Every now and then I like to browse Yahoo! Japan Auctions just to look at all of the amazing and sometimes rare items that sellers in Japan have to offer~…….and I saw this Nacchi♥ "history album" a short while ago and while the description was a bit vague without a peek inside being shown I just so *adore* Nacchi as she's still and will always be my most favorite H!P member, so I so wanted this~!
It was under the "buy it now" category so luckily there was no fight for it and no sleepless nights (゜ロ゜ノ)ノ worrying if I had been outbid =). The packaging is quite simple with an outer box and just the album♥ inside and I have to say that upon first seeing the cover of the album it's just soooooo *cute*!! (*´∀｀*)
The very first two and last two pages…(actually including the inside front and back covers) are adorned with silver ink with the front two pages having a *heartfelt* message from Nacchi while the last two pages include messages from Nacchi's fellow Momusu members whom spent time with her in the group up till this album's release date~. It's all really touching as it's printed in each member's own handwriting………here's scans of Nacchi's opening message~…
What's so wonderful about this photo album is that it truly resembles a personal photo album much like one that we'd each put together with photos of our family & friends~ in our very own homes. The pages are those clingy type clear sheets which stick to the cardboard backings in order to hold each individual photo in place….I actually have some larger type pages like these with white backings in my own personal photo albums which hold up to four photos on each page…each side….but it's really this home made *feeling* and look to this album which conjures up so much of it's *charm*~ (*´∀｀*)♥.
Interestingly there's no price ￥？？？ labeled anywhere on the packaging or the album itself with the only official marking being the Up-Front Agency/H!P names and logo which are dated 2004.
The 20 photos throughout the album go in chronological order beginning in 1998 till late 2003 and it's really endearing to flip through the album and just seeing how Nacchi matured during these 6 years while in Momusu in little gradual time increments brings back such *warm* memories~ o(*´∀｀)o゛♥.
I really didn't want to interrupt the nicely laid clear overlay sheets over the photos….and for anyone who's familiar with these style of photo album pages they're quite difficult to lay back down perfectly or……um maybe it's just me who experiences a difficult time making them *pretty* again…(._.;)..so I scanned the entire pages as the photos lay in them without removing any of the photos below…gomen ne~. They're all really such *cute* photos! Nacchi♥ o(*´∀｀)o゛ ♥!
Photo 01: '98 "Morning Keiji ("Cop")
Photo 02: '99 concert "Hello! Happy New Year '99"
Photo 03: '99 concert "Hello! Happy New Year '99"
Photo 05: 2000 concert "Hello! Project Happy New Year 2000"
Photo 07: 2000 concert "LIVE REVOLUTION SPRING"
Photo 08: 2001 concert "LIVE REVOLUTION SPRING"
Photo 09: 2001 musical "LOVE Century"
Photo 10: 2001 "Pocky CM"
Photo 11: 2001 "Hello! Project Festival" (Saitama Super Arena)
Photo 12: 2001 Shuffle Unit "10人祭" "Dancing! natsu matsuri" PV
Photo 13: 2001 "The☆Peace!" PV
Photo 14: 2002 "Hello! Morning" in studio shot~
Photo 15: 2002 "Hello! Morning"
Photo 16: 2002 "Koinu dan no monogatari"
Photo 17: 2003 "Hello! Morning" in studio shot~
Photo 18: 2003 Okeisan to Abe Natsumi (モーニング娘。) ”母と娘のデュエットソング” (jacket making shot~)
Photo 19: 2003 Fan Club Tour in Hawaii♥ shot~
Photo 20: 2003 「ザッビィ」