Kinoko Teikoku has decided to end its activities as of May 27.
The decision was made after Shigeaki Taniguchi, the band's bassist, informed the band at the beginning of the year that he intended to leave. Taniguchi, who turned 30 last year, said that he felt like he had accomplished all that he wanted to in his 10 years with the band.
Taniguchi's family owns a business. He plans on joining the family business after leaving the band.
The other three members of the band discussed how to move forward without Taniguchi, but did not feel right about having anyone else take over the role of bassist. Instead, the other band members will also go their separate ways.
Kinoko Teikoku was a 4-member band that started as an indie artist, and went on to find success as an internationally known shoegaze band.