These Morning Musume bikini pics will really amaze you! Contrary to what you may think, End of Summer is actually a photo book released by Natsumi Abe. That photo book was released on August 27, 2008 by the publisher Wanibooks. The photos were taken on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
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The photo book shows Natsumi Abe relaxing in the pool, exploring Oahu or just lying down showing us her awesome bikini body! It is about to get even better when you see some of these other photos!
It seems to me that these members seem to love being filmed in places that have warmer weather. Even so, Abe has done more than just gravure modeling. On August 13, 2014, she released her solo album called Smile.
She was in Morning Musume from 1997 through 2004, leaving to start a solo career. I would say she has done pretty well! End of Summer is her 9th solo photo book. She has also released other great ones such as SUBWAY and Fin No Hito. If you have not seen those photo books, I would really suggest that you do so! The photos for the book SUBWAY were taken in New York City and they feature Abe exploring the city by foot, eating a nice breakfast, or showing her beautiful body while dressed in lingerie. The photos for Fin No Hito were taken in Helsinki, Finland in 2015 and Abe really shows that she can be really beautiful even in her mid 30’s! She’ll surpass Yuko Nakazawa in beauty if she hasn’t already. For emphasis, I’d like you to see what is the best photo of the photo session for the End of Summer photo book!
Natsumi Abe posed in a bikini for her photo book called Natsumi. This photo book was released back in 2001. It shows the former Morning Musume member relaxing poolside or just showing us her amazing bikini body! Here is one of those photos from that photo session.
The Japanese girl group now known as Morning Musume 17 was once known by their most famous name Morning Musume. What follows is a series of interesting facts about Morning Musume’s first major single Morning Coffee. The single was originally released by the One Up music label. Morning Coffee was released on January 28, 1998 and it sold 200,790 copies. That number may not seem like very much but Morning Coffee is the single that I really think helped the group get started on their way to establishing themselves as an elite pop music group.
The group’s producer Tsunku had initially chosen Kaori Iida to do the lead vocals for the song. But before the second day of recording, he decided that Natsumi Abe would do the lead vocals instead. Morning Coffee would be re-released in 2004 and again in 2005 as a 12 cm CD under the record label called Zetima. The second generation of Morning Musume would join the group before the release of the song Summer Night Town. Note: this group was under the name of Morning Musume from 1997-2013. Note: I had initially posted this information on Hubpages as part of a photo gallery giving a tribute to the first generation of Morning Musume but now we will be focusing on the single Morning Coffee.
So let’s go ahead and drink some coffee while we enjoy this song shall we? Those of us that are coffee drinkers will enjoy doing that!
Original track listing
Ai no Tane (Seeds of Love)
Morning Coffee (instrumental version).
The re-release edition track listing
Ai no Tane
Morning Coffee (instrumental version)
Morning Coffee (unreleased version in B-flat)
Interesting facts about Morning Coffee
Morning Coffee was the group’s 1st single that had an English name.
It was the group’s lowest selling single until Furusato.
This was the only single that was recorded under the One Up music label when it was released.
A version of this song was recorded on the B-side single of the song called “Souda we’re Alive.”
This was Morning Musume’s first single that did not reach #5 in the weekly singles chart.
The importance of the first generation of Morning Musume
If we do not count the single Ai no Tane, Morning Coffee would be the group’s first official single. The importance of these first five members cannot be emphasized enough. Yuko Nakazawa was the oldest of the five members beginning her career at 24 years old. In the Japanese idol industry, members are normally in their teenage years when they start. So Nakazawa starting her career later is really unusual. She was considered to be like an older sister to the other members. Nakazawa would serve as Morning Musume’s first leader and she was named the “elder stateswoman of H!P!” or Hello! Project. Aya Ishiguro’s role in Morning Musume was the fact that she was assigned mostly harmony vocal lines. This was because of her low singing voice. It was used to support voices of other members. Ishiguro left Morning Musume in early 2000 after the release of the hit single LOVE Machine in September 1999. Kaori Iida was important because she expanded her influence within Morning Musume when Tsunku placed her, Ishiguro and member Mari Yaguchi into the sub-unit called Tanpopo. Her specialty with these other girls was to sing songs that were slower and more mature. Natsumi Abe is another important member in the group’s history due to extensive photo book releases. Abe has spent much time with bikini modeling and she released her most famous photo book Subway in 2012. Born in 1984, Asuka Fukuda was the youngest member of the first generation. She was the first of them to graduate and she did so in April 1999. The reason she gave for graduating is to finish her schooling. In 2005, she was working as an assistant for her father’s nightclub called Philippine. On November 9, 2011, Fukuda made her return to the music business with the release of the album Double Fantasy with the group Peace$tone. The first generation of Morning Musume will always be the most significant and memorable especially for a fan like me.
Following Nakazawa’s graduation in the spring of 2001, Kaori Iida would assume the position of band leader, a position that she would hold until her graduation in 2005. She was the last first generation member to graduate from the group.
This is the group’s 63rd major single and it is also the group’s first new single under the name Morning Musume 17. The single is also the first time that new members Kaede Kaga and Reina Yokoyama will sing in one of the group’s singles. However, member Masaki Sato did not take part in the singles because she was still recovering from what is called Spinal Disc Herniation. The double A-side single was released on March 8, 2017 in five different editions and these were 3 limited editions and 2 regular editions. The regular editions of the single came with a random trading card of 13 kinds and this depended on the jacket covers. The limited editions came with an event lottery serial number card.