Here is an awesome, belated Christmas present for you folks: nude photos of Moemi Katayama that have leaked ahead of the official release of her new photo book out next year. The 26-year-old Katayama has become increasingly better known over the past 1-2 years. She released her first photo book in September and the new one, "Rashin", comes out on January 5th. Since 2015 she has been a favorite gravure idol for weekly tabloid magazine shoots, and even appeared in a Kirin ad in May. This, though, is by far the most explicit the busty G-cup gravure idol has ...

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We reported earlier this year about the AV debut of actress and model Anri Sakaguchi. To appear in "What a day!!" the 25-year-old Sakaguchi (now going by just "Anri") is reportedly getting paid ¥120 million -- a suspiciously high figure considering she is a B-list celebrity. She made her JAV debut on the Muteki label, which specializes in these kinds of career switchovers from gravure, music idol or mainstream entertainment. Past successes include with Yua Mikami/Momona Kito and Shoko Takahashi/Takasaki. Most of these stars, though, do one or just a small number AV releases before ...

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The "hair nude" is a curious Japanese-English phrase. It refers not just to naked flesh; it's naked flesh with genital hair. What is "shocking" here is the display of pubic hair, the line by which art and entertainment is usually fettered in Japan. It is fine to have plenty of nudity in films and publications, but to avoid the century-old ambiguous obscenity laws, people censored or did not show actual pubic hair. The hair nude set out to deliberately show this was something to be challenged, legally and artistically. While the likes of Nobuyoshi Araki had already made erotic ...

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Shoko Takasaki stunned us when she made her porn debut earlier this year as Shoko Takahashi. Though her switch to AV came because she was mired in a prostitution scandal, her release on the Muteki label was such a roaring success that is going to release a second film on September 1st. "G-cup Perfect Body Celebrity Shoko Takahashi" is being released by Moodyz as part of the AV Open 2016 series. Takasaki/Takahashi has also been busy with several hair nude (full-frontal nude) shoots, showing off her gorgeous G-cup body for all the world to see. Some of these are grainy scans, but ...

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We got pretty excited when news broke in May that model Haruna Yabuki was releasing a hair nude photo book by Kishin Shinoyama. Now that the collection -- called simply "Haruna" -- has hit the shelves, we are pleased that some scans are making the rounds online. More will surely emerge over the weeks -- and hopefully better quality ones, too. For now, enjoy Haruna's lush thirty-something body. If she seems too good to be true, remember that her celebrity boyfriend wasn't satisfied and two-timed her with a hostess. She literally found him in bed ...

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He may well be an old man now but Kishin Shinoyama still likes to photograph nude bodies, and generate headlines for doing so. The king of the hair nude recently shot a hair nude photo book with Haruna Yabuki (photos are starting to appear online -- we'll have a post on this soon). His publications have been bestsellers and he also has mainstream recognition from the art world, too. His new photography exhibition, "La Maison de rendez-vous", is at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art from September 3rd to January 9th. That's over 100 days of nude photography, folks. It features around ...

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We've always been a fan of the older idols. We find the photo shoots sexier and the woman more alluring. From Chiharu Komatsu to Naomi Kawashima and Azumi Kawashima, our glory days are the 1990s and early 2000s, especially when the so-called "hair nude" shoots were still at their peak. Kanako Kojima is one such beauty. Born in 1975, her career height was from around 1997 for a few years as an actress and tarento. Towards the end -- in 2006 -- she released a great hair nude photo book. She also showed off her naked pregnant body. These days she is in her forties and out of the ...

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Mitsu Dan is no stranger when it comes to nudity and showing us pretty much everything she's got. Even as she gets older (she's now a ripe 35) and goes more mainstream, she still seems unafraid to shed her clothing. While he days of appearing in soft-core bondage movies are likely behind her, a recent spread in a weekly magazine featured deliciously nude shots of Mitsu Dan taken over the course of the last 12 months. Her honeypot body is as curvy as ever. Can to spend a year in her ...

