Nagara Production announced that Enka singer Hikawa Kiyoshi will be taking a temporary break from singing from December 31.
Hikawa made his debut in February of 2000 with the single "Hakone Hachiri no Hanjiro." To celebrate his 22nd anniversary, he will release his new single "Gunjo no Ito" on February 1. The singer decided to take a break to reflect on himself, and use the time to refresh his mind and body. The exact period of his hiatus has not been determined at this time.
Nagara Production commented, "He is looking forward to meeting everyone at his concert tour and theater performances from June," "We ask for your continued warm support and guidance of Hikawa Kiyoshi."