HKT48 released the music video accompanying departing member Rino Sashihara's "graduation song" called "Itsudatte Sobani iru." The track is included in Type A of the group's 12th single, "Ishi," released Wednesday (April 10).
Sashihara, or Sashiko as her fans call her, has been a member of the Fukuoka-based AKB48 sister group since 2012. She's currently also HKT48's theater manager and has contributed greatly to the group's evolution. She announced her departure from the group back in December, and will leave the AKB48 franchise April 28.
The music video was shot on location in Fukuoka City to fulfill Sashiko's wish to revisit memorable locations from her time with the group. Starting off from Fukuoka Airport in the morning, Sashiko spends the day stopping by such places as the Kushida Shrine, famous for the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival, Tenjin Central Park, and the ACROS Fukuoka cultural facility.