Sayumi Michishige Guest Appearance On Ichihachi Show

Sayumi Michishige guest appearance  on a variety TV show called the Ichihachi Show!

 

Former Morning Musume member Sayumi Michishige did something that had nothing to do with music.

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Miki Fujimoto (left) is seen here with Sayumi Michishige back in January 2011 on an episode of the Ichihachi show.

Image source: Miki Fujimoto’s official blog 1 and 2.

How did Sayumi Michishige and Miki Fujimoto appear on the Ichihachi Show?

Although Sayumi Michishige is known for her cuteness, she really likes to have fun too. In January 2011, Miki Fujimoto posted on her blog that Sayumi had come on the Ichihachi show. This is a variety show that also has Fujimoto as a regular cast member. Later that day, Fujimoto then 25 posted another blog entry in which she said that Kumicky also known as Kumiko Funayama came onto the Ichihachi show and she showed her child-like and charismatic nature. Fujimoto reported that they got together and had so much fun! This is old news but it just goes to show that members of Morning Musume past and present are more than just pop music idols. Fujimoto used to be my favorite 6th generation member but now that favorite member of mine is Eri Kamei!

How Eri Kamei Became My Favorite 6th Generation Member

I wrote yesterday that Eri Kamei is now my favorite 6th generation member of Morning Musume. How did I get to this point?

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A photo of Eri Kamei back in 2006 for her photo book 17SAI.

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.

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This gorgeous photo of Eri is from the Hello! Project Digital Books series #38!

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!

 

Miki Fujimoto of Morning Musume gives birth this time to a girl

Miki Fujimoto former member of the group Morning Musume gave birth to a daughter on August 1, 2015. This is old news but it is still a significant story.

On August 1, 2015, former Morning Musume member Miki Fujimoto gave birth again. This time, it is a healthy baby girl weighing 6 pounds and 15 ounces. The baby was born at 1:32 AM. Fujimoto admitted that although childbirth is painful, she is filled with happiness. This is some of the best news for Morning Musume since the retirement of former member Makoto Ogawa. Fujimoto thanked her husband and son who is now 4 years old. She thanked them for welcoming the new baby with her. She also thanked those people that secretly supported her during childbirth. Fujimoto’s son Toranosuke was born in March 2012. Fujimoto married comedian Tomoharu Shoji back in July 2009. This is great news for Fujimoto who celebrated her 30th birthday back on February 26, 2015. Note: I know that this is now an old news story but it is significant.

Why Fujimoto is important to Japan’s entertainment industry?

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Miki Fujimoto (Shoji) in 2015.

Although many people will remember Fujimoto for her time spent with Morning Musume, Fujimoto has done more than just sing and dance on a stage. She has been at a special event promoting the product Scalp D Shampoo. She has also gone on vacation and talked about it. In 2011, Fujimoto first took a trip to Chicago where it was snowing at that time. Fujimoto would then go to Orlando, Florida where she would meet up with her best friend Aya Matsuura. Miki has also released a yoga exercise book as well. Fujimoto has also worked as a bikini model and released five photo books. These photo books are Real 226, Mikitty, Cheri, Couer, and Alo Hello! Fujimoto was a member of Morning Musume (now under the name of Morning Musume 16) from 2003-2007. Fujimoto is a Japanese idol singer who now has her own solo career. Her solo single Okitegami is one of the most beautiful songs that I have heard! You will love it if you listen to it. Fujimoto can also be classified as a gravure idol or gravure model just like the lovely Aki Takajo of AKB48. Takajo was seen dressed in sexy lingerie for French Kiss Magazine in 2013. There were two other girls that joined her for that photo shoot. Those two girls are Asuka Kuramochi and Yuki Kashiwagi. You could certainly make the case that Miki Fujimoto is the prettiest member of Morning Musume past and present. Is she the prettiest morning Musume member ever? I guess the fans will have to decide this one.

 

