Wada Sakurako (和田桜子) is a former Japanese pop singer and idol managed by Up-Front Promotion and part of Hello! Project. She was a member of the girl group Kobushi Factory. Upon the group's disbandment, she retired from the entertainment industry.
- Name: Wada Sakurako (和田桜子)
- Nickname: Wadasaku (わださく)
- Birthdate: March 8, 2001
- Birthplace: Aichi, Japan
- Blood Type: B
- Height: 162cm
- Specialties: Doing the backstroke with no hands
- Hobbies: Playing with dogs
- Favorite Food: Fried squid
- Favorite Color: Light pink
- Looks Up To: Sugaya Risako
- Hello! Project groups:
Wada Sakurako participated in the 2012 "Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~" audition, but failed to pass. She later made her first appearance as a member of Hello! Pro Kenshuusei on December 9, 2012 at the "Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~" concert.
On January 2, 2015 she was revealed to be part of a new eight member group, later named Kobushi Factory. The unit consisted entirely of trainees from Hello! Pro Kenshuusei, including Fujii Rio, Hirose Ayaka, Nomura Minami, Ogawa Rena, Hamaura Ayano, Taguchi Natsumi and Inoue Rei.
The disbandment of Kobushi Factory and Wada Sakurako's graduation from Hello! Project and retirement from the entertainment industry were suddenly announced on January 8, 2020 through the official website. The announcement stated that leader Hirose had been in talks about her graduation since early 2019, and after lengthy discussions with the rest of the members they together came to the conclusion of disbanding as everyone decided to follow their own chosen path. The final single was to be released on March 4th, with the final live show taking place on March 30th at Tokyo Dome City Hall.
In her statement Wada explained that Kobushi Factory is important to her and she would not continue without those five members together. Having come this far, she will instead retire from the entertainment industry with no regrets and would like to experience society in a different way.
- [2016.06.xx] Greeting ~Hamaura Ayano・Wada Sakurako~ (Greeting ~浜浦彩乃・和田桜子~)
- [2019.06.21] Sakurako (桜子)
- [2016.12.10] Hamaura Ayano・Wada Sakurako Mini Photobook "Greeting-Photobook-" (浜浦彩乃・和田桜子ミニ写真集「Greeting-Photobook-」) (Hamaura Ayano, Wada Sakurako)
-  JK Ninja Girls (JKニンジャガールズ)
- TV Programs
- [2015–2019] The Girls Live
- Net Dramas
- Net Programs
- [2015–2020] Hello! Station (ハロ！ステ)
-  Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge! (ハロプロのお仕事チャレンジ!)
-  Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE 2019 (ハロプロ紅白対抗 ザ☆バトル2019)
-  Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge! 2 (ハロプロのお仕事チャレンジ!2)
-  Week End Survivor
-  JK Ninja Girl (JKニンジャガール)
-  Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 Gaiden ~Tasogare no Kamen~ (遙かなる時空の中で６ 外伝 ~黄昏ノ仮面~) (guest)
-  Reborn ~13-nin no Tamashi wa Kami-sama no Yume wo Miru~ (リボーン~13人の魂は神様の夢を見る~)
- Radio Programs
- [2018–] Kobushi Factory no Yozora de Aimashou (こぶしファクトリーの夜空で逢いましょう)
- [2019–] Makoto・Kobushi Factory no Radio Punch! (まこと・こぶしファクトリーのラジオパンチ!) (Corner)
- Radio Dramas
-  Week End Survivor ~Purge Game~ (Week End Survivor~粛清ゲーム~)
- Her father works in a home for senior citizens.
- Her favorite Hello! Project songs are "Namida no Iro" by °C-ute and "Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai" and "Seishun Bus Guide" by Berryz Kobo.
- Her favorite season is summer.
- Favorite flower is sakura.
- Wrote in a magazine that her goal is to put more expression into her dancing.
- Her favorite sports are futsal and football.