AKB48 is an all-female Japanese theater/idol group produced by Yasushi Akimoto. AKB48 currently consists of 48 members divided into three teams: Team A, Team K and Team B. Each team contains 16 members. Unlike other idol groups in Japan, AKB48 is theatre-based and has their own theatre in Akihabara (a district in Tokyo) where they perform once every weekday, and twice on both Saturday and Sunday. The theater is set up in on the 8th floor of Don Quixote. Tickets are 2000 yen for men, and 1000 yen for women and children. The special prices for Himawari-gumi shows are fixed at 3000 yen for men, and 2000 yen for women and children.
Currently, there are 18 members in Team A, 16 members in Team K, and 16 members in Team B, getting to the total of 50 members in AKB48.