Higo Rino
Birthdate October 16, 1997 (1997-10-16) (age 20)
Birthplace Okinawa, Japan
Bloodtype O
Zodiac Sign Libra
Height 156 cm
Professional Information
Occupation Singer, Dancer, Idol, Model
Years Active 2010-2016
(6 years)
Agency Amuse (2010-2013)
Label Universal Music Japan (2010-2013)
zetima (2014-2016)
Group Ka-wa-ii!
Generation 4th generation
Associated Acts Sakura Gakuin, Ka-wa-ii Girls!
I want to be known as an idol who can put a smile on other peoples' faces! Please support me, okay!?

–Higo Rino, June 2014

Higo Rino (肥後梨乃) was a Japanese idol signed to Hello! Project Girls Division. She is a former 4th generation member of Ka-wa-ii!


Early Life

Higo Rino was born on October 16, 1997 in Okinawa, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.


In July, Higo became a member of Sakura Gakuin, along with Mizuno Yui and Kikuchi Moa.


On March 31, Higo graduated from Sakura Gakuin, along with Nakamoto Suzuka and Sugimoto Mariri. However, she chose not to stay under Amuse.

Higo auditioned for Ka-wa-ii! in November.


On April 9, Higo was revealed to be a member of Ka-wa-ii! along with three other girls.


On February 2, Higo was suspended from Ka-wa-ii! indefinably due to misconduct and missing rehearsals.

On April 7, it was announced that Higo Rino would be dismissed from the group after being caught dating an adult male, and multiple breaches of her contract.


  • Name Higo Rino (肥後梨乃)
  • Nickname: RinoRino (梨乃梨乃), HiRi (ヒリ), Commander (司令官)
  • Birthday: October 16, 1997 (1997-10-16) (age 20)
  • Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan
  • Height: 156cm
  • Weight: 30kg
  • Shoe Size: 23cm
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2014-04-09 Member
  • Ka-wa-ii! Color: Light Green
  • Hello! Project Groups
  • Other Groups:
    • Sakura Gakuin (2010-2013)

  • Favorite Colors: Red, Green
  • Favorite Idol Groups: Morning Musume, Ka-wa-ii!, Fairies, HKT48
  • Favorite Songs: My Graduation Toss, Tweet Dream, Only You

Singles Participated in


Sakura Gakuin

  1. Yume ni Mukatte / Hello! IVY (Debut)
  2. Verishuvi
  3. Tabidachi no Hi ni
  5. My Graduation Toss (Final)


  • She was known as the ponytail girl of Sakura Gakuin.
  • She was class president of Sakura Gakuin.
  • She's a big Hello! Project fan.
  • During the Ka-wa-ii! audition, she stated that she didn't want people to remember her as the girl from Sakura Gakuin, but as Rino, the H!P idol.
  • She admits that her style is somewhat steam punk and lolita mixed together.
  • Her favorite Sakura Gakuin song was My Graduation Toss, due to it being her last single within the group.