Yaya Sasame
Sasame Yaya
Age 14
Birthdate June 1st
Sign Gemini
Gender Female
Height 158cm
Weight 48kg
Blood Type A
Voice Actors
Japanese Voice Kaya Okuno
English Voice Monica Rial
Manga Hanayamata Chapter 1
Anime Hanayamata Episode 1
Yaya Sasame (笹目ヤヤ Sasame Yaya?) is a supporting main character in the Hanayamata series.

Yaya is Naru Sekiya's best friend, who has both brains and beauty, but messy handwriting. She is talented in playing drums and sometimes write songs for her band, Need Cool Quality.


Yaya has purple wavy hair that reaches her waist with short bangs stopping above her eyes. Her eyes are golden and she wears a black ribbon on the left side of her head.


Yaya is overprotective towards Naru to the point of calling Naru "hers" and has tsundere-like tendencies despite not actually being a tsundere.

She often displays a cool personality,which Naru looks up to. But underneath the cool display, Yaya can actually be a crybaby if she wants to. When Hana left Japan, Yaya was seen crying harder than anyone else even though she disliked Hana during the first few episodes.


Yaya was the only person that Naru befriended since her childhood apart from Tami. She also works at her parents' restaurant.

Drama CDEdit

Hanayamata Drama CD 3 - Yaya-hen


  • Her favourite flower is a rose.



VTE Characters of "Hanayamata" Universe
Yosakoi Club Naru SekiyaHana N. FountainstandYaya SasameTami NishimikadoMachi Tokiwa
Yosakoi Club's Affiliates Sari Tokiwa
Need Cool Quality Sachiko YamanoshitaYūka KomachiArisa Kajiwara
Others Masaru ŌfunaHana's fatherJennifer N. FountainstandNaomasa SekiyaTami's fatherYaya's fatherUme-san • Cameo (Tomo Sekiya)