Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Michinoku Sendai ORI☆HIMETAI from Earthquake Survivors to Idols

I had originally planned to make this a live house vote group; however like SCK Girls their story has to be told, so if you want to write in votes in the comments we will add them to the rankings poll.

Michinoku Sendai ORI☆HIMETAI members are all from Sendai and are all survivors of the great Tohoku Earthquake.

While you may be hearing of this group for the first time, they like SCK Girls have in their short time as idols already performed in Asia, SCK Girls in Taiwan, and ORIHIMETAI in Vietnam.

The name Michinoku Sendai ORI☆HIMETAI means the following

Michinoku- Tohoku, North Eastern Japan

Sendai-Home town

ORIHIME -is the legendary Princess Weaver of Sendai, who according to legend, ORIHIME meets the prince she loves called Hikoboshi once a year on July 7

So the name means The Tohoku Sendai Princess Weavers

The group became active in August 2011 and they have focused their activities in hard hit Prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate, Fukushima, with long range plans to visit every Prefecture that sent help and to someday extend their gratitude to all people who sent money and goods from around the world by staging lives or greetings to say thank you.

Michinoku Sendai ORI☆HIMETAI activities include, delivering smiles and courage to everyone in the area through their stage event activities as well as reaching out to reconstruction-markets, donation centers for support/gratitude .Visiting temporary shelter houses of which 325,000 people still live in along with fund raising activities.

The spirit of Michinoku Sendai ORI☆HIMETAI can best be explained by a lyric from their song “I`m Home” – “Once I was a bird, I could not fly. But now no tear, no time to cry. Believing you, it’s nice to know you’ll standby me〜”.

Michinoku Sendai ORI☆HIMETAI is standing by the people of Tohoku whenever they are in need of idol cheer.


  1. This morning I blogged about ORI HIMETAI's first CD and DVD set that's being released on June 2, and I just finally got around to watching the 39 minute ORI HIMETAI performance. Then I decided to check the PIH blog wrote about them too! This has started to be a big ORI HIMETAI day for me! I see your spelling of the name is different from what I have been using, so I guess I must correct my blog. I have been referring to them as "ORI Hime" and not ORI HIMETAI. Anyway, I absolutely LOVE this group! I want to buy their CD but I'm not sure overseas fans like me can buy it. I tried to read the form on their website, and it's a little confusing. Do I need to live in Japan to order it? I hope it gets listed on CD Japan or YesAsia, so I can order from one of those websites. I give ORI HIMETAI 5 tickets, if that's the highest vote. I think these girls are pretty good performers and they are one of the cutest idol groups around!

  2. Yeah it`s tai ,but I guess you could go ORIHIME as their blog.

    A lot of these groups only make enough CDs to sell at lives or limited to Indie stores. It`s easier to sell to the fans you know you have ,then to the ones you think you have.


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