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Rinana, singer-songwriter from Kobe, Japan

Posted by mountainoluv, 09 April 2017 · 1927 views

Rina Takenaka Rinana Hinoi Team Asuka Hinoi Hikaru Koyama Keika Matsuoka Ayumi Hamasaki Kobe Kobe Harbor Festival Houdou Kyoku
Rinana, singer-songwriter from Kobe, Japan I haven’t had a post about Rina Takenaka (a.k.a. Rinana) for a couple of years, so it is about time I wrote another one. Rinana is a singer-songwriter who lives and works in Kobe, Japan. She also is an ex-member of Hinoi Team. Her other activities include modelling and appearing on the radio (Kobe Radioheads). I should mention that Rina Takenaka was known as the nicest member of Hinoi Team. Oh, and Rinana’s distinguishing feature is that when in public, she usually wears a hat.

She occasionally has gigs at various venues around Kobe. Mostly, though, she appears out on the street, singing and playing her guitar, with a portable amp. I wonder how long she is going to be able to keep it up. Sometimes, it looks pretty cold in the pictures she posts of her singing outside. Her twitter handle is @rina_yumejyo. She has 5,100+ followers on twitter, and we are mutuals. Her latest E.P./mini-album is called ‘Run.’ Also, Rinana will be headlining the Kobe Harbor Festival on 8/26/17.

Some time ago, there was a controversy. Apparently, somebody accused her of getting plastic surgery to look more like Ayumi Hamasaki. Rinana tried to refute the rumor on twitter. Honestly, I can’t see the resemblance. I doubt that she (Rinana) had plastic surgery.

About a month ago, Rinana had a twitcasting. I had the opportunity to ask her a few questions. I asked her what her favorite color was and she replied ‘Pink!’ That’s funny to me, because Asuka Hinoi’s favorite color was pink, too. In Hinoi Team, Asuka was the only one allowed to wear pink. F.Y.I: Asuka was the leader of Hinoi Team. I asked Rinana what her favorite animal was and she responded ‘Monkey!’ I also asked Rinana when was the last time the last time she saw Keika (another ex-Hinoi Team member). She said that it was two years ago. Note that Keika Matsuoka is the only Hinoi Team member who has not continued to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

My previous blog post was about Hikaru Koyama, the other member of Hinoi Team. In that post, I mentioned that she is a presenter for a TV show called Houdou Kyoku. It seems like she has graduated from that. I am not able to read Japanese, but that’s what it looked like from her twitter feed.

Anyway, let’s keep supporting the entertainment careers of Rina Takenaka (Rinana), Asuka Hinoi, and Hikaru Koyama!






Wow, thank you for the info about Hinoi Team! I wonder why Keika didn't continuing in pursuing an entertainment career. It would've been cool if she did but I guess she lost interest.

Hopefully someday, the former members from Hinoi Team will return one more time for us to say "arigato, sayonara" to them.

 

What do you think?

You are welcome. It seems like Asuka and Hikaru have chosen to forget about Hinoi Team. They never tweet anything about it.

 

Occasionally Rina retweets a collage from a fan that includes photos of her when she was in Hinoi Team. While she (Rina) has moved on, she doesn't hesitate to express pride about her time with Hinoi Team.

I wonder why being part of Hinoi Team was traumatic for Asuka and Hikaru? I wonder what would happen if a fan mentions it. Would they be furious?

 

I wish the former members nothing but success! I hope Asuka's role is a major breakthrough.

You are welcome. It seems like Asuka and Hikaru have chosen to forget about Hinoi Team. They never tweet anything about it.

 

Occasionally Rina retweets a collage from a fan that includes photos of her when she was in Hinoi Team. While she (Rina) has moved on, she doesn't hesitate to express pride about her time with Hinoi Team.

 

I didn't know that being part of Hinoi Team would be upsetting. I wonder what would happen if a fan mentioned Hinoi Team to Hikaru, Asuka, and Keika? Would they be mad, would they just ignore that fan (which would make that fan upset), or just politely say that it's ancient history but would want you to support their current works? One could only wonder....

I imagine Asuka and Hikaru would just ignore any comment about Hinoi Team. In fact, Asuka has never responded to any tweet I have sent her. Hikaru will like a tweet I send her, on occasion.

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