TVXQ fans have been long awaiting the announcement from SM Entertainment. Last year, Yunho and Changmin traveled to Thailand, followed by persistent Thai fans, and we discovered that while on their last vacation before enlisting, they shot a photobook. Well, it FINALLY came! SM released TVXQ’s special photobook titled ‘HELiOPHiLiA!’ at the end of September (2016).
The word heliophilia means ‘attraction to the sun’ (i.e. such as a sunflower, etc.), which would explain the yellow-colored cover of the photobook. Ardent TVXQ fans also know both Yunho and Changmin hold sunflowers very precious and dear to them. Yunho made up a silly jingle about sunflowers while in Spain while on their Italy trip in 2013 for their ‘Ti Amo’ photobook shoot, and Changmin personally handed out sunflowers in October 2015 to fans, one by one, at the last ‘Shilla Duty Free Fan Event with MAX’ in Japan meeting before his enlistment on November 19, 2015…the day before his birthday (11/18).
Yunho and Changmin spent their Thai vacation with their manager and staff, whom they’ve spent several years with during their careers.
It’s been two years since they came out with their 2014 photobook ,‘TI AMO’ (photoshoot shot on-location in Italy in 2013; sold in 2014), and this one is a more friendly, bright photobook where fans can see the pair just ‘foolin’ around’ with one another. It also includes a handwritten letter from both members as well.
-#TVXQ is to release a special photobook #HELiOPHiLiA! on September 29.
-Now available for pre-order, both online and offline.
-Exhibition to be held at #SUM stores of SMTOWN @ Coexartium and Lotte Young Plaza in Myeong-dong starting on Sep 21.
The book is 304 pages long and includes a “Behind the Scenes: Making Of’ dvd. There are also limited numbers of posters and photo cards, while supplies last. Prices varies depending on which website it’s purchased from, and the photobook was released on the 29th of September via online stores as well as bookstores in Korea.
Order online Internationally from: Yesasia, CDJapan, HMV, KPOPTOWN, and KTOWN4U online.
Words by: We Are T – TVXQ Int’l Fansite
Pic cr by: TVXQ’s Official FB page