Ayano Ōmoto

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Ayano Ōmoto
Native name 大本 彩乃
Also known as Nocchi
Born (1988-08-14) 14 August 1988 (age 26)
Origin Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Genres Pop, electropop
Occupation(s) Singer, dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–present
Labels Universal J
Associated acts Perfume
Website www.amuse.co.jp/perfume

Ayano Ōmoto (大本 彩乃 Ōmoto Ayano?, born 20 September 1988), nicknamed Nocchi (のっち?), is a Japanese singer and dancer. She is known as one of the members of the Japanese electropop group Perfume.[1]


Ōmoto was born and raised in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, and attended Hiroshima Actors School with friends and Perfume members Ayaka Nishiwaki and Yuka Kashino. She was placed in the advanced class for singing, as she was always interested in singing. In a letter she wrote to her "Future Me" she recalled her singing teacher telling her if she just wanted to sing and dance because she loved it she was not fit to be a singer. Nishiwaki and Kashino were still in the beginner class at this time, meeting Ōmoto secretly.[2]

She joined the group in 2001, replacing the original third member Yūka Kawashima, who left the group to focus on her schoolwork. In 2002, she appeared in an advertisement for Johnson & Johnson.[2]


  1. ^ "Perfume Profile - TJC Artists".  Tokuma Japan Communications. Retrieved on 11 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b Flash magazine: "33 Shocking Legends of Perfume!" - No. 19. Retrieved on 7 September 2008.

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