Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Arashi’s leader Ohno Satoshi gives first “Otoshidama” to the members

Arashi member Ninomiya Kazunari made an appearance on NTV’s “The Sunday NEXT” (Sunday Morning Informative Program) that was broadcasted on January 23rd. The corner in which Ninomiya made a guest appearance on was “Dokumitsu Taidan“, and he talked with one of the main hosts of the show, Tokumitsu Kazuo.

During the talk, Ninomiya confessed about his “first surprise” of 2011. According to Ninomiya, the “first surprise” happened during JE’s traditional “Hatsumoude (first shrine visit of the New year)”. Every year, Johnny’s boys receive “Otoshidama” from their big senior, Higashiyama Noriyuki of Shonentai at the shrine, and Ninomiya says that receiving “Otoshidama” from Higashiyama makes him feel that a New Year has come.

However, this year, Arashi’s leader, Ohno Satoshi, started giving out the “Otoshidama” to the members which was for very first time. While other Arashi members were confused by Ohno’s gift, he said bashfully, “It’s because I turned to 30 years old.” When members refused to take the “Otoshidama” from Ohno, he said, “It’s okay. I want to give this to you guys.” Ninomiya also confessed that Ohno’s “Otoshidama” was ¥10,000 per member.

According to Ninomiya, it was the most surprising Otoshidama he has ever received.

Source: Tech Insight Japan

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