Kashiwagi Yuki

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Kashiwagi Yuki
Kashiwagi Yuki (2019)
Kanji 柏木由紀
Kana かしわぎ ゆき
Romaji Kashiwagi Yuki
Nickname Yukirin (ゆきりん)
Birth Info
Birthdate July 15, 1991  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Kagoshima City, Kagoshima, Japan
Blood type A
Current Age 29 Years Old
Height 164cm  
B 76cm 
W 54cm 
H 81cm
Professional Info
Agency Watanabe Pro
Social Networks 7gogo / Ameblo / Instagram / Twitter / Weibo / YouTube / YouTube /YouTube / SHOWROOM / note
Idol Career Info
Group AKB48
Team Team B
Debuted December, 2006 / 3rd Generation

Kashiwagi Yuki is a member of AKB48's Team B. She also has a solo career.



寝ても覚めてもゆきりんワールド、夢中にさせちゃうぞ♪ ゆきりんこと柏木由紀です。よろしくお願いします
Nete mo samete mo Yukirin WAARUDO, muchuu ni sasechau zo♪ Yukirin koto Kashiwagi Yuki desu. Yoroshiku onegai shimasu
(Whether asleep or awake it's Yukirin world, I'll make you dazed♪ I'm Kashiwagi Yuki also known as Yukirin. Please be nice to me)


Early Life

  • Part of the Wind Instruments club at school and played the trombone


  • Applied for the first generation of AKB48, but failed because her mother didn't allow her to go to Tokyo for the audition process.


  • In February, she applied for the second generation of AKB48, but again was not allowed to go to the audition because of a disagreement with her mother.
  • In July, she applied for the seventh generation of Morning Musume and lost in the third round of auditions.
  • Applied for the third generation of AKB48 and her mother finally let her go to the audition. Her father was still against it, but Kashiwagi was already accepted as a member and joined the Original Team B.


  • During the AKB48 Spring Concert concert on 17th and 18th March, Oshima Yuko and Akimoto Sayaka could not participate. Inoue Naru and Yuki were chosen as the unders, although Team B had not yet officially debuted. Being Yuko's under was Yuki's stage debut.
  • Officially debuted as a Team B member on 8th April with the stage Seishun Girls.
  • On 7th July, she and Watanabe Mayu were chosen for their first senbatsu for the fourth single BINGO!.


  • On 3rd February, AKB48 tested the members for physical fitness for "AKB48 + 10!". Yuki's physical age was 10, making her the youngest and fittest member at the time.
  • On 27th February, Yuki was chosen as a senbatsu for Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008. Since this single she has been part of every senbatsu (except Janken singles).
  • On 1st March, Pajama Drive started, Team B's first original stage.


  • Was part of the AKB variety show "Shukan AKB."
  • Became a regular on AKBINGO!. Thanks to the show she got the reputation of a "black-hearted woman."
  • Started appearing on AKB48 Nemousu Terebi.
  • Played Maria (the female lead) in the AKB48 Stage Musical AKB48 Kagekidan 「∞・Infinity」.
  • On 25th March she signed with Watanabe Entertainment.
  • In April she became a regular for "Tsubasa's Weekly Corner" for the weather; however, she actually had no real interest in weather.
  • In the first Senbatsu Election, ranked 9th.
  • On 23rd August, appointed to Team Captain of Team B.
  • On 29th August, released her first photobook "Ijou, Kashiwagi Yuki Deshitatsu".
  • Made a guest appearance in the music video for "SA・YO・NA・RA ~ Kimi wo Wasurenaiyo~" by CLIFF EDGE, which was released on 4th November.
  • On 26th December, Won 1st place for TBS' ranking for Best Photobook.


  • Starred in the AKB48 drama Majisuka Gakuen starting 10th January.
  • A DVD for the making-of for her photobook was released called "Ijou, Guam kara Kashiwagi Yuki deshita". Because of this, she ranked second in a national survey "Famous People I Want to Date".
  • On 21st May, the new team activities started, making Yuki the official Team Captain.
  • In June, the unit French Kiss was formed together with Takajo Aki and Kuramochi Asuka.
  • On 8th September, French Kiss had their CD debut with Zutto Mae Kara.
  • Participated in the Janken Tournament for the first time and lost in the first round. This was the first single she didn't participate in since Romance, Irane.
  • Started appearing as a regular on TBS' "Kiseki Getter Butt Birth!!" on 20th November.


