Photographs of teen model Nana Komatsu (some as early as 2009) taken by renowned photographer Tsukao. The young model had her first pics published by Nico Petit in 2008, she was 12 then and pretty soon she became a familiar face in magazines such as Jille, Spoon, Haco or Nylon Japan. She also appeared in various music videos for Radwimps, Chatmonchy or Shiina Ringo and had a small role in a short “musical” called Shabondama (2010). At the time, she did not consider an acting career …
Late 2000s, early 2010s, a new street fashion style emerged in places like Harajuku in Tokyo, the Mori Girl: The idea of the mori girl is to look like she’s just come from living in the woods. A mori girl starts her wardrobe with the colors of the earth like white, cream, brown, and gray. Other added colors tend to be dusty and gentle. Light layers and loose silhouettes are a must, and then come the accessories. Long necklaces, low heeled shoes, natural makeup and hair, and plenty of lace complete the look (Lindsay Erin)
In 2011, 15-year-old Nana Komatsu hardly was a household name, yet she could be seen on the cover of a few magazines like Spoon and in several commercials. From June 2011 to November 2012 she appeared in two CMs for Panasonic smartphones.
A remarkable series of B&W photographs for Ruby Paper Issue 02. In the September 2011 edition of the magazine, one of the featured articles, ‘She’s a Rainbow’, had 15-year-old model Nana Komatsu in a photoshoot with Tokyo based photographer Kazuki Nagayama who has been working with her since then, the latest collaboration being the Phaeton/Leto photobook last April.
Prior to her breaking role in The World of Kanako (2014) and even before she appeared in the Tadaima short film (2013), Nana Komatsu had a first film experience with Shabondama, directed by Seta Natsuki.
This short film (runtime is 6’46”) was part of a 18-piece ensemble called Nihon no uta, a compilation of Japanese nursery rhymes and kids songs illustrated by a wide range of directors. The Nihon no uta DVD originally released in November 2010, is still available from various online stores: Amazon Japan.