Tsugunaga Momoko – the Last Photobook previews

You should be aware by now that Tsugunaga Momoko, the longtime Hello! Project presence, Berryz Koubou member, and Country Girls playing manager, graduates from H!P and the public eye on June 30, 2017. Post-graduation plans for the idol include a career in education (just think about Momochi with kindergartners …). But, before she makes her way to the Idol Hall of Fame, she graces us with one last photobook: “Momochi”.

And, here are the previews (presumably from FLASH March 7, 2017 and UTB April 2017, both linked below)

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Concerning Tsugunaga Momoko [English] [Japanese]


Tsugunaga Momoko Last Photobook
Amazon.jp | CDJapan | YesAsia


UTB (Up to Boy) April 2017
Amazon.jp | CDJapan | YesAsia


FLASH March 7, 2017
Amazon.jp | CDJapan | YesAsia

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Katsuta Rina is Daily LoGirl #470

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