  • From 26th February to 11th March, starred in the AKB48 drama "Sakura Kara no Tegami".
  • On 9th March started posting on ameblo and was voted second-most entertaining AKB48 member after Oshima Yuko, overtaking Maeda Atsuko and Sashihara Rino.
  • On 2nd April, French Kiss started their own broadcasting show "French Kiss' Kiss Rage! ~ Anata e no YELL ~" on Tokyo FM.
  • On 7th April, French Kiss made the opening theme for the anime "SKET DANCE." Furthermore, Yuki voiced the hero's younger sister Rumi.
  • On 15th April, Majisuka Gakuen 2 aired with Yuki returning as her original character Black.
  • On 22nd April, her second solo DVD "Love Letter" was released.
  • On 9th June, Yuki broke through Kami 7 in the 3rd Senbatsu Election, ranking 3rd.
  • On 10th July, she appeared in the Fuji Terebi drama "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e〜 Ikemen☆ Paradise〜" together with Maeda Atsuko.
  • On 26th July, Google released a survey that showed Yuki was the most searched AKB48 member.
  • On 1st November, was chosen as a representant for a PR video about her home prefecture Kagoshima.


  • Appeared as a guest on the HKT48 variety show "HaKaTa Hyakkaten."
  • On 2nd April, became the weather fairy for TBS and signed to Nabe Pro, together with Takajo Aki, Kuramochi Asuka, Oya Shizuka and Sato Natsuki.
  • On 19th April she released her second photobook, "Yu, Yu, Yukirin".
  • Held her first solo concert on 13th July, called Netemo Samete mo Yukirin World.
  • On 5th June, the magazine Margaret released a whole story about Yuki leading up to the 4th Senbatsu Election and called it "Yukirin ni Naritai! ~ Real Heroin ni Manabe☆with Hinata & Mairu" (I want to be Yukirin! Learn from a real heroin ☆ with Hinata and Mairu).
  • On 13th July, Akimoto Yasushi announced Yuki's solo debut on his blog, making Yuki the 6th person to have a solo debut.
  • On 17th July, became the ambassador for Kagoshima in a second PR video.
  • On 24th August, the title of Team B captain was moved from Yuki to Umeda Ayaka.
  • On 18th September, became 11th in the 29th Single Janken Senbatsu Tournament, allowing her to participate in her first Janken single (Eien Pressure.
  • On 31st October, the single UZA was released. The B-sides were WCenters with the respective team's aces. Yuki was chosen as the Team B ace alongside Shimazaki Haruka.
  • On 11th November, the release date and title for her first solo single were decided: 6th February 2013, titled "Shortcake".
  • On 28th November, was announced as the lead role for her first original TV Tokyo drama "Mieriino Kashiwagi", to debut the following year.



  • On 24th February, it was announced during the AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri shuffle that Yuki would have a concurrent position in NMB48's Team N.
  • On 5th April, had her concert debut with NMB48 during the Saitama Super Arena concert.
  • On 30th April, had her first official theater debut as a NMB48 member in the Yes-Namba Building in Namba.
  • Starred in the drama "Kurofuku Monogatari".


  • On 25th January, was made Center for the first time for the 39th single Green Flash together with Kojima Haruna.
  • On 26th March, her concurrent position with NMB48 was cancelled and she started her concurrent position with NGT48 during the AKB48 Spring Shuffle 2015.
  • On 1st June, received the title "Queen of Cover Girls" by Big Spirits Comics in their 25th Issue.
  • On 11th June, Weekly Bunshun released a series of photos of Yuki embracing a male artist belong to the group Johnny's Jimushu Shozoku.
  • On 21st August, French Kiss announced their disbandment.
  • On 5th November, French Kiss held their final concert.


  • On 10th January, promoted to Team NIII.
  • On 16th March, it was decided that Yuki would have her first solo tour. On 14th April, the tour started in Niigata, then moved to Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo and Kagoshima.
  • From 25th July to 5th August, appeared in the stage "Majisuka Gakuen ~ Lost in the Supermarket ~".
  • On 23rd November, the DVD/Blu-ray of her first tour was released, featuring a new song called miss you.
  • Was made captain for Team Akagumi (red) in the AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2016 and led the team to victory.


  • Dropped out from Senbatsu Election.
  • Released on 2nd August, she was featured on a duet on Nakayama Hideyuki's anniversary albim "50".
  • Released on 4th August, she modelled for various clothing lines for the magazine Vogue Girl, including Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Chloe.
  • Released on 25th October, sang the Cinderella song "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" on the Japanese compilation album Thank You Disney.
  • On 16th December, performed a special live together with Yamamoto Sayaka.


