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A First Look at "Chisato Okai" With Airi Suzuki in a White Dress
Who is Chisato Okai
Profile of Chisato Okai
- Date of birth: June 21, 1994
- Place of birth: Saitama, Japan
- Her blood type is A.
- She is listed as being 152 centimeters tall.
- Her parents are Ken Okai and Hitomi. Ken runs a small plumbing business.
- She has two younger sisters and two younger brothers.
Chisato Okai of the Group C-ute
How Did Chisato Okai Join the Group C-ute?
Chisato Okai is a very beautiful idol singer that was a member of the girl group called C-ute. (Note: the hyphen in front of the group’s name doesn’t really mean anything so the band’s name is pronounced “cute.”) She got her start in the entertainment business in June 2002. She was one of 15 children that were chosen after the Hello! Project Kids Audition sessions. It was in 2004 that the group called Berryz Kobo was formed with the purpose of rotating these children through the unit. Chisato did not make the initial pick and so this idea was dropped. Those that remained from the initial auditions would go on to form the group C-ute. These members are Mai Hagiwara, Saki Nakajima, Airi Suzuki, Chisato Okai, and Maimi Yajima. This was the present day lineup for the group until their disbandment. However, Megumi Murakami left the group after just one year in 2006. Kanna Arihara was a member from 2006 through 2009. And Erika Umeda was in the group from 2005 through 2009.
Chisato Okai LIVE on Stage
Chisato Okai Looking Very Sophisticated on Stage
Chisato Okai's Popularity Rose in 2009
In 2009, Okai was put into a sort of revival unit for Tanpopo. She was joined by Yurina Kumai, Eri Kamei, and Aika Mitsui. In 2010, Okai’s popularity would go up dramatically. She was seen in a video for Dance de Bakoon! It was uploaded onto C-ute’s YouTube channel and received 100,000 views in only 2 days! When the video reached 500,000 views, the single called Aitai Lonely Christmas was released so that the group could celebrate this milestone.
Chisato Okai With a Free, Fun Loving Life!
Chisato Okai's Other Singing Unit Work Besides C-ute
Okai has sang covers of a few singles. One of them was Miki Fujimoto’s song called Romantic Ukare Mode. She also sang Manatsu no Kousen, Furusato (Morning Musume), LOVE Namida Iro, and Egao ni Namida both songs originally sung by Aya Matsuura. Okai would also become a member of two other units or groups. These are Mellowquad Triplet and Team Okai. Mellowquad Triplet was created in 2013 as part of efforts to improve and clean up the environment. This group has Okai and her band mate Saki Nakajima along with Chinami Tokunaga and Miyabi Natsuyaki of the group Berryz Kobo. Team Okai is a dance pop unit that sings covers of Morning Musume singles. The group has the following members:
- Chisato Okai (Group Leader)
- Kana Nakanishi
- Rina Katsuta
- Meimi Tamura
- Mizuki Murota
Nakanishi, Katsuta, and Murota are from the group called ANGERME.
Chisato Okai's Acting Work & Photo Book Chisato
Chisato Okai has also done work as an actress and bikini model. In 2011, Okai starred in a mini-drama called Tokusou Shrei! That drama also stars the lovely Rika Ishikawa. Okai also was in a stage play called 1974 Ikunayo. Also starring in this play are Karin Miyamoto, Saki Nakajima, and Haruka Kudo, 10th generation member of Morning Musume. On April 18, 2012, it was made public that Okai would star in a stage play called Theatre in the Round. The play ran from May 15-17 2012. Okai has released her photo book called Chisato in December 2010.
Interesting Facts About the Beautiful Chisato Okai
- Her hobbies include watching movies and collecting purikura.
- She has the special skill of being able to get along with anyone.
- Her strong point is making everybody laugh.
- She says that her weakest point is that she fools around too much.
- Her favorite colors are blue, light blue and brown.
- Her favorite flowers are cosmos and the sunflower.
- Her favorite book to read is Shonen Magazine.
- Chisato’s favorite word is nice.
- Her favorite foods include Asian pears and sushi.
- Her least favorite food is the eggplant.
- She looks up to Miki Fujimoto and Riho Sayashi as role models.
Chisato Okai's Work in 2019
I have not listened to C-ute as much as I have listened to AKB48 and Morning Musume but I will admit that their songs are good and all five of these girls are pretty. Mai Hagiwara is cuter, Saki Nakajima looks more elegant and Chisato is both cute and very sexy at the same time! C-ute has very good songs such as Middle Management and I Miss You. Chisato Okai would make a brief return as she stepped on the stage with former C-ute members Saki Nakajima and Maimi Yajima as part of the Hello! Project 2019 Winter Concert Tour.
Chisato Okai Announces Break From Working in Entertainment and Then Retires from the Entertainment Business In 2020
On April 26, 2019, Okai announced that she would be taking a break from entertainment activities. She came to the decision that she needed a break after working for 17 years.She said that she will take this time to figure out what she wants to do with her life since the group C-ute is no longer active.
It was announced that Okai’s contract with the agency JP Room has ended as of April 30. 2020. This means that she has retired from the entertainment business. Okai has said that she wants to help work on her family business.
© 2019 Ara Vahanian