Monthly Archives: October 2012

Blog update: “Grafitti costumes(  ̄∀ ̄)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/31 blog update, titled “Grafitti costumes(  ̄∀ ̄)“:

It’s Maimi

October ends today

There’s only 2 months remaining in the year(´□`)

But in those 2 months, there are events, a play, a tour…

There’s a lot of things I’m looking forward to

I have a feeling these remaining 2 months will pass by in the blink of an eye…(*´д`*)

By the way

Everyone, what are you doing for Halloween

Are you going to a party

It sounds fun~
A costume party

But, the Yajima household doesn’t have tradition of doing anything for Halloween…

Many times it passed like a normal day(*’-‘)

…I mean, when I was little, I was the type to be scared of costumed mascots and the Santa who’d come to our kindergarten class,

so I’d probably cry a lot the day there was a Halloween party…

There were also times that just seeing the Setsubun demon’s mask was scary,

so I’d cling to my mom crying(^_^;)

now I think I’d like to try going to one once… A Halloween party

I want to have a ℃-ute event like that

Everyone would wear costumes, even those who come to participate

We’d say “Trick or Treat“,
and give and receive presents…

We could also pull pranks…(^皿^)

It seems like it’d be fun…

Though, unfortunately I don’t have any plans to wear a costume this year(´ヘ`;)

So even though it’s just pretend, I will try on some costumes

I did my best to draw themヽ(´ー`)ノ


Black cat


Devil( ̄ー+ ̄)

Ah By the way, I’m holding pumpkin cake in my hand

Isn’t it really, really cute

Since it’s Halloween, the staff gave them to all of ℃-ute

Thank you

Though it was a waste to eat them,

the gluttonous Yaji-san ate them in the blink of an eye

It was delicious~
Thanks for the treat

Well then, the last picture




Everyone, if you were to wear a costume, what would you like to try

Well then, please have a wonderful Halloween…

Until tomorrow~

Blog update: “Cold times are…( ̄∀ ̄)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/30 blog update, titled “Cold times are…( ̄∀ ̄)“:

Good morning
It’s Maimi

Yesterday I had a filming with Berryz Koubou’s Tokunaga Chinami-chan


Because of Chinami’s sunny girl power, the weather was nice yesterday

It’s refreshing, isn’t it~


After the filming, I went to a restaurant with Chinami and my manager…

There were a lot of autumn sweets


It’s become cold recently, so I’ve started to dislike getting out of bed and the



Yesterday I took a long bath that was hotter than usual

I did my best to soak in the water until I thought “Ooh, it’s too hot~“,

so I got out of the bath once I was warmed to my body’s core,

and I stayed warm after getting out

…And then, I got into bed before my body could become cold

Since I was warm, I fell asleep so quickly that I don’t know when it


My pajamas are also fluffy, I’m even wearing socks to bed, and I’m using my warm winter

blankets, so I’m able to get up properly in the morning

I can get out of bed easily

However… It’s going to get colder from now on…… so what should I do in the


Aaaaa((((゜д゜;)))) No way No way

I’m no good with the cold(´・ω・`)

……Though I’m no good with the heat eitherσ(^_^;)

But, after I had left this morning, I realized I had left my cellphone at the house and

dashed back

…So, I was running out of time

When I thought “I’m going to miss the train I want to ride“,

I again dashed towards the station…

Thanks to that……

I was the only person with my sleeves rolled up in this cold…(°∇°;)

I gradually started sweating(~▽~@;)

It felt a little like I hadn’t run in awhile


I became worried

“If I ran a marathon now, would I be able to finish it“(><;)

I want to do it again

The Hello! Project sports festival…

The number of young people have increased…

But I still won’t loseヾ(`・∀・´)ノ

Well then, I’ll go cheerfully today


Today is
Morning Musume’s Fukumura Mizuki-chan’s
and S/mileage’s Tamura Meimi-chan’s birthdays

Happy birthday, both of you

I’m always surprised by Fuku-chan’s sexiness

I think she’ll become even more and more sexy after turning


And then, on the contrary, Meimei is always energetic

Her behavior is always funny, and I unconsciously start smiling when I look at


Though they’re completely different types, they’re both really charming

From here on too, best regards
Have a wonderful year

“Hello! SATOYAMA Life” #9 clip

The latest clip from “Hello! SATOYAMA Life” has been uploaded to the Satoyama Channel, and features Maimi with her fellow DIY♡ members Nakajima Saki and Iikubo Haruna planting corn seeds.

