Can I sign with a modeling agency? First, let’s talk about the two types of contracts and different kinds of work!

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Welcome to Mutsumi Takahashi’s Model Bible.

Last time, we talked about “8 Keys to Find a Legitimate Agency for Aspiring Models”.

For those who have read the Model Bible so far, you may be set on working as a model and are ready to get to work with an agency.


Well, can I sign with a modeling agency?


It depends on the agency because what type of contract you will sign and what type of work their models do can hugely vary how difficult it is to join an agency.

With this concept in mind, let’s further narrow down what kind of agency you should choose!



8 Keys to Find a Legitimate Agency for Aspiring Models


Welcome to Mutsumi Takahashi’s Model Bible.

Last time, we talked about “Why Should I Work with an Agency? Two Reasons to Sign Up!”.

“I want to be a model but I don’t know if you can really trusty agencies”

“Someone came to ask me if I wanted to be a model. Should I go for it?”

“I passed an audition but I was told to go to a school. It is so expensive”

I’m sure some of the aspiring young folks have been through something like this before. It is easy to imagine the anxiety you have especially when you don’t have anyone around you that can tell a thing or two about how the industry operates.

Today, we would like to talk about how to find an agency you can trust when it comes for you to find one yourself.

No matter when you are or where you are there are a countless number of cases where aspiring young people are exploited.

Please keep these key points in mind when looking for your reliable partner.



How Do You Pick an Agency? What Are the Differences Between “Talent” Agencies and “Model” Agencies?

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“I get that there are lots of advantages to working with an agency, so what kind of office should I sign up with?”

This time we will tell you about the different kinds of agencies and how to choose which is best for you.

Depending on the direction you want to head in and what your goal is, the best agency for you will change. Please think about the following things as you choose.



Why Should I Work with an Agency? Two Reasons to Sign Up!

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“I want to be a model!”

There are a lot of people out there with that dream.


“I don’t know how to become a model.”
“I’m not really confident enough to be a model.”
“I don’t know exactly what a model does.”
“Can foreigners really make enough money as a model in Japan?”

As well as many other questions and doubts often coexist with that desire to become a model.

My name is Mutsumi Takahashi, and I am Freewave Model and Talent’s founder and president. To help explain things and guide potential models, I have created this “How to Succeed in Japan as a Model” guide.

I have 27 years of experience working in this industry, and I want to use that experience to help guide you to be the best entertainer that you can be!

Let me teach you about the mindset of professionals in the Japanese industry, the structure, and rules of working in entertainment, how to find representation that is right for you, and secrets to succeed as a model.

If you have the best information available, there is absolutely nothing to be afraid of when it comes to working as a professional model.

It is my hope that you will read this “Model Bible” carefully and consider my advice. Let’s work together to unleash your potential as a performer and help your career grow!



How To Find Your Successful Career in the Japanese Industry Part 2

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Following up on our last article where we talked about certain customs of the Japanese show-biz industry, today, we would like to talk about your physical sides.

Models, actors or dancers, as long as you put yourself in front of the eyes of the audience, you need to take care of your physical conditions.

You can’t get a haircut if you are a model?

Is it OK to have my nails done?

Why are you so strict about keeping my body shape?

Even you are at the very beginning of your career and have barely any idea about what it takes to be a model, everything will start to make more sense after finish reading this.

All the things we cover here are the fundamental skills you need. Let’s find out what they are!


How To Find Your Successful Career in the Japanese Industry Part 1


What we have covered in our previous article “3 Tips To Find A Successful Career In Modeling: Asking An Experienced Industry Professional” may have been a bit abstract. But it was only just the beginning of our entire journey.

This time, we would like to go more in depth. Specifically, we would like to cover what people may call “manners”.

There is a saying “In Rome, do as the Romans do”. And in Japan, do as the Japanese do.

Well, this article isn’t asking your complete conformity to what Japanese people do but it is certainly better to know things than not.

This site is called Model Bible and it is mainly focused on people who would like to work as a model in Japan but what we will talk about in this article does not only apply to future and current models but also anyone who may get themselves involved with the industry, like actors or even just you are going to be an extra.


3 Tips To Find A Successful Career In Modeling: Asking An Experienced Industry Professional

To mark our first article on Model Bible, we would like to talk about whether it is possible to become a model with no experience.

Our editor, Kaori, sat down to have a chat with Koji Yokohata who has a very long experience in representing foreign models and talents.

This is a must-read piece for any aspiring models as well as people who really need some boost for their careers.


Welcome to “Model Bible”


Hi, there! Welcome to the ‘Model Bible”. My name is Kaori and I am the editor and writer of this website. Right now, I work for a company called Free Wave, a model agency whose main focus is international talents. Free Wave has a long history and has been in the business for over 25 years. We would like to provide a lot of useful information to anyone who is involved in modeling.  

What is “Model Bible”?

You might wonder “what is Model Bible?”. Model Bible is made for all people who are already involved in or want to be involved in the modeling industry such as…

  • Current Models
  • Prospectus Models
  • People looking to cast models

We aspire to make something useful in real life. MORE