Morning Musume Sakuragumi
Morning Musume Sakuragumi or Morning Musume Sakura Gumi (モーニング娘。さくら組) was one of two splinter groups Morning Musume was split into in 2003.
Morning Musume Sakuragumi was formed in 2003 with eight members of Morning Musume's line-up of fifteen. The other eight members were Morning Musume Otomegumi. The reason for the split was so the two groups could perform in smaller tour venues. In addition, both groups released two singles that showed their image. Sakuragumi showed the image of cherry blossoms, where the members sang slow and calm songs. Both groups became inactive after 2004.
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