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A theatrical artist Koichi MAKIGAMI met Makoto INOUE in the art club of their junior high school in 1970 ... this could be the start of HIKASHU.

Koichi and Makoto joined a Japanese dramatic troupe Tokyo Kid Brothers and gave public performances in New York or London, but sadly broke up soon after the performance in London. Lumiere and Son, born as a London avantgarde theatrical company in those days and supported by Roger Waters or Henry Cow, appreciated their artistic talent and invited them as guests. Koichi and Makoto say they could get much impact in avantgarde stages of Lumiere and Son. In mid 1970s Koichi as a theatrical producer, and Makoto as a synthesizer musician, gained much experience ... especially upon a performance 'Collecting Net', on that stage Koichi, Makoto, and Yasushi YAMASHΙTA appeared.

HIKASHU were formed by Makoto, Yasushi, and Tadahiro WAKABAYASHI - a sitarist and the owner of Raoya, a live house in Kichijoji (Tokyo) - in 1978, featuring tabla or sitar, much influenced by music of India. On the other hand, Koichi sessioned with Masamichi MITAMA and Satoshi TOBE and formed a three-piece unit RU-INCHI (even currently sometimes appeared on stage as Koichi's another project). These two outfits met upon a performance named 'Yochu No Kiki' produced by Koichi, and at this moment HIKASHU were formally reborn as a five-piece band - Koichi MAKIGAMI (voices, bass, cornet, theremin etc.), Masamichi MITAMA (now Freeman MITA; guitars, sitar), Makoto INOUE (synthesizer, mellotron, keyboards), Satoshi TOBE (saxophone, guitar), and Yasushi YAMASHITA (rhythmbox, synthesizer, timpani).

For the first time HIKASHU appeared on stage of Raoya on August 29th, 1978. Haruo Chikada, a renowned radio DJ, got much interested in their samples and offered production for their albums. In October 1979 their debut single 'In The End Of 20th Century' was released via East World / Toshiba EMI (Japan). And they released the first album 'Hikashu' and the second 'Natsu (Summer)' successively in 1980. In those days they were considered as a techno-pop band and TV media took up their stuffs in some special articles or programmes, but since 1981, the third album 'Uwasa No Jinrui' released, they have showed more experimental colours in their music style, attitude, performances.

HIKASHU have been active as a band, performers, a theatrical creator, and a music producer for movies,TV programmes or CMs, and a pioneer of Japanese Underground Pop ...
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Watashi No Tanoshimi
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Mizu Ni Nagashite
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Ningen No Kao
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Hanauta Hajime (Humming Soon)
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Atchi No Me Kotchi No Me (Londoneye & Pariseye)
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