The Significance of the birth of her daughter

Fujimoto was a part of Morning Musume’s 6th generation with Sayumi Michishige, Reina Tanaka, and Eri Kamei. Why is the birth of her daughter significant? I believe that now she has two other people besides her husband to share her life with and that’s a great thing. Fujimoto has had adversity in her life as well in spite of her successes and that’s what makes this event so significant. On November 10, 2010, it was reported that Fujimoto’s father passed away in a Hokkaido area hospital. The cause of his death was unknown. The event left both Fujimoto and her mother very shocked. Fujimoto’s parents had been living apart at the time of his death. Just three years earlier in 2007, Fujimoto was involved in a scandal that could have destroyed her career. It was on May 24, 2007 that the Japanese gossip magazine Friday showed a picture of her walking with comedian Tomoharu Shoji. According to the magazine, the pair went out to dinner for two hours. Then they went to Fujimoto’s apartment and after that they went to the sauna. Fujimoto and Shoji would return to Shoji’s apartment just after midnight on May 25. Up-Front Agency (the agency that Fujimoto was under contract with at the time), did not want to deal with this issue because they felt that there was no proof that Fujimoto and Shoji were dating. In Japanese idol groups such as Morning Musume, AKB48, C-ute and others, the members are not allowed to date or be in a relationship as long as they are members of these groups. On May 26, 2007 during a radio show, Fujimoto admitted that those pictures in Friday Magazine were pictures of her. She also admitted that she had been dating Shoji. Instead of facing the possibility of demotion or a lifetime ban, Fujimoto resigned from Morning Musume on June 1, 2007. She would however remain a member of the two person unit called GAM with Aya Matsuura. In spite of this scandal and her father’s death, Fujimoto has had much success. She has released six solo singles as well.

Mizuki Fukumura, Japanese idol singer for Morning Musume

Mizuki Fukumura is one of the youngest members of the Japanese idol group Morning Musume. She is a member of the group’s 9th generation. And she is very young too. And in honor of one of my classmates whose name is Mizuki, I have decided to write about another person with the same name. You could also say that Mizuki Fukumura is a Japanese singer and not use the word idol if you want to. So who really is Muzuki Fukumura?

Photo of Morning Musume member Mizuki Fukumura. Source: http://helloproject.wikia.com.

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This awesome photo of Mizuki is from her solo photo book. it was shot in Guam.

Mizuki Fukumura’s career in the entertainment business began in 2008 when she joined Hello! Project as a member of the unit called Hello! Pro Egg along with Rie Kaneko and Akari Takeuchi. On January 2, 2011, Mizuki made her Morning Musume debut along with three other winners of the audition: Erina Ikuta, Riho Sayashi, and Kanon Suzuki.

A beautiful slideshow of images from Mizuki Fukumura’s first photo book. You will love this!

Facts about Mizuki Fukumura

  • Born on October 30, 1996.
  • Her city of birth is Tokyo.
  • She is one of three children in her family. She has an older and younger brother.
  • Her height is listed at 165 centimeters.
  • She looks up to Momoko Tsugunaga and current member Sayumi Michishige. She also looks up to former member Eri Kamei as a role model.
  • She enjoys drawing as a hobby.
  • She does not like putting wrapping paper over plates.
  • She is unable to read the atmosphere.
  • Her favorite foods include tapioca and coconut milk.
  • She has released three photo books with other Morning Musume members and one solo photo book called Mizuki on May 15, 2013.
  • Motto for life: “Believe in people.”
  • Her favorite quote is “Whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”

 

Fukumura’s official Morning Musume color is hot pink. She says that her favorite artist is Ken Hirai. She is only one of five members to have joined Hello! Project first before joining Morning Musume. The others to have done this are Miki Fujimoto, Chinese born singer LinLin, Haruka Kudo, and Sakura Oda. Her favorite Morning Musume songs are Lemon Iro to Milk Tea and I Wish. She has many pets including a dog named Kurara. Her favorite spot to meet is the living room where her family gathers around. She has an unusual habit of chewing ice cubes. She is also known for eating egg based foods for breakfast. Fukumura became Morning Musume’s sub-leader with Haruna Iikubo when Reina Tanaka graduated from the group in May 2013.

Morning Musume to release their first single under the name Morning Musume 14

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Morning Musume 14 performing their new single What is Love. This is a high quality screen shot from YouTube.

Popular all-girl group Morning Musume is scheduled to release their very first single as Morning Musume 14. The single is called “Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE?” it will be relased on January 29, 2014. The single will come in six different versions, Limited Editions A-D and Regular Edition A and Regular Edition B. The group will start their tour, Morning Musume 14 Concert Tour Spring Evolution in March 2014. the tour will start on March 15 and they will stop at 9 different cities in Japan. It was just last month that the group’s producer TSUNKU announced that he would be changing the group’s name to Morning Musume 14 and that in 2015, the group would come to be known as Morning Musume 15, Morning Musume 16 in 2016 and so on. I really think that the group’s name should just remain as Morning Musume. That’s what the group has been known as since the beginning and that is what the fans have been accustomed to. Why does he want to keep changing the group’s name every year? That is a really odd thing to do but it is what it is.

In December 2013, it was announced that Ai Takahashi would be registering her marriage to comedian Koji Abe. That is set to take place on Valentine’s Day, a special day that is associated with love and romance. Miki Fujimoto who was one of the group’s sixth generation members from 2003-2007 also married a comedian, Tomoharu Shoji in July 2009 in Hawaii.