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Kanpai! Hacchake-tai from PASSPO☆ Host a Drinking Party at TOKYO CULTURE CULTURE!

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Kanpai! Hacchake-tai from PASSPO☆ Host a Drinking Party at TOKYO CULTURE CULTURE!

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Hacchake-tai from PASSPO☆, the “party people” subunit of PASSPO☆, held a greeting event titled “Hacchake-tai from PASSPO☆ no Shinkan Konpa!” at Tokyo Culture Culture in Odaiba on April 29th to kick off Golden Week 2016!

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Tokyo Culture Culture is a restaurant with a concept of “Connecting the World Wide Web with Real things”. It is located on the second floor of ZEPP TOKYO, next to Pallet Town’s Daikanransha (giant ferris wheel). The place has a relaxing California-style atmosphere.

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Special dishes produced by the members were served that day: Gen-san’s (Shiori Mori) “Morimori Potato” (1kg of French fries), DJ Fujiki’s (Yukimi Fujimoto) “L-Size Takoyaki”, Zaian’s (Naomi Anzai) Chorizo, and Charisma’s (Natsumi Iwamura) Ice Cream Set. The restaurant was packed and audience buzzed in anticipation.

The members rushed to get the party started on time but, they seemed to have bad visibility due to their favorite sunglasses, so their way to the stage became a difficult path. They kicked off the party with “Hacchake Taisou” (their original take on radio calisthenics) and the audience stood up at once to join in, causing quite the chaotic scene.

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Immediately after exercise time ended and everyone was warmed up, the members took up their beer mugs. Hacchake-tai and beer really go well together…

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Natsumi Iwamura (aka Charisma) seemed delighted and said “This might be our first time to have a Konpa! By the way, what is Konpa?”. (Konpa is a type of Japanese drinking get-together held by university students in casual drinking establishments called izakaya, and are more relaxed than traditional nomikai events.)

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\Cheers!/

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Her extraordinary friendliness.

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We are often confused about how to explain the exact meaning of “hacchake” to overseas fans. Literally, we can find the meaning of the word “to make merry and forgot one’s troubles” in dictionaries. However, it’s little bit different from “disorder”. “Hacchake” has a feeling like “matsuri (Japanese-style festival)” in which everyone can share the same atmosphere of freedom under unspoken rules and regulations unique to Japan. The word “hacchake” might become a word known worldwide following words like “kawaii” and “hentai” with the Hacchake-tai working hard to spread their beliefs.

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After the toast there was a segment titled “Tettei Kenshou! Minna de One-Man Hanseikai!” (Thorough Inspection! Let’s Have a Review Meeting With Everyone about the One-Man Live!)in which members and fans looked back at footage from their second one-man live held at Daikanyama LOOP on March 19, 2016.

A clip of their new song “Born this Ue~i”, which was performed for the first time that day, was screened on the stage. The members gave an explanation that the choreography was inspired by Soran-Bushi, a famous fisherman’s work song which is popular at festivals. Shiori Mori (aka Gen-san) who received praise for her dancing explained, “the important point of this choreography is moving the arm like pulling an elbow.” On the other hand, Naomi Anzai (aka Zaian) and Yukimi Fujimoto (DJ Fujiki) added that, “We were told to move like we were polishing a ball”. They concluded that it must be due to the people in different regions mixing together as they adopted the dance.

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“Like pulling an elbow”

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“Like polishing a ball”

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Kenji Harada
Kenji Harada

The venerable Japanese word "kawaii" is not the adjective "cute"; it is just a word used to communicate the state of mind of feeling love for something.

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