I’d like to ask all of you a question? Is Eri Kamei your favorite Morning Musume member? For me, Eri is now my favorite Morning Musume member but for the longest time, my favorite member of this generation had been Miki Fujimoto. Kamei who is now 30 years old has pretty much retired from the entertainment industry which is a big blow for Morning Musume but her volume of work with the group is very impressive! She has released awesome photo books such as 17SAI, Maple & Thanks! which was her last photo book release prior to her graduation.
Once again, here is a post dedicated to Eri Kamei which some of you already know is my favorite 6th generation member of Morning Musume. Her last photo book as a member of Morning Musume called THANKS was released in 2010 before she finally graduated from the group. This last one is really good because she shows us that she has a great bikini body! This was the best way for Kamei to finish off her career with Morning Musume even though it ended because of health reasons. Even so, these bikini pics are simply stunning!
“17SAI” is the third photo book released by now former member of Morning Musume Eri Kamei and it is a really good one! She is definitely now my favorite 6th generation member even though my favorite one used to be Miki Fujimoto. I already said that my 2 favorite Morning Musume members are Risa Niigaki and Ayumi Ishida but Eri Kamei will have to be a very close 3rd favorite member past or present. Without further ado, let us get started with this amazing photo book “17SAI” shall we?
The photo book was released when Eri was just 17 but even back then, she showed that she could be charming and beautiful at the same time! Eri retired from Morning Musume in 2010 due to experiencing atopic dermatitis but the work that she did as a member of the group will always be remembered. After “17SAI” Eri released the photo book Love-Hello! Kamei Eri in Phuket. I have the set of photos for her last photo book as a member of Morning Musume called Thanks! That one has Eri looking her most elegant and mature because she is in a beautiful wedding style dress! Here is the video of the making of “17SAI.” Enjoy! Eri also released a photo book while she was in British Columbia, Canada called Maple which was released in 2007. What follows here are only the best photos of 17SAI!
With the Thanksgiving holiday now I would like to take a moment to thank Eri Kamei of Morning Musume because she is my favorite member of Morning Musume’s 6th generation and one of my newest role models! Thank you Eri Kamei for what you did for Morning Musume throughout your career. Thank you for giving me a reason to keep going in life in spite of my struggles. Thank you for looking out for your health.
Note: for those of you that do not know, Eri Kamei graduated from Morning Musume in 2010 due to a skin condition called atopic dermatitis.
Thank you Eri Kamei for doing your photo sessions for the photo books MAPLE, Thanks, and your other photo books. You have entertained and excited fans in Japan and throughout the world. I have become one of your biggest fans! Thank you for being who you are! Thank you for your dedication to Morning Musume and the values and principles that the group stands for! I love you Eri Kamei!
It was only a matter of time before I was going to post some photos of Eri Kamei’s 5th solo photo book called MAPLE. The photos of Eri were taken in British Columbia, Canada. The book was released on October 10, 2007 by the publisher Wani Books. Kamei is not the only current or former Morning Musume member to have done a photo book session outside of Japan. Those of you that have been following me on Asian Celebs Hut know that Natsumi Abe did a photo book session in New York City for her 2012 photo book SUBWAY and Fin No Hito in Helsinki, Finland in 2015. Maple is no less impressive and it shows Kamei being surrounded by beautiful nature while showing her impressive bikini body!
I was really impressed with Eri’s bikini body in this set and she was really sexy even back then! I’d assume that she looks just as beautiful now as she did back then.
I wrote yesterday that Eri Kamei is now my favorite 6th generation member of Morning Musume. How did I get to this point?
It actually happened almost right away about two nights ago. I had been having some issues in my life and I needed a way to express my creativity and I also wanted to update all of you about Morning Musume. I started to listen to the high energy song called Kimagure Princess (the group’s 41st major single). There is a solo version of the song that Kamei has done.
Things have started to turn around after that and I have had a sort of fresh start in life. Eri Kamei is one of the people that I consider to be one of my biggest role models. However, that is not the focus of this post. The focus of it is to say that Eri Kamei has become my favorite 6th generation member after it used to be Miki Fujimoto for several years. Not to take anything away from Fujimoto who is very beautiful, talented and she has survived her share of adversity but Eri Kamei has that cute, sweet, quality about her that is easy to love.
When I started this blog back in 2013, Morning Musume had recently celebrated their 16th anniversary as a group and Reina Tanaka had graduated in May 2013. I may consider paying tribute to Kamei by posting photos from one of the photo books during her career with Morning Musume. So there is the reason of how Eri Kamei became my favorite 6th generation member of the group Morning Musume (now known by the name of Morning Musume 17). Stay tuned for some awesome photos of the very cute Eri Kamei!
As of today and going forward, Eri Kamei has become my favorite 6th generation member of Morning Musume! My favorite member of this generation for a long time used to be Miki Fujimoto (Shoji) but not anymore! I listened to the great song Kimagure Princess and that seemed to help me have a greater appreciation for Kamei. Also, I have read about Kamei for the past few days and that was like a life saving experience for me. She didn’t literally save my life but I can say that her life story has helped me change my perspective about life in general.
Kamei, 29, goes by several nicknames. These include Eririn, Kame, Kyamei, and PPP. Kamei has released several photo books. Her photo book releases are:
- Kamei, Eri (2004)
- DAYS (2005)
- 17Sai (2006)
- Love Hello! Kamei Eri in Phuket (2007)
- Maple (2007)
- ERI (2008)
- 20 (Hatachi) 2008
- Sweet (2010)
- Eririn (2010)
- Thanks! (2010)
Eri Kamei is the cutest former Morning Musume member under the age of 30. Although Reina Tanaka is cute and sometimes sexy, Eri Kamei is slightly prettier than her in the looks department. Although former leader Sayumi Michishige called herself the cutest member of Morning Musume, she still isn’t as cute as my favorite Eri Kamei!