Blog update: “Handshake(^-^) 人(^-^) Thank you♪”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/29 blog update, titled “Handshake(^-^) 人(^-^) Thank you♪“:

Good morning
It’s Maimi

we had an “Aitai Aitai Aitai na” release commemoration individual handshake event

It was really fun

It felt like the whole day passed quickly

There were countless people who I met for the first time,

and people who said things like “I casually saw ‘CAT’SEYE’ and became a fan“,


“I learned about you on YouTube and became a fan“,


“I only just became a fan recently“,

and when I thought about how there are people in places we’re unaware of becoming interested in us like this… I was really happy(T^T)

There were also people who said

“On the contrary, this is my first time coming to meet you since ℃-ute’s indies period

I think each person has their reasons, but the fact that those who we parted with once before didn’t forget about ℃-ute as the years passed and came to meet us again made me really happy

In addition,
there were people who came from really far away…

They spent time specifically coming to meet us…

I want us to be able to go around the whole country someday and meet those who we can’t usually meet

℃-ute has to our best

There were so many kind words, thoughtful words, and fun conversations that I can’t write about all of them here,

and I really received a lo~t of power

I think there’s also people who unfortunately couldn’t participate,

but I’m grateful to everyone who always supports us from the bottom of my heart

I received a lot of power,

and I’ll go do my best today fired up

I’m o~ff


Today is
and Ogawa Makoto-san’s birthday

If Tsunku♂-san didn’t say

“Everyone passes

10 years earlier at the Hello! Project Kids audition, I wouldn’t be who I am now, and I wouldn’t have gotten to meet everyone who supports us

I’m really grateful to Tsunku♂-san

Thank you so much for accepting me into Hello! Project

Please continue to treat me kindly

And then,

I haven’t gotten the opportunity to meet Ogawa-san recently, so I miss her…

Ogawa-san is always kind and funny

But when she’s on stage, her dancing is so beautiful and cool that I unconsciously start staring at her…

She’s one of my seniors with a lot of wonderful charm

I hope that someday we have the opportunity to work together again~

Tsunku♂-san, Ogawa-san, again, happy birthday

Please have a wonderful year

Blog update: “Thump thump thump thump…( 〃▽〃)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/28 blog update, titled “Thump thump thump thump…( 〃▽〃)“:

Good morning
It’s Maimi

we had the release commemoration polaroid event for “Aitai Aitai Aitai na”


We were able to capture our memories in photos with a lot of people

There were people who thought of poses,

people who wore costumes,

people who said “Pleased to meet you“,

and people who came from really far away,

so I was really happy

Though each photoshoot was over in the blink of an eye,
it will a~lways remain in the picture we took

There’s only one of each picture in the whole world…

Countless people said things like

“It’ll be an heirloom“,

and “When times get tough, I’ll look at this picture, and do my best in work and my studies“…

I was really happy that they said things like that

I think there were a lot of people who couldn’t participate, unfortunately

I want to take a memorable picture together with them when there’s another opportunity…

we have the “Aitai Aitai Aitai na” release commemoriation individual handshake event(^-^)v(^-^)

We took pictures yesterday,
and today we can have conversations with the fans

I’m really looking forward to it

I hope I can see a lot of smiles today too…

Changing the subject
At my house, Cologne (my pet dog) is excited in the morning

I have a habit of waking up 2 hours before I have to leave the house,

and Cologne wakes up as well,

so while I get ready,
she plays with her toy ball by herself…

Though my dad and brother are still sleeping, she doesn’t care…

From the second floor,

she throw her ball down the stairs “Thump thump thump thump………”,

and she’ll chase her ball down the stairs, going “Thump thump thump thump……” herself(^_^;)

She’ll leap at the ball that she herself tosses from ontop of the sofa…(^^;;

When she drops the ball and it rolls under the sofa while she’s playing like that,

she’ll dive under the sofa, and appear out of the opposite side with the ball

I always say “Cologne is active in the mornings, huh~(^-^;” to Cologne, who is playing in a daze

But, before I realize it, the sound of the ball stops and it becomes quiet

When I go to look………


She’s become worn out and fallen asleep…

This sight makes my chest tighten(〃∀〃)

Quietly, quietly, and with soft steps, I approached and took a picture

She was running rampant on top of the sofa, so the cover became all messed up…

She was tugging on the ball and the cover at the same time, so it quickly becomes worn out……┓( ̄∇ ̄;)┏

But she’s cute, so I’ll forgive her…

Thanks for soothing me this morning

There’s 3 dogs at my house, and the 2 besides Rookie (a Jack Russell terrier) love cars

Unfortunately for Cologne…

Though she always wakes up early, she becomes tired and has fallen back to sleep around the time I leave the house

On the contrary, Aroma (Cologne’s daughter) has a nice method,

and though she’s a~lways sleeping, she wakes up right before I leave the house, so there are a lot of times we let her ride in the car with us

Cologne becomes sulky when she wakes up and my mom, myself, and Aroma aren’t there~(^-^;

When we’d come home in the past, Cologne would be in a bad mood…

Aha f(^_^;)

The story became long without me realizing it

Well then, the handshake event will start soon,

so I’m o~ff


The outfits for the November 21st release
“②℃-ute Shinsei Naru Best Album”

Maimi Sightings for October 27th

Fellow ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi uploaded a couple shots featuring Maimi in her update today on the official ℃-ute blog.

