Yune Sakurai – Profile
Yune Sakurai is an upcoming young idol from Japan. At only 10 years old (born May 9th 2008), she’s already a talented solo signer and prize-winning child fashion model. She has frequent live performances, broadcasts a regular live stream and models for famous fashion labels. Yune has also completed her first film role and will shortly release her first original CD single.
This site contains details of Yune’s appearances and events in English. It also guides you how to enjoy events in the Japanese “underground” idol scene, where lesser known and junior idols like Yune aim for the big time. If you are in Japan, please come and help support Yune towards her goal of becoming a famous singer.
Career and Events
Yune has been performing at live events since June 2016, when she was 8 years old. She has always wanted to be a singer and is taking intensive vocal training. She also practices hip-hop dance and cheer leading so she can dance while she sings. Her vocal skills are improving very rapidly and is known as the most skilful youngster on the Tokyo idol scene.
Yune usually appears at idol events along with other upcoming idols and idol units.Each idol gets 10 to 30 minutes to sing. These shows are great value for money as you can watch many idols for one entry fee. Yune has events on most weekends and on holidays. This website gives you full details in English on how to get reservations and tickets, how to find the venues, and what language you’ll need.
Yune sings original songs, covers and anime tracks; both upbeat tracks ans ballads. She will soon release her first CD. Her vocal skill is well beyond her years, but she also creates all her own choreography and decides her own set lists (she has never performed the same set list twice). She plans to begin playing guitar so she can accompany herself.
At most shows Yune runs a goods stand where you can buy signed pictures, towels badges, fans etc. You can also get a “cheki”, a small polaroid photograph with yourself and Yune, which she will sign. Yune is very smart and has a great sense of humor so meeting her is fun as well as cuteness overload.
The Japanese language website has some of Yune’s goods (note: international shipping is not yet available – but please wait, it may be possible in a short while).
You can also watch Yune on her “Showroom” broadcasts, which are currently on Wednesdays at 19:30-20:00 Japan time. Showroom is a free streaming app for phone or PC where idols and other entertainers can interact with an audience.
Fashion Events and Photoshoots
Yune also does fashions shoots for well known brands in Japan such as Mezzo Piano Junior or Earth Magic, and she walks the runway at fashion events. In September 2017 she won Grand Prix in KIDS-TOKEI×mezzo piano contest. Then in October she won 2nd Grand Prix for her runway work in Tokyo Top Collection 2017.
Yune also does photo shoots open to the public from time to time, check the her English event schedules to see when she has a shoot coming up.
NOTE: Yune only does fashion and plain clothes modelling.
Yune is active on Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, her blog, and Japanese website. Obviously, you will need to read Japanese for the text, but there are plenty of pictures, as well as fun videos on Tik Tok.
How to say Yune Sakurai…
In Japanese Yune Sakurai is written 櫻井佑音 (or さくらいゆうね in hiragana) and it is spoken sakurai yuune (which sounds like sakuraee you-ne). It is normal just to call her yuune-chan. chan is an honorific of endearment normally used when speaking to girls and young women.
If you know Japanese you might wonder why her name on this site is written Yune instead of Yuune like it is in Japanese. That’s because the double ‘uu’ is not normal in English and Yune herself writes it this way in English.
Pictures of Yune at events and photo shoots.