Paul recently posted on his Hello!Blog the new designs available this year for H!P scarfs! He has a complete listing with photos of every scarf being released this year which includes every member from Momusu, Berryz Koubou, & C-ute! Each scarf comes with 2 member photos and includes an embroidered signature along with a beautifully designed logo with that member's initials. Last year I purchased scarfs from Kamei, Aichan, & Gakisan and as odd as it may seem since I live in Hawaii I do find them to make great decorative pieces as well as great collector's items. As Paul mentions in his entry, this year's designs have eclipsed last year's by far and look sensational with varying colors (each group has a different color scheme) set against black creating a dynamic appearance!
So this year I'm ordering or actually I should say just ordered scarfs of favorite members Risakochan, Kamei, & Jun Jun. Thank you Paul for keeping an eye out for these as I was just beginning to lose hope that there would be any released this year! The Kamei scarf is for wu-san as a Christmas present but after seeing how adorable the included photos are I may just need to get two of them. 😛
Pre-orders made for these member scarfs need to be placed prior to December 18th as Ohta will be collectively placing an order on that day. Here's a link to Ohta's H!P store with a listing for these scarfs. He is currently taking pre-orders for all members of Momusu & Berryz Koubou and doesn't appear to have picked up the C-ute line at this moment. Also note that if a particular Momusu or Berryz Koubou member isn't listed on his site you can send him an e-mail requesting that that particular member be listed if you're intending to order as each time a member's scarf is purchased it disappears from the site for a short while before it's re-listed. The scarfs were a big hit last year and sold out quite quickly so don't hesitate if you're interested in getting one this year! Here's what the three scarfs that I ordered look like:
Heheh I just ordered another Kamei scarf as I really anticipate having a hard time parting with it! 😛 wu-san I know that you'll be on holiday vacation away from access to the internet for awhile so I'll be sending your Christmas present Kamei scarf set to you when you get back. :)