[Video Report] AKB48 and sister group members attend coming-of-age ceremony!
AKB48 released the video report for the memorial photo session for coming-of-age ceremony 2013 through their official YouTube channel!
All of them wore cute kimono and celebrated their coming-of age in Japanese style.
Check it out below!
While the weather was terrible on the day (1/14), 17 members from 48 group attended the shrine, Kanda-Myojin, to participate the coming-of-age ceremony. After the members prayed, they took the commemorative photos indoors.
When asked about becoming an adult, Minegishi stated while looking back upon last year, “Since the members who turned 20 last year were magnificent, I started worrying even half a year ago whether or not there would be many people here to interview us this year.” As she mentioned, many popular members include Maeda Atsuko, Takahashi Minami, and Itano Tomomi, who all turned 20 last year. She then appealed for the members lineup for this year with, “ This year, our unique individuals are all present.” Sashihara stated, “As this year is HKT48’s major debut, I would like to try to lead them,” and showed her self-consciousness towards being the oldest member of HKT48.
Additionally, Sashihara, who is now of drinking age, talked about one of her wishes with, “I want to drink with Dachou Club’s (comedian trio) Ueshima Ryuhei.” She also invited her fellow members to drink with, “Shall we go drink today?”
Moreover, AKB48/NMB48 member Yokoyama was asked about what challenges she wanted to take on this year, to which answered, “I am studying to obtain a license for office work in an ethical pharmacy. I want to do my best on the exam in May.” NMB48’s Yamada spoke her strong aspirations, “It was regrettable that NMB48 could not appear on last year’s Kohaku Uta Gassen by ourselves. But this year we will aim higher!”
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