official

Misato Sakurai Facts:
— Her hobbies are listening to music and singing.
— Misato’s special skills are cartwheels, marathons, speed-eating, and binge-eating.
— Her nickname is “Mippi.”
— Her favorite colors are dark pink and black.
— Misato’s favorite animals are dogs, and she has three Chihuahuas named Milk, Sakura, and Purin.
— Her favorite foods are meat and spicy pollock roe served with rice, and her favorite drink is tea, especially barley tea.
— Her favorite music artist is Fairies.
— Misato’s charm point is her shine.
— She has a cheerful personality and can get along with anyone.
— Misato is a big fan of Crayon Shin-chan.
— She is interested in fashion, and her favorite models are Karen Otomo, Mayū Okota, and Reina Kurosaki.
— Her favorite actresses are Keiko Kitagawa, Mei Nagano, and Suzu Hirose.

— She graduated from ukka in December 2020.

Mizuha

Birth Name: Unknown
Stage Name: Mizuha (水春)
Position: Vocalist, Leader
Birthday: June 25, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tochigi Prefecture
Height: 157 cm (5’1)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2015-2021 (Founding Member)
Instagram: @25mizuha06

Mizuha Facts:
— Her hobbies are going on walks and listening to music.
— Mizuha’s special skills are imitations and flexibility.
— Her favorite colors are black and white.
— Her favorite animals are cats, and she has a pet cat named Kuu-chan.
— Mizuha’s favorite food is tofu, and her favorite drinks are water and matcha.
— Her favorite musical artist is Shiritsu Ebichu Chugaku; she also likes K-Pop.
— Mizuha has a gentle and caring personality.
— She likes Disney, cooking, photography, collecting postcards, watching movies, looking at art, and visiting thrift stores.
— Mizuha’s good at sports, and has done endurance running, archery, and swimming.
— Her favorite actresses are Hikari Mitsushima and Aoi Morikawa.

— She withdrew from ukka in March 2021 due to differences with management.
— In June 2021, she changed her stage name from “水春” to “水映” (still pronounced “Mizuha.”)

Ayame Kawase

Birth Name:
Ayame Kawase (川瀬あやめ)
Position: Vocalist, Leader
Birthday: October 25, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture
Height: 162 cm (5’3)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Japanese
Years Active: 2015-present (Founding Member)
Twitter: @kawaii_ayame01
Instagram: @ayame_kawase

Ayame Kawase Facts:
— Her hobbies are piano, dancing, and singing.
— Ayame’s special skills are clarinet and piano.
— Her nicknames are “Ayame-chan” and “Mecchi.”
— Before graduation, she was the oldest member of ukka.
— She likes My Melody, Starbucks, and perfume.
— Her favorite colors are pink and pastel colors.
— Her favorite food is mille crepes, and her favorite drinks are grapefruit juice and peach tea.
— Ayame’s favorite music artists are Momoiro Clover Z, Morning Musume, and Kobushi Factory. Ayame’s Morning Musume oshimen is Haruka Kudō.
Her favorite singers are Hinata Kashiwagi (formerly of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku), Momoka Ariyasu (formerly of Momoclo) and Risa Niigaki (formerly of Morning Musume.)
— Her charm points are the mole under her eye, her eye bags, and “eye power” (strong impression conveyed by her eyes.)
— She has two siblings and a pet Italian Grayhound named Moka.
— She graduated and retired from entertainment on December 30, 2023.

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