Hoshino Sakura

As is customary in Japan, the last name precedes the given name, so if you’re talking to this 20-something from Tokyo, call her Sakura. (In Kanji her name is written as 星野 桜.) She joined the RR Community in February 2011 and has been an enthusiastic player ever since. Her favorite musical artists include Love Psychedelico, The Brilliant Green, YUI, Stereopony, Kawashima Ai and almost any J-Pop and K-Pop. She often nominates Japanese artists and includes detailed information about the artist and the song, as well as a translation of relevant lyrics. Her first A Lister was Last Flight by Ariakane for the topic of Futility on Oct. 13, 2011. One of Sakura’s claims to fame is that she was the very first volunteer guru from the RR community taking the reins for Rabbits on Aug. 23, 2012.

Date Topic Writer Column Blog
1 Aug. 23, 2012 Rabbits The Guardian Column Blog
2 Jan. 17, 2013 Homelessness The Guardian Column Blog
3 Mar. 28, 2013 Fruit The Guardian Column Blog
4 Mar. 6, 2014 Holes The Guardian Column Blog
5 Jun. 22, 2016 Screams, Howls, Grunts & Shrieks Song Bar Column Blog
6 July 27, 2016 Laughter Song Bar Column Blog
7 Mar. 8, 2017 Close Harmonies Song Bar Column Blog
8 May 10, 2017 Multitasking & Being Busy Song Bar Column Blog
9 Aug. 9, 2017 High Pitched Vocals Song Bar Column Blog
10 Apr. 11, 2018 Mentions, Mimics, or Samples Birdsong Song Bar Column Blog
11 Jun. 5, 2019 Orange Song Bar Column Blog
12 Aug. 19, 2020 Eggs Song Bar Column Blog
13 Jan. 20, 2021 Audible Breaths Song Bar  Column Blog
14 July 28, 2021 Refreshment and Cooling Down Song Bar Column Blog
15 Sept. 8, 2021 Rainbows & Northern Lights Song Bar Column Blog