  • On 3rd January, performed solo at the Laguna Music Festival.
  • On 23rd and 24th January, performed solo mini concerts in Shanghai.
  • On 18th March, performed did an acoustic live for Lagunasia.
  • On 10th April, did a gravure cover shoot for the 30th Anniversary of the magazine Young Champion.
  • In April, announced she produce the stage Idol Shuugyouchuu♡ for the 16th Generation and 3rd Generation of Draftees. The Shonichi was on 4th May.
  • On 25th April, became the cover girl and exclusive model for a new lingerie line made by the designer Ravijour.
  • On 20th June, released a book for young girls who aspire to be idols, titled "Idol tanjou! ~Konna Watashi wa AKB48 ni!?~" (The birth of an Idol! ~Can someone like me be in AKB48!?~).
  • On 24th June, was the ambassador for a commemorative 45 year anniversary event for Miyazaki City.
  • On 13th June, was part of the cast for an episode in the NHK drama "Saigou Den".
  • On 4th and 5th August, performed solo mini concerts in Shanghai. She extended this later to a tour with other dates in Chongqing (12th October), Taiwain (14th October) and Hong Kong (16th October).
  • On 24th August, the catalogue for the lingerie line by Ravijour was released.


  • On 21st April, her concurrent position with NGT48 was cancelled.


  • On June 21st, performed at the AKB48 theater together with Minegishi Minami for the first time since the theater closed due to COVID-19.
  • On July 15th, had her solo birthday performance at the AKB48 theater, "Kashiwagi Yuki Solo Kouen ~Nete Sametara 29-sai ni nacchaimashita!~" (柏木由紀ソロ公演~寝て覚めたら29歳になっちゃいました!~).
  • On December 27th, will have her own solo dinner show at the New Otani hotel in Tokyo.


  • On February 19th, was the model for the fashion line 'tocco closet.'
  • On March 3rd, will release her fourth single "CAN YOU WALK WITH ME??".

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

AKB48 Janken Tournaments

Solo Singles

# Cover Title Release date
01 ShortcakeLtdA.jpg Shortcake
02 WeddingAL.jpg Birthday Wedding 2013.10.16
03 TBACover.jpg CAN YOU WALK WITH ME?? 2021.03.03

Digital Singles

# Cover Title Release date
01 Yukirin3rdSolo.jpg Sokkenai Kimi

Solo Concerts

# Title Date
1 Kashiwagi Yuki 1st Solo Live 〜Netemo Samete mo Yukirin World〜
(柏木由紀 1stソロライブ 〜寝ても覚めてもゆきりんワールド〜)
2 Kashiwagi Yuki 2nd Solo Live 〜Netemo Samete mo Yukirin World 〜Muchuu ni Sasechauzo ♡〜
(柏木由紀 2ndソロライブ 寝ても覚めてもゆきりんワールド 〜夢中にさせちゃうぞっ♡〜)
3 Kashiwagi Yuki 3rd Solo Live 〜Netemo Samete mo Yukirin World 〜Motto Muchuu ni Sasechauzo ♡〜
(柏木由紀 3rdソロライブ 寝ても覚めてもゆきりんワールド 〜もっと夢中にさせちゃうぞっ♡〜)
4 Kashiwagi Yuki 1st Tour ~Netemo Samete mo Yukirin World 〜Nihon Juudan Minna Muchuu ni Sasechauzo ♡~
(柏木由紀 1st Tour ~寝ても覚めてもゆきりんワールド 日本縦断みーんな夢中にさせちゃうぞっ♡~)
2016.04.14 – 2016.05.29
5 Laguna Music Festival 2018 – Kashiwagi Yuki Solo Concert
(Laguna Music Festival 2018 柏木由紀ソロコンサート)
6 YUKIRIN WORLD LIVE IN SHANGHAI 2018 Netemo Samete mo Yukirin World ~Shanghai de mo Muchuu ni Sasechauzou ♡~
(YUKIRIN WORLD LIVE IN SHANGHAI 2018寝ても覚めてもゆきりんワールド~上海でも夢中にさせちゃうぞっ♡~)
2018.01.23 – 2018.01.24
7 YUKIRIN WORLD LIVE IN ASIA 2018 2018.08.04 – 2018.10.16
8 Kashiwagi Yuki 2nd Tour Netemo Samete mo Yukirin World ~Anata wo Muchuu ni Sasechauzou ♡~
(柏木由紀 2nd Tour 寝ても覚めてもゆきりんワールド 〜あなたを夢中にさせちゃうぞっ♡~)
2019.01.30 – 2019.02.21
9 Kashiwagi Yuki Netemo Samete mo Yukirin World ~Muchuu ni Sasechauzou ♡~ in Tokyo
(柏木由紀 寝ても覚めてもゆきりんワールド ~夢中にさせちゃうぞっ♡~ in Tokyo)
10 Kashiwagi Yuki Netemo Samete mo Yukirin World ~Online de mo Muchuu ni Sasechauzou ♡~
(柏木由紀 寝ても覚めてもゆきりんワールド ~オンラインでも夢中にさせちゃうぞっ♡~)
(Online Concert)
11 Kashiwagi Yuki Netemo Samete mo Yukirin World ~Dinner Show de mo Muchuu ni Sasechauzou ♡~
(柏木由紀寝ても覚めてもゆきりんワールド 〜ディナーショーでも夢中にさせちゃうぞっ♡〜)

