Apr 5, 2010
The Early Photograph
It is one of the oldest, and probably the most known, publicity photo of Hikashu.
From left to right, Mitama and Tobe in the first row. Inoue, Yamashita and Makigami in the second.
It was shot in late 1978, by a photographer and an old friend of the group, Takimoto Junsuke.
In it, all the members were in pajama, and sat around a Kotatsu (commonly-used heater in Japan) which was placed along the roadside. The location was near a crossing, and you could see there was a taxi passing by right behind them in the background.
The instrument on the Kotatsu was Inoue's synthesizer, Roland System 100.
Hikashu - 1978 (1996)