~Beyond the sea

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川島海荷

Kawashima Umika Blue Corridor shashinshuuWhenever I obsess find a new interest in an idol I tend to want to go back a bit into any releases that catch my eye and easily it’s the shashinshuu which speaks volumes about her style & looks and how it’s evolved over time and when I looked up Kawashima Umika after my recent spark~* with this magazine article I found that she’s released quite a lot of idol imagery from pbs to numerous calendars and DVDs~…..in fact she released a new pb just yesterday. So I went on a tiny Uminii shopping spree~* and today I’ve begun with scanning an earlier pb of hers and one thing to note for sure is that “Blue Corridor” goes back over three years to late 2008 so this captures Uminii in her really early adolescence and it’s nice to see her portrayed in photography which enables that to come through with a sense of pure innocence. Albeit this photographer surely had a like or knack for extreme close~ups in which I’ve kept to a minimum here as sometimes getting a bit too “scientific” loses it’s very sense of artistic intentions~…that @ times I find to be true personally but of course not always as the close~ups of her eyes I find quite poignantly pretty and in tune w/ the overall photographic approach~* staying in context.

~What’s in a name?~

A  wonderful thing about our names and how they’re written and in particular those in kanji is that they can sometimes directly reflect upon one’s family history like where their ancestors lived like in last names a lot of times the meaning could be directly derived from the type of terrain your ancestors settled in ex: 崎-peninsula, 川- river, 山- mountain(ous), 浜-seashore, etc. Even more expressive though are our given names where even the very phonetics could be expressed in an alternative way where a kanji’s pronunciation takes a back seat so to speak for its very aesthetic appearance and some parents get quite creative in the process of naming their children in this very way. Through imagery and meaning our Japanese given names provide a hope~* and vision from our parents’ loving minds and it’s always fun to learn of your name’s meaning and underlying story as sometimes you’d be quite surprised to learn that’s there’s a lot more to a name than first realized @ face value.

Kawashima Umika’s written name is full of nature’s beauty and also that in which covers the majority of our earth, the sea.

Mm seishun, remember your early teens? (sigh*…) miss you (´⌒`。)!! ….

Only no one was following me around with a camera and crew lol =P and there was definitely no rock jumping off of ocean cliffs or beach walls which is sort of a Hawaii thing to do but I’d say you shouldn’t as it’s very dangerous (well me I’m waaaaaaay too afraid of heights to have ever considered it yep I’m a total chicken and happy to be so =D)!!

~川島海荷、14歳….~

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Both front and back covers fold out into full sized gatefold styled images and here I’ve bookended this cute pb with them =).

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About MorningBerryz

Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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8 Responses to ~Beyond the sea

  1. hydeo says:

    amazing pb from umika-chan 😛
    u are fast, i dont see yet to download the pb hehe
    u have scanned all pages ??

    she is amazing cute ;p

    https://morningberryz48.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kawashima-umika-ao-no-corridor-15_thumb.jpg?w=674&h=1048

    this pic can have 2 meanings @.@ hahaha (only joking :x)

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    • oh…..lol you picked her butt pic? Well you really don’t expect that in a 14sai pb but as history has shown well in Japan that is…no butt is truly ever safe =P!! Oh but~t this pb is an early one of hers and her new one is yet to arrive…but i think i’ll have it by the weekend~* =). She really is adorable ne~ and i really love how the photographer kept with an image in the sense of his approach…suited for her age when this was shot ^ ^。

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      • hydeo says:

        14? well she have 18 now @.@… or this is not the new pb of her ??

        oh so this is an old one, i never see it what the name ??
        yah they dont focus on certain places of the body haha… i like more when the pbs if for the girls image, not when they all focus on her butt and breasts -.-‘

        she is amazing adorable :3~~, i like her voice… and watch tokyo idol festival nine is there

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        • U~n lol i must write foolishly =P…well i don’t think anyone reads anyway xD. But this is one of her earlier pbs and yes it’s from over 3 years ago…not quite 4 yet.

          “Ao no Corridor.”

          My thoughts above were how i felt that it was directed so perfectly for her early adolescence and not like a typical idol pb in that way =). Later though, you see these are our very best selling points =P but just not at this age…..although i’ve always thought that guys should much more focus on faces and what’s inside much more even on first impressions…but(t) that’s much easier imagined than done i so know….breasts and butts…..i guess you see them first =P.

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