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Biography

宮本浩次 (Hiroji Miyamoto) aka "Miyaji" : Vocal, Guitar
石森敏行 (Toshiyuki Ishimori) aka "Ishi-kun" : Guitar
高緑成治 (Seiji Takamidori) aka "Sei-chan" : Bass
冨永義之 (Yoshiyuki Tominaga) aka "Tomy" : Drums

エレファントカシマシ (The Elephant Kashimashi aka "Ele-kashi") is a Japanese Alternative rock band, originally formed in Tokyo by Miyamoto, Ishimori and Tominaga when they were in junior high school (1981). Takamidori, who was Tominaga's friend in his high school, joined the band in 1986.

Their work can be divided into two major stylistic periods: the "Epic Sony years" (1988-1994, the albums Elephant Kashimashi through Tokyo No Sora) and the "Pony Canyon & Faithful, EMI Music, Universal Music years" (1996-present, the album Kokoro Ni Hana Wo onward). A major change in songwriting, production, and general playing style (especially Miyamoto's vocals) occurred along with this label switch.

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