19 January 2019

Keyakizaka46 shrine visit group photos -- Kanji and Hiragana -- with names

Keyakizaka46 -- Kanji and Hiragana, with all their generations -- made the group's traditional first shrine visit of the year a few days ago. It was to the Ookunitama Jinja shrine, in western Tokyo.

The visit was briefly reported on the Keyakizaka website, with more info in the manager's blog that goes out only to fanclub members in Japan.

This seemed to me a good opportunity to learn the new members a bit better, as well as to have a record of what the whole group looks like now. Group photos of Kanji, Hiragana, and of the two together.

First, Kanji Keyaki (click all images to enlarge):

back row (l-r): Inoue Rina, Tamura Hono, Seki Yumiko, Matsuda Rina, Fujiyoshi Karen, Matsudaira Riko; Oda Nana, Habu Mizuho, Koike Minami, Ishimore Nijika (with Koike's hand on her arm).
middle row: Takemoto Yui, Morita Hikaru; Uemura Rina, Watanabe Risa, Ozeki Rika, Saitou Fuyuka (leaning leftward, hair sharply parted).
front row: Satou Shiori, Hirate Yurina, Suzumoto Miyu, Nagasawa Nanako, Nagahama Neru, Watanabe Rika, Sugai Yuuka (in white jacket).
1 gens green, 2gens blue. missing: Harada Aoi, Moriya Akane, Yamasaki Ten.

18 January 2019

Kakizaki Memi: Fan reaction to the Snow Princess blog post

There has been a lot of fan reaction to Memi's big blog post of photos of her by her sister. Twitter and 5channel have been active. Here is a selection of posts, translated from Japanese -- as well as some examples of fan-made covers for a prospective photobook.

"Kakizaki Memi suits the snow, I think. Even in that white and shining silver word, her smile is blinding" -- Nananero [Twitter nananero_n46, who made the cover]

  • the blog's destructive power is awesome. I'm shaken.
  • the blog has become something amazing. Thank you, Oneesan [=elder sister]. Looking at this blog post will help me bear the wait for a photobook.
  • good work. I like the variation in expressions. Memi kneading the snowball...oshi
  • isn't this somewhat better quality than a magazine gravure?

17 January 2019

Kakizaki Memi blog: Lots of photos

Lots of photos  

Kakizaki Memi

Good evening
It's Kakizaki Memi.

Happy New Year! 

Please be nice to me again this year!