Team History

Team BTeam B and Team NTeam B and NGT48Team B and Team NIIITeam B
Joined AKB48 as a Team B member on December 9, 2006
Had a Concurrent Position in NMB48's Team N from February 24, 2014 (AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri) to March 26, 2015 (Last theater performance: May 24, 2015)
Has a Concurrent Position in NGT48 from March 26, 2015 (AKB48 Spring Shuffle 2015) to April 21, 2019 (Promotion: January 10, 2016 | Graduation: April 22, 2019)

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

NGT48 A-Sides

NGT48 B-Sides

NMB48 A-Sides

NMB48 B-Sides

French Kiss A-Sides

French Kiss B-Sides

Other Singles

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums

NMB48 Albums


French Kiss



Team Dragon from AKB48

Stage Units

B1 (Seishun Girls)
Kinjirareta Futari
Fushidara na Natsu
Cinderella wa Damasarenai
B2 (Aitakatta)
Namida no Shounan
Koi no PLAN
Senaka Kara Dakishimete
Rio no Kakumei
B3 (Pajama Drive)
Temodemo no Namida
B4 (Idol no Yoake)
Kuchi Utsushi no Chocolate
H2 Revival (Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai)
Kioku no Dilemma
B5 (Theater no Megami)
Yokaze no Shiwaza
Namida ni Shizumu Taiyou
Team Surprise 1st Stage (Juuryoku Sympathy)
Namida ni Shizumu Taiyou
Heart no Vector
B3 Revival (Pajama Drive)
Junjou Shugi
N3 Revival (Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru)
Hajimete no Hoshi
100nen Saki Demo
Team Surprise 2nd Stage (Bara no Gishiki)
Itoshisa wo Marumete
Shitsuren Doumei
B6 (Tadaima Renaichuu)
Haru ga Kuru Made
NIII1 (Party ga Hajimaru yo)
Anata to Christmas Eve (Duet with Sato Anju)
NIII2 (Pajama Drive)
Junjou Shugi
SS7 (Thumbnail)
Coin Toss (Solo)
NIII3 (Hokori no Oka)
Zankokuna Ame (Duet with Ogino Yuka)
NIII3 Revival (Hokori no Oka)
Inori wa Donna Mirai mo Shiawase ni Kaeru (WCenter with Takakura Moeka)
SS12 (Boku no Natsu ga Hajimaru)
Saigo ni Ice Milk wo Nonda no wa Itsudarou?

Concert Units

Live DVD wa Derudaroukedo, Yappari Iki ni Kagiruze! AKB48 Natsu Matsuri

AKB48 Masaka, Kono Concert no Ongen wa Ryuushutsushinai yo ne?

Nenwasure Kanshasai Shuffle Sumaze, AKB! SKE mo Yoroshiku ne

"Kami Kouen Yotei" AKB48 NHK Hall Concert 2009

AKB104 Senbatsu Members Sokaku Matsuri

Yokohama Arena 2010 'AKB48 Manseki Matsuri Kibou Sanpi Ryouron'

Surprise wa Arimasen

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena

AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012

AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai "Shirokuro tsukeyou janai ka!"

AKB48 Group

AKB48 Super Festival at Nissan Stadium

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour ~Mada mada, Yaranakya Ikenai koto ga aru~

Fukuoka Dome
Sapporo Dome
Osaka Dome
Nagoya Dome
Tokyo Dome

AKB48 8th Anniversary

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2013

AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 200 2014

Unit Matsuri 2014

AKB48 National Olympic Stadium Concert

AKB48 Sister Groups in Saitama Super Arena


AKB48 Group at Ajinomoto Stadium

NMB48 National Tour

NHK Hall (Tokyo)

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2014


AKB48 Group Tokyo Dome Concert 〜Suru na yo? Suru na yo? Zettai Sotsugyou Happyou Suru na yo?〜