Berryz Koubou’s captain Shimizu Saki shared these two shots of Maimi in a “Hello! Channel”-themed update on her official blog.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Blog update: “Birthday(*^_^*)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/27 blog update, titled “Birthday(*^_^*)“:

Good morning
It’s Maimi

Today, October 27th,
is Morning Musume’s Kudou Haruka-chan’s birthday

Kudou-chan, happy birthday

I watched the music video for their new single “Wakuteka Take a chance”, and Kudou-chan was really cute~

Here’s a picture I took with Kudou-chan and Ishida Ayumi-chan this February


It’s a picture from quite awhile ago, but I saw the two of them wearing cute headwear as I was casually passing by, so I took a picture with them

The two of them still looked innocent 8 months ago…

Now their looks are more mature, and everytime I see them I think “They’re absorbing various things and growing every day, huh~”

We’ve gotta do our best so we don’t lose to those rapidly gorwing girls

Kudou-chan, have a wonderful year…

Changing the subject

When I returned home yesterday, my dad happily said to me

“I bought Maimi’s favorite yogurt

and brought the yogurt from the refrigerator to show me

“Ah Strawberry

“Yeah Strawberry
Look This number… Does it remind you of something

…my dad said as he pointed at the expiration date…

“Hey…( ̄◇ ̄)
You just wanted to bring up your own birthday, didn’t you….┓( ̄∇ ̄;)┏”

“Heh heh(^^) That’s not why~ヽ(´ー`)ノ”

He was smiling really big (lol)

My dad and brother’s birthdays are soon

What should I get them… I’m still deciding…
I’ll go shopping with my mom soon

Whenever their birthdays get closer, I feel that it’ll soon be winter~

Yesterday and the day before, I ate a food that makes me feel like it’s winter too

It was………


They were really delicious~

There’s some at my house, so I will certainly eat them tonight

Today is the new single “Aitai Aitai Aitai na”
release commemoration polaroid event

I’ve been looking forward to it, so I’m cheerful

I’ll take pictures packed with memories


The other day, I had a filming for a Yajima Maimi solo DVD,

and the release date will be on December 19th
Please be sure to check it out, everyone


And then,
yesterday I had a recording with Berryz Koubou’s Tokunaga Chinami-chan

for the TBS program “Tsubokko”

It will air on November 14th


After the filming, I went with Chinami and my manager to Sweets Paradise

It was a real paradise( ´艸`)

My eyes were sparkling(☆▽☆ )

Because because
There were a lot of my favorite sweets

In addition, they a~ll looked delicious(T^T)

We had a variety of pasta one after the other…

And though my stomach was full,

I was like “Ah I want to eat that flavor too…“…(´▽`;)ゞ

If I went there all the time, I’d become perfectly round…

Though, it was a rea~lly happy time

In addition
The play “Sugar Spot”,

which begins on November 21st,
and which I costar in with Chinami, who I spent that happy time with…

I updated its special blog yesterday

I’ll update about the practice, my enthusiasm, and various other things relating to the play, so please be sure to check it out too

Blog update: “First appearance!!(Maimi)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/26 update on the “Sugar Spot” blog, titled “First appearance!!(Maimi)“:

Good evening☆ミ
It’s ℃-ute’s Yajima Maimiヽ(≧▽≦)

It’s my first appearance on this “Sugar Spot” special blog!!

I want to gradually update about “Sugar Spot” from now on, so please treat me kindly(・∀・)

so that a lot of people know about “Sugar Spot” right away,

I appeared with Chinami on the TBS program “Tsubokko”,
which will air on November 14thヾ(^▽^)

I hope the number of people who think
“I want to go and see ‘Sugar Spot'” increases after watching this program(〃▽〃)

Chinami and I became friends before we passed the Hello! Project Kids audition, and for 10 years have a~lways remained closed friend…

But this is the first time we’ve co-starred together☆(^^)

When we’ve met recently, all we’ve talked about is “Sugar Spot”!!

