Yune is becoming quite famous in the underground idol scene now. Catch one her February events to see why!
More events will be added as details become available.
February 2nd – Top Yell Festival
When: February 2nd, 2019. The event starts at 10:30 and Yune’s set will be at 11:05. Straight afterwards she will run goods sales in the upstairs space. There is a second event later in the afternoon, but Yune will not appear. Full event details including timetable (Japanese).
Where: Ruido K3, Ikebukuro, Tokyo (map).
Head out of the west entrance of Ikebukuro station and it is a 10 minute walk further west. It’s on a back street just away from the main road. The live house is in the basement, but the goods area is on the 2nd or 3rd floor. When moving between the areas you must show your ticket or stamped hand to the cashier to pass.
Tickets: 2400 yen with a reservation, 2900 yen on the door. An extra 600 yen on the door in either case for a drink ticket.
Help Yune and get the discounted rate by making a reservation for the event.
Just enter: 1. Family name, 2. Given name (first name), 3. Email Address, then press the button.
February 3rd – Horiemon Expo – Song Festival
Horiemon is a very famous Japanese entrepreneur and he is holding a huge expo with a vast range of events in central Tokyo. Yune has been invited to sing at a special song festival as part of the expo. This is an extremely big event, well done Yune! Full expo details (Japanese).
When: February 2nd 2019. The song festival opens at 9:50 for a 10:00 start. Yune will be on stage at 13:00. Goods sales will be after the event ends at 14:30.
Where: Studio Jupiter, 5F Star Rise Tower, right next to Tokyo Tower (map).
Star Rise tower is a building in front of the red and white Tokyo Tower. Studio Jupiter is on the fifth floor.
Tickets: As this is a huge expo and you get access to many other venues the cheapest tickets are 6000 yen. Go to this page and get a B ticket for the 3rd February (2月3日). You should use Chrome and automatic translation. You may need to create a Yahoo account. If this is too difficult, aim for Yune’s other events instead, they are much easier to attend.
February 9th – Zero Live
Yune’s first dedicated event. See full article for details.
February 10th – Tokyo Idol Theatre
Yune’s regular monthly performance at the Tokyo Idol Theatre, the most prestigious venue for underground idols. As her skill is rapidly improving, her events are becoming more and more popular. Yune appears twice this day.
Junior Solo Singers Event
The first event has 18 young singers perform a song each. The doors open at 12:30 for a 12:40 start. The show ends at 14:00 and at 14:10 goods sales will be held in the area outside the stage. You will be able to meet and get a picture with Yune and the other junior idols.
Yune’s Solo Event
The second event is for Yune only and she will perform five or six songs. Her stage opens at 17:00, and ends at 17:35. Straight afterwards she will run goods sales in the area outside the stage. You will be able to meet her, take pictures with her or buy goods.
Where: 8F Shidax Hall, Shibuya, Tokyo (map)
The Shidax Culture Hall is in a distinctive building very close to the famous Tower Records in Shibuya (on the opposite side of the road). The venue location is on the 8th floor. Exiting the elevator, the hall entrance is to your left. The area in front of and beyond the entrance is used for goods sales.
Tickets: There are no reservations for this event. However, you can buy advance tickets for Yune’s show, or any of the other idols in the same venue that day from livepocket (wait and it will convert to English). Each show is 1000 yen except the solo singers event, which is 2000 yen. You can also buy front row seats or an all day pass (called an “A ticket”). First sale tickets are awarded by lottery, “secondary sales” will occur if the lottery sales don’t run out (get one of these if you don’t get an email confirming you won in the first sales). It’s a bit confusing but the hall doesn’t usually get full so you will not have a problem getting an ordinary ticket.
Each ticket has an “admission number” allocated at random and when the show starts they will call out numbers in order and you enter when your number comes up. If you don’t know Japanese, you will need to ask for help.
If the shows don’t sell out, you can buy a ticket on the door at the same price of 1000 yen. People who buy on the door must wait until the end to enter, they will say “toujitsuken no kata” (day ticket people) when it is your turn.
You can take pictures and movies in Yune’s events. You cannot use flash, and must stand at the back if you want to use a tripod. Other events have different rules, translate the lineup page for details.
February 24th – NEO Fes Mini!!! Vol. 30
A live event near Toranomon station in Tokyo. Check back later for full details.
Some events have a reservation link. Use the correct one to help Yune and sometimes to save money. It is usually a straightforward form: 1. Family name, 2. Given name (first name), 3. Email address, and sometimes 4. Number of tickets required, then press the button.
Make the reservation at least 24 hours in advance. On the door say “Sakurai Yuune” and your name and then you will get the cheap rate if there is one. If you don’t have a reservation, say “tou-jitsu-ken” and “Sakurai Yuune”, to get a day ticket. Note that re-entry (leaving and coming back) is only allowed at venues where they stamp your hand or give you a wristband.