Mar 17, 2017

Thank You Origato - a tribute concert to Nakanishi Toshio at Roppongi Super Deluxe Tokyo on April 13, 2017

On April 13, Hikashu will perform at a concert called "Thank You Origato." It's a tribute event to Nakanishi Toshio, who passed away in February this year after the battle with cancer.

In 1979, Nakanishi started performing professionally as the frontman of the Plastics, the seminal act of the Japanese New Wave movement. In that year, Hikashu released the first single as well. Naturally, they soon became close and their friendship lasts even to this day. In 2015, Hikashu invited the Plastics in their annual christmas concert, and the latter did a splendid 90 minutes set, including an encore.

Nakanishi has been quite an influencial figure for various fields - music, fashion, and  graphic design. He has departed but his legacy lives on.

This Roppongi concert is to commemorate such a prominent singer/guitarist/designer and people who admire him gather to play. Surely it's going to be an evening to remember so do not miss it.

A part of the profit is going to be given to Nakanishi's family.


Diamond Heads (a Plastics cover band)
Takagi Kan, Onishi Tsuru, Oyamada Keigo, Kuni Sugimoto, momo
with guests - Nomiya Maki, Noemi, Linda, Tachibana Hajime, Shima Takemi

Makigami Koichi (vocal, theremin, cornet), Mita Freeman (guitar), Sakaide Masami (bass), Sato Masaharu (drums), Inoue Makoto (synthesizer)

Sato Taiji (Theater Brook)

Tachibana Hajime

and DJs

April 13, 2017
"Thank You Origato"
@ Super Deluxe
Roppongi, Tokyo
open 19:00 - start 19:00 - close 23:30
2,500 yen for entrance

Super Deluxe, Roppongi, Tokyo

Godzilla Legend hits New York City in coming April

Godzilla Legend, the solo project of ex-Hikashu keyboard player Inoue Makoto, will perform at Japan Society in New York City on April 28, 2017. This is the first time for the orchestra to perform outside Japan.

Inoue started Godzilla Legend as his solo project in early 1980s. At first, it was just doing the music of classic Japanese monster movies, including Godzilla, using synthesizers with modern arrangement. But it quickly gained some popularity, and grew exponentially. Eventually it spawned three albums and live concerts as an orchestra which many musicians of Japanese New Wave movement took part in. After that, the project went long hiatus but resurrected in 2011.

The personnel of the show is still unknown but it's likely to be the full orchestra with all the members of Hikashu. So two drums, two keyboards, full horn section, and Charan Po Rantan the sister duo as Shobijin - the beautiful twin little pixies of Mothra - everything in there.

Do not miss this opportunity. It's truly an once-in-a-lifetime event. Experience their thick orchestral sound in person. We're sure you'll be blown away.

April 28, 2017
Godzilla Legend—Music of Akira Ifukube
start 19:30
$ 32/$28 for Japan Society members

Japan Society notification

Japan Society, NYC