Horikoshi High School – A popstars birthplace

Today I want to talk about a school Horikoshi High School or 堀越高等学校, a private school institution located in Tokyo’s Nakano district (中野区). What is so special and popular about this school is that this school has many Japanese popular stars and sportsman study in it. Well, I will focus more about the pop stars in this post.

Why this school has a lot of famous artists, idols in it because this school has provided the special courses that specially targeted to them which called as “TRAIT” aka Entertainment Course. This course offers much more flexibility and wider range of classes to make them study more. As you know, in Japanese, many stars come out in very early ages, they have to work and study at the same time. It is hard for them to balance both so they enrolled to this school.

Below are some of the names of popular stars that I know:


  • Yamashita Tomohisa (山下智久)
  • Matsumoto Jun (松本潤)
  • Teppei Koike (小池徹平)
  • Tanaka Koki
  • Ikuta Toma (生田斗真)
  • Fujiwara Tatsuya (田中聖)
  • Dohmoto Tsuyoshi (堂本剛)
  • Kusanagi Tsuyoshi (草彅剛)etc.


  • Ayase Haruka (綾瀬はるか)
  • Aoi Yuu (蒼井優)
  • Nagasawa Masami (長澤まさみ)
  • Kyoko Fukada (深田恭子)
  • Saeko (サエコ)
  • Sowelu
  • Ayumi Hamasaki (濱崎步)
  • Aya Ueto (上戶彩) etc.

Wow, actually there’s a lot Johnny’s member in it. Can’t believe my idol Ayumi Hamasaki was study before in this school too haha. That’s all. Hope you enjoy reading this article :D.

Credits: Japanese Wiki | Chinese Wiki

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