🕊️* (2023.11.29)

Good evening


It’s Kobayashi Yui









We were able to safely finish the two days of Sakurazaka46’s 3rd YEAR ANNIVERSARY LIVE




Thank you very much to everyone who came despite the cold,

and to those who watched through streaming!




The venue was literally filled with Buddies

And the beautiful lights from the penlight surrounded us

Everyone’s eyes were so warm that I couldn’t feel the cold

It was such a happy time





In this past year, our third year,

has been a year where I was able to see sceneries that are different from the usual




“Sakurazuki”, which expresses a sadness that was not present in our title songs so far


“Start over!”, which reaffirmed the joy of expressing one’s self with whole body


“Shoninyokkyu”, where we took on the challenge to push our strengths to the limit



By releasing three singles in one year,

made it a period of time where I was able to lose myself in the performance without losing the sense of immersion





I was also able to meet overseas buddies


It was my dream to spread the group’s name overseas,

so I was truly happy to have been able to perform overseas as Sakurazaka46




We received positive feedback from many different places,

and I’ve been able to see the sight of a packed stadium,


When we changed the group name, there were times when I couldn’t say the group’s name with pride,

but now I feel that it have been a group that I can be proud and confident of


I was truly happy to have been able to spend such moment with my beloved members and Team Sakurazaka staff.





So many things happened this year,


but it has been eight years since I became an idol,

and I truly experienced so many things



I may have done everything that one could experience here




As I gain more experience and think about the future,


I think the time has come for me to share these words with you.






I, Kobayashi Yui, will graduate from Sakurazaka46.





A graduation concert will be held at Yoyogi 1st Gymnasium

on the next year of 31st January – 1st February 2024

I will be leaving Sakurazaka46 on the second day of the concert, on 1st February.



Although we only have a short time of ~2 months left,


I am preparing for opportunities to talk with you all

and other things to show my gratitude to you before graduation,


So please let me stay with all of you buddies until my last day ☺



Thank you very much for reading until the end!







see you again ⊿⊿

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