There was no one who was harsh on Sashihara at Handshake event

  June 18, 2012

Latest word from Chihou-gumi member

Kitahara Rie on her blog

Good evening!

I talked to Rino-chan (at Kobetsu Handshake event for Manatsu no Sounds Good! at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo)

Honestly I still have a plenty of things I still can’t understand.

And…. as Shiichan said, we wanted her to talk to us, counted on us and confessed her problems…..

But….. I figured I don’t want to change my relationship with her because of this.

Whenever we will be, Chihou-gumi is and will ever be Chihou-gumi.

And what we’ve got to do is put everything into it no matter where we are.

And… dear fans of Sashihara,

I often saw your comments like “Because I can’t be any help for her, please support her on behalf of me.”

But please realize this, you will never ever can’t do anything!

Every single word from you supports (Sasaeru) Rino-chan. I believe this.

So from now on, as I used to do, I will of course keep supporting her and I hope you are together with me…..

And please don’t ever say you can’t do anything for her.

Rino-chan after meeting fans in person at Handshake event

Before anything else, I wan to tell you this.

“Thank you so much!!!”

Honestly I was so scared to be there…..

Maybe I was escaping from listening to your words….


I could have unimaginable number of (cheering) yell from you.

There was no one who threw me hurting words. (Maybe this is not true, but the thing is fans encouraging words for her also include the message like this, “Don’t let you down from hard words from some fans”)

Tears run down on my face as I was moved by how warm and merciful you are….

Staffs also told me that, “Sashihara’s fans are all kind people.”

Sashihara is so lucky.

I figured I shouldn’t have a sad face.

So from this moment, I’ve determined that I will keep going with a smile.


Thank you so much everyone!!!

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