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24 August 2008 @ 04:20 am
[NEWS] Kobe Collection - Juri as Special Guest (08/08/23)  
3 words. Hail Queen Juri~! X3

The magnificent [Kobe Collection], Ueno Juri-san's stage appearance
(2008.8.23 20:50)

The biggest fashion show in Japan, [Kobe Collection] was held today(23/8) at the World Commemoration Hall in the heart of Kobe city. This is THE event for designers to showcase their latest Autumn/Winter fashion collections.

Around 50 new brands of Autumn/Winter creations from inside and outside the country were showcased. As they walked down the runway, the fashion magazine models received warm responses from the audience. Adding excitement to the event was stage appearances by special guests like Ueno Juri-san, an actress born and raised in the Hyogo prefecture(Kakogawa city) and TV personality, DAIGO-san, which brought on the loudest cheers from the audience.

Kobe Collection has been around since the 14th year of Heisei era(1989->). Without fail, they have been organizing an event like this twice a year for the Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections. Their aim is to provide women from their teens to their twenties clothes that they can wear easily and comfortably. With the theme "Real Clothes", it has manage to successfully grab the attention of the masses.

Translated by fujii_itsuki
Source article/pictures: sankei.jp.msn

Official Pictures:

(For the final stage appearance, wearing an [emanuel ungaro], Ueno Juri-san)

(Juri with Ichihara Hayato, also a special guest. Fyi, he acted with Juri in Rainbow Song.)

(Flowers from a Jurism worshipper...=3)

(Queen Juri~ <3)

(Towards the end, famous models and special guests gathered for the closing finale)

(Click for Kobe Collection official site's report)

Mesmerised by a knitted dress!! Juri's first runway

(Intro about event)

First time model Juri was the last one to walk the runway as a secret guest. Wearing a cute orange gradation knitted dress by the high class brand [emanuel ungaro], it brought on a lot of excitement to the 10,000 strong audience.

After the event, a smiling Juri said, "I was nervous, but everyone had welcoming smiles on their faces and it became a really fun show. If there are more of this kind of fun events in the future, I would love to challenge it again!"

From: hochi.yomiuri.co.jp

Juri talked about how when her family knew about her appearance in the show, they were happy about it because they would get to see the models they like. Lol~

From: oricon

Taken by audience:

From what I heard, when these big "Ueno Juri" wordings came on screen and subsequently Juri herself, it caused quite a big reaction. First reason is because there are a lot of people who know about Juri since it's Kakogawa, her hometown. Secondly after LF...lets just say that her popularity among females especially have sky rocketed. So a lot of screaming could be heard along with "Ruka! It's Ruka! Is that Ruka?!" LOL~ XD

Other pictures:

Wow~ And to think that just 10 days ago she was like this...
I bow to thee, my queen~ o(_ _)o

Edited: Added more news and pictures from other sites~
revamp mecrimeis on August 23rd, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
omg omg. omg! she's so freaking gorgeous.

fujii_itsuki: juristarfujii_itsuki on August 23rd, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
Yes~ It's now 5am here and I've been spending the last couple of hours staring at it over and over again while digging for more info. Exactly what happened yesterday with SOUP...Juri-chan is killing me but I'm letting her. Lol~
(no subject) - chornicles1289 on August 23rd, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - fujii_itsuki on August 23rd, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - crimeis on August 24th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
レン // 昨日の王ener on August 23rd, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
My brain is broken. Seriously, WOW?!?!
fujii_itsuki: juristarfujii_itsuki on August 24th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
Kinda short circuited mine for around 120 seconds. After 'rebooting' I still couldn't believe it. But really, that awesome smile could only belong to Juri. <3
(no subject) - ener on August 25th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
shirojashiroja on August 23rd, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
Hehe. My jaw dropped when I saw these. Juri is all woman, baby!! XD It's *amazing* how she keeps surprising everyone with her constant transformations....I never saw this sensual side to her before. It's like 20 different people live inside her. LOL. Gotta love it!
fujii_itsuki: rukacardsfujii_itsuki on August 24th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it probably shocked Jurism worshipers around the world. In a really good way. ;3 Especially after the more recent photos of her looking all boyishly cool/hot. I don't think we've ever seen this elegantly feminine look even during her Nodame/Ellen days so to have it pop up during the 'Ruka phase' makes it even more...mind blowing? Lol~ >=D
(no subject) - chornicles1289 on August 24th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - fujii_itsuki on August 24th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
superman told me i can't handle a cape: Ueno Juri → HER NYAN NYANstreetrat on August 23rd, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
oh man she looks absolutely gorgeous
Calscalixa on August 24th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
Domyouji Love: Michirudomyouji_love on August 24th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
Gorgeous pictures; I love her hair. *__*
fujii_itsukifujii_itsuki on August 24th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
The hair looks like the same style for the SOUP Trad shot. It's totally awesome how she can get the hair, clothes, make up and stuff to work for her multitude of transformations. She could be a great model if she weren't such a great actress. Heheh.
bmwracerbmwracer on August 24th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)

Just awesome.

Juri-chan is so glamorous here... And unbelievably beautiful. *sigh*
JOY JOYviolentxxxpose on August 24th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)
she is SO beautiful
Miss Momoko: Arashi // Ohno // 4 Fishmissmomoko on August 24th, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
WOW SHE looks great!!! :D she really suits this short hair cut.
jmigang on August 24th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
bmwracerbmwracer on August 24th, 2008 06:18 am (UTC)
One thing I noticed: this is one of the VERY rare times I've seen Juri-chan wear earrings... And they look fabulous on her. *bonk*
fujii_itsuki: Juri+Catfujii_itsuki on August 24th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, you're right. I can't recall seeing her wear an earing before either. Those look great on her. =)
0957 on August 24th, 2008 07:08 am (UTC)
She's so lovely. ♥___♥
popsicle_stickspopsicle_sticks on August 24th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)
Lii: can you deny this affinity bydancerinpink09 on August 24th, 2008 07:54 am (UTC)
ARIGATO nehh for posting these pics; they're lovely!!
Juri- chan looks FAB.

Rainy Melodyprisoner_love on August 24th, 2008 10:21 am (UTC)
Wow! Juri looks so gorgeous!
I wish I could pass her flowers too lol.