Photo from Twitter / @pamyurin

Japanese pop star and entertainer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announced on Tuesday her marriage to actor Shono Hayama.

The announcement was first made on her Twitter account, as well as posted pictures of the couple.


In a tweet, written in both Japanese and English, she said “Together, we will continue to strive even further to do our best in our work.”

Hayama also posted the same statement on his Instagram account and his agency’s profile page.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been spotted with Hayama since 2020, where both had been seen together in public, as reported by Japanese tabloid media, but no confirmation about the relationship has been made until now.


Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (whose real name is Kiriko Takemura) is a popular Japanese singer, entertainer and model, who is well-known for her “kawaii” and eccentric fashion sense, typically linked to the Harajuku culture.

Her biggest hit single is “PONPONPON”, released in 2011, reached the top ten of Japanese music charts and millions of views on YouTube. She had released five (5) albums, with her latest, Candy Racer, released in 2021.

She had also done several Japanese variety shows as guest, as well as children’s educational shows. She also voiced the character “Princess of Scribble Kingdom” in Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Graffiti Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes, the 28th anime film of the popular Crayon Shin-chan franchise.


Shono Hayama is a Japanese actor who acted in Japanese dramas like Mare (2015), Fugitive Boys (2017), Detective Novice (2020) and Edomoiselle (2022). His recent role is portraying lead character “Ryota Moriyama” in the television drama remake of the 1992 film Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t, currently streaming on Disney+.

He had also done several film roles, including A Summer Day, Your Voice (2015), Closest Love To Heaven (2017), After the Rain (2018) and Ninkyo Gakuen (2019).

He also became one of the panelist in the popular reality show Terrace House, co-produced by Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV and Streaming giant Netflix, in its 2017 and 2019 seasons.



UPDATE (09:25am PHT): The name of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s latest album is “Candy Racer”, not Candy Culture as previously published. We have corrected to error.