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2014

AKB48 Manatsu no Tandoku Concert in SSA 〜Kawaei-san no Koto ga Suki Deshita〜

Kojimatsuri ~Kojima Haruna Kanshasai~

AKB48 Tandoku Concert ~Jabajatte Nani?~

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2019


Solo Songs



Solo DVDs

Media Appearances

Stage Plays


  • Majisuka Gakuen (マジスカ学園) (2010) – Black
  • Sakura Kara no Tegami (桜からの手紙) (2011) – Yuki
  • Majisuka Gakuen 2 (マジスカ学園2) (2011) – Black
  • Hanazakari no Kimitachi e〜 Ikemen☆ Paradise〜 (花ざかりの君たちへ〜イケメン☆パラダイス〜) (2011) – Kishinosato Juri
  • TAGAARIN (2013) – Ejima Chihiro
  • Mieriino Kashiwagi (2013) – Yuki
  • So Long! (Special Drama) (2013)
  • Yorozu Uranaidokoro Onmyoya e Yokoso (よろず占い処 陰陽屋へようこ) (2013) – Ayukawa Tamaki
  • Fortune Cookies (2013)
  • Kurofuku Monogatari (黒服物語) (2014)
  • Segodon (西郷どん) as Saigo Sono (2018)
  • Kono Koi wa Tsumi Nanoka!? (この恋はツミなのか!?) (2018)
  • Azatokute Nani ga Warui no? (あざとくて何が悪いの?) (2020)

Variety Shows


  • Audition Song: Aoi Usagi (Sakai Noriko)
  • Hobbies: Karaoke, collecting cute things
  • Favorite AKB48 songs: Hizukehenkousen, Namida no Shounan
  • Favorite foods: Watermelon, acai Bowl
  • Special skills: Musical instruments
  • Good friends with: Watanabe Mayu (MaYuki), Miyazawa Sae (SaeYuki), Katayama Haruka
    • SaeYuki was a prominent pairing before Miyazawa Sae was transferred to SNH48
  • Future ambition: Singer
  • Oldest member in AKB48 and Team B
  • Former member of French Kiss
  • Member of Drama Club
  • She auditioned for Morning Musume's 8th generation
  • Failed AKB48's 1st and 2nd Generation auditions
  • Often stated that she wanted all members of Team B to feel that their opinion was valued, so she did not try to enforce her command as captain during her first year. After observing the team's dynamic for a year, she took on a more leader-like role
  • Often does gravure photoshoots and is sometimes referred to as "AKB48's Gravure Queen"
  • Some members teasingly call her "giraffe" because of her long neck, which is also a pun of her nickname "Yukirin" (kirin meaning 'giraffe' in Japanese)
  • Afraid of animals
  • Is known as Ame Onna (Rain Woman) among the members, because everytime they perform outside with her, it rains
  • Is the only currently active AKB48 member (with the exception of Team 8) to have never been a Kenyuusei.
  • Said in an interview that she plans to stay an idol until she turns 40.
  • Part of the Chinese mobile game AKB48 Cherry Bay Blaze


Kashiwagi Yuki (NGT48) (Christmas 2018)
Kashiwagi Yuki (2018) (NGT48)
Kashiwagi Yuki (2018)
Kashiwagi Yuki (NGT48) (Christmas 2017)
Kashiwagi Yuki (2017) (NGT48)
Kashiwagi Yuki (2017)
Kashiwagi Yuki (December 2016) (NGT48)
Kashiwagi Yuki 8th Senbatsu Election Poster (2016)
Kashiwagi Yuki (2016) (NGT48)
Kashiwagi Yuki (2016)
Kashiwagi Yuki (2015) (NGT48)
Kashiwagi Yuki (2015)
Kashiwagi Yuki (2014)
Kashiwagi Yuki (2013)
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Kashiwagi Yuki (2012)
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Kashiwagi Yuki (2011)
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Kashiwagi Yuki (Late 2010)
Kashiwagi Yuki (Early 2010)
Kashiwagi Yuki (2009)
Kashiwagi Yuki (Late 2008)
Kashiwagi Yuki (Early 2008)
Kashiwagi Yuki (Late 2007)
Kashiwagi Yuki (Early 2007)

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Team B
Iwatate SahoOtake HitomiOmori MahoOya ShizukaOkuhara HinakoKashiwagi YukiKawahara Misaki
Kitazawa SakiKubo SatoneSaito HarunaSasaki YukariSato AkariShimizu MariaTakita Kayoko
Taniguchi MeguNakanishi ChiyoriHattori YunaFukuoka SeinaHonda HitomiYamabe AyuYoshikawa Nanase
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