(This post contains visuals and text which are of a mature nature so if you’re under the age of 18 or that sort of thing bothers you, please refrain from viewing this post. Thank you. =) )
Kusunoki Miyuu is a member of the idol group “Sweet★Paste” and today we’ll be taking a look at what is her final photo book collection aptly titled “see you!! (;_;).” A long time and previous junior idol, Miyuu~chan has released now four solo shashinshuu as well as numerous digital only photo collections and an armada of image DVDs…. yes an “armada” of them and if you do happen to find a complete discography of them it’ll be like nothing seen this side of earth =O. While idols and modeling have seemingly been the norm for ages now in Japanese culture as seen through the media, countless magazine publications and shashinshuu, the collision of gravure idols and junior idols in particular, sometimes synonymous, and without question has rung true in many an idol’s career and is also true in the earlier career of Kusunoki Miyuu. And while the long debated question of how sexy is too sexy? ….amongst idols, Japan has long blurred the lines between modeling and youth and it’s as if this other world of consent exists in idol’s society whether it be purely for monetary gains or rather for modeling purposes, only those behind those curtains will ever know on a career by career basis.
As aforementioned “see you!!” marks Miyuu~chan’s final photo book collection as it also coincided with her final DVD release titled appropriately “FINAL MOVIE” which was released last December the 25th, Christmas Day!
Kusunoki Miyuu whom was born in Tokyo, is approximately 5 foot 2 inches tall and her hobbies include cooking and hair arrangement =).
It is also notable that Kusunoki Miyuu states this as being her “nickname” as she is formerly known as Sasaki Miyuu ….interesting that it’s her last name rather than her first name which has undergone a “stage” name change over time.
A special thank you!! to L. Vee for allowing me to very carefully scan portions of your Kusunoki Miyuu shashinshuu “see you!! (;_;).” Mm.. no pages were harmed during the scanning process as this shashinshuu was returned unscathed =)!
“see you!! (;_;).” is a very high quality produced hard cover edition shashinshuu and while it’s quite large measuring in at approximately: 12 inches by 9 3/8 inches, it is larger than your standard scanner so I tried my very best to capture the images as best I could albeit its pages are larger than my scanning surface. This shashinshuu comes dressed in an outer dust jacket and includes an obi as well.
Now much like one Koike Rina, Miyuu~chan has long outgrown her “junior” idol label so consider this photo book “see you!! (;_;)” as her farewell pictorial as an idol gone gravure only for one final time.
a brief look back @ a history of the:
“What are you looking at?”
~Idol Hall of Fame~
And now I’m most happy to announce today’s latest
~Hall of Fame inductee!~!!!
Yup it seems that idol’s long running tradition of “I’m in no way completely nude, I just appear to be that way” =P by the “magic” of strategically placed arms, flowers, legs or whatever else the photographer can find nearby ….is in no way going the direction of the dinosaurs by any means!~! ^^*
I am also pleased to say that Miyuu’s shashinshuu here is completely free of any phallic symbols, phallic symbolism or the occasional obvious banana or gigantic sausage! =D As they tend to make an appearance or at least two when it comes to any gravure idol’s photography (*´∀｀) うれしー♥♥♥！
Oh crap! did I miss “something??” (*>ω<)！！、 If I did please do let me know =P!
When it comes to an idol’s sensual photography, Miyuu~chan’s long been second to none.
And as she bids farewell to her gravure modeling career, her final photo project “see you!! (;_;)” continues her photogenic brand of seamlessly transcending the lines between innocence and naughty to that of energetically~playful to an essence of sultry ….and really this photo book’s sense of style is equally a wide array as Miyuu~chan is featured in everything from seifuku to a ballerina’s touch, to everyday casual♥ to undergarment~intimates, sexy swimwear to preppy~adorable to sleepwear and just about everything in between. Two absolutely gorgeous looks has got to be Miyuu~chan’s China-doll dress and her sexier than the very meaning of the word itself-red & black lingerie which would “probably” even make Grimace blush*!! btw what the heck is Grimace supposed to be anyway (・c_・;)？
(dust jacket front)
(dust jacket back)
(true front cover)
(true back cover)