The ultimate graduation song in Japan. And what better song to finally introduce "The Queen of New Music" herself, Yumi Arai（荒い由実）, later to be known as Yumi Matsutoya（松任谷由実）, and forever known as Yuming（ユーミン）! She's been in the business for over 40 years, but arguably her very best stuff came from the 70s before she got married to Masataka Matsutoya（松任谷正隆）.
"Sotsugyou Shashin"was released as the second track on Yuming's third album, "COBALT HOUR" in June 1975. The album apparently had a very long run on the charts as it became the 2nd-best selling album for 1976! Her original version, written and composed by the singer herself, has her singing as if she were still a happy-go-lucky high school girl against a bluesy arrangement.