Hmmm…if a friend of yours was traveling to Japan and kindly offered to do some shopping for you what would you ask them to look for? For me of course it's H!P related!…and the list that I finally decided on after some last minute changes included Nocchi, Manoeri, and lots and lots of Rii!!!! While Egg merchandise turned out to be difficult to find there was no shortage of Rii!!!!…H!P's most adorable member was everywhere! Paul really did some heavy duty H!P shopping while in Japan and you can view his takaramono here!! He even received free H!P posters after spending a particular amount in some shops and 2 very cute shopping bags!
Paul not only visited the official H!P shops as he also ventured elsewhere finding H!P merchandise quite widespread. He was also very kind to map out the official H!P store locations in the Tokyo area just in case anyone is planning a trip to Japan and would like to do some H!P shopping of their own! His post can be found here and there's also some really great photos of the different shops that he visited! 🙂 Hmmm…as I was mentioning earlier Paul also visited numerous non H!P shops in the area and he found me this incredibly adorable Rii shirt!!
This shirt isn't an official UFA product as it's a custom design and Paul mentioned that it had caught his eye because he had seen Rii wearing it before in a photo that he came across one day while perusing the internet. I love how the artist drew Rii in place of printing her first name. 🙂 Hahah it's a really wrinkled as I haven't washed it yet!! 😛 Here's the print on the back of the shirt…
Paul also found a really cute Rii tumbler, a magnetic Rii calendar perfect for your refrigerator, and a nice strap accessory!
The Rii tumbler is so cute!!!..but I'm so hesitant to use it and it probably will remain as a decorative item. But when shopping for H!P or any idol's merchandise the most abundant product that you're likely to find are the photos and Paul found me soooo many Rii photos!!!
All of the photos are 3 1/2 x 5 except for the 2 on the far left which are 4 x 6 (the first H!P photos of this size that I've seen) and the single photo in the frame is a 5 x 7 print. The photos cover a good deal of Rii's recent looks and I especially like the photos where she's dressed in her Greek goddess outfit from Berryz Koubou's "Tsukiatteru no ni kataomoi" pv. Part of the charm of this outfit are her gladiator style leggings and although they aren't visible in these photos her top is equally as cute! Rii is known for her sometimes curious facial expressions and a couple can be seen here….but my favorite is her half pout look. 🙂
Rii's 3rd shashinshuu is currently on its way to Hawaii along with Maimichan's 2nd pb and will hopefully arrive in a couple of days. In the meantime Saburo was kind to send me some preview scans as someone has already gotten theirs! It was just released today in Japan…that was quick!!
Okay this photo has now taken over my cell phone's wallpaper! Rii has such beautiful facial features and I hope that she can continue in the entertainment industry in the future and maybe even become an actress if she so chooses to.
Every time that I see Rii with a tennis racquet it makes me wonder why UFA didn't pursue the idea that the cover of BK's "Munasawagi Scarlet" portrayed. Rii plays tennis and it would have been so perfect!
I love Rii's simple mizugi styles and the one on the left reminds me of one that Kohachan would wear too!
The next 3 photo collages are from Rii's making of DVD which is included with her new shashinshuu. But there's more as Rii will also be getting a special limited edition making of DVD!!! The details on ordering can be found here at Paul's Hello!Blog! Thank you Paul!! You always find out about these special releases!!
There's something about the shape of her nose…it's the most adorable in the whole world! And a random thought just came to me…Nakki has beautiful large teeth! 😛 You must now find a photo of her smiling!
Rii's just sooo adorable and I think the "adorable" authorities will be looking for me soon for overuse of the word in a single post! 😛
I'm sorry that this post may seem never ending!!…and lastly for today are scans of all of the Rii photos that Paul sent to me from Japan before returning home to the U.K. 🙂
You'll have to imagine her gladiator style leggings as this is my favorite Rii outfit above!
There's something about her expression here that makes me smile! :)
And this one above is just too cute!! Peace!!
Now this is adorable!!
Rii always looks cute…hair up or down and a kimono always adds a nice elegance.
Rii's fighting pose!!
For cold Winter nights!
I'm imagining Rii singing Ayaya's "Yeah Meccha Holiday"!!
Rii for the environment! 🙂 Haha I love her expression here!!
The Rii Winter clothing line has arrived! Hmmm…actually I haven't any idea what these Winter themed photos are promoting…cozy!
Shining shining Rii!!! Kireina kimono desune!!
I love her cute and somewhat odd signature and Rii has become much more artistic recently.
This one's an older Christmas message shashin but her signature's still cutely odd! 🙂
Okay if you're actually still scrolling down this is the last Rii photo for today and the end of this nagai nagai post! 😛