A nice chat with one of the
biggest AV-idols in Japan.
How did she get the name Kanazawa
Bunko and what does she think about being photographed? Here
she'll tell you everything you want to know...
Interviewer:First of all, what do you think about today's photo shoot for
the cover? It sure was cold today.
Yeah, it was. I can't take the cold. And I am terrible
in the mornings. Actually, I overslept today. It was a real
Interviewer:Was it the first time you were photographed is a schoolgirl's
I have had quite a few photo sessions for Bejean in a blazer-type
uniform. The uniform I had on today had a collar like a sailor
suit. Almost like a junior high uniform. When I was in school,
we had something like a sailor suit with a blazer underneath.
So I am experienced in both - pretty economical, huh? (laughs).
I think the blue ribbon on the uniform I wore today was pretty
cute, don't you?
You did the cover shot for the BS CD-ROM, too. You must
be used to the photo sessions now.
I'm not used to it at all. I'm not nervous or anything. But
making a smile, I get tired and can't smile any more. So I end
up with a kinda stiff look. And I don't like the bright lights.
It was good weather today, so the mirrors were especially bright.
But the staff today was mostly people I knew, so it was an easy
Interviewer:I imagine you had a tiring day. So, what brought you into this
business in the first place?
At first, I had no interest in the business at all. A
friend introduced me and last February, I started modeling all
of a sudden. I have been modeling for magazine covers for Bejean
and the like. But to tell the truth, I don't like to have my
picture taken that much.
Interviewer:Really? All the high school girls nowadays are into print club
and taking pictures.
Bunko: I have
never done print club. To tell the truth, I don't get out that
much. I go straight home after school and watch dramas on TV
or watch movies on video. I just like being spaced out in front
of the TV (laughs).
Interviewer:Sounds just like a housewife. Your stage name "Bunko Kanazawa"
has a lot of impact. Do you know where it came from?
Actually, the name was decided before I even heard about it.
I don't know why I got that name. I told the staff that anything
would be OK. And they said, "You are Bunko Kanazawa from now
Interviewer:You know that there is a famous train station in Kanagawa prefecture
called 'Kanazawa Bunko'...
I first found out from the makeup artist that there was
such a place. I really don't like it when people laugh at me
because of my name (laughs). But it is easy to remember. And
I don't hate the name itself. Just don't abbreviate it to 'Bun-chan'
or 'Kanabun.' That, I hate.
Interviewer:But isn't 'Kanabun' the title of your photo book?
That's right! You know, we went to Okinawa and Izu to take the
photos. It was terribly busy, but fun. I tried hard for those
all-out shots without a bathing suit. It was kinda embarrassing,
but do take a look. I will try even harder next time.