Jul 2, 2020

Hikashu Monthly 2020 July - attempt backing to normal, gradually




On July 2, Hikashu will perform at Star Pine's Cafe of Kichijoji, as a part of the on-going "Hikashu Monthly 2020" concert series.

The band had to cancel April and June shows, and resumed the series last month as livestream only. And this month they will have audience. It is the first time for them playing in front of people, although there is some limitation for the number of persons in attendance.

Also, as of the last time, the performance will be livestreamed on prepaid and could see anywhere, if the bandwidth is secured.

"Hikashu Monthly 2020 July"
July 2, 2020
@ Star Pine's Cafe
Kichijoji, Tokyo
open 18:30 - start 19:30
adv 3,900 yen - at door 4,300 yen
livestream 2,500 yen (3,000 yen after 19:30)
url https://tiget.net/events/94702

The livestream content is archived after the broadcast and possible to play until July 6.

At this point the situation is still unpredictable but something must be done. It's their way to attempt back to normal.



Jun 11, 2020

Watch livestream the performance on June 11




On June 11, Hikashu will livestream the concert. It's a pay-per-view program, and this is the first time for the band to do such a thing.

Admission will open on 19:30, and the show will be start on 20:00 (Japanese standard time).

You can access the program through the following URL:
https://tiget.net/events/93174

It's pay admission and its fee is 2,000 yen advance. After the show started, the charge is at door, which is 2,500 yen. It's basic price and there are other two plans - 3,000 yen and 4,000 yen respective, available. The content is the same with all the plans; the surplus is donation for the related parties. It supports all the major credit cards.

The content is accessible from outside Japan. Unfortunately, the service does not have English support. Use online transation service like Google Translate instead.

Missed the concert? Need not worry. It's available until the end of June 14, so you can watch the performance at a later date.

Watch the band tackling the new endeavor.

May 31, 2020

"Mask" Video December 2019






Hikashu uploaded a video of "Mask." on their channel on youtube last month.

It was recorded on December 25, 2019 at Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo.

"Putting a Mask,
And avoided the eyes,
Now I got relieved."

Apr 26, 2020

Hikashu announced new album "Nariyamazu"

Hikashu just announced new album. It was recorded on March 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia. The title is "Nariyamazu" and has another title in Estonian, Kalad ei peatu. It roughly translates "Continuous Echoes (or Sound)"

Right now there is no other details available, but the band just uploaded a trailer video on their YouTube channel.



It looks like this will be released this year. We will let you know when other info available. Can't wait.

Feb 9, 2020

Makigami Koichi is awarded the first Ooka Makoto Prize



On February 8, it was officially annouced that Makigami Koichi is one of the two recipients for the 1st Ooka Makoto Prize for literary exellence and activities. The other recipient is Sasaki Mikiro, poet.

The prize was founded in by Asahi Shimbun and Meiji University in 2019 for commemorating the Japanese poet and literary critic Ooka Makoto (1931-2017) and given for the first time this year.

According to the Japan Foundation site:

Makoto Ooka, who is involved in broad ranging literary activities in the field of "words" as a poet and a critic, and who possesses deep analytic powers as a historian, has made an enormous contribution both at home and abroad toward dissemination of the charm of the Japanese language. His unstinting efforts toward the development of linked-verse (renshi) exchange with the poets and literati of the world, the first experiment of its kind ever carried out, have served to carve out new horizons for cultural exchange and international exchange in the field of literature, as a result of which he has gained great renown as a "cultural emissary" of Japanese culture and literature. 


Makoto Ōoka - wikipedia

The prize is selected annually by the committee comprised with the five members including Ichiyanagi Toshi, the composer.

The committee commented that:

"Makigami Koichi has been writing lyrics for songs for 40 years, which are collected on "Suprematism (The Supreme Delutions)" published by Shoshi Yamada. He also expresses his philosophies through prominent singing and playing miscellaneous musical instruments, and has been active to convey the power of words."

The award celemony is scheduled to be held at Meiji University in March.

Congratulations!



Jan 25, 2020

Hikashu starts a new concert series at Star Pine's Cafe Kichijoji Tokyo on January 27, 2020



2020 looks like a busy year for Hikashu because they start a new concert series called "New Song New Way," and it will be held every month this year.

During the series the band intends to perform a brand new song each time hence the title. The first installment will be held on January 27. The 2nd installment is scheduled on February 18 and the 3rd is March 6.


January 27, 2020
@ Star Pine's Cafe
Kichijoji, Tokyo
open 18:30 - start 19:30
adv 3,900 yen - at door 4,300 yen


Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo


Dec 24, 2019

This year's last - Star Pine's Cafe on December 25, 2019




Hikashu's last show of 2019 will be held at Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo on December 25. This is the double-bill concert with their old pal, Inoyama Land.

This year the band performs once every month at the venue, and this will be the last of the series. So watch what happens.


December 25, 2019
@ Star Pine's Cafe

Kichijoji, Tokyo
guest: Inoyama Land
open 18:30 - start 19;30
adv 3,900 yen - at door 4,300 yen


Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo