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Shimakura Rika

Shimakura Rika promoting "Hai to Diamond / Go City Go / Fuuku no Housoku" (2024)

Shimakura Rika (島倉りか) is a Japanese pop singer and idol managed by Up-Front Promotion and part of Hello! Project. She is a member of CHICA#TETSU and the collective group BEYOOOOONDS.



Shimakura Rika became a finalist in the "Morning Musume '16 Shinseiki Audition", but failed to pass. It was later announced through an official website update on March 6, 2017 that Shimakura had joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, alongside Hibi Marina, Eguchi Saya, Doi Rena, Okamura Minami, Matsunaga Riai, Yamada Ichigo, and Nakayama Natsume. She made her first live appearance and was formally introduced at the ""Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 3gatsu ~Marching!~" event on March 11, 2017.

Shimakura was awarded Best Performance with 324 audience votes on May 6, 2018 at the "Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2018 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~" event, for her performance of "Fiesta! Fiesta!" by Juice=Juice. On June 9, 2018 during the "Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2018 6gatsu ~Niji~" event in Tokyo, it was announced that Shimakura would join the upcoming group featuring previously announced leader Ichioka Reina, along with Nishida Shiori and Eguchi Saya. The group was later revealed to be CHICA#TETSU on October 19, 2018; a sub-group of main unit BEYOOOOONDS.

On October 23, 2020 it was announced that Rika would begin writing a new series about Showa music for online magazine NewsCrunch. The first article was published on November 5, 2020.



Juukyuusai no Natsu

  • [2020.08.20] Juukyuusai no Natsu (十九歳の夏; 19 Year-Old's Summer)

Hello Pro Visual Photobook 2020 AUTUMN Vol.2 Hello Pro Visual Photobook 2021 SPRING Vol.5 Hello Pro Visual Photobook 2021 Autumn Vol.9



TV Programs
  • [2020] Kagome GO! ME. "ONE DAY"
Music Videos




  • Her favorite types of music are Hello! Project, Showa kayokyoku pop, Disney, and J-Pop.
  • Particularly likes Showa era idols and songs, especially Matsuda Seiko, and hopes to have activities in the future involving Showa idol music.
  • Her Favorite sports are badminton and baseball.
  • Favorite food is watermelon and salmon.
  • Her motto is "Do one good deed each day" (一日一善).
  • Thinks her charm point is the dimple that only appears on her left cheek.
  • Her favorite school subject is physical education.
  • She loves dinosaurs; her favorite dinosaur is the Megalosaurus (she has previously named the tyrannosaurus, pteranodon, and parasaurolophus).
  • She has two younger siblings.
  • Her favorite Hello! Project song is "Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~" by Country Girls.
  • Began learning to play guitar in 2019 as a hobby, but wants to become skilled enough to perform.
  • During her December 2019 "Shimakura Rika 1001 Nights" talk event, she revealed that she originally wasn't aiming to become an idol; her mother sent in her application to Morning Musume's 13th generation audition without asking her. She started learning about Hello! Project after she was accepted into the audition. After failing the final round, she felt it was something worth working hard for.


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