Announcement (2021.01.08)


It’s Matsudaira Riko

2nd generation from Tokyo






Today, I have an announcement to make in my blog
to you who have always supported me.




I’m sorry that it has become a sudden announcement




Matsudaira Riko will be graduating from Sakurazaka46
with the end of Sakurazaka46’s 1st single



I will be graduate after
participating in all 1st single activity,
without participating in 2nd single production



The reason of my graduation is that since the renaming from Keyakizaka46 to Sakurazaka46, my body and mind couldn’t keep up with the group, and it became difficult to continue my activities in Sakurazaka46




I am sorry
that I couldn’t be your ideal idol,
that I couldn’t answer the expectations of those who support me.




I’m sorry for being sudden
But I will be participating in handshake event and 1st single’s special events, so I’d be happy if we could meet, even though it’s only through the screen



I am truly sorry for graduating at this timing, when as Sakurazaka46, the group is looking ahead and aiming to to leap forward. I am also aware that some people may say that I should’ve graduated within Keyakizaka46.





About 2 and a half years have passed since I passed the Sakamichi Joint Audition in Summer of 2018, activities in Keyakizaka46, and now active in Sakurazaka46.





I declared “I want to enter Keyakizaka46!” since the second stage of audition, and even now I could remember how I was so happy when I was assigned to Keyakizaka46 that I have always longed for, so much that my tears overflowed.
My days of working as Keyakizaka46, Sakurazaka46 is dream-like to me, and filled with wonderful memories no matter where I take it from.
Being surrounded by the people I love and challenging various things together made me think that I’m such a fortunate person… Even now I think so ☺️





For me, who was a normal 20 years old girl,
Keyakizaka46 changed my vague self who think “I’m sure I will continue to live my life with a detached feeling” in an instant






The 2 and a half years I lived as a part of Keyakizaka46 and Sakurazaka46 are warm and precious memories that will remain within my heart, never to be forgotten.
I am grateful for our meeting





Keyakizaka, Sakurazaka, who changed me who was a nobody.
Thank you very much to all of you who have found me in this world






Regarding after graduation
While thinking slowly in my own pace
I thought about wanting to live
so that I can grow to become someone who love herself more.
Without forgetting the promises of goals I have made to the fans




Thank you for finding me in this world.
Thank you for meeting me





There will be a meguri (meet & greet) right away on 9th,
I will do my all so that we could have a fun time, so please treat me well!





Thank you for reading until the end.


Matsudaira Riko


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