02 November 2017

Techi's November greeting card -- she forgot, but here it is

Hirate Yurina has posted her November greeting card -- two days late:

"November. I apologize. I forgot. Hirate Yurina."

When the greeting cards came out, Techi's wasn't there. Now it is.

Is this the first time she has drawn herself as an otter? Probably not, but it's the first I remember (if that is an otter). She and everyone else says she looks like an otter (a river otter, not a sea otter). If she had followed her previous pattern, she would have drawn "Master Painter" portraits of the six members who have birthdays this month. I prefer the otter, lol.

01 November 2017

Kakizaki Memi blog: Red leaves reflected on the water

Surface of the water

Kakizaki Memi

Good evening.
It's Kakizaki Memi.

Hallowe'en is over, and we've suddenly plunged into November.
Recently, time seems to go by too quickly. I've lost all sense of what day of the week it is (lol).

The weather was so good today that I thought I'd take a little walk.

Keyakizaka -- and especially Hirate -- fascinate the famous

Keyakizaka46 and Hirate Yurina continue to fascinate people in media and entertainment in Japan. These names and comments just showed up on a Keyakizaka news site. Consider this part of my long campaign to convince those few who need convincing that there is something very special about Hirate Yurina. Here are new and old comments from a few famous people, after a photo by one of them, the great photographer, Araki:

  • Araki Nobuyoshi (photographer) -- Happening to see Hirate singing and dancing on TV, he expressed a strong desire to photograph her. He carried this wish out by including her as the first non-actress in his magazine series "In Praise of Actresses."
  • Oomori Seiko (singer-songwriter) -- "Seeing Hirate-san, various creative ideas spring to mind. She's totally a muse."

Keyakizaka46 Member Greeting Cards for November 2017

This is a good month for members' greeting cards. Lots of effort put into them. I wonder if that means the 2gens will start next month, and the members are setting a standard. One thing: no card from Hirate Yurina this month. Here are three good cards, then all the rest:

Kobayashi Yui 小林由依 -- Excellent card yet again. "Chibis of the members with November birthdays: Takamoto Ayaka, Iguchi Mao, Moriya Akane, Koike Minami, Satou Shiori, Shida Manaka, Sugai Yuuka. I'm really into Keyaki no Kiseki, and I made this based on it, with an arrangement of autumn flavours. Please treat me well again this month." A lot of work involved here. Imagine doing chibi-portraits of seven members!

31 October 2017

Suzumoto Miyu blog: Now I like all four seasons!

Suzumoto Miyu

Good evening...

Suddenly Hallowe'en is over....
Next is Christmas!
My beloved Christmas.

Up to now, I have loved winter and hated summer. But this year, I really came to love summer.
I'm glad that now I like all four seasons.
When summer came, I always used to hate it. But now I'm happy when either summer or winter comes!

It's already winter. November starts today!
The wind is cold, so we have to protect ourselves from it...
Now I want a kotatsu.

It's cold, but I'll end this year healthy, without catching a cold  ☆
All of you please be careful, too.

Now that it's November, there are only two months left in the year.
A year passes so quickly.
Let's live it with full days.

I want to go to Costco.