Monthly Archives: January 2007

“Watarasebashi”

Whether you listen to the Ayaya, Gocchin or the original Moritaka Chisato version (recommended!) I thought it would be nice to know the meaning of this song. I didn't translate this myself and Zdorama gave this to me awhile back … Continue reading

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Up To Boy H!P covers cont.

Here are the April and May 2002 issues which featured Kei and Kaorin on the covers. Next 3 pics are of the Momusu article that was in the April issue. Below is an article about Mikitty's single debut. Another great … Continue reading

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Wasurechatta…

More ABC Store Momusu goods I forgot to include a few items in yesterday's ABC Store post. They also were selling a special Hawaii only edition of the Pucchi Best cd. One is still sealed and has the ABC price … Continue reading

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In search of Momusu goods in an ABC Store.

ABC Store’s Momusu goods. A few years ago an interesting thing occured. A friend at work told me that she heard that the ABC Store chain was selling Morning Musume goods. You have no idea how bizarre this sounded at … Continue reading

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Up To Boy H!P covers cont.

Here are my February and March 2002 issues. At this time everyone was getting their own solo shashinshuu's and H!P ruled the Up To Boy covers due to that. Here Ayaya and Marippe were featured on the covers. It's amazing … Continue reading

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Fukakyon.

We may have American Idol but Japan has super idol and Fukada Kyoko fits that title perfectly. First 3 shots are pics of my Bomb magazine issues which feature her on the cover. Next is an issue of Dunk magazine … Continue reading

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Ueto Aya

I've been writing about Okinawan women lately with posts about the lovely Kuninaka Ryoko and pop queen Amuro Namie. I'll continue that with the incredible Ueto Aya. 25% of my Japanese heritage is Okinawan from my father's side. One of … Continue reading

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Up To Boy H!P covers cont.

Up To Boy Dec. 2001 & Jan. 2002 Here's 2 more issues that I have which feature a H!P member on the cover. Gocchin got her first solo cover in December 2001 and Nacchi followed on the January 2002 issue. … Continue reading

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Amuro Namie an early J-pop love.

One of my early J-jpop favorites, Amuro Namie was a big part of my getting into Japanese music. If I remember correctly it was her single "Try Me~watashiwo shinjite~" that I heard first from her and the impact was immediate. … Continue reading

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Anime figure.

Kazami Mizuho This resin statue can be yours for $108. (I'm not selling this but rather a seller on Ebay under the name Etoyer is selling this item) You know you want her. I love Japanese anime/game figures. The detail … Continue reading

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