Happy Aloha~♥ Friday \(^o^)/!!!
Sorry I’ve been so absent here recently (-∀-`)、but I’ll be back to ‘normal’ blogging tendencies soon as I’ll have much more free time to do what I love here =).
~Before she ruled the Oricon~
For tonight we’ll be taking a little peek back into a really cute photo shoot of mega J-artist Ayu which appeared in the April 1996 issue of Up to boy. Before Hamasaki Ayumi began her music career Ayu was an idol active in t.v. dramas and these are really cute!~! pics of her especially the first one here where she’s making that funny expression looking out of a vehicle’s window as you just can’t imagine Ayu the artist you know so well and see today as ever having been so giddily~idol like as she truly was way back then! You gotta love that! Below I scanned her 6 page article from this classic issue of UTB and also notable on the cover is idol/actress Enomoto Kanako whom was one of the earliest of idols who really caught my eye back in those days as you may remember her popular detective drama series?…as she was also active in a number of other television dramas too along with an active career in modeling, J-pop, CMs, photo books and the like. And getting back to Ayu, I have a humble collection of her music dating back to her earlier career as it really was a drama theme song of hers which sparked ~* much of my initial interest in her back then but perhaps sharing those would be best saved for another day =). Oh and on a side note, although Ayu and I do share the same last name….sadly =P no we’re not related in any way in which I’m aware of…would be uber~amazing though if it were true and of course one can dream ^^.
Up to boy used to also have a feature back then called “Lets Invade! ——–‘s Room.” It was pretty funny as a different idol would be featured in each issue and along with some pics of her room there would even be a map showing where different furniture and objects of hers are located. Then the idol would reveal some of her interests, hobbies, etc. This issue features Sakurai Ayumi’s room. So, “Let’s Invade! Ayumi’s Room.” lol =D….