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The alluring gravure idol and actress Haruna Yabuki (formerly known as Mari Abe) has gone fully nude in a "hair nude" shoot for Golden Week in a weekly tabloid magazine, shot by the famed photographer Kishin Shinoyama. Though she has done semi-nude shoots before, this is a new step for the 1984-born Yabuki, who has officially now become a jukujo like Manami Hashimoto or Mitsu Dan. The truth is, Yabuki's career is at a bit of an ebb. She broke up with her idiot celebrity boyfriend after she caught him in bed with a hostess. It's been years since she was releasing photobooks and gracing ...

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Not content with launching a porn career on the Muteki label as Momona Kito and already doing one "hair nude" (full frontal) photo shoot, Momona Kito is back with another very nice set of images to tickle our Golden Week vibe. Formerly of the AKB48 spin-off group SKE48, Momona Kito is just one of many ex-idols who have "graduated" to porn careers. The Muteki label has snagged some of these and also recently managed to get the porn debut of gravure idol Shoko ...

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Japanese sportswomen are hot. Really hot. Whether it's volleyball players or bodybuilders, snowboarders, boxers or baseball players, these ladies have brawn and agility -- and would be powerhouses of energy in the sack. Joining this list is Risa Izumi. She once represented Japan in gymnastics for the Athens Olympics but her career has taken a different turn now. Today she is a nude model with a recent photo book release... and what a body she has. Like Yuki Eda has done before her, Risa Izumi fully shows off her slim and trim form with these naked poses. As you can see from the ...

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Former SKE48 idol Momona Kito had such a hit with her first AV release that she was persuaded to make a full career out of it, releasing more films in 2016. The one-off release on the Muteki label generated a lot of excitement last year and also placed Kito (performing under the name Yua Mikami) firmly in the growing list of AKB and sister group members who had "graduated" onto careers in Japanese porn, which given the dark side of the idol industry (mafia involvement, managers grooming idols for sex) is not such a leap in a sense. Momona Kito/Yua Mikami has now posed for some nice hair ...

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We previously covered the slinky, slutty delights of Yuki Mamiya, aka Yuki Mogami. The gravure idol is an occasional actress, appearing in such masterpieces as the soft-core pono Chotto Kawaii Iron Maiden. She has already done semi-nude (butt) shots and some very revealing gravure idol "image videos". But in May 2015 she did a hair nude (full frontal) shoot for Shukan Gendai, shot by the legendary Hajime Sawatari. He is a famous photographer but also does these hair nude shoots from time to time, such as with AV actress Yuu ...

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It's been a long time since we did a regular "idol of the week" post but here's a great one to whet your appetites and make up for our tardiness. The shapely Anri Uda certainly made an impression on us when she posed for an (unfortunately censored) shoot for Weekly Playboy earlier in the year. That's one sure-fire way to make your Gravure debut. Sadly the uncensored images are only available in the actual magazine. We love her body: curvy, but without a bust that's too overloaded. Born in 1991, Anri Uda is ...

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Behold the beauty of Eimi Kuroda. Born in 1988, the haafu model has a Japanese father and English mother. She is good friends with fellow fashion model and haafu Kiko Mizuhara. They are both Tokyo party girls and like to get up to high jinks, such as impromptu pole dancing. Back in 2010, when she was still 22 and one would think careful about her future career, she jumped ahead and joined the hair nude club by posing for an entry in the Shincho Mook series of Gekkan photo-books. A series of alluring shots by Hajime Sawatari showed off her body -- all of it. The choice ...

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The actress Mai Kitajima has been in the news recently. She has currently gone through a trial surrounding the paternity of the son she supposedly had with her former husband, former Hikari Genji idol Mikio Osawa. It seems Mai Kitajima was an active lady and had an affair with someone else, and their son was raised as Osawa's but in fact DNA testing has now categorically proved he is not related. The boy is 18. Osawa and Kitajima married in 1996 after a long courtship, ostensibly because she was pregnant. It seems that she wasn't seeing only Osawa during this time. She and Osawa ...

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The completionist side to our personality just wants to post this, even though it's not new. What with all the fuss earlier this year of the porn debut of Momona Kito as Yua Mikami, we want to continue our exploration of this theme: the afterlife of Japan's "respectable" idols. Remember AKB48's Rumi Yonezawa? Well, since her departure from the group in 2012, it seems her career hit hard times. So many idols are processed through the well-grease machinery of the industry that there will inevitably be casualties that fall by the wayside. And given the open secret that idols ...

