Showa Idol Archives Vol.1 at Jimbocho’s Gakki Cafe, Featuring Legendary Showa Idol “Candies”!

神保町 楽器カフェにて「昭和アイドルアーカイブス vol.1」開催。テーマは「キャンディーズ」
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Showa Idol Archives Vol.1 at Jimbocho’s Gakki Cafe, Featuring Legendary Showa Idol “Candies”!

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On September 26, 2016, Gakki Cafe in Jimbocho put on Showa Idol Archives Vol. 1, a talk event about Showa-era idols. Candies was the first feature artist to kick off the event. While listening to Candies’ hits and looking at Candies’ memorabilia, we talked and reminisced about our memories of the idol group.


Haruka Tachibana, member of the idol group Ange☆Reve, was there to help oversee the event. It may come as a surprise, but she’s a Candies fan herself, and her favorite member was Suu-chan (Yoshiko Tanaka). She told us that she’d first became a fan of the group because of her grandmother, and without knowing that they’d already broken up at the time she first watched a video of them live, asked her grandmother if she could go to their concert. At the end of the event, (famous yo-yo enthusiast) Hiroyuki Suzuki commented that, “It’s amazing to see that Candies’ reach has continued beyond their era,” noting how the event had captured the interest of an audience made up of all ages.


Many kinds of nostalgic memorabilia were showcased during the event, including concert pamphlets. Other rare treasures, like the mugs fans received for attending the group’s Chinzanso event, were also on display. Then, during her singing corner, Haruka Tachibana did a cover of “Hohoemi Gaeshi”. Both Ange☆Reve and Candies fans were pleasantly surprised.


The next volume of the event will be held on October 24 (Monday), and will feature the group ribbon. Just like Candies, they were a three-member group, and because they’re veterans of the Pony Canyon label in the eyes of Ange☆Reve, they were chosen for next volume’s theme, even though they were active well after the Showa era had already ended. With member Hiromi Nagasaku currently working as an actress, and idol group Hakoiri♡Musume covering their music, there’s still lots to tell about the group. We can only imagine what kind of stories will come out at the event, so if you’re curious, be sure and check it out!

Showa Idol Archives vol.2

Date : October 24th, 2016
Time : Open 19:00, Start 19:30
Venue : Gakki Cafe
Admission fee : 2,000yen (+500yen for one drink)
500yen discount if you have Premium membership on Tokyo Girls’ Update!
Registration from here :

Tokyo Girls’ Update プレミアム会員:1500円(ドリンク代500円別)

See more event details here

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Related Artists : Ange☆Reve
Toshiro Arai

A producer of website "TOKYO IDOL NET", which "photography" and "idol" is its concept. He also writes for Tokyo Idol Project, and so on.

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