Aside from her full schedule with 9nine, Kawashima Umika over the past two and a half years has been also busy putting together a very special photo book collection. “Umikore” was created with 20 themes in which Umika plays out ‘scenes’ as if in a movie/ photo shoot with her lively personality tailored to each role. And with the span of over two years of shooting for this select photo book, you’ll definitely notice a subtle change in her appearances throughout this project. From birthday girl, to ballerina to assistant photographer her roles cover a vast canvas of animated life. This book also includes interviews divided into separate sections including her family & friends, future, acting, love as well as her music career as a member of the group 9nine. All in all a really fun, creative and most cute! photo collection book! And all photos included within are unique to this collection as they’ve never been published before, a must have for any Kawashima Umika~♥ fan!