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Sae Kurihara Japanese idol singer and member of the girl group HKT48

Updated on January 17, 2018

Sae Kurihara dressed in a kimono

Sae Kurihara is seen here dressed in a kimono during a photo session for UTB Magazine.
Sae Kurihara is seen here dressed in a kimono during a photo session for UTB Magazine.

Who is Sae Kurihara and what does she do?

For those of you that enjoyed reading about Nao Furuhata, you will enjoy this next one as well. This one is about Sae Kurihara. She is a Japanese idol singer and a member of the girl group HKT48. Sae is still very young having been born in June 1996. She is a native of Fukuoka, Japan, the same area of Japan that former AKB48 member Mariko Shinoda is from.

What makes Sae Kurihara an interesting celebrity?

When she is not busy singing or touring, Sae enjoys shopping, going to see movies and dancing. Her charm point is said to be her upturned eyelashes. Sae Kurihara has been a member for the singles Sakura Minna de Tabeta and Hikaeme I Love You! She is one of the group’s newest members having been involved since November 2013 when she got in as part of the group’s 3rd generation. Sae has the special skill of being able to sleep anywhere!

Trivia and interesting facts about Sae Kurihara (section 2)

  • She can make omelets.
  • Sae is extremely skilled at rhythmic gymnastics.
  • Sae loves to eat fruit. Her favorite fruits are pears, strawberries, and mango. She especially likes green tea ice cream.
  • Her favorite songs among these idol groups are Choose Me!, Candy, and Suki, Suki, Suki.
  • Sae is known to take care of the 3rd generation members whom are all younger than her.
  • When Sae was a child, she played the piano and was involved with gymnastics.
  • She took part in the All Japan Rhythmic Gymnastics. She led a group of 5 gymnasts and she won a prize with them.
  • She is allergic to cats.
  • Her favorite flower is the buttercup.
  • Her favorite colors are red, pink, and white.
  • She does not like birds.
  • She also does not like bananas. The HKT48 members tease her by eating bananas near her.
  • She has two siblings, a younger brother and a younger sister.
  • She likes to compare herself to a koala because “it can sleep without much effort.”
  • She is the best friend of training member Emily Yamashita and current HKT48 member Mao Yamamoto.
  • Says her favorite HKT48 member is Chihiro Anai. (Anai Chihiro)
  • She would like to become charming like former AKB48 member Yuko Oshima. Oshima was the member that beat Atsuko Maeda for the top spot in the 2010 Senbatsu Election.

A few more photos of Sae Kurihara

Sae Kurihara wearing an HKT48 t-shirt with pride.
Sae Kurihara wearing an HKT48 t-shirt with pride. | Source

What other musical work has Sae been involved in?

Sae Kurihara is also a member of the HKT48 sub-unit called Blueberry Pie. Sae has also sang on the B-side singles for Sakura Minna de Tabeta and Hikaeme I Love You! These songs are Oboete Kudasai and Watashi wa (I Am) Blueberry Pie. Trying to be charming like Yuko Oshima is an admirable goal given how popular Yuko was in her time with AKB48.

A photo slideshow of various HKT48 members (Sae Kurihara is shown near the end of the video)

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    • CELEBSFAN78 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ara Vahanian 

      2 years ago from LOS ANGELES


      Thanks so much for commenting! Interesting that you are able to sleep anywhere. I am glad I was able to help increase your knowledge! Have a great day!

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      Katharine L Sparrow 

      2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Sae is very pretty and she must be quite talented as well. I share with her the ability to sleep just about anywhere, any time! Interesting hub, I had never heard of this group HKT48 before.


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