At any rate, I’m happy( ´∀`)

Being able to appear in the play commemorating Otona no Mugicha’s 20th play…(TOT)

Because of “Neru-ko wa ℃-ute”, the play that Shioda-san wrote and directed 5 years ago, I started to love plays…( ´∀`)

I’m really glad that I could appear in one of Shioda-san’s plays again after 5 years(*^_^*)

There’s still a lot of practice left, but I want to make a play with all the other cast members that make those who come say “It’s wonderful!!”(*’-‘)

I will be grateful that I can participate in “Sugar Spot”, and do my best!!

Everyone, please be sure to come and watch(‘∇’)

Ah!! That’s right☆
You can watch the TV spot on YouTube, and has everyone already seen it!?(#^.^#)

Those who haven’t yet, please be sure to check it out♪

Blog update: “I’ll play~o(^o^)o”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/26 blog update, titled “I’ll play~o(^o^)o“:

Good afternoon
It’s Maimi

It seems the cold has been spreading lately, is everyone alright

Please take proper precautions, such as gargling and washing your hands

Yajima is healthy as always

Today is the broadcast day
of the program airing from 10:00PM to 11:00PM

“℃-ute Yajima Maimi no I My Me Maimi~”

I’ll be playing 3 songs from our self-cover best album coming out on November 21st,

“②℃-ute Shinsei Naru Best Album”

I’ll also play the new song “Daisuki no Imo wo Oshiete!” at the end,
so everyone, please be sure to listen~

Starting today, we have rehearsal for the winter ℃-ute tour

We plan to have some new challenges again this time

So that it becomes a wonderful tour, I’ll concentrate and do my best while fired up

But, before that

I’m going to a program recording with Toku-chan (Berryz Koubou’s Tokunaga Chinami-chan) now

Until tomorrow’s update~

“Sugar Spot” TV spot

The TV spot for Maimi and Berryz Koubou’s Tokunaga Chinami’s upcoming play “Sugar Spot” has been uploaded to the UpFrontChannel YouTube channel. Performances of the play will start on November 21st.

Blog update: “Foot 1, Foot 2( ´ー`)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/25 blog update, titled “Foot 1Foot 2( ´ー`)“:

Good evening
It’s Maimi

Right now,
we’re on location for the TV Tokyo program
“Hello! SATOYAMA Life”

It’s so peaceful,
things are laid-back,
and I don’t have a care in the world…(~▽~@)♪♪♪

It’s like my grandmother’s house

The stars are really beautiful here…☆

The local people are kind and warm too……

When I become an old lady, I want to live somewhere like this…

Speaking of which,
earlier, it seems one of my relatives who is still a small boy came over to my house to play

Unfortunately though, I couldn’t meet him…

When my mom had him put on his shoes while saying

“Foot 1”
“Foot 2”,

my brother said “Whoa I remember that Didn’t you have us put on our shoes like that when we were small too

My mom told me that story happily

I remember too~
“Foot 1”
“Foot 2”

It’s nostalgic

“How I’ve grown~“,
or rather, “How I’ve been raised~“,
I sincerely felt

Getting back on topic,
I have an announcement regarding “SATOYAMA”

On November 11th,
we’re having a girls-only
“SATOYAMA Day Trip Bus Tour in Hitachioota”

You can experience farming and do-it-yourself crafting with us

Let’s learn a lot, and make a lot of fun memories

I’m waiting for everyone’s participation from the bottom of my heart

Well then,

I’ll get back to working hard

Until tomorrow~

It seems the TV spot for the play “Sugar Spot”, which starts on November 21st, has been uploaded to YouTube,

so those who haven’t seen it yet, please be sure to check it out

Maimi Sightings for October 24th

The official Gekipro blog shared some images featuring Maimi, first in this post yesterday recapping the recent play “CAT’S♥EYE”, and then in this post today about the upcoming play “Sugar Spot”.

Blog update: “Morning incidents( ゜Д゜;≡;゜Д゜)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/24 blog update, titled “Morning incidents( ゜Д゜;≡;゜Д゜)“:

Good afternoon
It’s Maimi

This morning, when I woke up and was washing my face…

I heard a clatter!

I sensed there was something behind me, so I became really, really scared,

but my face was covered in bubbles, so I couldn’t open my eyes…

I quickly washed the bubbles off, and when I looked behind me…………

It was Cologne and Aroma~
(↑My pet dogs)

What the heck~(;-_-)=3
Don’t scare me~

…But their faces as they looked up were way too cute,

so they ended up soothing me

Afterwards, I left the house to go to a job

I was surprised the instant I opened the door


What the heck This wind…

The second I let go of the door, the wind blew the door shut violently with a “BANG“…

I thought the door would break~O(><)O

Suddenly, I saw some sparrows flying,

and I wondered "Isn't flying in the strong wind a real problem

…(・_・; ?

