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

Dec 6, 2019

Makigami Koichi is publishing a book of lyrics in December 2019

Makigami Koichi is publish a book of lyrics this month and it's called "Shikou No Mousou" ("Suprematism").

As well as his music, Makigami has been known for his literary works, and contributed lyrics to other artists for years. Although he has published several books, they are about music and his activities. So this is the first time for him to publish a book like this.

The publisher is Shoshi Yamada, a tokyo publishing house renowned for its poetry works.

It has a supplemental note by Machida Kou, a fellow poet, novelist, and musician. Tanikawa Shuntaro, one of the most popular poet in contemporary Japan, wrote a word of recommendation for the book. The publishing date is scheduled on December 20, 2019.

Makigami said: "This is the first collection of my lyrics. Sort of belated, as I've been doing a band called Hikashu for 40 years. From the beginning, my lyrics are intended to be read independently, apart from music. Publishing this book is quite a thrill for me."

The book's price is 2,700 yen. There is also a set of the book with download code of accompanied music for reading. Its price is 3,700 yen.

Makigami Koichi "Shikou No Mousou"
Publisher: Shoshi Yamada
Publishing date: December 20, 2019
B6 size, 2,700 yen + tax

Nov 30, 2019

Hikashu Christmas Concert 2019 on December 22

The annual event of the band will be held on December 22 at Daikanyama Unit. This year's concert is billed with their old mate, Inoyama Land.

December 22, 2019
"Hikashu + Inoyama Land Christmas Concert"
@ Unit
Daikanyama, Tokyo
guest: Ogawa Mishio, Otsuki Kenji
open 17:00 - start 17:30
adv 5,000 yen

Daikanyama Unit, Tokyo

Oct 31, 2019

Two appearances in the second week of November 2019

Next week Hikashu will perform at two different venues in Tokyo. One is a all day event called "Yoimachi" held at Hearts+ of Ohtsuka on November 3. The other is at LaMama of Shibuya on November 6.

November 3, 2019
"Aki No Yoimachi"
@ Hearts+
Ohtsuka, Tokyo
open 10:30 - start 11:00
adv 3,500 yen - at door 4,500 yen
(Hikashu will appear around 21:00)

Hearts+, Ohtsuka, Tokyo

November 6, 2019
@ LaMama
Shibuya, Tokyo
open 19:30 - start 20:00
adv 3,500 yen - at door 4,000 yen

LaMama, Shibuya, Tokyo

Aug 31, 2019

Next appearance: The Gemini Theater at Futako Tamagawa, Tokyo on September 5, 2019

Hikashu's next appearance is held at the Gemini Theater, which is located at Futako Tamagawa, Tokyo. The date is September 5.

September 5, 2019
@ The Gemini Theater
Futako Tamagawa, Tokyo
open 19:00 - start 19:30
adv 4,000 yen - at door 4,500 yen

The Gemini Theater, Futako Tamagawa, Tokyo

Jun 30, 2019

Jazz Art Sengawa 2019 - September 12-15

It's just announced that the 12th Jazz Art Sengawa will be held on September 12-15 this year at Sengawa Theater of Tokyo.

The annual festival of jazz, pop, and improvised music has been produced by Makigami Koichi, Fujiwara Kiyoto, and Sakamoto Hiromichi since its inception, and of course Hikashu is expected to appear as the band has been one of the regular act.

Jazz Art Sengawa on facebook

September 12-15, 2019
Jazz Art Sengawa
@ Sengawa Theater
Chofu, Tokyo

Sengawa Theater, Tokyo

May 31, 2019

Hikashu Monthly Concert - June 2019

As for the ongoing monthly concert series of Hikashu, the next one will be held on June 17 at Star Pine's Cafe of Kichijoji. This time the band will perform their compositions of the 21st century.

The future dates of the series has been announced: July 24, August 22, September 24, October 23, November 26, and December 25.

June 17, 2019
"Hikashu Monthly Concert"
@ 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

Apr 30, 2019

Hikashu will perform in Kyoto this week

This week Hikashu will perform a short set at a Kyoto venue called UrbanGuild. The details are as follows.

May 4, 2019
@ UrbanGuild
open / start 19:00
adv 3,000 yen - at door 3,500 yen

UrbanGuild, Kyoto

Mar 31, 2019

Next appearance: April 5 at Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo

On April 5, Hikashu will perform at Star Pine's Cafe of Kichijoji. This year the band appears every month at the venue for commemorating their 40th anniversary, and this is the fourth install. It has special guests, ex-member Niida Kozo on drums, and Sakaguchi Mitsuhisa on keyboard.

The following dates of the concert series are May 13, June 17, and July 24.

April 5, 2019
@ Star Pine's Cafe
Kichijoji, Tokyo
guest: Niida Kozo (drums), Sakaguchi Mitsuhisa (keyboards)
open 18:00 - start 19:30
adv 3,900 yen - at door 4,300 yen

Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo

Feb 8, 2019

In May 2019, Makigami Koichi will perform in Victoriaville and Vancouver, Canada

Makigami Koichi will visit Canada in May this year.

Right now the detail is not yet clear, but at least he will appear at le Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV), which will be held on May 16-19 this year. After that, he will go to Vancouver and plan to do some more dates. We will let you know if any updates.

The official site of le Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) is

Jan 31, 2019

Hikashu with Inoyama Land on February 27, 2019 in Kichijoji Tokyo

On February 27, Hikashu will perform with Inoue Makoto and Yamashita Yasushi at Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo.

Inoue and Yamashita are both ex-members of Hikashu and currently active as Inoyama Land, an ambient music unit.

February 27, 2018
@ Star Pine's Cafe
Kichijoji, Tokyo
guest: Inoue Makoto (synthesizer), Yamashita Yasushi (synthesizer)
open 18:30 - start 19:30
adv 3,900 yen - at door 4,300 yen

Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo