Ponytail and a blog that’s jam-packed with way too many different stories (2023.04.05)

Thank you for opening my blog.



I   a m   M u k a i   I t o h a   f r o m   H i r o s h i m a   P r e f e c t u r e ,

I ’ m   1 6   y e a r s   o l d   a n d   i n   m y   2 n d   y e a r   o f   h i g h   s c h o o l .




I’m continuing off from Mio^._.^




This is Itoha’s 3rd appearance(* ´ ꒳ ` *)/







Were you waiting for me~? hehe. ヽ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ


Lately I’ve been into writing “hehe.”




I think Nagi wrote about it in her blog the other day
about how Itoha likes back number-san but


I do like them as a matter of fact!!

I’ve loved them since a long time ago and I like watching their live videos as well as actually going to see them live 。。。♡

I love going to lives in general but
seeing back number-san is especially fun, I really love them!



“Awa to Hitsuji”
“Jyoen Jyoyuushou 2”
“Netanderthal Jin”


are some songs I like 。。。!


“Netanderthal Jin” in particular is a song that’s helped me many times.


the lyric


“I can’t sing anything but my own songs
so all I can do is improve myself”



When you can’t do things right
When you can only see the good in people and it makes you jealous
When you don’t understand yourself or what your good qualities are

Listening to this song will ease your heart.


I don’t know if it’s because it’s saved me so many times or if it’s just by nature, but I really love music!

Everyone, please tell me
any artists you recommend!






Thank you for meet & greet on the 25th and 26th!


And thank you for fixed cam as well(。ᵕᴗᵕ。)


Listen to this!!!
I got to be on fixed cam together with my oshimens Uemura Rina-san and Yamasaki Ten-san!


I had the chance to be on it with a number of people, but getting to appear together with those 2 for the first time was pure bliss 。。




I was truly in my happy place 。。。I won’t forget it for the rest of my life🤦🏻‍♀️




Moving on from Itoha’s happy story,,,

Itoha on the 26th


At the individual meet & greet there were many people who said they couldn’t come for the national meet & greet dates,

so I posted a selfie from the 26th📸






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It was a new experience meeting so many people for the first time on the 26th

It was fun🪄︎︎✨


Rii (Endo Riko) fans who visited me
Thank you very much♡


And once again, nice to meet you (ˆ. ̫ . ꜀ˆ)


❁⃘Recent story with Rii❁⃘


I’ve been practicing dancing with Rii every day lately!

When I ask her “Do you wanna go practice~?” she responds “I’ll go if Itoha does~!” it’s so freaking cute.♡



Rii is such a hard worker, every time I see her dance
I’m so impressed by how much she’s improved!

There’s a scene in the MV for Natsu no Chikamichi where Rii is dancing alone, and when I saw her dancing by herself in front of everyone during practice, I couldn’t stop crying.

Rii is truly amazing!




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Also it made me so sad that there were a lot of people on the 25th saying that it was the last day they could talk to me(;;)




But surely we’ll be able to meet again soon, riiight 。。。 ?

I’d like to very soon.




I’m looking forward to being able to see you all on the tour!


Make sure you keep your eyes on me!!



And I know everyone has their own circumstances,

so I hope you can continue supporting me

while we can’t see each other!♡



If you think “Itoha, do your best!”


It’ll reach me🍀*
It always does







『  About the Documentary  』

Have you all seen the documentary?


Each of the 11 members of the 3rd generation experienced many challenges,
and we spent 172 days overcoming those challenges and the worries that came with them.


Everyone had their own worries, but I think it was because we were all striving towards the same goal that we were able to persevere during that time.




I’m not very good at dancing,
and though I was desperate to catch up to the others around me,


I was unable to attend the training camp.



It felt like I was the only one being left behind

and every day I was filled with anxiety.



But despite that, I was able to work hard because I love Sakurazaka46
and because I love all the 3rd gens. 


When I had free time, I’d watch practice videos

or go outside and dance in short sleeves even though it was winter 。。。lol



Of course, practicing by yourself is lonely


There were a lot of times I was feeling “ L o n e l i n e s s “




I spent my time thinking

I wanted to feel like I was working harder than I ever had before in my life

I didn’t want to have any regrets.



And I was happy to receive praise from many people as a result
Thank you very much




【   Greeting Our Seniors   】


Right from the morning I was desperately preparing for it
with everyone in my group. Lol

Gotta curl my hair~! I’m worried about my clothes~! lol



But I still cried myself into a mess 。。。lol


That’s another time I cried all day from the morning on.



“Will they accept me?”


That’s something I’d worried about countless times, but they warmly welcomed me and I remember immediately thinking “Thank god I don’t have to worry about that anymore.”




I took this photo as soon as I finished getting ready, so I didn’t look like a mess just yet~ lol

Once the greeting was over, I looked in the mirror together with Mio,

and we both burst into laughter seeing how disastrous we looked. lol






《   Natsu no Chikamichi   》


Thank you for watching the MV so much.



Miu wrote a very easy to understand interpretation in her last blog, so Itoha will only talk about it a little.




I think “loneliness” is a big keyword for Natsu no Chikamichi. 

It came up a lot when we were all discussing it.





rather than the dancing,

it was the expression aspect that I struggled most with.



Since I couldn’t attend the training camp,
there were a lot of things I didn’t understand because I didn’t share the same feelings as everyone else



I was worrying about a lot of things and cried even more often than usual



but it was okay that I didn’t understand

It was okay to express “loneliness”
through the frustration and conflict I felt towards myself during the time that I was practicing alone.



I still didn’t fully understand after being told this, but I felt that I had found what I wanted to express in my own way.




I think we were able to record the MV with our sights set forward

rather than feeling anxious and down.






Oh and also 。。。

on the way to the filming location,
it was Nagi (Kojima Nagisa), Yupi (Nakashima Yuzuki), and Itoha together in the car


and we were loudly singing the whole way. lol

It felt so much like we were taking a trip that I went out and bought snacks the day before~ lol

I’m betting the only car loudly singing like that was the Itoha & friends car.






The   N a t s u   n o   C h i k a m i c h i   that we felt

Please try watching the MV again!

If you can feel something like “Oh that’s what this expression means!”
It’d make me happy






It’s gotten really long but

Thank you for reading Itoha’s 3rd Blog!^._.^




I’ll be looking forward to meeting you on the tour.
First up is Yoyogi National Gymnasium!


My “Make sure you’re looking at Itoha~” face.
I have a ponytail~. lol
I’ll post one where I’m properly facing the camera next time, so please look forward to it!







💭Maybe it’s because I said on my last blog

that I’d be waiting for your love letters

but I’ve gotten a lot of them✉♡



My mailbox at home doesn’t just have letters from friends,
Seeing more letters from “Someone who loves Itoha” has made me really happy!!!!

But you’re not just “Someone who loves Itoha”

You’re also “Someone who Itoha loves”



Thank you every day!♡




I really feel
truly, truly supported by you all.

Even on days where I feel “I can’t do this anymore!”, I read your letters
and I’m able to think “I can pull through this.”





I hope one day I can also become someone who has even a small influence on your daily lives.


I’d like to become someone that makes people think

“I can smile when I see Itoha”💭





Let’s continue to work hard together without overdoing it.







Well, I’ll see you in the next blog.



Please be sure to wait for me.





Tomorrow will be Murai Yu-chan!

She looks serious, but she’s also an insanely funny girl. lol
Recently we were taking pictures of ourselves making funny faces
and I was laughing so hard it seriously started to hurt~ lol

I love her, she’s really so funny. lol

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