Makino Maria to release her second ‘major’ photobook

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Makino Maria will release her next photobook on February 2, her 17th birthday.

Titled Maria 17sai, the photobook was shot over the course of a year in Tokyo, Hokkaido, Guam and Shizuoka & celebrates Morning Musume’s ‘visual queen’.

It will feature Maria in swimsuits, gym clothes, yukata & leotards.

The photographer is frequent Hello! Project collaborator Nishida Kouki. The publisher is Wani Books. It will include a DVD with making-of footage.

100 fans can enter a lottery to win a signed copy through Wani Books, the deadline for which is January 22.

List price is 3.000 yen. There will be a limited version with different cover available through

Source & image: Makino Maria & Wani Books / Pre-order on CDJapan