AKB48’s Yuki Kashiwagi and Totoro

Yuki Kashiwagi (柏木 由紀 Kashiwagi Yuki, born July 15, 1991 in Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture), is a member of the Japanese idol group AKB48. She auditioned for AKB48 on December 3, 2006, and is now a member of Team B.

AKB48 is named after Akihabara (Akiba for short), the area in Tokyo where the group’s theater is located.

A girl group is a popular music act featuring several young female singers who generally harmonise together.

Dioscorea opposita (nagaimo, Chinese yam, Korean yam) is a type of yam (Dioscorea) that may be eaten raw. The jelly-like substance made from grating the yam, tororojiru (Japanese: とろろ汁), is often served in, or alongside, a number of other dishes. However, during the Edo period, tororojiru…was…considered improper for it to be eaten by a woman.