"Ame no Monogatari"was released in March 1977, and peaked at No. 16, ending up at No. 34 in the yearly rankings. It was written and composed by Shozo Ise（伊勢正三）, a member of the most famous folk band in Japan, Kaguyahime（かぐや姫）, which was responsible for arguably one of the most recognized folk songs in the early 70s, "Kandagawa"（神田川）。
Iruka means "dolphin" in Japanese, and Hosaka earned it after some of her friends noticed her walking with her guitar case and thought that she looked like the animal. I guess I had to be there.