Article: Top 10 Japanese Female Models

You must have seen and heard numerous famous faces, noticed on various National and International occasions. Some are recognized for Modeling and campaigning for multiple brands and are seen flaunting their beauty. Here, we have got a list of one of the most famous Japanese female models. You all must have been mesmerized by their style and grace already. Taking you forward with us. Here are some of the best Japanese models in this Industry:

1. Rila Fukushima

Rila Fukushima is a Japanese fashion-model and actress. She is best known for her role in the supernatural film The Wolverine, where she played the role of Yukio. At first, she only wanted to become a model agent. But then she was persuaded to become a model instead. In 2017, she opened the Louis Vuitton Cruise show in Kyoto, and appeared on the June 2017 issue of Vogue Japan. She appeared on various Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar covers. In 2013, she was also named Vogue Japan’s Women of the Year.

2. Kiko Mizuhara

Audrie Kiko Daniel is known as Kiko Mizuhara, is an American-born model, actress, singer, and designer. She has lived in Japan since her childhood. Her Modeling career started at an early age,12, when she entered an audition for the Seventeen magazine. Her international debut was at The Paris Collections in Olympia Le Tan’s Spring/Summer 2014 Show. She was also part of Nicola Formichetti’s first whole collection show for Diesel in Venice. Back in 2012, she was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket campaign.

3. Nana Komatsu

Nana Komatsu is a Japanese actress and model. She is known for her versatile roles in various movies and series. She was also a House Ambassador for Chanel. In 2023, she became the face of Chanel’s Fall/ Winter 2023-24 Ready to Wear collection, and the first Japanese national to be featured look of the collection for a luxury brand. Apart from her Modeling career, her filming career also touches the sky. She has started in Japan’s sixth highest-grossing film, Threads: Out Tapestry of Love.

4. Yuka Mannami

Yuka Mannami is a Japanese fashion model. She was born in Mir Prefecture, Japan. Till the age of 18, she was a ballerina. She was discovered via Instagram when she was about 23. She walked into the Fendi show in Tokyo. She has shown multiple appearances in advertisements for brands such as Uniqlo, Givenchy, Aldo Shoes, Bottega Veneta, etc. She has also appeared in magazines like Teen Vogue, Vogue Italia, American Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong, etc.

5. Tao Okamoto

She is a Japanese actress and model. Tao is one of the most significant models from Japan. She has shown her acting talent over multiple screens. She made her film debut as the female lead in the Superhero film The Wolverine. She has also been part of DC Cinematic Universe, where she played the role of Mercy Grave in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. She has shot for i-D Magazine, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue. She was the Model of the Year in the Japan Fashion Editor’s Club and was Women of the Year in 2010.

6. Ai Tominaga

Ai Tominaga is a Japanese model and actress. She has been to be the first Asian model to walk European catwalks. She has appeared on Vogue Japan’s cover and Harper Bazaar Japan, Harper Bazaar China, Elle Japan, Elle Singapore, Madame Figaro, etc. She has walked in different runway shows, such as Karl Lagerfeld, Gucci, Christian Dior, Ralph Luren, Dolce and Gabbana, etc. She has also been featured in campaigns for YSL, Gucci, Carmen Kass, Tag Heuer, and many more. Now, along with her modelling career she also pursues herself in TV shows, radio channels and various events.

7. Suzu Hirose

Suzu is a Japanese actress and model. Her modeling career was initiated by entering the Japanese fashion magazine Seventeen. Afterward, she got noticed by various famous companies in Japan. She is also among Japan’s models who has appeared in movies and TV shows. She has been part of numerous movies and nominated for awards and has won many of them. She has been chosen for her roles in Our Little Sister, Rage, Herself, etc.

8. Kiko Arai

Kiko Arai is an ex-professional Baseball player and a model. In 2013, she moved to Singapore, where she started her modeling career. She made her runway debut in 2014 when she moved to Paris. She was selected for the Calvin Klein show in NYFW in 2018’s Spring/Summer collection. She was chosen as the model of the Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo in 2019. She ran on Tokyo Fashion Week. She has made guest appearances in various runway shows.

9. Miki Ehara

Miki Ehara is a Japanese model. She started her Modeling career when she was 22. After three months of starting her Modeling career, she got chosen for the luxury brand, Louis Vuitton. Miki is among those Japanese models who have worked for the World’s most prominent luxury brands, such as Christian Dior and Hermes. She is now a regular model for fashion weeks. She also appeared in Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo 2019. She always dresses as per the surroundings, and environment of a particular place and time.

10. Yu Yamada

Yu Yamada is a Japanese model, actress and singer. She is mostly recognized for her work with CanCam magazine. When she was working as a model for Japanese fashion magazine CanCam under a contract. She was also working as a singer. Where she released a total of six singles and one album. She moved to television and made her acting debut in 2001 with a drama series. She has also shown her glimpses in various advertisements.