August 13, 2012
On August 11, HKT48’s Sashihara Rino (19) appeared at Avex’s annual summer “a-nation” event at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo.
On this particular day, the theme was “IDOL NATION” and 100 idols from 10 different groups including SKE48 and HKT48 appeared on stage. Sashihara appeared on stage at noon as both a member of HKT and a soloist. She appealed to fans with, “On the HKT stage, I am too much of an old woman. As a soloist, I want to give a fresh feeling.” She revealed her stage presence with three songs, including her solo debut song “Sore demo Suki da yo.”
During the encore noon performance, SKE and HKT performed together. They sang and danced to “Te wo Tsunagi nagara,” which is the song for both of their stages. Idol groups Idoling!!!, SUPER☆GiRLS, and PASSPO☆ also appeared.
Source and Image: Sanspo