Aya (あや) is a Japanese pop singer and actress and was a member of the girl groups Dream and E-girls. She was a member of Dream since 2002. Much like fellow member Ami, Aya was a supporting vocalist for dream during the group's earlier generations. She has the lowest voice of all the members. Since the rebirth of Dream in 2009, she was featured as a main vocalist alongside member Shizuka. In 2014, she was appointed as leader of E-girls.
Aya left E-girls & Dream also disbanded in June 2017.
- Stage Name: Aya (あや)
- Birth Name: Takamoto Aya (高本彩)
- Nicknames: Aya-pan (あやぱん)
- Date of Birth: July 16, 1987
- Place of Birth: Osaka Prefecture, Japan
- Blood Type: B
- Bands / Groups:
E-girls Song Participation
- As vocalist
- As performer
Cinema / Television
- Short Film
- Aya is recognized as the artist of the group, as her artwork (which often incorporates photos of dream members) has graced various official goods, among them dream trading cards. A drawing of her bulldog Putta was featured as a patch on TEAM dream's futsal uniforms (it's since been replaced by a flaming dream mark), and on a T-shirt sold on dream's official website.
- Former Representative Number: 04
- Former Representative Color: Orange
- Favorite Food: Tom yum goong without coriander, dandan noodles containing a large amount of vinegar
- Likes: Performing, filming members,
- Hobbies: Photography, drawing
- Charm Point: Voice
- Aya is considered the mother figure of E-girls