2014 Yukata Mook

Scans from a Yukata mook published on June 20, 2014. This 77-page mag has actress Haruka Ayase on the cover. At the time, Komatsu Nana had already made a name for herself as a model but more was to come with the release of The World of Kanako, her first feature film, the following week.

Details: published by Takarajimasha – ISBN-10 : 4800228255 – ISBN-13 : 978-4800228253. Used copies can easily be found on Yahoo Japan Auctions or even Amazon Japan. Nana Komatsu featured article: ‘A leisurely stroll in Yanaka*’ (ゆくりと谷中をめぐります).

*Yanaka is a worth visiting area in Shitamachi, Tokyo

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Vogue Singapore Issue 1

Three covers and thus three different models for the very first issue of Vogue Singapore, ‘Arise’, bound to become a collectable item. Singaporean model Diya Prabhakar, Chinese model Ju Xiaowen and Japanese actress Nana Komatsu have been chosen for this inaugural edition.

From Vogue Singapore: ‘To complete the triptych of covers is Komatsu, shot on film by Fish Zhang* in a hotel in Tokyo via Zoom. Her latest movie Threads—Our Tapestry of Love was filmed in Singapore last year. She speaks about a poignant scene in the movie, where a mother tells a little girl to be considerate to others and to hug anyone who is feeling sad. In a post-pandemic world, Komatsu hopes that we can move towards a kinder world where people can physically express their love for one another. “It made me realise more than ever how important human connection is,” Komatsu says.’ (from the featured article written by Amelia Chia)

*Photographs by Fish Zhang who was in charge for Chinese Art & Fashion mag Rouge Fashion Photobook issue #7.

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Colorful Mook

In 2010, teen model Komatsu Nana hardly was a household name, yet you could already see her in popular magazines like Spoon, Jille or Haco. In september 2010, the 3BJunior model (Stardust Promotion) was on the cover of a knitting and crochet mook ‘Colorful and Cute Knit small articles’ (カラフル&キュートなニットこもの)

Details: 80 pages – ISBN-10: 4834731049 – ISBN-13: 978-4834731040 – release date: September 6, 2010. This rather rare item may be purchased from online stores like Amazon Japan which sometimes offer used copies in good condition for a very reasonable price.

selection of scans

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