Yui Yokoyama’s Kyoto Homecoming During AKB48’s Nationwide Tour!
In the midst of AKB48’s ongoing nationwide tour “Anata ga Ite Kureru Kara”, Kyoto native and Team K captain Yui Yokoyama returned home when Team K performed at the Uji City Culture Center on September 11.
This was the 26th stop on the 47-prefecture tour marking the triumphant return of Yokoyama, who relocated to Tokyo when she joined AKB48 in 2009. After the familiar enthusiastic chanting of “Overture” got the crowd going, Yokoyama stepped out on the stage to perform a solo version of “Kikyou” (Team A 4th Stage), a song about homecoming as the 1,400 fans in the audience shouted, “welcome home” (okaeri).
In addition to Yokoyama’s homecoming, this was the first time for Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 Team N/AKB48 Team K) to appear as part of the nationwide tour as Team K. “Saya-nee” (Yamamoto’s nickname) amazed the audience with an acapella rendition of “Sakura no Hanabiratachi” and her sexy movements during the unit song “Dakishimeraretata” (Search 抱きしめられたら on YouTube if you need a reminder but be prepared!).
The regular set list drew to a close with the Team K classic “Sougen no Kiseki” and the encore began with another Team K standard, the explosive “Korogaru Ishi ni Nare”. After a special Kyoto version of “AKB48” and the massively popular “Koi Suru Fortune Cookie” and “Kokoro no Placard” Team K left the stage briefly before returning for one last “Heavy Rotation”.
Mae Shika Mukanee
Sakura no Hanabiratachi (Atsuko Maeda solo version)
Ame no Pianist
Beginner/Escape/UZA (mix version)
Scandalous ni Ikou!
Koi no Onawa (Skit)
Yuuhi wo Miteiruka?
Pareo wa Emerald
Sougen no Kiseki
Korogaru Ishi ni Nare
AKB48 (Kyoto version, “Kyoto48”)
Koi Suru Fortune Cookie
Kokoro no Placard
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