Morning Musume Celebrates Their 16th Anniversary


Morning Musume celebrates their 16th anniversaryOn September 14th, Morning Musume held their 16th anniversary event 'Watashitachi ga, Ima no Morning Musume desu. 17-nen mo, Saa, Ikouka.' at Bellesalle Shibuya Garden. 
This day marked exactly 16 years since the group's name was announced on the broadcast of TV Tokyo's 'ASAYAN' (1997). Leader Michishige Sayumi (24) expressed, "We were able to safely make 16 years thanks to everyone who always supports us." 

Morning Musume is currently comprised of 10 members: Michishige, Fukumura Mizuki (16), Ikuta Erina (16), Sayashi Riho (15), Suzuki Kanon (15), Iikubo Haruna (18), Ishida Ayumi (16), Sato Masaki (14), Kudo Haruka (13), and Oda Sakura (14).