Though, I wonder if they think

“Whee~ Flying is fun today~

when they’re flying with the wind at their back…

…That’s what I thought about

Ah That’s right

Speaking of the morning, earlier, something like this happened

On the evening of the day I went to Disney Land with Berryz Koubou’s Tokunaga Chinami-chan,

when I got out of the bath,

I saw that Chinami had sent a lot of pictures she took that day to my cellphone

I prepared for bed, and saved the pictures one by one while laying down…

And I accidentally fell asleep……

The next morning,

someone’s voice saying “Hell~o

suddenly woke me up

(Who What’s that voice What’s happening Where is it coming from)

I was in a completely flustered state,

and I realized the voice was coming from my cellphone, which I had left on and was underneath me,

and when I looked at the screen,

the name of the lady manager who had taken care of ℃-ute at the time of our formation was on the screen(;゜O゜)

It seems that somehow or another I pressed the button and called her while tossing in my sleep…

Staff-san~, I’m sorry to disturb you

Everyone, let’s be careful not to fall asleep while our phones are on

(…But, this kind of thing hasn’t happened to anyone, has it…)

Let’s enjoy doing our best in the afternoon too

Until tomorrow’s update~


Today’s pictures are three from the many pictures that Chii sent me

Blog update: “AH!! Look ou~~t!!ヽ(゜ロ゜;)ノ “

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/23 blog update, titled “AHLook ou~~tヽ(゜ロ゜;)ノ“:

Good evening
It’s Maimi

I had a photoshoot with Berryz Koubou’s Tokunaga Chinami-chan yesterday


I’ll be able to announce the details soon, so please stay tuned

I will appear with Chinami in the play

“Sugar Spot”,
which starts November 21st

Yesterday, we had the introductions

We also did something like a workshop, and I became really motivated

First, we played a game to remember all of the cast members’ names perfectly


we did the exercises “Make your companion say the word you want them to say during an improvisational play
and “Guess the word your partner wanted you to say“,

an exercise where we had to liven up the conversation in an improvisational play with a theme we were given,

an exercise where two people acted as one and made up a story, etc…

It was practice to build our teamwork

In addition, we did an exercise where we acted any one scene we could remember, and shouted as loud as we could

By the way, the thing that came to mind for me

was a scene where I threw a wild pitch during a game of catch

“AH Look ou~~~t

I yelled with all my power

For other people,

someone did scene where they got angry at something and shouted

“Go away“,

and someone else recalled a crowded bus where they yelled “I’m getting off I’m getting o~ff“…

There was also someone who got a letter of acceptance,
and showed their joy by shouting “Yes I passed(←That was Chinami)

It was also interesting how the scenes everyone remembered were completely different

Or should I say, seeing everyone’s improvisational acting like this…

I’m lucky to have them as my costars…

It was a valuable experience…… Ah~ I really learned from it

It was fun

And then, the story for “Sugar Spot”,

it’s funny… but also a story of painful love

The relationship of Chinami and my roles is also……

In addition, I will try doing “that” for only the second time in my life

Though I say it’s my second time doing “that”, the last time I did it, the very top and the very bottom were completely different(←It’s a casual hint for those who know the last time I did it…)

But I’m fired up Yajima I will absolutely master it(・∀・´)

Today’s blog… I’m sorry it’s only things I can’t talk about in detail

When the time comes that I can properly announce everything, I’ll do so

Alright Changing the subject
All day today,
I filmed for Yajima Maimi’s solo DVD

Does it always rain when I’m working by myself…

Yeah It’s Yajima Weather
It was in perfect form today too

The DVD this time will show you a new side of me

The first time I saw myself… I was surprised

My hair was swept back,
and there are a lot of things I wore for the first time

I think it’ll be completely unlike any of my solo DVDs so far

I can show only one of today’s pictures


I’ll announce when the release date is decided, so please be sure to check it out

Well then, good work today

Please have sweet dreams

Good night

“Sugar Spot” blog opened

An official blog for the upcoming play starring Maimi and her close friend Berryz Koubou’s Tokunaga Chinami, “Sugar Spot”, has been added to the Gekipro website, and can be seen here. Similarly to the “Sengoku Jieitai” and “CAT’S EYE” blogs, the “Sugar Spot” blog will likely serve as an outlet for the cast to talk about preparations for and performances of the play. Naturally, any updates Maimi makes to the “Sugar Spot” blog will be translated here.