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.
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)
Love Hello! Kamei Eri in Phuket (2007)
20 (Hatachi) 2008
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!
Eri Kamei was chosen as part of the 2002 Morning Musume Love Audition to join the group besides the other sixth generation members that I mentioned in the earlier post about Eri Kamei. Kamei’s debut with Morning Musume was in the song called Shabondama. Her album debut was in the album called Ai No Dai 6Kan. In June 2003, Kamei was placed in the group called Morning Musume Sakura Gumi. The goal of this group was to hold concerts in small towns that could not hold concerts for the larger groups. She began to work with Yuko Nakazawa who was a co-host on the variety show called Hello! Morning. Kamei got a chance to have her own segment on show by late 2004. It was also at this time that she made an appearance in the group H.P. All Stars. This is a shuffle unit of Hello! Project, the sort of “umbrella name” in which many Japanese musical artists are a part of. During the winter of 2005, Kamei’s segment on the Hello! Morning show ended but she still stayed on the show as a regular member. Kamei really struggled to create a sort of presence for herself. But her first big break came when she played the role of Elizabeth Kyamei, a field reporter on the Hello! Pro News Segment of the Hello! Morning show. Kamei then tried to take on comedy roles. One of her most notable roles was a parody of Yon-sama (a Korean actor).
However, Eri Kamei’s career with Morning Musume would come to an end due to health problems. It was announced on August 8, 2010 that she would be graduating from Morning Musume along with LinLin and JunJun. LinLin and JunJun are the only Chinese singers in the history of Morning Musume. They are also the only non-Japanese members of the group. Morning Musume producer TSUNKU later wrote on his blog that the reason that Kamei left the group is due to a serious skin condition that required treatment. Kamei has atopic dermatitis. Kamei would officially graduate on December 15, 2010. Her most recent musical collaboration was in the group called Muten Musume. The group was created to release the single “Appare Kaiten Zushi.” Muten Musume was also created for the purpose of spreading sushi culture worldwide and to promote a sushi chain in Kansai. The other members of this group are Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Sayumi Michishige, Reina Tanaka, Aika Mitsui, LinLin and JunJun. Kamei has also released many photo books. They are Kamei Eri, DAYS, 17Sai, Love Hello! Kamei Eri in Phuket, MAPLE, ERI, 20 Hatachi, Sweet, Eririn, and THANKS. Below are some of these photos from her photo books. I will be adding some more to the gallery as time permits.
Kamei also has her own version of the Morning Musume song Kimagure Princess.
What makes Eri Kamei interesting?
She has the special skill of arguing.
Her hobby is watching the concert DVDs of other artists.
Her favorite colors are black, pink, and white.
Her favorite phrase is Good Night.
She enjoys eating pasta, udon, ramen, and soba.
Her motto is You are yourself! Don’t compare yourself!
Of all the Morning Musume members that I have written about, Eri is one of those that I have not written about yet. This blog has come pretty far since the one of the very first posts that I wrote about Reina Tanaka’s graduation in 2013. But what you will see soon is a tribute to Kamei. She was part of the 6th generation of members. Joining her in that generation were three other girls:
Miki Fujimoto (legal name Miki Shoji since March 2009)
Sayumi Michishige (she recently announced that she will be resuming her activities)
and of course Reina Tanaka who graduated in May 2013
These three members made their debut on January 19, 2003. Kamei, now 28, is one of the most beautiful members of Morning Musume while members like Nozomi Tsuji are among the least attractive of the members. Kamei is just so beautiful and she also has a very cute kind of look. You will see what she is like soon!