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 June 22, 2016 Screams, Howls, Grunts & Shrieks The Song Bar Column Blog
6 July 27, 2016 Laughter The Song Bar Column Blog
7 March 8, 2017 Close Harmonies The Song Bar Column Blog
8 May 10, 2017 Multitasking & Being Busy The Song Bar Column Blog
9 Aug. 9, 2017 High Pitched Vocals The Song Bar Column Blog
10 April 11, 2018 Mentions, Mimics, or Samples Birdsong The Song Bar Column Blog