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Rie Miyazawa's photo book "Santa Fe" came out in 1991, making the hair nude photo-book genre very famous. "Santa Fe" was a huge hit for Rie Miyazawa and photographer Kishin Shinoyama. It then became popular for young stars to announce their maturity through hair nude shoots -- plus a way to relaunch their career, as Miyazawa very successfully did. Compared to other "hair nude" photo books, though, "Sante Fe" is relatively tame. You only get a glimpse of Rie's bush. (Compare, say, to Saki Takaoka's hair nude shoot.) In a curious detail that has only been revealed ...

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After a minor career as an actress and model, Chiharu Komatsu did a fantastic hair nude shoot in 1998. She went nude again in 2007. Before that she got pregnant, married, and divorced in fairly quick succession. (Her child died soon after being born.) In 2008, she gave birth to a son, though remains unmarried. Since then she made a comeback as a jukujo adult video star in 2011. In a weird twist, she initially denied her adult career shift on her blog at the end of 2010. Perhaps there was a last-minute contractual issue with MUTEKI. Regardless, "Kokuhaku" (Confession) came out in 2011 ...

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In general, this is a pretty positive blog. But we sometimes have sad news to relate. After some weeks of media speculation about her health, the actress Naomi Kawashima has died at the age of 54. She was undertaking an operation to remove bile duct cancer. Kawashima is also one of the most famous actresses to do a "hair nude" photo-book. Unlike her hair nude peers like Rie Miyazawa and Miho Kanno, Kawashima was already in her thirties at this point and it was a way for her to make a comeback. She released "WOMAN", shot by Tatsumi Watanabe. This was in 1993, at the height of the hair ...

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We swiftly became fans of curvy, sultry Machiko Tezuka when she first stripped off for a hair nude shoot in 2013. Formerly of now disbanded SDN48, the J-cup mistress has gone through several name changes: from Machiko Tezuka (her real name) to Ourei Harada (Gravure debut) to Eiko Maeda (SKE48 debut), and back to Machiko Tezuka (SDN48 debut). Now the 1986-born Machiko has stripped off again this year for some more photos. She is promoting a new photo book out in October, hence the motivation to take her clothes off again for the tabloids. Hey, we certainly won't complain about some ...

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Mero Imai is a woman of many talents: a former snowboard half-pipe Olympic competitor, a one-time hostess and call girl, a nude model, and a bondage slave (photographically, at least). Born in 1987, Imai has posed for a hair nude shoot for her 2013 photo book "Mellow Style", as well as a series of provocative bondage images for a weekly tabloid. Alas, the images of the 2013 BDSM-inspired shoot only seem to be online as scans of the magazine. She revealed in 2012 that after her failure at the 2006 Winter Olympics, she became a ...

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Fumi Nikaido is a sprightly 20-year-old Okinawan but already acquired has legions of fans. A child star, she made her debut as a junior idol when 12. She is probably best known overseas for her role in Himizu in 2011. In addition to her prolific career (starring in several films a year), she posed nude for Weekly Playboy in 2014 and an accompanying photo book. Sadly, it wasn't a full-frontal "hair nude" shoot, though that might even be illegal, given that she was under 20. No breasts on display yet but give her time... It was also ...

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We were pointed by Twitter user @Genzolico to this survey of Japanese women's "underhair" habits. Featuring some lovely revealing shots of JAV porn star Iori Kogawa, we feasted our greedy eyes on the pages, taken from Weekly Playboy magazine. The article promises to reveal the "secrets" of Japanese idols, AV stars and amateurs! (The survey itself is with amateurs, though.) It's not so recent -- dating back to 2013, though we doubt habits have changed that much. 100 women aged 16 to 29 were asked what they did with their hair downstairs. 36% trimmed or cut their bush 2-3 times ...

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Our slinky idol this week is actress Meibi Yamanouchi. Born in 1987, Meibi has done some stunning nude shots showing off her nice butt. She started as a teen idol (junior idol) and then switched tracks to be an actress. She has appeared in the NHK Taiga drama Go: Hime-tachi no Sengoku as well as some minor films. No sex scenes (nureba) yet, as far as we know. Give her time! While Meibi lacks the fame of some of the other Japanese idols and actresses that we like to feature, we hope that changes in the ...

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