Hashiuchi's player profile photo (presumably taken upon his return from the Amazon rain forest) helped get me through Tokyo's year of irrelevance, and I've followed him quite closely over the last two seasons, in which he's struggled to hold down a regular place in the team but finished last season strongly, playing the last three games as well as both of Tokushima's playoff games.
A little bit of digging uncovered an online cult following and the fascinating chameleon-like qualities of the man. While I haven't been able to uncover his squad photo from his debut season of 2006, I did find this from his unveiling, alongside fellow Hiroshima new boys and now Hiroshima East regulars Yosuke Kashiwagi and Tomoaki Makino (who themselves have quite a lot of explaining to do when it comes to ridiculous hairstyles):
That'll have to do for '06, but to help explain my infatuation with Tokushima's #26 I now present - some will make you laugh, some will make you cry - Yuya Hashiuchi's player profile photos from 2007 to 2014:
Tottori 2009 (on loan)
And now we wait with baited breath to see how our hero will get on back amongst the big boys in the top flight. Rest assured, with 'Yuya Hashiuchi Watch' you'll be kept well informed on his progress throughout the new season on The J-Talk Podcast, whether you like it or not...