FRUITS ZIPPER Member Yui Sakurai to Release 1st Photobook in February 2024


Having celebrated her 10th year in showbiz in 2023, Yui Sakurai, a member of the idol group FRUITS ZIPPER, will release her first photobook on February 20, 2024.

The photos were shot in Phuket, Thailand, and the Phi Phi Islands, which Sakurai had dreamed of visiting. On the world-class island of Phuket, the artist experienced riding an elephant along the beach and enjoyed a romantic floating breakfast in a warm pool. When visiting the Phi Phi Islands, Sakurai visited Maya Bay, which served as the location for the film The Beach and is known by many as ‘Phantom Beach.’ Along with some swimsuit shots, Sakurai also makes her first appearance in lingerie.

Special edition of the photobook including an acrylic stand, a special book, and an exclusive box will be sold exclusively at HMV&BOOKS online, HMV&BOOKS, HMV (participating stores), and Tower Records (the Shibuya store and online). The special book features an exclusive dialogue between Sakurai and the other members of FRUITS ZIPPER, snapshots of their many outfits, and other rare personal details. Those who purchase the special edition will also be invited to attend an exclusive event.

<Comment from Yui Sakurai>

“I am so excited to announce the release of my first photobook! Shooting this book overseas during the 10th anniversary of my idol career was a dream come true. The release date is February 20, which is the last day I’ll be 23 years old. I’m so lucky to be able to experience so many wonderful things!

Thank you so much to the fans and all of the people whose support has made this dream come true! In the book, you’ll see plenty of photos that show not only my on-stage self, but also my more relaxed self and a more personal side of me! I hope this release will give more people an opportunity to get to know me…I hope you’ll enjoy it…”


The book’s cover and a glimpse at the Special Edition bonus insert have been revealed.

▲Standard Edition Cover

▲Seven Net Limited Edition Cover

▲Rakuten Books Limited Edition Cover

▲Special Edition Cover


Special Edition Bonus Insert / Special Acrylic Stand
*Designs and patterns are subject to change.

HMV&BOOKS Online / HMV&BOOKS / HMV (Excluding some stores) Limited Edition Acrylic Stand (4 varieties)


Tower Records Online / Shibuya Store Version Acrylic Stand (4 varieties)

YUi (Yui Sakurai’s First Photobook)
Release Date: February 20, 2024
Price: ¥2,970
Specifications: A4-size / 128 pages / Full-color
Bonus: 1 Postcard included (7 varieties)
Publisher: Kobunsha

YUi (Yui Sakurai’s First Photobook) Special Edition, 10years
Price: ¥7,000 (Tax not included)
Release Date: February 20, 2024 (Release date may vary in some areas.)
Specifications: A4-size / 128 pages/ Full-color / Special Box
Bonuses: 32-page special book, 1 Acrylic stand (4 varieties)

*The Special Edition will be available exclusively at HMV&BOOKS online, HMV&BOOKS, HMV (excluding some stores), Tower Records Online, and Tower Records Shibuya.
*The cover will be the same as the Standard Edition.
*Special events for purchasers of the Special Edition will be held on March 16, 2024 at 6:00 (Tokyo Records Shibuya) and March 18, 2024 at 7:00 (HMV&BOOKS Tokyo locations). More details will be released at a later date.
*The Special events are only open to those with pre-orders from HMV&BOOKS Online, Tower Records Online, or Tokyo Records Shibuya who have a valid lottery ticket. Purchases made at other stores are not eligible.

Online Stores
Standard Cover (Amazon)
Seven Net Exclusive Cover
Rakuten Books Exclusivev Cover
[Special Edition] HMV&BOOKS
[Special Edition] Tower Records