On September 16, 2023, a Korean community site uploaded information about Yuzuru Hanyu’s wife. The information was gleaned from multiple Japanese news sites.
Previously, on August 4, 2023, Hanyu announced his impending marriage together with his retirement from the sport.
the proportion of marriage announcement to skating philosophizing rly makes it sound like he’s getting legally married to the sport https://t.co/tbnVJYiwG5
— sambo-70 anti 🌦 🦚 (@fuguesque) August 4, 2023
Due to his sparse words about his marriage and wife, the public was kept in the dark about the identity of his wife. Months later, it seems like things could not be kept under wraps for any longer. His wife is said to be violinist Mayuko Suenobu, a professional violinist 8 years older than him. She is 36 years old in 2023.
It is said that they met during an ice show. She had played the accompaniment for him. Check out their performance below.
— anko (@anko_smile2525) August 27, 2020
They also took a photograph back stage that day.
Mayuko Suenobu is a talented violinist who started playing at age four. According to the Tokyo Weekender, she received numerous awards in her youth, including a diploma at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Your Musicians. Their marriage is indeed the union of two professionals highly recognized in their areas.