ELT on Tour

Pop duo Every Little Thing (ELT) kicked off their first national tour in two years yesterday in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture. The 27-show tour will finish in Osaka on July 8. Vocalist Mochida Kaori (photo, 25), considered something of a fashion leader for teenage girls, appealed to fans by wearing that annoying high-school girl combination of a skirt over sweat pants. Mochida is backed up by guitarist Itoh Ichiro (35). Former group leader Igarashi Mitsuru (33) left in 2000 and now acts as producer.