IW Charity Auction: Featured Item #58 – Eleven Melon Kinenbi Official H!P Photographs

Eleven Melon Kinenbi Official Hello! Project Photographs from Ray of American Wota
North American auction, ends Apr 26th @ 9pm EDT

Set of Eleven Melon Kinenbi Official Hello! Project Photographs. One group shot, five of Ohtani Masae, two of Saito Hitomi, one of Shibata Ayumi, two of Murata Megumi. Dimensions 6 inch by 4 inch. Bought from the Hello! Project Information Village in Waikiki, Hawaii. A great addition to your Jpop collection! This auction item available only in United States and Canada.

These came from the Royal Hawaiian Alo-Hello store, with MK in their H!P All-Stars Uniform in some shots, which helps date them somewhat. My bias for certain members is pretty freakin’ obvious from the distribution of solo photographs – Masae was always my favorite, Shibata my least. (Though not in the sense that I disliked Shibata, I just found the others more engaging for some reason.) I find it funny that of all the photographs I collected, it was Melon Kinenbi I have the most of at this point. And now that the group has gone their separate ways, this is a nice reminder of a bygone era.